Shrila Prabhupada Teachings-Quotes 💐💐💐


Śrīla Prabhupāda said: The ksetrajna is the eternal spirit, whereas the ksetra is matter, which is temporary and ephemeral. This eternal truth is summarized in the Vedas in the aphorism brahma satyam jagan mithya: “Spirit is fact and the world is a false shadow.” By “false shadow” one should understand that the world is temporary, existing only for the time being. But one should not make the mistake of thinking the world has no existence at all. I really possess my temporary material body and mind, and I must not make myself a laughing stock by denying the existence of my body and mind. At the same time, I must always remember that the body and mind are temporary arrangements. However, the spirit encaged by this body and mind is eternal truth and indestructible. No one can destroy the eternal spirit — that is what we need to understand at the present moment. The indestructible spirit is thus above the conception of violence and nonviolence. Message of Godhead-His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupāda —

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