Saturday, November 23, 2013

How did we fall into the material world?

"Before our material body creation, in spiritual consciousness, it is clear, crystal clear. But when it is agitated by the material desires... In Bengali there is that poetry, kṛṣṇa-bahirmukha hañā bhoga vāñchā kare. What is that? That desire is that 'I can independently enjoy.' The example... There are many such examples. Just like a man is honest, but if he becomes polluted by the desire that 'If I can get that money by fair or unfair means, I will become rich, so let me take this money,' so immediately mind becomes agitated, and it becomes under the spell of criminality. Then gradually, under superior judgment, I am put into the prison house."

His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, Founder-Acarya of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness
Lectures : Srimad-Bhagavatam 3.26.23-4 -- Bombay, January 1, 1975

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