Anything that is wonderful in the world, you can see the reflection of Krishna in it. We are not against technology. It’s not technology that is bad, it’s how they use it. Right…What’s wrong with light…electricity, nothing is wrong with it, it’s a neutral thing. Technology… if you take an aeroplane and you fly, devotees have to go somewhere and do some preaching, what is the problem, or you see everything is satwik, rajas and tamas, if they use something to destroy others that is tamas, if you use it just for maintaining your… or increasing your material situation for your sense gratification then it is rajas, and if you use it for helping others and for bringing people to higher awareness this is satwic. So things that are used for a satwic purpose it is very beneficial, if it is rajasik it is neutral- it’s neither beneficial nor very harmful. If they use something for tamasic then it is harmful. So the problem is that many of the… for the purpose of rajas people are doing tamas. Just like medicine may be good but that some people are getting spurious medicines to make more progress. So for rajas purpose they are doing some tamasik things and that is creating problem. So the thing itself is not… it’s only that what the material nature is, it’s neither good nor bad, it’s simply an energy of God, if you use it in God’s service… if you use it in Krishna’s service it’s good it’s pure, it’s uplifting, it’s wonderful. If you use it for destruction, then it is material, if you use if for some material purpose than it has some temporary effect. Temporary effect may be good or may be bad according to the particular mode it is under. Everything has it’s sanction of Krishna, how the intelligent person is desiring to do something… he wants either researching for long hours, Krishna gives them the intelligence.
His Holiness Jayapataka Swami Maharaj
1986, 22nd July, SB class @ Bangalore, India