Why We Are Not God, Part 1

Why We Are Not God, Part 1

This is part one of a three-part series of talks given at the ISKCON of DC Sunday Open House.

This three-talk-series will examine the human search for full self-realization as a progression—if it achieves fulfillment—through three stages or platform.

In this first talk, we examine the first stage, the stage of karma, or human activity performed to enjoy its fruits. By this kind of endeavor we strive to become the controller and enjoyer of material nature. Since God is generally known as the controller of everything and the enjoyer of all, our striving amount to our own God-project. We will examine this project and it attendant mythology, and show how, by itself, it fails—both individually and collectively.

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