Jan 05, 2018 CANADA (SUN) By HDG A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, 'Back To Godhead', Vol. 03, No. 04, Apr 20, 1956.
The poet, the lunatic and the lover are always compact in thought without any realistic vision. The Godless leaders of the people are also compact in thought in repeated conferences and meetings without any realistic idea; and the Bhagwat Geeta [Bg. 16.11] gives them lessons in the following words.
cintam aparimeyam ca pralayantam upasritah
kamopabhoga-parama etavad iti niscitah
Chinta, Aparimeyan, Cha, Pralayantam, Upashrita, Kama, Upabhoga, Parama, Etabat, Iti, Nishchita.
Chinta=Thoughts, Aparimeya=Immeasurable, Cha=And, Pralayanta=Extending to the end of life, Upashrita=Covering, Kama=Sense gratification, Upabhoga=Enjoyment, Parama=To the highest limit, Etabat=Up to this, Iti=Only, Nishchita=So concluded.
Godless leaders falsely thoughtful conclude that sense gratification to the highest limit is the ultimate goal. Such thoughts endure them till the time of annihilation and there is no limit for such extensive thought.
Godless leaders do pose themselves as very much thoughtful but the range of such thoughts cannot transcend the limits of sense gratification. Such attitude of thoughtfulness in an immeasurable way-cannot help them solving the problems of life. As such the illusory energy Maya laughs at them when they are seriously thoughtful like an iron-man. Many such iron-men come and go but the laws of nature are never changed. The tides of the river flows down as it is and the Sun or the Moon do their regular routine work regardless of the disasters that take place on the surface of the earth as the result of such thoughtful attitude.
Mother earth has had a wide experience of such thoughtful leaders come and go. Not to speak of mother earth, even our mother India has had seen many many kings and leaders come and go living in her alms house for a few years only. Mother India has seen in the past the Hindu rulers up to Emperor Ashoka, Mohamadan rulers up to the descendants of Aurangzeb and the English rulers up to the end of 1947. And she is now experiencing the ruling capacity of her own children. But the funny thing for her is that when a King or a party fights with the rival claiming India or part of it as his or the party's own plaything Mother India sees at them and laughs at them when such King and party leaves her lap after a period of illusory activities. Without any account of the past the present thoughtful leaders think that they can make a permanent solution of things without any reference to the help of God.
Dr. N. V. Bannerjee while discussing at U.N.E.S.C.O. Seminar at New Delhi (Friday 23rd March 1956) on the matter of impact of Social changes on contemporary thought, said like this.
"The basic conflict in contemporary India is between the scientific attitude and scientific method of thinking on the one hand and the transcendental modes of thinking on the other. The most pressing challenge before the thinkers in the country today is how to seek ways and means of resolving the conflict."
Modern scientific thought is basically wrong, because such thoughts are products of the changing mind a subtle form of material elements. Transcendental modes of thinking is basically right because it emanates from the realm of eternal spirit or the deeper aspect of human personality.
Deterioration or rather deviation from that deeper aspect of human personality to the vulgar ways of the flickering mind has made it possible for decline in the qualitative level of recent Bengali literatures. This was rightly observed by Dr. Ganguly in the Unesco Seminar.
Such vulgar thoughts up to the end of one's duration of life makes the mental speculator a laughing stock in the eyes of the saner section of contemporary people. One who has realisation in the transcendental modes of thinking is always fixed up in the programme or plan of material nature and does not lament over flickering things neither does he concentrate his serious thoughts over them.
gatasun agatasums ca nanusocanti panditah
The voluminous thoughts of the atheist is based on the principle of sense gratification. The 'Rasa' theory as propounded by Dr. Nagendra, Prof. of Hindi, are also of two varieties. The 'Rasa' created by material scientific thought is perpetually perplexing to the creator as well as to the enjoyer of such thought. But 'Rasa' created by the transcendental modes of thinking is not only non-perplexing but also ever-increasingly pleasing to the deeper aspect of human personality. The 'Rasa' life of Bhagwat is different from such mundane quality of Rasa.
The materialist who thinks on the mental plane cannot go beyond the purview of the lower senses subordinate to the actions of mind. The world of contemporary thoughts are overwhelmed by different qualities of lusty thoughts created by direct conceptions of the material senses. There are stages of raising the standard of thoughts by the transcendental methods. The ephemeral thinkers are called "Pratkshyabadi," i.e. class of thinkers who can realise only by direct perception in the name of scientific mode of thinking.
But there are stages of thinking process on the transcendental or supramental plane and they are called "Porakshya," "Aparokhya," "Aprakrita" and "Adokhyaja" stages of perception. Sense gratificatory "Pratkshya" or scientific mode of thinking is the lowest stage of thinking than the above mentioned four stages of transcendental modes of thinking. "Parokshya" stage is the beginning of the transcendental mode of thinking. "Aparokshya" stage is the stage of realization of one's deeper aspect of existence. "Aprakrit" stage is the platform of "Vasudeva" wherein perfection of transcendental modes of thinking is reached at and in that platform the relation of living entity with the Supreme Lord "Vasudeva" is transcendentally realised. And the "Adhokshyaja" stage of transcendental realisation is the tasting a transcendental Rasas in terms of transcendental activities of service, friendship, parenthood and nuptial relation with the Supreme Lord.
The conflict of scientific mode of thinking and that of transcendental plane can be resolved by "Parampara" system of understanding of the Bhagwat Geeta.
The atheist with poor fund of knowledge do stick to the lowest stage of human life in the matter of direct sense perception only, without any attempt to rise up to the other stages of supramundane existence. He thinks therefore of perverted 'Rasas' which are always disturbing in sense-gratification, without any knowledge of the deeper aspect of human activity cognizant of the transcendental senses of the Supreme Lord.
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