Enlightenment Era comics Published on October 5th, 2017 | by Gurunistha 11 Share this:FacebookLike this:Like Loading... About the Author Gurunistha Related Posts Dharmatology → Jiva Falls → Honk → Chomsky → 11 Responses to Enlightenment Era Brajasundari January 18, 2013 at 6:25 pm Quite high price for a light bulb 😉 Reply ishan das January 23, 2013 at 12:40 pm Well said Brajasundari! That is about the limit of the enlightenment that can be offered by science and capitalism. Then again, real science is the science of God, the knowledge of how to advance in spiritual life. And real capitalism (real “artha”) is to know that everything actually belongs to God (ishavasya idam sarvam) and therefore our ultimate profit is to engage all our profits in His service. Reply Premanjana Das January 18, 2013 at 9:47 pm This is the reason ‘modern man’ is suffering so much. The so-called modern day education and ‘well qualified people’ are suffering and making other’s suffer for lack of faith in Krishna. Reply Kula-pavana January 22, 2013 at 5:44 am I’m not sure which group is responsible for more cheating in this world: religion, science, or politics. Exclusive surrender requires doing lots of homework prior to taking such a step. For me, the general rule still is: judge by results. Reply Gurunistha January 22, 2013 at 12:55 pm Kula-pavanaji, The comic is not so much about cheating as it is about the materialists and spiritualists having a different understanding of what enlightenment and satisfying life consist of. Reply Yogasiromani January 25, 2013 at 6:27 am How do you know what the comic is about? Reply Gurunistha January 26, 2013 at 6:57 am I drew the comic. I suppose it’s possible that I simply channeled it and don’t actually know what it means. “Gurunistha vetti no vetti va.” 😉 Reply Laxmipriya dasi February 12, 2013 at 11:35 am Hahaha! Excellent! Great comics, by the way. All of them. Theist March 14, 2013 at 9:18 pm It seems the whole material world is run by trickery but the force of maya is so strong that it appears to the materialists to be just natural evolution of things. I regret that I ever took any of it seriously or ever debated anyone on any material subject matter because from spiritual perspective it seems it all just appears as childs play but the materialists do pull off some wonderful trickery. It is all the glorious workings of Krsna in the end I guess. Reply ishan das February 16, 2013 at 8:34 am I met an acquaintance at the local coop food-store the other day. He must be about 75, while I’m 69 next month. He asked me how I’m doing and I said I am aware of the aging process. Then he told me that he feels like he’s 17. And he described how his financial prospects are increasing. Then he went on to inform me that he recently had a pace-maker installed in his heart, plus a few other serious operations. But he insists that he will live forever and is feeling great. People have death staring them in the face, but are living in denial. They really are hoping that science and money are all the enlightenment they need – as this cartoon portrays. The lens that maya provides makes people myopic. Though death looms on everyone’s horizon, we press forward, enthusiastically building our castles in the sand. Are we, as devotees, also under that influence? Hey Gurunishtha, check this scenario out for a cartoon: Man looking through a visual device, like binoculars, with label on the device: “maya-focals” or “maya-scope”. He is very cheerful as he envisions a wonderful life in the material world, with all the trimmings of modern technology, heart-lung machines, people relaxing on the beach with oxygen tanks, elecric wheel chairs, people who have had colonostomies walking on the beach with little plastic bags attached. And all triumphantly declaring, “We’re doing great!” Reply Guru-vakya dasa October 5, 2017 at 12:40 pm I would definitely add Marx(-ism) on the RIGHT (of the picture) 😉 Reply Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Notify me of followup comments via e-mail. You can also subscribe without commenting.