Kadamba Kanana Swami Govinda Valley, 2011) Lecture – Caitanya-caritāmṛta
Srila Prabhupada was speaking about football (lets say soccer and not football) and the point was that people were playing with that ball, and they considered themselves the players. So Prabhupada said:
“They think they are the players, when they are in actuality the ball”.
So have we ever thought of ourselves as the ball in the game?
So Prabhupada said:
“As the player….. no everyone is the player in this world”.
Playing somehow or other, manipulating, arranging ….trying to get a good result – we know what we’re doing, but Srila Prabhupada said:
“No, in reality we are the ball and in any point in time we can be kicked. Kicked to a next destination!”