A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada
Civilization must be based on some rational authentic thought process otherwise we would be no better than animals. Here the concept of civilization is specified and the purpose behind it also.
Civilizations have come and gone. From the Roman & Babylonian to the current modern age, civilizations have all progressed and evolved. If one asks how humans have progressed over these civilizations the answers would be largely around the feats achieved in technology and science.
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Civilization typically means a society based on civilized culture. it’s been seen in history that many civilisations came to an existence retain for some time and vanished. However, the underlying concept of today’s civilisation is to satisfy the senses more and more and remain dissatisfied ever. We are perplexed so much in figuring out the material problems what to speak of transcending it. The very nature of human beings is to obeying some thoughts or doctrine as communist, Marxists, Leninist or something else. Here entire bonafide philosophy is presented in a very rational way.
Civilizations have come and gone. From the Roman & Babylonian to the current modern age, civilizations have all progressed and evolved. If one asks how humans have progressed over these civilizations the answers would be largely around the feats achieved in technology and science. They may also boast the knowledge of avenues of luxuries it has brought along with it. In enjoying all these luxuries if even one human genuinely introspects how does these artificial luxuries satisfy the soul?s inherent desire for happiness and eternal life? One will come to a conclusion that it never does.
His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada in this pocket edition of Civilization and Transcendence implores us to not to lose focus over the true hankerings and needs of the soul. He imparts his teachings with sound Vedic knowledge in a lucid language and explains how Technology and science are essential but cannot be of any assistance in our true pursuit: to transcend this material world and awaken our spiritual consciousness.
It extraordinarily satisfied the intelligence of those who read. Unless we know what is decent we can do nothing for welfare activities. This book teaches this.
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