Psychology - an essential subject
Psychology, like any other science, should be applied in the service of the Lord. If not, then it is nothing but material and temporary. Psychology alone cannot save the soul from the cycle of birth and death. But when one becomes a devotee of the Krishna and starts engaging in psychological activities for Krishna, he is automatically saved from this very cycle and Krishna appears all attractive to him. Devotion to the Lord is a process in which the devotee realizes his true nature and acts on it. However, it is not a psychological state of mind. It is the eternal, spiritual, absolute truth.
Srila Prabhupada's books, lectures, conversations and letters offer a comprehensive presentation of this essential subject as seen in the Vaniquotes Psychology category. An introduction from his teachings is given below in the following 13 quotes.
Quotes from Srila Prabhupada's teachings
|The psychological effects of various peoples, places, and times have led us to designate ourselves as Hindus, Muslims, Christians, Buddhists, Congressites, Luddites, Socialists, Bolsheviks, and so forth. (Message of Godhead, Chapter 1)|
|Lord Buddha preached nonviolence, taking pity on the poor animals. He preached that he did not believe in the tenets of the Vedas and stressed the adverse psychological effects incurred by animal-killing. (Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 1.3.24)|
|The proper function of the brain or psychological activity is to understand everything through Krishna's perspective or point-of-view, and so there is no limit to that understanding because Krishna is unlimited. (Letter, 21 January 1972, Jaipur)|
Psychology - explore more within this category.
Vanipedia has now over 903 introductory articles compiled from Srila Prabhupada's books under the series titled Essential Subjects. All these articles can be seen in the Table of Content on the right side of this article and also here in this Umbrella Category. Browse through them to relish the breadth and depth of Srila Prabhupada's teachings - There is a subject for everyone.