Passion

22nd Mar 2002
Kalacakra Krsna das

Hare Krishna,
Please accept my humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada and Srila Gurudev.
Here is an interesting purport from Srimad Bhagavatam, 3.10.26.

The human being is more passionate than the animals, and thus the sex life of the human being is more irregular. The animals have their due time for sexual intercourse, but the human being has no regular time for such activities. The human being is endowed with a higher, advanced stage of consciousness for getting relief from the existence of material miseries, but due to his ignorance he thinks that his higher consciousness is meant for advancing in the material comforts of life. Thus his intelligence is misused in the animal propensities - eating, sleeping, defending and mating, instead of spiritual realization. By advancing in material comforts the human being puts himself into a more miserable condition, but, illusioned by the material energy, he always thinks himself happy, even while in the midst of misery. Such misery of human life is distinct from the natural comfortable life enjoyed even by the animals.

Yours in service of Srila Prabhupada
Kalacakra Krsna das