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. How do we know what is right and what is wrong as it might be right from my perspective but wrong from others point of view?

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Answer. Bhagavad-Gita: 9.27 “Whatever you do, whatever you eat, whatever you offer or give away, and whatever austerities you perform – do that, O son of Kunti, as an offering to me.” Firstly we have to take the shelter of Lord Krishna by rendering devotional service unto him through the guidance of his representative the Spiritual Master. We should try and dovetail every aspect of our life in the service of the Lord. As Arjuna took shelter of Krishna under the perplexities of his situation on the battlefield of Kuruksetra we should also take shelter of the Supreme Lord. However taking shelter of the Lord is not something we do to solve problems and complexities that may arise from time to time in our life. It is to solve the main issue of our forgetfulness of Krishna and to leave behind the fleeting happiness that this material world has to offer. 3.35 “It is far better to discharge one’s prescribed duties, even though faultily, than another’s duties perfectly. Destruction in the course of performing one’s own duty is better than engaging in another’s duties, for to follow another’s path is dangerous.” In the purport Srila Prabhupada elaborates “One should therefore discharge his prescribed duties in full Krsna consciousness rather than those prescribed for others. Materially, prescribed duties are enjoined according to one’s psychophysical condition, under the spell of the modes of material nature. Spiritual duties are as ordered by the spiritual master for the transcendental service of Krsna.” The points of reference for devotee’s are Guru, Sadhu and Sastra. This refers to checking the authorities of a spiritual master, a devotee who is fixed in Krishna consciousness and scripture. And for whatever dilemma a devotee has, the solution should always be in accordance with these three authorities. In respect to our prescribed duties all three authorities recommend the system of varnasrama-dharma, the Vedic social system, which organizes society into four occupational (Varnas) and four spiritual divisions (Asramas). This means one can find their psychophysical nature which is best suited to a corresponding Varna. And similarly in respect to Asrama. In terms of finding our psychophysical nature, this process is always relevant in finding a suitable occupation. If we are fully fixed in our devotional service then we need not worry what others perspectives may be, as our main duty is to live for the satisfaction of Krishna.

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Hare Krishna.


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