Degradation - an essential subject

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At the present moment human society is so degraded that people cannot even provide themselves with life's daily necessities, yet they are captivated by Māyāvādī philosophers and are being misled. According to the Bhagavad-gītā, simply by understanding Kṛṣṇa one can get free from the cycle of birth and death. Unfortunately this great science of Kṛṣṇa consciousness has been impeded by Māyāvādī philosophers, who are opposed to the personality of Kṛṣṇa. The greatest knowledge we can ever get, is knowledge of the supreme Lord. If we are deprived of this knowledge, then we have to suffer the hellish conditions of this material world. Because of ignorance, we consider every life offered by nature to be happy and pleasing, but in the degraded life within this material world, from the life of Lord Brahma down to that of an ant, no one can actually be happy. Therefore a person who wants real happiness and elevation from this degraded conditions of life accepts the position of the Lord as the supreme controller.

Srila Prabhupada's books, lectures, conversations and letters offer a comprehensive presentation of this essential subject as seen in the Vaniquotes Degradation category. An introduction from his books is given below in the following 10 quotes.


   
 

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