Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Thakur used to say that this
material world is simply a society of cheaters and cheated.
In our travels around the world we are certainly witnessing
this first hand, wherever we go. Some people will object to
such scathing indictments of the material world.
This reminds us of the proverbial ostrich who buries his
head in the sand as the predator is coming to kill him. Of
course no one is happy in such a dog eat dog —rat race atmosphere.
We are meant to live in a Vaikuntha atmosphere, a world
free from anxiety.
The mission of our Krishna consciousness movement is to create
a peaceful, harmonious atmosphere all over the world, in which
people no longer have to be in anxiety about who is going
to cheat them next.