Monday, August 13, 2012


Bhagavad Gita As It Is -
Chapter 3 Text 16

evam pravartitam cakram
nanuvartayatiha yah
aghayur indriyaramo
mogham partha sa jivati

evam--thus; pravartitam--established by the Vedas; cakram--cycle; na--does not; anuvartayati--adopt; iha--in this life; yah--one who; agha-ayuh--whose life is full of sins; indriya-aramah--satisfied in sense gratification; mogham--uselessly; partha--O son of Prtha (Arjuna); sah--he; jivati--lives.


My dear Arjuna, one who does not follow in human life the cycle of sacrifice thus established by the Vedas certainly leads a life full of sin. Living only for the satisfaction of the senses, such a person lives in vain.


In his lecture on today's sloka (5-25-1966, New York) Srila Prabhupada has this to say: If somebody says, "There are nine holes. You can put the foodstuff in any hole"; no, that will not do. You have to supply the foodstuff through the mouth. Similarly, if you have to love, you have to love through God. Otherwise love is not possible.

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