Serving in Knowledge

Srimad Bhagavatam 11.18.22 - Serving in Knowledge (download mp3)
by Prem Kishor Prabhu at ISKCON Chowpatty

SB 11.18.22
anviksetatmano bandham
 moksam ca j├▒ana-nisthaya
bandha indriya-viksepo
 moksa esam ca samyamah

By steady knowledge a sage should clearly ascertain the nature of the soul’s bondage and liberation. Bondage occurs when the senses are deviated to sense gratification, and complete control of the senses constitutes liberation.

By carefully understanding one’s eternal nature, one will not again be bound up in the shackles of material energy, and by constant engagement in the service of the Absolute Truth, one is liberated. Then the flickering material senses can no longer drag one into the false consciousness of being a material enjoyer. Such steady sense control gives one relief from the harassment of material sense gratification.

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