Mukunda Goswami Sanga

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Founder-Acharya: His Divine Grace
A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

More on Laziness

This is not the same as a previous “Thought for the Day” on laziness. I am now giving a more complete picture, so read on! Srila Prabhupada is reported to have said that temples are no places for “lazies and crazies.” Here is a quote from the “Narada Bhakti Sutra,” purport to the 48th verse: “And Srila Prabhupada was also stern, cautioning his followers, ‘An easy going life and Krsna consciousness go ill together.’ Maya dictates to us to take it easy and stay in the material world, but her suggestions are only a deception.” It’s easy to be “kicked back,” enjoying a life of continuous rest and recreation, constantly watching TV, listening to mundane music, reading novels, and surfing, to name but a few activities that bind us to the material world. In Mumbai on 24 November 1974, Srila Prabhupada, lecturing on Srimad Bhagavatam 3.25.24, said this: "One sadhu has gone to Himalaya, sitting there in a secluded place not to be bothered by any asadhu. That is also nice, but that is personal interest. But those sadhus are not gone to Himalaya but have left Vrndavana, easy life, and gone to fight to the world, they are better sadhu. That is the opinion of Krsna. Ya idam paramam guhyam mad bhaktesv abhidhasyati [Bhagavad-gita 18.68]. Na ca tasman manusyesu kascin me priya-krttamah [Bg. 18.69]. Those who are preaching the message of Bhagavad-gita, facing many opposing elements, many difficulties, Krsna says, na ca tasman manusyesu kascin me priya-krttamah: [Bg. 18.69] Nobody is dearer than him."