(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 3 February 2013, Prague, Czech Republic, Caitanya-Caritamtra Adi-Lila 1.2)

Tree_man_in_Venice_0So here we are, in the material world trying to enjoy. Srimad Bhagavatam just doesn’t say ‘fools’, Bhagavatam also says, nūnaṁ pramattaḥ kurute vikarma yad indriya-prītaya āpṛṇoti, (5.5.4).

To really translare pramattaḥ may cause a little problem but if I say it as it is, it means raving mad or completely crazy. So yes, this is the situation in the material world, we are mad. But why are we mad?  We are getting insulted on a Sunday afternoon. Why mad? Mad because a mad man goes for things that will not bring in any good, in some imaginary pleasure.

So, it makes complete sense, it is all logical. So material life is very logical that we are doing all these things that we are doing but at the same time, it’s totally insane. The real sanity begins with Krsna, ‘Kṛṣṇa-sūrya-sama,’ (Caitanya Caritamrta Madhya-Lila  22.31). Like a little ray of light in darkness! It begins with a little bit of service. Still half mad but doing some service anyway! That is our situation.


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