Should devotees read news?

by Chaitanya Charan dasMarch 22, 2015

From Gourav Shaw P:

What does this quote mean?

“One should avoid ordinary topics of novels and fiction, but there is no injunction that one should avoid hearing ordinary news.” (Srila Prabhupada, Teachings of Lord Chaitanya, Chp 12)

Again it is mentioned “that one should avoid hearing ordinary news.”
Many devotees also mentioned that there is no need of listening regular news,reading newspaper…..But we being student should know news to grow our GK which is necessity of any competitive examination now-a-days……..Please elaborate the topic….

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2 Comments
  • Gourav Shaw
    March 22, 2015 at 10:50 pm

    Thank you very much prabhu for giving your valuable time to answer my question.Now this point is almost clear to me.Hare Krishna

  • Sumit Sharma
    March 24, 2015 at 6:17 am

    Thanks for providing a very clear perspective.

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