Knowledge and renouncement-these two necessary for all humans-SP
Hare Krsna to all
Glories to Srila Prabhupada
What follows is a very short excerpt from part of one lecture given by Srila Prabhupada on one verse in SB.
It is simple to understand and very consise in his wording to us all about how to perfect this valuable human form of life.
720905S2.NV Lectures 209528/530501
So in this way try to understand the philosophy of God, that is
bhagavata. Bhagavata discourse means to understand the philosophy of
God. So this process. The religion means first-class religion means
one who has learned to love God. That is first-class religion. And how
to love God, how to practice that love? That is bhakti-yoga. Vasudeve
bhagavati bhakti-yogah prayojitah, janayaty asu vairagyam. Vairagyam,
the word, two things required in human life, knowledge and
renunciation. Renunciation--try to understand what is
renunciation--just like we, the members of the Krsna society, we have
renounced all material activities. That's all. That is renouncement.
Our activities are surrounding only about Krsna. We do not do anything
except Krsna business. We are publishing magazine, that is Krsna. We
are publishing books, that is Krsna. We are going to the press, that
is for Krsna. We are going to the market, that is for Krsna. We are
cooking, that is for Krsna. We are living, only for Krsna. We are
dancing for Krsna. We are chanting for Krsna. So we have renounced...
The same things are there in the material life, publishing book or
going to the press, typing, or microphone, or dancing, chanting, these
are... But they are not for Krsna, that is for sense gratification.
So vairagya means no more working for sense gratification, that is
vairagya. That is renouncement. Only for working Krsna, for the
satisfaction of Krsna, that is called vairagya. And to attain this
vairagya, renouncement, one requires sufficient knowledge. That is
called jnana. So this knowledge and renouncement--two things required
in human life. Just like in your country, some of the younger
generation, they have renounced. That's a good qualification, but they
have no knowledge. Renouncement and knowledge must be combined. Then
your life is successful. Simply renouncement, you cannot stay. You
renounce, again accept. Again accept. So these two things can be
achieved very easily, that formula is given here, vasudeve bhagavati
bhakti-yogah prayojitah, janayaty asu. Asu means very quick. Just like
these American, European boys, especially I have mentioned. Four years
ago they had no knowledge of God. Now they have got knowledge of God
and they have renounced all nonsense. They have no illicit sex, no
intoxication, no gambling, no meat-eating. This is renouncement. So
this renouncement and knowledge can be acquired, simply this method of
bhakti-yoga, what is that? Thinking of Krsna, man-mana, to become His
devotee, to worship Him, and to offer Him obeisances. Only four
things. That is called bhakti-yoga, if you adopt it gradually you will
understand God and your life will be successful. Thank you very much.
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