Shrila Prabhupada Teachings-Quotes 💐💐💐

Śrīla Prabhupāda said: Sukadeva Gosvami said, “My dear king, those who are sinful can become purified from contamination by tapa-adibhih, practicing austerity.” Sukadeva also said, however, that no one can become completely purified by executing this process of austerity. There are many examples of yogis who practiced austerities but did not emerge completely pure. Visvamitra Muni, for example, was a ksatriyas who wanted to become a brahmana and therefore began to practice austerity. Later on, however, he became a victim of Menaka, a society girl of the heavenly planets. Because Visvamitra was not pure, he became entangled with her and begot a child. Therefore it is said that even if one performs austerities and penances, worldly circumstances are so implicating that somehow or other they will involve one again and again in the material modes of nature. There are many examples of sannyasis who give up the world, renouncing it as false, saying, “Let me turn to Brahman [spirit] ” but they again become entangled in the work of the world when they set up hospitals and perform philanthropic work and welfare activities. If the world is false, why are they attracted to welfare activities? The philosophy of Krsna consciousness maintains that this world S is not false but that it is temporary. God created this world, and He is true, so how can His creation be false? Because this is the creation of God, and God is the Absolute Truth, this creation is also true. We simply see it otherwise due to illusion. The world is a fact, but it is a temporary fact. Back to Godhead Magazine-The Matchless Gift-Liberation In Krsna Consciousness-His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupāda —

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