216. Srila Prabhupad Lecture 10 : Mind Control

My understanding of today’s Prabhupad’s lecture :

SB 5.6.4
Vrindhavan, 26 Nov 1976

An unchaste woman is very easily carried away by paramours, and it sometimes happens that her husband is violently killed by her paramours. If the yogi gives his mind a chance and does not restrain it, his mind will give facility to enemies like lust, anger and greed, and they will doubtlessly kill the yogi.

Srimad Bhagavatam discusses many things scientifically, whether it may religious, social or political. In such books, it’s mentioned that women are like children who if you give freedom will do whatever they like and they become spoilt. Such statements might not be palatable but this is a fact and we must not hide things artificially. Women should be protected by father, husband and sons. If women become polluted, then its a very dangerious situation. You must realize that this is not a genaralization but there are women like this. Bhishma said that a woman’s asset is her shyness. If that shyness is broken, then there will be disaster.

All these instructions are given to control the mind. Mind is never satisfied with old things. As per Vedic civilization, it advices that we must not try and invent new things. But we  must be happy with what nature provides. We must use the time to develop one’s Krishna Consciousness. After millions and millions of time and millions of life forms later, we have finally received this human body.  Without Vedic culture and Varnashrama, we are in animal life. Ramananda Raya, in his series of answers mentioned to Lord Chaitanya that the objective of human life is Varnashram. This is the beginning of life.

So we should be very careful. We have got this opportunity of understanding Krsna consciousness. We should not waste a single moment without Krsna consciousness. Avyartha-kalatvam. That is advised by Rupa Gosvami. Every moment we shall count, “Whether I have wasted it or utilized it?” This is life. – Srila Prabhupad


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