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Question: How can we manage spiritual and material life simultaneously?

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Jayapataka Swami: We keep Lord Krsna in the center. Even the so called material life, we do it in a Krsna conscious way. Since the system in the world is that unless you work, you cannot maintain your family. So we have seen that people establish some Nitai Gaura in their house, they have a mangala arati, they offer their food to the deities, and they use their money or a portion, they use for some local preaching. Some they use for like, international projects like, TOVP. Some are building a house for their family in India or wherever they are from. In that house, they all plan to have a portion, for inviting guests, to have them come over and chant Hare Krsna. And sometimes they build a house in a community of devotees. So different things which are material by outward appearance, they also have some spiritual purpose. So Lord Caitanya taught that whether one is a grihasta or a vairagi we should all chant Hare Krsna! Grihe tako vane tako sada Hari bole dako. So like this you balance your material life with your spiritual life. It is not very difficult. Just keeping Krsna in the center. Just like zero zero zero zero, one million times zero is what? But you put 1 in front, then haaaaan! Haaaaa! Sab karod pati ho gaya!(Everyone is a millionaire!).  15-SEPTEMBER-2019 AVATARI DESH