To Avoid being God Conscious is not an option for one who is sane–SP

May 9, 2014 in Articles, Damaghosa Dasa by Nityananda Rama dasa


760217SB.MAY Lectures
So this is the test. This is the test, that as soon as one is not
Krsna conscious, immediately he comes to the group of sinful
activities, rascaldom, lowest of the mankind, mayayapahrta-jnana, all
knowledge taken away, and he’s an asura, Hiranyakasipu’s family,
Hiranyakasipu’s category. So this is not optional, that “If I don’t
take to Krsna consciousness, that is my wish, my desire.” No. If you
desire in that way then you’ll be punished. You become immediately…
You cannot say, “It is my optional. I may become a thief; I may remain
honest. That is my option.” No. As soon as you become thief, you are
punishable. Similarly, anyone who is not Krsna conscious, he’s
immediately punishable
. Daivi hy esa gunamayi mama maya duratyaya. The
punishment will go on in various ways.
…Janma-mrtyu-jara-vyadhi-duhkha-dosanudarsanam. This duhkha,
janma-mrtyu, repeatedly to take birth and die, this is punishment. But
these rascals, they do not care for it. They have become so rascal
that “Oh, oh, that mrtyu? I shall die because it is nature.” Why it
has become your nature?
Your nature is eternity. But they have no
brain to understand. They have become so foolish
. Nityah sasvato ‘yam
na hanyate hanyamane sarire. The spirit soul… I am soul; you are
soul. I am not dying. Na hanyate hanyamane sarire. But these foolish
persons, they do not know. They accept death, birth and death, old age
and disease.

There is no remedy. The so-called scientists,philosophers, they cannot give any remedy.
The only remedy is Krsna consciousness. That they do not know. Tyaktva deham punar janma naiti
mam eti. No. That is remedy. You have to become Krsna conscious.
…This is… If you want to be really happy, if you want to be really in
your original position, eternity, then you must take to Krsna
consciousness. There is no alternative. It is not possible. It is not
optional. The more you delay accepting Krsna consciousness, the more
you are put into sufferings of this material world.

Material life defined below

750919SB.VRN Lectures

So to forget Krsna and to become subjected to the condition of

material nature, that is called material life. Material life means to

give up the idea of going back to home, back to Godhead, but making

plan here to be happy. This is called maya, or material life.

Conclusion-Only a person who is CRAZY would think its OK to want to stay

repeatedly here in this material world which is so full of misery, suffering and ignorance.

So we are either making plans to go back to Home back to Godhead or plans to stay

here and try to adjust things in some “comfortable” way, which is simply, not possible.

There is no other plan. Its one, or the other.

Hare Krsna,

Damaghosa das