Wherever there is attachment to too much money the tendency is for illicit sex, intoxication, gambling and meat eating. And we find in the western countries such as America the whole society is based around these sinful activities. As far as illicit sex is goes, there is no such thing in their vocabulary as illicit sex, because if you are not having sex by the time you are a teenager, there is something wrong with you. Sometimes you are sent to a psychiatrist that there must be some sort of a fear or phobia in this person’s mind, that he is not living a normal life. I am telling you honestly, it is considered strange. And generally people- they just try out one partner after another after another and then after sometime if they think this is nice then they may get married. But nowadays it is become fashionable just to forget about the formality of marriage because with the formality of marriage will undoubtedly will come the formality of divorce. So better to just live like animals. How this has come about, this is such a wealthy country, so much opulence and the richer and stronger, they get more, there is illicit sex. What to speak of intoxication amongst the upper classes. Any type of social occasion, there is a cocktail party. I don’t know what cocktail means, but it means that they get intoxicated. If you don’t do it, there is something wrong with you. When you talk business, when you visit relatives, it is always centered around drinking alcohol and some social circles and other social circles, it is always centered around in taking some drugs, intoxication and drug and it is rampant. Intoxication is eating the country away through illicit sex, the major cities are rampant with epidemic of AIDS, unwanted population, then there is so much quarrel about abortions, nobody talks about controlling the senses. They only talk about what to do after the fact, whether you should or shouldn’t. And gambling, intoxication is the largest money making industry in the whole planet earth right now. Cities are infested with drug addiction, massive gang war, crimes based on drugs. Wealthy people, especially in the western world and those who follow the western ways, even here in India, they become addicted and intoxicated by gambling. They have so much money, that they have to do something with it, that gives them some sense of excitement and once they get addicted to such gambling, even if they have nothing they can’t give it up. Again it is born out of too much wealth, too much pride. And as far as meat eating meat, it is expensive and the wealthier countries of the world are generally those that have the largest quantity of slaughter of innocent animals. Why is that? Srimad Bhagvatam explains that when you have too much money, you don’t realize what type of suffering the poor and unfortunate persons are enduring in their life. You just become so much infatuated in yourself, that your heart becomes hard and cruel toward others. So where there is too much greed, and hoarding of riches there will follow illicit sex, intoxication, gambling and meat eating and especially false pride.
H H Radhanath Swami Maharaj
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