How Can We Help?

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Question: You were reminding us that around the world they are saying that there is some crisis going on. So, we as devotees, we are also reminded to live simply and think high. So, I was curious that how is that different from what say the karmīs they are doing, like doing some remedies to help themselves against this crisis. What is the difference?

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Jayapatākā Swami: You see we are trying to remember Kṛṣṇa. And by following the path of navavida-bhakti we are trying to engage in devotional service and therefore, we want to return to the spiritual world to serve Kṛṣṇa personally. But the karmīs, they are trying to find a solution to their material problems so that they can have uninterrupted sense gratification. In this way they take birth after birth after birth after birth. But we actually have this human life we should take advantage and go back to Godhead.
11-December-2021 Sridhama Mayapur, India