Iskcon in the UK

- London Soho
- London S.Norwood
- London Govindas
- Brighton Nama Hatta
- London Kingscross
- London Redbridge
- Scotland
- Newcastle
- Manchester
- Birmingham
- Coventry
- Leicester
- Swansea
- Bhaktivedanta Manor

Iskcon in Ireland

- Belfast
- Inis Rath
- Dublin
- Govindas Dublin
- Ratha Yatra Dublin

Iskcon UK Services

- IES
- London
- Pandava Sena
- Rathayatra
- Bhaktivedanta Manor Primary School
- New Gokul
- MWW



Page added on March 21, 2010

Conservative or Liberal?

3,774 views Conservative or Liberal? thumbnail

From a layman’s point of view, the Vedic culture may seem to delineate quite conservative social boundaries for women. Some may call this restriction, oppression, even subjugation, but one could also see it as a symbol of respect. The woman plays one of the most important roles in society. They are giving birth to and nurturing the future generation. These children will be tomorrow’s leaders, and the wellbeing and prosperity of society rests upon them. It’s no small task – for the woman or the child.

When the president attends a social function he is surrounded by numerous security staff and bodyguards. This is not because he is regarded as incapable, irresponsible, or weak. It is in fact, quite the opposite. The protection is a sign of the reverence and appreciation that society holds for his position and responsibility. The president readily accepts such arrangements, knowing them to be for his personal protection and simultaneously favorable for the execution of his duties. The Vedic culture unhesitatingly gave the same status to women.

Whenever any culture is analyzed it is imperative that we understand the goal behind it. If you see a shopper at Tesco’s dressed in a spacesuit it may well raise a few eyebrows. However, if you go to a NASA space station and see a similarly dressed person stepping into a shuttle you won’t blink an eyelid. Why? In the second scenario, the culture, the goal and how they link together is extremely clear. Life’s ultimate goal is to understand we are all spirit souls – man or woman, black or white, its all inconsequential. The culture of the Vedas aims to create a peaceful, progressive and supportive environment within which everyone has a golden opportunity to strive towards this spiritual understanding. Although the psycho-physical traits of our bodies are undoubtedly temporary, to acknowledge and address them is extremely important in everyone’s spiritual journey.



Comments are closed.


Vegetarianism, Retreats and more

Can a vegetarian diet improve or restore health?

Can a vegetarian diet improve or restore health?
Since the 1960s, scientists have suspected that a meat-based diet is somehow related to the development of arteriosclerosis and heart disease.

Lake Island Retreats

Lake Island Retreats
Discover your relationship with your body, mind and soul. Includes Yoga, meditation, massage options, walking and Eastern philosophy.

Hare Krishna Island

Hare Krishna Island
The island is 7 miles from Belturbet in north Co. Cavan and 7 miles from Lisnaskea in south Co. Fermanagh




  • Most Users Ever Online Is 182 On November 22, 2016 @ 8:34 pm




MEDIA


Search


LATEST NEWS HEADLINES

ALSO IN THE NEWS

ISKCON UK National Convention 2016 thumbnail ISKCON UK National Convention 2016

When: Saturday, 1 October 2016 from 09:30 to 17:00 (BST) Where: ISKCON Leicester Temple – 31 Granby Street, Leicester, LE16EJ, United Kingdom. “In order to secure your place at this year’s convention please register FREE at https://uknationalconvention2016.eventbrite.co.uk NOW (please note registration on the day £5 admin donation, online registration closes 10th September, Limited spaces)”

MORE STORIES

50th Anniversary Garden Opening and Dedication to Srila Prabhupada and his Disciples thumbnail 50th Anniversary Garden Opening and Dedication to Srila Prabhupada and his Disciples

ADVERTISING

ADVERTISING Click here to see advertised ISKCON projects and devotee business on this site

Vaishnava Calendar Reminder Service

Vaishnava Calendar Reminder Service Reminders sent to your email about upcoming events - Ekadasi, Festivals, etc. Click to subscribe.

MORE NEWS HEADLINES

Count per Day

  • 524554Total visitors:
  • 24Visitors today:
  • 94Visitors yesterday:
  • 779Visitors last week:
  • 108Visitors per day:
  • January 13, 2010Counter starts on: