Nature and Human Nature

Sukadeva Gosvami’s explanations, used by Srila Prabhupada in his “Light of the Bhagavat,” compare aspects of humanity to the natural world. For example: “The earth had been emaciated by the summer heat, but she became fully nourished again when moistened by the god of rain. Thus the earth was like a person whose body has been emaciated by austerities undergone for a material purpose, but who again becomes fully nourished when he achieves the fruit of those austerities.” (Srimad Bhagavatam 10.20.7)