“Materialism does not mean that one has to possess so many things. The actual fact is one may be a perfect transcendentalist or spiritual man by possessing the whole world, and one may be a gross materialist without possessing a farthing. So this distinction can be made on the basis of consciousness. When one is Krishna conscious while possessing everything in the world, he is a perfect spiritualist, and one may have renounced everything in the world, but lacking in Krishna consciousness, he is a gross materialist.” (Letter, April 23, 1970)
About Uttama devi dasi
Uttama devi dasi has been married to Partha das since 1971. They are both members of the Grihastha Vision Team and are certified mentors with Vaisnava Version 108 and Prepare and Enrich. They have facilitated seminars for the GVT all over the world, in South Africa, England, India, Ireland, Brazil, Guyana, Trinidad, the US and Canada. They live in Saranagati Village, BC Canada, where they offer premarital education via Skype.