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Western Civilization - an essential subject
Western civilization refers to the culture present in societies which are not spiritually inclined in life. It is dominant in western countries which facilitate and encourage sense gratification. A materialistic person thinks, "It is my duty to live comfortably, to give all facilities to the family or to the society or to the nation, earn your livelihood and spend for sense gratification." And knows nothing more as it is their "philosophy". They only know how to adjust in the material world, aloof from spirituality. This is the defect of Western civilization. However, this human life is not meant for this purpose, rather it is meant for spiritual advancement and being liberated from all this suffering.
Srila Prabhupada's books, lectures, conversations and letters offer a comprehensive presentation of this essential subject as seen in the Vaniquotes Western Civilization category. An introduction from his books is given below in the following 2 quotes.
Quotes from Srila Prabhupada's books
Western Civilization - explore more within this category.
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