By Vyapaka dasa
Click here to visit the "Hare Krishna Rural Life" website
The goals of this website are:
• to begin a discussion on how to practically implement the vision and instructions, in regards to rural development, of His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, the founder and acarya of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON);
• to develop a network with others who are focused on this aspect of Srila Prabhupada’s instructions and
• to make information and advice available to those developing their own rural projects.
Developing a Krsna-centered rural community will draw upon a wide variety of disciplines, demand large investments in time and patience along with a dependence on good counsel from sources both in and outside of the movement. Any reasonable attempt at developing a sustainable society must be linked to a spiritual process meant to control the lower pushings. Nothing less will succeed. Therefore, Daivi-varnasrama-dharma is the planet’s only option for developing a sustainable future. The challenge may be great but as with any spiritual endeavor, thankfully, the effort will be enlightening and pleasing.
It is our hope that many devotees will contribute to this web page since it is beyond the ability of any one individual. Indeed, our success will be measured by the participation of the devotees that get involved in both the theoretical and practical stages of spiritual rural development.
All glories to Srila Prabhupada.