Wednesday, 27 February 2013

Superficially-devotional service and material activities look the same

Hare Krsna to all
All glories to Srila Prabhupada
Here is a few short paragraphs in which Prabhupada quickly explains
why the most common devotee, is light years ahead of even the greatest of materialists.
Why is that? Because the materialist is only furthering his implication
in Karma, while the devotee is getting free of this nasty thing called karma.(repeated birth and death)
Damaghosa das
761228SB.VRN                   Lectures                
   Sometimes bhakti is observed as similar to the activities of the
, but there is difference. One is bhakti, one is going back to
home, back to Godhead; and the other is going forward to the hellish
condition of life by the same activities
. This is the technique. How
it is possible? It is possible. By practical example, it is said in
the sastras... Just like if you take more quantity of milk
preparation, you get diarrhea. But the same milk preparation, yogurt,
is there. It will stop diarrhea. Both of them are milk preparation.
One has created the disease diarrhea, and another is stopping
So why? Cikirsitam.
One is by medical process and the other
is without any medical process
. The medical process is to satisfy
. Here the building is being constructed to satisfy Krsna. To
satisfy Krsna. And in other places the building is constructed to
satisfy senses. This is the difference, material and spiritual.   Material means to satisfy one's senses. Nunam pramattah kurute
vikarma yad indriya-pritaya aprnoti. Karma means they are working very
hard like dogs and hogs, but the purpose is indriya-priti
. Nunam
pramattah: they are mad. They should not... And why mad? Because the
karma means you are creating another body.
And as soon as there is
another body, dehantara-praptir, so long you have got this material
body, you'll suffer. That is the law of nature. Karmanu bandhah. Yavan
priti mayi deve... tavat karmanu bandhanah. The karmanu-bandha will
continue. Therefore in the sastra it is recommended, yajnarthe karma
anyatra karma-bandhanah. Don't act anything except for the
satisfaction of Krsna. That is Krsna consciousness movement
. If you do
anything for your sense gratification, that means you are being bound
up by the laws of karma. Laws of karma, it is very strict according to
the modes of activities. Purusah prakrti-stho hi bhunkte karma-jan
   So we should be very much careful not to be afflicted by the karma.
Karmanu bandha. This is very delicate task....
Bg 3.9 T                      Karma-yoga               
   Work done as a sacrifice for Visnu has to be performed, otherwise
work binds one to this material world
. Therefore, O son of Kunti,
perform your prescribed duties for His satisfaction, and in that way
you will always remain unattached and free from bondage.

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