Our ideal must be pure


“Our ideal must be pure and we must strive for it. We may be in a lower position, but if the ideal is clearly before us, that will help us in our real improvement of life. A man who possesses the true ideal is a real ‘capitalist’ in gaining a better position.”

Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj

Bhagavata-dharma taught by Sri Caitanya

If we were to prepare a list of worldly religions born of human knowledge, and if according to that list we analyzed how they formed their conceptions and conclusions, we would understand that other than the sanatana-dharma taught in Srimad-Bhagavatam – the religion Sri Caitanyadeva preached – all other man-made religious systems are full of imagination, concoction, and cheating. Only bhagavata-dharma, or Sri Caitanyadeva’s pure atma-dharma, is free of cheating. Bhagavata- dharma is the eternal Vedic religious system, approved and followed by the supremely nonenvious, swanlike saints. The religious systems of today are imagined by men; they are created by the human mind. None of them is atma-dharma. Sri Caitanya-caritamrta (Madhya 25.45) states:

caitanya-gosani yei kahe, sei mata sara
ara yata mata, sei saba charakhara

“Whatever meaning Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu gives is perfect. Any other interpretation is only a distortion.”

Vaktitavali by Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Goswami Thakura Prabhupada