So similarly, here in this material world, we are
simply engaged in sinful activities. Here the so-called pious and
impious, that is simply imagination. Really, if I am actually pious, I
should not get this material body. Just like to remain in the prison
house means criminal. You may be a first-class prisoner, it doesn't
matter, but you are a prisoner. You are a criminal. Sometimes the big,
big politicians, they are put into the jail and they're given all
comforts. But that does not mean he's not a criminal. He's a criminal.
Either he may be Gandhi or anyone, because he's put into the jail he's
a criminal. Similarly, anyone who is enwrapped with this material
body, he's a criminal. He's a criminal. Either he may be in the
heavenly planet or in this earthly planet or in the cats' and dogs'
life or insect or aquatics. There are varieties of life. Every one of
us, as long as we are put into this material body, it is to be
understood that we are all criminal.
Therefore Krsna said,
yesam tv anta-gatam papam
The krsna-bhajana [the process of purification] is not so easy thing. Yesam tv anta-gatam papam. One
who is completely free from the reaction of papa, [sin] he can take
to Krsna consciousness. But in the ordinary way, karma... According to
karma... Just like you are working to earn some money, businessman,
karma. So ordinary way you have to work very hard day and night to get
some money. Suppose if you want one lakh of rupees or one crore of
rupees, you have to work for it. But there is another way. Suppose one
rich man gives you, that "You haven't got to work. Take this one lakh
of rupees or one crore of rupees. You take it." That is another way.
Ordinary way to accumulate crores of rupees, it may not be possible in
your life. But if some friend or some rich man becomes kind upon you
and delivers you, "Take it," you can get it immediately, without any
hard labor. Similarly, Krsna, the supreme rich man, supreme rich
being, is offering you, sarva-dharman parityajya mam... "You haven't
got to do anything. Come on. You surrender unto Me, and I give you
immediately liberation." Aham tvam sarva-papebhyo moksayisyami ma
sucah. There is no anxiety......
So if you go on the ordinary way, from the karma platform to jnana
platform, from jnana platform to yoga platform, but ultimately you
have to come to the bhakti platform. If you do not come to the bhakti
platform, then there is no question of liberation. That is not
possible. You can get better [material] position by karma, jnana, yoga. Suppose a
yogi, he can achieve many wonderful things. Suppose we can fly in the
sky by airplane. Many hundreds of miles we can. But a yogi, within a
second he can reach even the sun planet. That yogic perfection is
there. Prapti-siddhi. It is called prapti-siddhi. A perfect yogi,
simply by catching the beam of sunlight, he can go to the sun planet.
He can go to the moon planet. Within a second. That is called
yoga-siddhi. But even if you go to the sun planet or moon planet by
yoga-siddhi or material science, what is the profit? There is no
profit. Krsna says, abrahma-bhuvanal lokah punar avartino 'rjuna:
"Even if you approach the topmost planet, Brahmaloka, you have to come
back again." Again come back, [the soul falls from higher planets to earth planet in form of rain] again become grass and again be eaten by cows, and again somebody drinks milk, and he gets the semina, again
gives you birth in the womb of woman. These subtle laws they do not
know, how things are happening in the subtle ways.