Harming others

Harming others, by Haripada dasa

People believe that true happiness is in harming others, the more harm you do to others, the happier you are, as 99’99 percent of people, parents and educational institutions think today. They have no interest in people living without harming others, people do not know how to live without harming others. Now there is bullying, a student with no reason to harass him to make life impossible, and sometimes the child is so desperate that he commits suicide, I have heard that in Spain they are introducing meditation in schools, because they have seen that children so small and they are full of anxieties. Let’s not forget that we live in the world of envy, all the activities of people are based on envy, Srila Prabhupada always said that people eat meat because they are very envious of animals, and it also says in the books that nobody can get to be a devotee of God or Krishna, without practicing nonviolence and morality.
The message of the Vedic literature is that come out of the darkness and come to light, I remember that when I distributed the first canto of the Srimad Bhagavatam, I showed the parents the painting that the activities of Kali yuga, animal killing, games of chance, illicit sex and drinking alcohol and getting high, and next to that darkness comes the light of godly life. Chanting the Hare Krishna Maha-Mantra, Hare Krishna, Krishna Krishna, Hare Hare / Hare Rama, Hare Rama, Rama Rama , Hare Hare (the H is read as J de jota), devotional festivals, respect maha prasada, food offered to God or Krishna, etc., and I asked the parents you that you choose that life or the other for your children, and most stayed with the book. Srila Prabhupada says that the cause of all the chaos that we are living now is the lack of devotees of God or Krishna. The hypocritical people feel that they are good people, they go to the Churches, Temples and Mosques, but we see in practice that nobody knows neither loves God, and it is all pure deception. They have no interest in knowing and loving God.
The difference between a true devotee of God or Krishna and an ordinary person is that the devotee suffers when he sees others suffer. He leads a pure life and does not engage in sinful activities. He is always making arrangements to help people get out of the dark ignorance. But  an ordinary person is happy when he sees others suffering, from getting up until he goes to bed only he is doing sinful activities. The greatest suffering for that person is when he sees the devotees of God or Krishna happy chanting Hare Krishna and dancing full of devotional love. I share this message from the 7th chapter of the Nectar of devotion that says no pain to any living entity.
This is a comment found in The Mahābhārata: “A person who does not bother or cause pain in the mind of any living entity, who treats everyone as a loving father treats his children, whose heart is very pure, certainly he will very soon be favored by the Supreme Personality of Godhead. ” In the so-called civilized society, there is sometimes agitation against cruelty to animals, but at the same time regular slaughterhouses are always maintained. The devotee of God or Krishna is not like that. A devotee of God or Krishna will never be able to support the killing of animals, nor will he cause pain to any living entity.

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