In the minds of those who are too attached to sense enjoyment and material opulence, and who are bewildered by such things, the resolute determination of devotional service to the Supreme Lord does not take place
People in general, being bewildered by the illusory energy of the Supreme Personality of godhead, are always engaged in animosity toward one another. But devotees, even at the risk of their own temporary lives, try to save them.
Srimad Bhagavatam which is completely auspicious form of the Lord has come to us because of this particular inevitable notice of death to Parikshit Maharaj within seven days. But in contrary to the material world Parikshit Maharaj says that Lord has graciously overtaken him by the death notice.
Material wealth and opulence are only illusory. Actually they are not possessions but entanglements because by enjoying the material world a conditioned soul becomes more and more entangled by incurring debts for his present enjoyment.
There is no cleanliness. It starts with C. Because we are not clean, our relationship is not clean. Our behaviour is not clean, Our mind is not clean. Our things are not well arranged. Everything becomes unclean and may be if Krishna is not merciful we may suffer from diseases.
Lord Brahma said: "My dear son, O lord of the world, I am very pleased with you, and I desire all blessings for both you and your wife. You have without reservation surrendered yourself unto me with your heart for my instructions.
Kindly take my words with great respect. We should always remember that if something happens by providential arrangement, we should not be very sorry. The more we try to rectify such reversals, the more we enter into the darkest region of materialistic thought.
Anything expressed by material vibrations, anything ascertained by material intelligence and anything experienced by the material senses or concocted within the material mind is but an effect of the modes of material nature and therefore has nothing to do with the real nature of the Supreme Personality of Godhead.
O expert and thoughtful men, relish Srimad-Bhagavatam, the mature fruit of the desire tree of Vedic literatures. It emanated from the lips of Sri Sukadeva Gosvami. Therefore this fruit has become even more tasteful, although its nectarean juice was already relishable for all, including liberated souls
One should simply try to develop his Krishna consciousness and not waste his time trying to improve his material condition. Actually the material condition cannot be improved. The process of improvement means accepting another miserable condition.
The Personality of Godhead said: "If I especially favor someone, I gradually deprive him of his wealth. Then the relatives and friends of such a poverty-stricken man abandon him. In this way he suffers one distress after another."
Devotional service, which is based on the foreground of full knowledge combined with detachment from material association and which is fixed by the aural reception of the Vedanta-shruti, is the only perfect method by which the seriously inquisitive student can realize the Absolute Truth.
Prabhupada always told, ‘Don’t make my deities and put on the altar. Otherwise they will think that I am an incarnation and whatever I have done nobody can do. No ..No… everybody can do. I am sincere and you are not. That’s it.’
I have the very same Gandiva bow, the same arrows, the same chariot drawn by the same horses, and I use them as the same Arjuna to whom all the kings offered their due respects. But in the absence of Lord Krishna, all of them, at a moment’s notice, have become null and void. It is exactly like offering clarified butter on ashes, accumulating money with a magic wand or sowing seeds on barren land.
“100% security is a myth”. Doctors cannot guarantee if the patient will survive. Stock market cannot guarantee if the stocks will go up. The Head of the Country cannot guarantee 100% safety to all the citizens of the nation.
Just by treating the root cause of an ailment, one can conquer all bodily pains and sufferings. Similarly, if one is devoted and faithful to the spiritual master, he can conquer the influence of sattva-guṇa, rajo-guṇa and tamo-guṇa very easily.
The Lord has set the trap for the living entities in the form of His transcendental names, His various beautiful enchanting forms, scriptures, His pure devotees and so on. In this way He conquers the living entities.
We do mistakes or engage ourselves in sinful activities because we simply don't care about the consequences of the same. This "don't care" attitude is because we are so lusty that we become insensitive to other's feelings and selfishly think about our own convenience.