Spiritual Consciousness - an essential subject

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Spiritual consciousness means to become free from all designations. That freedom is achieved when we are in constant touch with the Supreme Spirit, Kṛṣṇa. According to brahminical culture, one should be content with whatever he obtains without special endeavor and should cultivate spiritual consciousness. This will make one happy happy. The purpose of the Kṛṣṇa consciousness movement is to spread this understanding. People who do not have scientific spiritual knowledge mistakenly think that the members of the Kṛṣṇa consciousness movement are escapists trying to avoid material activities. In fact, however, we are engaged in real activities for obtaining the ultimate happiness in life. Spiritual consciousness, the supreme happiness, is not enjoyed by the senses. Being transcendental to the senses, that is real happiness, but we have taken happiness as sense enjoyment. By sense enjoyment, nobody can become happy because we are in material existence and our senses are false senses. Real senses are spiritual senses. We have to awaken our spiritual consciousness and then by spiritual senses we can enjoy.

Srila Prabhupada's books, lectures, conversations and letters offer a comprehensive presentation of this essential subject as seen in the Vaniquotes Spiritual Consciousness category. An introduction from his books is given below in the following 16 quotes.



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