Friday, 29 May 2015

Material Disease

Indian man (2): Srila Prabhupada, there's one thing in the human nature, that he always thinks that he's the chief and around the world everything is running around him, and most probably he always can show off that "I am the leader of everything." Why is it so? In every person.

Prabhupada: That is the disease, material disease. That is material disease. Everyone wants to become Krsna. Nobody wants to serve Krsna. That is material. Kartaham iti manyate. Ahankara-vimudhatma. Rascal bewildered by false egotism, he's thinking "I am everything." That is material life. And when by cultivation of knowledge, good association, you come to the conclusion that "I am not everything, Krsna is everything; I am His servant," then perfection. Otherwise he's in the maya-cakra.

Indian man (2): Is this related to the past, Srila Prabhupada?

Prabhupada: That is the material disease. When you contaminate some disease, do not try to find out the history. Treat the disease. That is intelligence. How I got this disease, instead of inquiring, better treat the disease. That is intelligence. Go to the doctor and get treatment and cure it.

Morning Walk -- June 21, 1976, Toronto

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