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Question: I am a youth with association of my age, we like to go to movies and eat outside, but want to take Krsna consciousness seriously, how to do it?

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Jayapataka Swami: This is a practical question. That youths want to experience the world, but there is also the danger that all these material experiences one may get to consider yourself the body. So we would like to do things in a more Krsna conscious way. And the society should arrange the youths to do special programs. Like sometimes the youth can perform dramas, and they can do different cultural shows. So that would be the highlight of the festivities. So that the youths can be engaged in a productive Krsna conscious way. And you see, if there is some cinemas that have something that you can discuss that is Krsna conscious. Like, sometime ago there was a cinema some time ago, Ghost. You could see that cinema and discuss from the angle of the Srimad Bhagavatam. How they presented the situation of a ghost. We heard that in India, every year 10 lac youths commit suicide! More people than those who died in the second world war. But it is for very stupid reasons that they commit suicide. So to save the people from suicide and useless ending of life, they could engage them in some productive discussion. So in this way we want that positively how we can engage the youth. And which films are useful to watch and which are a waste of time. What activities are good to perform and what are negative. So maybe you can have a brainstorming with the youth and discuss what activities to do. I wasted my youth. But at the age of 19 I joined Krsna consciousness. Since 19 till now I am doing Krsna consciousness. So I think that Srila Prabhupada saved me! Otherwise I would have wasted my life.