Beware of Maya

Srimad Bhagavatam 11.03.07 - Beware of Maya (download mp3)
by Akinchan Krishna Prabhu at ISKCON Chowpatty

SB 11.3.7
ittham karma-gatir gacchan
 bahv-abhadra-vahah puman
abhuta-samplavat sarga-
 pralayav asnute ’vasah

Thus the conditioned living entity is forced to experience repeated birth and death. Impelled by the reactions of his own activities, he helplessly wanders from one inauspicious situation to another, suffering from the moment of creation until the time of cosmic annihilation.

According to Srila Madhvacarya, after hearing that the living entity is repeatedly subjected to birth and death within the material world, if one still considers such a helpless entity equal to God in all respects one will surely fall into the darkest regions of the universe, from which it is difficult to rise.