Spiritual Culture - an essential subject
In the human form of life, one should take advantage of spiritual culture because in other forms of life it is not possible. Without spiritual culture a human society is only another polished edition of the animals. There is no value of education in the animal society as a trained up lion in a circus is never to be trusted as it cannot assimilate spiritual knowledge. Modern society has practically encumbered all human activities, and therefore people have no time for spiritual culture. One should not encumber oneself, for then his spiritual progress will be hampered.
Srila Prabhupada's books, lectures, conversations and letters offer a comprehensive presentation of this essential subject as seen in the Vaniquotes Spiritual Culture category. An introduction from his books is given below in the following 14 quotes.
Quotes from Srila Prabhupada's books
|Lord Śrī Kṛṣṇa appeared at the end of Dvāpara-yuga to regenerate the spiritual culture of human society and also to manifest His transcendental pastimes. (Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Ādi-līlā 4.9)|
|The modern human society is not twice-born by spiritual culture. Therefore the people's government, by the people who are not twice-born, must be a government of Kali in which everyone is unhappy. (Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 1.17.5)|
|By spiritual culture one is able to conquer sleep. By tolerance only can one conquer desires and avarice. (Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 1.9.27)|
|One should develop a liking for residence in a secluded place with a calm and quiet atmosphere favorable for spiritual culture, and one should avoid congested places where nondevotees congregate. (Sri Isopaniṣad, Mantra 10)|
Spiritual Culture - 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.