Cause of Suffering

Quotes by Srila Prabhupada on Cause of Suffering

A bonafide devotee of Lord Krishna is always pained to see the fallen condition of the whole world. Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Sarasvati Thakura used to say, "There is no scarcity of anything within this world, the only scarcity is of Krishna Consciousness." That is the vision of all the pure devotees. Because of this lack of Krishna Consciousness in human society, people are suffering terribly, being maerged in an ocean of nescience and sense gratification. A devotee onlooker is very much aggrieved to see such a situation in the world. — Sri Chaitanya Caritamrita, Adi Lila, Chapter 13, Text 67.

Giving up Unwanted Bad Habits

Quotes by Srila Prabhupada on Giving up Unwanted Bad Habits

When we are children, innocent, we have no bad habits, but as we grow and associate with bad company, we also acquire all these bad habits. To give up all these bad habits means we have to associate with sadhus or devotees, saintly persons. Then we can give it up. This is called 'Anartha-nivritti', means giving up all unwanted bad habits. — Conversation, Mexico, 11th Feb, 1975.

The Practice in India

Quotes by Srila Prabhupada on The Practice in India

In India the practice was hand grind daily. That's exercise their body fit & beautiful. In the morning they chant Hare Krishna & grind. Whatever they require for the day, they grind fresh. Churning milk, grinding the wheat, this is their household activity. full engagement. no time for gossiping.

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