Take a Hard Look at Your Life (05/16/12)
Dear S_____ and A_____,
Your email is duly noted.
Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura and his wife had 13 children, he was District
Magistrate at Purī, he wrote books, chanted 64 rounds everyday and supported the sādhus. But I guess you are not Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura.
What I do notice though is that even a little māyā comes your way and you are swept away. You used to make some service donation (2000 rupees) every month in the past from your job, but you stopped that long back when the second child was on the way. Now you are unable to even put together recipes as a simple service.
When you come to the āśrama, then also you have no service. So what is the point of your life? Simply eating, sleeping, making kids and working like an ass. That is gṛhamedhi, not gṛhastha.
I think that we will not trouble you further for service or to give
classes or to translate anything. Otherwise it makes you out to be a
hypocrite. When one is in māyā and has no service, then what will
he preach and how others will be inspired by his example?
You should take a hard look at your life and see what it means to be a real gṛhastha and not a gṛhamedhi.