Achieving Perfection

Under the guidance of the brahmanas in the varnasrama society, anyone performing work according to that can attain all perfection, by engaging his proclivity in the service of Krishna: sva karmana tam abhyarca siddhim vindati manavah. By worshiping the Supreme Lord by performance of their work, then everyone can achieve perfection.

Lecture on SB 3.6.32 – About the Four Varnas – Vyasa Puja 2008 – 5th Jan'08 – Tirupati

Being Entangled in This Material Life

Instead of producing goods to be offered in yajna, if we simply produce goods for our sense gratification, then the very same activity of production (which by channeling toward the service of Visnu is purified), entangles us in this material life.

Lecture on SB 3.6.32 – About the Four Varnas – Vyasa Puja 2008 – 5th Jan'08 – Tirupati

Entanglement in Material Activities

Everyone is intoxicated with the prospect that we are going to produce goods, and have more factories, and everyone’s standard of living will improve, and India will become a great superpower, and we’ll have lots of sense gratification. But this is karma bandhana, entanglement in material activities. They don’t see that by doing so they are bringing in all the problems that the Western world has already generated along with economic development.

Lecture on SB 3.6.32 – About the Four Varnas – Vyasa Puja 2008 – 5th Jan'08 – Tirupati

Our Real Self Interest

When we are divorced from spiritual cultivation, from understanding that the purpose of life is God realization and not sense gratification, then we will think, “Why shouldn’t we do whatever we like as long as it doesn’t harm others?” But they don’t know that we are harming ourselves by such a mentality, because: na te viduh svartha-gatim hi visnum, our real self interest is to understand Krishna; and any activity performed without this in mind is apasvartha, or that which is not actually in our self interest.

Lecture on SB 3.6.32 – About the Four Varnas – Vyasa Puja 2008 – 5th Jan'08 – Tirupati

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