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via KKS Blog by hina on 1/8/13

(Kadamba Kanana Swami, Srimad Bhagavatam 4.28.55)

krsnas fluteThe living being is by nature pleasure seeking and this is so deeply intrinsic to his nature that once he is seeking for pleasure, he can't give up. Once he becomes misdirected, that drive for pleasure is so strong that he just doesn't give up. He keeps on looking because Krsna's material energy is the reflection of the spiritual energy which is endless. So there is so much endless varieties. So he thinks that, 'Well, maybe one of these days, it will work.'

So this is how maya captures the living being, feeding on that fundamental nature of the soul, for the soul is pleasure seeking. So one has to cut (this drive) with intelligence, one cannot wait till the point where one is tired of it! That was Rajneesh, later also known as Osho, who had the philosophy: You just indulge in sense gratification to a point where you become sick of it! But you never really got sick of it, just sick of it for a few days but then you try again.

Srila Prabhupada said, 'If that would be true then the pigs would be the biggest yogis!'

But we have this idea, 'I'll stop when I'm exhausted with material things.'

But we'll never become exhausted but we have to, at one point, on the strength of knowledge say, 'This doesn't make sense, this is not intelligent. I'm going to stop.' You are cutting it now and it is a little painful. So this initial cutting has to be done otherwise we won't take to spiritual life!



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