HOW TO HAVE
FIRST CLASS SENSE GRATIFICATION
My experience of western world
Before writing my experience about western world, ie. in my case, Mexico. I would like to tell you Little about my background. Im coming from a very simple Vaishya family, i born in small village near Lord Budhha's birth place in Uttar Pradesh, India and i grew up in metro city Mumbai, and joined ISKCON as fulltime devotee in Iskcon Mayapur at age of 17, after that i got engaged in preaching in middle India and at last the Lord took me to Sri Vrindavan Dham.
I never lived longtime in any of big Metro city. I lived mostly in villages. I have never visited any place out of India, So when i came to Mexico, it was my first time going out of India, and first time seeing the western world. And amazingly after living just serval months here, i got strong Realizations of the material world.
To be honest everything was shocking for me. I saw how everyone is trying their best to have ‘FIRST CLASS SENSE ENJOYMENT”.
Mostly because i can see the difference with India. In india we have dairy and vegetables shops every corner, and here every 2-3 km we can see Supermarkets replete with Meat and Alcohol. I was shocked! I couldn't help to compare everything with my birth country, India. Also was shocked by the numerous cases of divorces and teen pregnancy; just next to our house I witness the case of one unmarried and pregnant 16 year old. People is very intoxicated by the pleasures of sense enjoyment, and looking every day for more and more pleasures.
matir na kṛṣṇe parataḥ svato vā
mitho ’bhipadyeta gṛha-vratānām
adānta-gobhir viśatāṁ tamisraṁ
punaḥ punaś carvita-carvaṇānām
Because of their uncontrolled senses, persons too addicted to materialistic life make progress toward hellish conditions and repeatedly chewing that which has already been chewed.
This was my clearest realization. In india of course there is also materialistic persons trying hard to have sense enjoyment, but here have ultra level FIRST CLASS SENSE ENJOYMENT is primary goal. As Prahlad maharajá mentioned repeatedly chewing that which has already been chewed, the fibres of sugarcane. They have got blind till the level that they can do anything to have that sense pleasure.
But all has been a lesson to me, by seeing all this I realize the need to be very serious in my Krishna Consciousness, because im been blessed and in so many ways: born in such a holy land, got the association of vaishnavas, got such a great Spiritual master (His Holiness Radha Govinda Maharaja) and Srila Prabhupada and through their mercy got to know Patita Pavan Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu Sankirtan and of course through their causeless mercy got to know the glories of Sri Vrindavan Dham.
Before coming to West I saw the forces of the material desires, because India is now inundated with the same propaganda for sense gratification but definitely in west are stronger. People come to the west looking for material advancement and they get trapped. All this has opened my eyes to take seriousness in our Krishna Consciousness.
By Ranchor Krishna Das
HpS - Amazing. Typhoid, Super-markets, God gives the education with an open hand! Maybe even we dull headed snaked will get some message. Third letter :>>>