Message from ISKCON Minister for Health and Welfare

By Prahladananda Swami

In 1967, Srila Prabhupada wrote to a disciple: “Be careful about your health first. This information is not only for you but all my noble sons. I am an old man. I may live or die it does not matter. But you must live for long time to push on this Krishna Consciousness movement.” In modern society, being healthy is uncommon, and the means of keeping or regaining health is often expensive and expressed in complicated ways. Srila Prabhupada, however, recommended cleanliness, regulation, and a pure consciousness. With its four regulative principles prohibiting flesh eating, intoxication, illicit sexual connections, and gambling, a Krishna consciousness lifestyle is quite conducive to staying fit. Additionally, eating food offered to Lord Krishna, or God, and chanting His holy names with love and attention will further prevent all kinds of unwanted deficiencies.

Prahladananda Swami
ISKCON Minister for
Health and Welfare

Below please find embedded “Hope This Meets You in Good Health – The Newsletter of the ISKCON Health and Welfare Ministry
Issue No. 16 / 2010?

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Vol 16 Health and Welfare Magazine

One Response to “Message from ISKCON Minister for Health and Welfare”

  1. Damodara dasa says:

    Dear devotees,

    The scientific method is extremely flawed. Recent research indicates that many researchers reject research that doesn’t prove what they want to prove. However, the first findings that researchers discover are rarely or slowly abandoned, as the researchers have a vested interest in proving what they want to prove. In sum, don’t take science too seriously, and continue to chant the holy names and taking maha-prasadam made with a wide variety of lacto-vegetarian offerable foodstuffs. In regards to prescription and over-the-counter medicine, I would speak with knowledgeable doctors before quitting. If you can find a natural or ayurvedic alternative that’s fine, but make sure you’re not getting hoodwinked.

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