Tuesday, 28 January 2014

Devotees do not suffer

Devotee: But the devotees, they seem to be suffering too,from...

Prabhupada: Yes, you cannot expect, if you are sufferingfrom some disease, you cannot expect to be cured immediately. But one who istaking the medicine, he is intelligent. His sufferings will be gone. But theserascals, they will not take medicine even. They will continue to suffer. Thisis the position. Devotees actually do not suffer, but you see that he issuffering. Because you are suffering. Devotees do not suffer.

Madhudvisa: What happens to them?

Prabhupada: They enjoy. They enjoy. Hare Krsna! How you aredancing always, Hare Krsna, unless you are enjoying?

Madhudvisa: Sometimes I get sick stomach too.

Prabhupada: That's all right, because you have got thisbody. And after giving up this body, completely, blissful life. Tyaktva dehampunar janma naiti [Bg. 4.9]. You are not going to get another body ofsuffering, that is your advantage. And these rascals, they are going tocontinue one body after another simply suffering. And for the devotees,although they do not suffer, it is just like, the fan is moving, you make theswitch off. It is actually not moving, it is by the last force it is moving,but the switch is off. And it will stop, suffering. But you have no suchchance, you will simply go on suffering, moving, moving, moving, bhutva bhutvapraliyate [Bg. 8.19]. You shall have to accept one body, suffer, and again giveup this body. Another body suffer, because so long as you accept material body,this body or that body, you will have to suffer. Material body means suffering.So those who are not Krsna conscious, they will change bodies one afteranother, and continue to suffer threefold miseries. And devotees, actually theyare not suffering, but even if you say they are suffering, so after giving upthis body, they are no more accepting material body. They will remain inspiritual body.

 (Morning Walk -- April 7,1975, Mayapur)

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