Monarchy or Democracy

Monarchy or Democracy

[Dhruva Maharaja, as an ideal king, practically emptied his treasury by giving charity. A king is not meant simply to realize taxes from the citizens and accumulate wealth to spend in sense gratification. World monarchy has failed ever since kings began to satisfy their personal senses with the taxes accumulated from the citizens. Of course, whether the system is monarchy or democracy, the same corruption is still going on. At the present moment there are different parties in the democratic government, but everyone is busy trying to keep his post or trying to keep his political party in power. The politicians have very little time to think of the welfare of the citizens, whom they oppress with heavy taxes in the form of income tax, sales tax and many other taxes — people sometimes have eighty to ninety percent of their income taken away, and these taxes are lavishly spent for the high salaries drawn by the officers and rulers. Formerly, the taxes accumulated from the citizens were spent for performing great sacrifices as enjoined in the Vedic literature. At the present moment, however, almost all forms of sacrifice are not at all possible; therefore, it is recommended in the sastras that people should perform sankirtana-yajna. Any householder, regardless of his position, can perform this sankirtana-yajna without expenditure. All the family members can sit down together and simply clap their hands and chant the Hare Krsna maha-mantra. Somehow or other, everyone can manage to perform such a yajna and distribute prasada to the people in general. That is quite sufficient for this age of Kali. The Krsna consciousness movement is based on this principle: chant the Hare Krsna mantra at every moment, as much as possible, both inside and outside of the temples, and, as far as possible, distribute prasada. This process can be accelerated with the cooperation of state administrators and those who are producing the country’s wealth. Simply by liberal distribution of prasada and sankirtana, the whole world can become peaceful and prosperous.]>>> Ref. VedaBase =>

Srimad Bhagavatam 4.12.10SYNONYMS
dharmah — religiosity; projjhita — completely rejected; kaitavah — covered by fruitive intention; atra — herein; paramah — the highest; nirmatsaranam — of the one-hundred-percent pure in heart; satam — devotees; vedyam — understandable; vastavam — factual; atra — herein; vastu — substance; sivadam — well-being; tapa-traya — threefold miseries; unmulanam — causing uprooting of; srimat — beautiful; bhagavate — the Bhagavata Purana; maha-muni — the great sage (Vyasadeva); krte — having compiled; kim — what is; va — the need; paraih — others; isvarah — the Supreme Lord; sadyah — at once; hrdi — within the heart; avarudhyate — become compact; atra — herein; krtibhih — by the pious men; susrusubhih — by culture; tat-ksanat — without delay.TRANSLATION
[Completely rejecting all religious activities which are materially motivated, this Bhagavata Purana propounds the highest truth, which is understandable by those devotees who are fully pure in heart. The highest truth is reality distinguished from illusion for the welfare of all. Such truth uproots the threefold miseries. This beautiful Bhagavatam, compiled by the great sage Vyasadeva [in his maturity], is sufficient in itself for God realization. What is the need of any other scripture? As soon as one attentively and submissively hears the message of Bhagavatam, by this culture of knowledge the Supreme Lord is established within his heart.]

>>> Ref. VedaBase => SB 1.1.2
nasta — destroyed; prayesu — almost to nil; abhadresu — all that is inauspicious; nityam — regularly; bhagavata — Srimad-Bhagavatam, or the pure devotee; sevaya — by serving; bhagavati — unto the Personality of Godhead; uttama — transcendental; sloke — prayers; bhaktih — loving service; bhavati — comes into being; naisthiki — irrevocable.

[By regular attendance in classes on the Bhagavatam and by rendering of service to the pure devotee, all that is troublesome to the heart is almost completely destroyed, and loving service unto the Personality of Godhead, who is praised with transcendental songs, is established as an irrevocable fact.]

>>> Ref. VedaBase => SB 1.2.18
(See more quotes collected from ISKCON teachings regarding salary in Krsna consciousness at the following address.   There were actually 377 hits or references turning up the Maha Vedabase research software.)

Hare Krsna!

Please accept my humble obeisances and dandavats!

All glories to Srila Prabhupada
and all pure devotees of the Supreme Personality of Godhead!

Srila Prabhupada liked to focus on the Sadhana Bhakti which is referred to in these quotes as chanting the names of God (the Hare Krsna Maha Mantra: HARE KRSNA, HARE KRSNA, KRSNA KRSNA, HARE HARE, HARE RAMA, HARE RAMA, RAMA RAMA, HARE HARE).  When we engage in these activities we are with the vaisnava brahmanas, vaisnava sannyasis, and Vaisnava Acaryas. 

​ In this regard we can understand that the ancient Vedic tradition is at least for householder to distribute food every day at least to the immediate neighborhood.  Sometimes those in the renounced order may be able to organize this kind of sanctified vegetarian food distribution.  In this way there can be sanctified vegetarian food distribution in every neighborhood worldwide.  This should at least minimize starvation throughout the world almost to nil.  ​

Then, what about the fact that certain concerns in society are so bad that they could be referred to as “screaming” concerns?  If private citizens and private organizations cannot do enough to minimize hellishness, then the governments need to use tax money to minimize all hellishness. 

Of course, it is the great ideal to glorify God so nice that God takes care of everything and we won’t even need very much machinery.  But, at least for now, there are some problems in the world that may be demanding the immediate attention of those who may be ready, willing, qualified and have necessary facilities. 

Please keep me informed how I can do more to serve Krsna Katha. 

Your humble servant for Krsna consciousness
Bhakti Yoga,

Dandavats dasa

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