Mode of Ignorance - an essential subject
Modes of nature are a very unique and illuminating concept of Vedic philosophy which describe and explain the functioning of material nature based on three influences or forces - goodness, passion and ignorance. They permeate everywhere and affect all aspects of this material world.
The mode of ignorance is the mode of darkness. It covers the truth, paralyzes our progress and drags one down to degradation. There is no happiness and should be avoided at all costs as there is nothing beneficial for the living being.
This age, which is called the age of Kali - an age of quarrel and hypocrisy. It is a dark age when the lower modes are all pervading, but still, one can always strive to go out of darkness towards the light. And as one aphorism explains - Godhead is Light, Nescience is darkness. Where there is God, there is no nescience.
Srila Prabhupada's books, lectures, conversations and letters offer a comprehensive presentation of this essential subject as seen in the Vaniquotes Mode of Ignorance category. An introduction from his books is given below in the following 12 quotes.
Quotes from Srila Prabhupada's books
|That action performed in illusion, in disregard of scriptural injunctions, and without concern for future bondage or for violence or distress caused to others is said to be in the mode of ignorance. (Bhagavad-gītā 18.25)|
|In the mode of ignorance, people become mad. Being distressed by their circumstances, they take shelter of intoxication, and thus they sink further into ignorance. Their future in life is very dark. (Bhagavad-gītā 14.17)|
|Persons who profess to belong to some religious sect but who do not feel the presence of the Supreme Personality of Godhead in every living entity, and everywhere else, are in the mode of ignorance.. (Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 3.29.22)|
|Without knowledge of the presence of God in every living entity, any so-called advancement of human civilization, either spiritual or material, is to be understood as being in the mode of ignorance. (Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 3.29.22)|
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