Everyone knows about the global ecological crisis. You would think that knowing this would cause human society to respond with vigor and with speed. But it hasn’t happened. Humans have responded with extraordinary inertia instead. We are stuck—caught in a mass consensual trance—a trance that keeps us blissfully ignorant of the reactions to our actions.

Bhakti-yogis respond to this situation with knowledge. They say that we need comprehensive knowledge of the relationship between consciousness and the ultimate source of consciousness: Krishna. This spiritual education can help transform lifestyles, priorities, values; this spiritual education can get the train of human civilization onto another track.