As everyone knows, voters in America just elected a new president who does not appear to be a civilized human being. I am not defending here the other candidate, but rather addressing the problem of how we should act in this situation.
We can all see the negative side of this. Here are some positive points:
- For many years, educated people in the West have not taken a serious interest in Krishna consciousness. Now, since most intelligent people in America are depressed over this election, hopefully we will find more receptive listeners, who want to hear about how we can change the world.
- Devotees may keep in touch with current events for the sake of preaching and also to understand the nature of this world. However, there is always the danger of being too absorbed in the passion of politics. Personally, after this election I have no desire to hear or read the news. I realize that we should not waste valuable time that we should be using to spread Krishna consciousness to ourselves and others.
- Finally, these events force sincere devotees to take shelter of Krishna with renewed determination.
With best wishes,
Hridayananda das Goswami
November 10, 2016