Bad Effects of Electricity

In the society now, people stay up till one o'clock, two o'clock, at night because there's electricity; otherwise, previously people used to go to bed early and get up early.

Lecture on “Simple Life on Farm Communities” (Pula Farm, Croatia, 20 October 2000)

Chanting Hare Krishna After It Gets Dark

I’ve seen in the villages in Bengal that now they have electricity and now they have TVs. But previously in the villages, you go in the village and after dark what do the people do? They chant Hare Krishna. What do you have to do after dark? Most of the people would chant Hare Krishna for hours; they had that habit.

Lecture on “Simple Life on Farm Communities” (Pula Farm, Croatia, 20 October 2000)

Purifying Our Consciousness

So this modern way of life — now we have electricity and TVs and people spend hours, instead of chanting Hare Krishna they are watching TV, spoiling their life, and having all these bad vibrations pumped into their brain. Day after day they are watching murder, rape and so many horrible things on TV. And how it pollutes the consciousness! If we chant Hare Krishna, it purifies the consciousness. Prabhupada wanted these [farm] communities, where people could live simply and chant Hare Krishna — in an ideal way.

Lecture on “Simple Life on Farm Communities” (Pula Farm, Croatia, 20 October 2000)

Growing your own food and protecting cows

Growing your own food, protecting cows, even that is much healthier. The flavor of vegetables, when you take from the ground and immediately cook and offer to Krishna and take, then it has so many flavors and is so nutritious. But when you buy from the shop it’s at least two or three days old.

Lecture on “Simple Life on Farm Communities” (Pula Farm, Croatia, 20 October 2000)

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