Today the society is one sided, seeing only through the material aspect. Because of that, that uh, is also not perfectly done, it is ultimately separated. The character of a person from the education, in fact it’s said that if you educate someone who has a bad character, it’s like pulling a jewel on a to… on a snakes forehead. everyone would want to go for the jewel, but in doing so they will be bitten, they will die. So giving education to uncultured people means that they will misuse the education. Instead of having a proper spiritual consciousness, they have a consciousness to enjoy materially, to exploit, to control. So practically it’s a criminal mentality.
So to educate criminals… just like if you give an education to terrorists and criminals, how they could avoid the law, how they could break the law more effectively, that would be defeating the purpose. But factually this is what’s being done indirectly when people are not being spiritually encouraged. Then that means amongst those people who are going forward for this advanced, what you call advanced education, so many of them are simply in a type of enjoying criminal mentality. Ultimately everything is the property of Krishna. So if we’re taking from Krishna and we’re not giving back to Krishna, we are not acknowledging that Krishna is the owner, that means we are thieves.
H.H. Jayapataka Swami Maharaj
1984, 30 th May, SB Class, New Orleans @ USA