Fallible Soldiers

Although a grim commentary on family life, Srila Sukadeva Goswami’s statement is nonetheless illuminating. In Srimad Bhagavatam, 2.1.4, he says, “Persons devoid of atma-tattva do not inquire into the problems of life, being too attached to the fallible soldiers like the body, children and wife. Although sufficiently experienced, they still do not see their inevitable destruction.”