In the Gaudiya Vaishnava tradition, four pillars of religion are listed – cleanliness, austerity, compassion, and truthfulness. There is a systematic and well-rounded process to religion, whose foundation is structured on these four pillars. Religion is not simply a matter of faith, nor just a system of morals and ethics, although it is often portrayed as such. It is more than faith, it is a science – in Bhagavad-gita, Krishna calls it the science of the self.
As these four pillars are the foundation of religion, the Vedic scriptures also teach that there are four main sinful activities – illicit sex, intoxication, gambling, and meat eating. Why are they “sinful?” Because they each attack and destroy a specific pillar of religion. Cleanliness is destroyed by illicit sex; austerity by intoxication; compassion by meat-eating; and truthfulness by gambling.
Thus it is clearly seen that modern, contemporary culture is consistently trying to destroy religious principles by undermining the four pillars of religion. For example, the vast majority of all TV and movies out of Hollywood are based on the repeated and glorified practice of the four sinful activities mentioned above, which destroy religious principles. There is a constant propaganda going on to normalize and make acceptable illicit sex, intoxication, meat-eating, and gambling.
Thus, the modern global culture, which is being hailed as the pinnacle of all human progress and knowledge, is actively seeking to destroy the eternal religious principles mentioned in the Vedas.
Things that according to the Vedic standard are considered extremely sinful are considered completely normal in modern society – cow-killing, publicly kissing and fondling, scantily clad women and so on.
The global culture is merely an attempt to make the whole world into a market place of McDonalds, Levis and Coca-cola. It is being hailed as the info-age, but when examined closely, the info available is more or less a barrage of propaganda to make the general population into good and loyal consumers and usurpers of nature. The goal of life, instead of being knowledge of the self and an end to the existential problems of life, is now centered around getting an education, then a job that will enable one to spend money for sense-gratification.
The goal of life has become to spend money on consumer goods, and the producers of these goods spend vast amounts of money to convince people to buy their products. Basically the whole world is running on trade. It is a business-culture governed by vaishyas not by brahmanas, as a proper human culture is meant to be. So Srila Prabhupada ordered us to create a class of brahmins to guide society, and the only way to do that is by preaching sanatana-dharma – the eternal religion, and that is exactly what ISKCON is doing all over the world.
Hare Krishna, Hare Krishna, Krishna Krishna, Hare Hare
Hare Rama, Hare Rama, Rama Rama, Hare Hare
“This mantra, consisting of 16 words and 32 syllables, is the only means against evil in the age of Kali. After searching through all the Vedic literature, one cannot find a method of religion more sublime for this age than the chanting of Hare Krishna.”
That which is NOT of Nature, is a SIN. Raju,
Mother Nature creates everything as per sacred laws. That which is created by Nature is pure intelligence manifested.
Sins are created by man. Sins exist only in the man made world – religion, economy, politics, social – so on. If any of these creations are as per the Nature’s laws, they are not Sins. Men and women are created equal by Mother Nature. Any society violated this law is committing a sin against Nature.
Sins are man made. Every religion invented by man has crated goal posts of what is sin and what is not. But these goal posts are shifted again and again with time and context. Only that which is in sync with the Supreme intelligence of Mother Nature has never shifted its goal posts as there is no need for it, and they are eternal.
Sins are man-made. They shift like dunes in a desert depending upon the wind direction and speed.
Sin is defined as the transgression of God’s commandments. There are 11… Adam Shattock
Don’t commit adultery
Keep the Sabbath
Don’t make idols
Dont worship idols
Love God above all
And so on… but many people every second of every day break these holy laws.
This proves sin exists.