“Victims of Desire”

Sridhara Swami explains that bees are victims of smell, being sometimes being swallowed up at night by flowers; male elephants are victims of sex desire when hunters display female elephant before a large camouflaged pit; deer are victims of sound when their human predators blow a bugle known as a deer call; fish are victims of their sense of taste when they bite the bait on a fisherman’s hook; moths are victims of sight when the hurtle at flames that instantly destroy them. Similarly, human beings are constantly victimized by all five organs of acquisition.