SRILA PRABHUPADA QUOTE OF THE MONTH. OUR ACTUAL WANTS AND DESIRES.

OUR ACTUAL WANTS AND DESIRES

“So… Because every one of us are maya-mohita-ceta… Maya-mohita-cetasah. Prahlada Maharaja has described, vimukha-cetasah. Maya-mohita-cetasah means averse to Krishna. I want everything except Krishna. That is maya-mohita-cetasah. I want everything, but except Krishna. That is my missing point. Because we are rascals, fools, we do not know what we should want. Na te viduh svartha-gatim hi vishnum [SB 7.5.31]. He does not know that his actual want is Krishna. Just like a small child crying, and we are trying to pacify him, giving this, giving that. But he’s crying, crying. Because his actual want is his mother. And as soon the mother comes, takes the child on the lap, immediately he stops. Similarly, we want Krishna because we are part and parcel of Krishna. That we want. Just like a part and parcel of a machine, if it is taken away from the machine, it has no… One screw. Suppose your typewriter machine, one screw is missing, and the machine is not working nicely. So without the machine that one screw has no value. If it is lying somewhere, one does not know what is the screw, nobody cares for it. It is no worth. But if you want to complete the machine, if you want to go to purchase in a mechanical shop, that very screw which has no value, you have to purchase at ten rupees. Because it is to be fit up. In this way, we are parcel and parcel of Krishna, part and parcel of Krishna. When we are along with Krishna we have got value; otherwise no value. There are so many examples. This finger, when it is attached to the body, if there is any trouble you can spend thousands of rupees to cure the trouble. But if the finger is cut off, amputate, and thrown on the street, it has no value. No value. Similarly, so long we are maya-mohita-cetasah, out of Krishna’s touch, we have no value. No value. Valueless. Useless. That is our position. Matir na krishne paratah svato va mitho… The position is that adanta-gobhir visatam tamisram [SB 7.5.30]. When you forget Krishna… What is that forgetfulness? When you are interested in sense gratification. That is called forgetfulness.” 760921SB.Vrn

 

 

 

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