Is a devotee an escapist?
We have had actual experience of how Americans and Europeans, because of their full Krishna consciousness, have purified their whole families, so much so that a mother of a devotee, at the time of her death, inquired about Krishna with her last breath. Therefore it is theoretically true and has been practically proven that a devotee can give the best service to his family, his community, his society and his nation. The foolish accuse a devotee of following the principle of escapism, but actually the fact is that a devotee is the right person to elevate his family. A devotee engages everything in the service of the Lord, and therefore he is always exalted.
Srimad Bhagavatam 7.9.10 Purport
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Hare Krsna Pr. Thank you for sharing wonderful Srila Prabhupada quotes everyday. They are really enlightening and sometimes, miraculously (actually by Krsna’s Grace), very pertinent to the sudden situations that distract our sadhana (same applies to your Gita Dailys). Thank You so much prabhu.