Try To Fit Krishna Into Our Consciousness

2012-06-22
Srimad Bhagavatam 10.10.11-12 - Try To Fit Krishna Into Our Consciousness (download mp3) , (download flv) and (download mp4)
by Purushottam Prabhu at ISKCON Chowpatty
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SB 10.10.11
dehah kim anna-datuh svam
nisektur matur eva ca
matuh pitur va balinah
kretur agneh suno ’pi va

Translation:
While alive, does this body belong to its employer, to the self, to the father, the mother, or the mother’s father? Does it belong to the person who takes it away by force, to the slave master who purchases it, or to the sons who burn it in the fire? Or, if the body is not burned, does it belong to the dogs that eat it? Among the many possible claimants, who is the rightful claimant? Not to ascertain this but instead to maintain the body by sinful activities is not good.



SB 10.10.12
evam sadharanam deham
avyakta-prabhavapyayam
ko vidvan atmasat krtva
hanti jantun rte ’satah

Translation:
This body, after all, is produced by the unmanifested nature and again annihilated and merged in the natural elements. Therefore, it is the common property of everyone. Under the circumstances, who but a rascal claims this property as his own and while maintaining it commits such sinful activities as killing animals just to satisfy his whims? Unless one is a rascal, one cannot commit such sinful activities.

Purport:
Atheists do not believe in the existence of the soul. Nonetheless, unless one is very cruel, why should one kill animals unnecessarily? The body is a manifestation of a combination of matter. In the beginning it was nothing, but by a combination of matter it has come into existence. Then again, when the combination is dismantled, the body will no longer exist. In the beginning it was nothing, and in the end it will be nothing. Why then should one commit sinful activities when it is manifested? It is not possible for anyone to do this unless he is rascal number one.
 

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