Digging the grave of functional and fanatical materialism! Diksha Mataji (Gita Daily)

Published on Jul 25, 2013

Based on Bhagavad Gita Chapter 07, Text 16

Materialism comes in two main brands: fanatical materialism which claims that matter is all that exists and functional materialism which claims that matter is all that matters.

Fanatical materialists have no empirical or logical proof that nothing exists beyond matter. They reject the time-honored warning that materialism strips life of meaning, purpose and fulfillment. They neglect the sociological findings that materialism inevitably breeds immorality and perversity. For them, matter is their one and only god, unquestionable and non-negotiable, no matter what the cost.

Functional materialists are far more numerous than their fanatical cousins. These milder materialists don’t deny the non-material or spiritual level of reality; they just delay thinking about it because they are too enamored by material pleasures.

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