What does Bhaktisiddhanta’s statement “The world doesnt need any reformer” mean?

by Chaitanya Charan dasMarch 2, 2013

Don’t we want to reform people so as to bring them back to morality and spirituality?

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The quote is pasted here:

“The world stands in no need of any reformer. The world has a very competent
person for guiding its minutest happenings. The person who determines that
there is scope for reform of the world, himself stands in need of reform. The
world goes on in its own perfect way. No person can deflect it even the
breadth of a hair from the course chalked out for it by providence. When we
perceive any change being actually effected in the course of events of this
world by the agency of any particular individual, we must know very well
that the agent possesses no real power at any stage. The agent finds himself
driven forward by a force belonging to a different category from himself. The
course of the world does not require to be changed by the agency of any person.
What is necessary is to change our outlook on this world…The scriptures
declare that it is only necessary to listen with an open mind to the name
of Krishna from the lips of a bona fide devotee. As soon as Krishna enters the
listening ear, he clears up the vision of the listener so that he no longer has
any ambition of ever acting the part of a reformer of any other person, be-
cause he finds that nobody is left without the very highest guidance. It is
therefore his own reform, by the grace of God, whose supreme necessity and
nature he is increasingly able to realize, by the eternally continuing mercy of
the Supreme Lord.”

 

 

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1 Comments
  • April 24, 2013 at 3:42 pm

    Haribol Chaitanya Charan,

    Surely Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura is telling us that no other reformer than God Almighty is needed, because no-one else has any power whatsoever to reform anything? Our only business with reform, as I’m reading it, is to reform our own perspective, our own consciousness, to align it with the supreme consciousness, which has already been revealed and expounded to the highest degree by Lord Chaitanya.

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