SLOKA OF THE DAY
Bhagavad Gita As It Is -
Chapter 2 Text 60
yatato hy api kaunteya
haranti prasabham manah
yatatah--while endeavoring; hi--certainly; api--in spite of; kaunteya--O son of Kunti; purusasya--of a man; vipascitah--full of discriminating knowledge; indriyani--the senses; pramathini--agitating; haranti--throw; prasabham--by force; manah--the mind.
The senses are so strong and impetuous, O Arjuna, that they forcibly carry away the mind even of a man of discrimination who is endeavoring to control them.
I read this sloka and I wonder why there is so much surprise when a fall down occurs in ISKCON.
There is a nice quote in the book Alcoholics Anonymous on page 68 that I find comforting. It reads; We are in the world to play the role He assigns. Just to the extent that we do as we think He would have us, and humbly rely on Him, does He enable us to match calamity with serenity.