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If You Manufacture Your Program of Enjoyment, Then You Will be Slapped - Prabhupada 0743

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Rāmeśvara: ...people are enjoying, but if He's our friend... Prabhupāda: For enjoying and getting slaps also, both thing. You see? - When the children enjoys, sometimes the father slaps also. Why? Puṣṭa Kṛṣṇa: Disobedience. They do something that is harmful to themselves or to others. Prabhupāda: So you can enjoy life, material life, as the father directs. So that is devotional service. Then you will enjoy. Otherwise you will get slapped. Trivikrama: So-called enjoyment. Prabhupāda: Yes. If you manufacture your program of enjoyment, then you will be slapped. And if you enjoy according to the direction of the father, then you'll enjoy. This is the... Kṛṣṇa says, "Enjoy life. All right. Man-manā bhava mad-bhakto mad-yājī. Live peacefully. Always think of Me. Worship Me." That we have prescribed, "Come here and think of Kṛṣṇa." And so that is enjoyment. So they don't want. They want liquor. They want illicit sex. They want meat. So therefore they must be slapped. Actually all this whole universe is made for your enjoyment, but enjoy it according to His direction. Then you will enjoy. That is the difference between demigod and demon. The demon wants to enjoy, manufacturing his own way of life. And the demigod, they enjoy better than the demons because under the direction of God. Jagadīśa: Why does Kṛṣṇa provide the living entities with these sinful pleasures? Why does Kṛṣṇa provide the living entities with these sinful pleasures? Prabhupāda: Simple pleasures? Jagadīśa: Sinful pleasures, such as becoming intoxicated... Prabhupāda: Kṛṣṇa does not provide. You create your sinful. Kṛṣṇa never says that "You eat meat," but you open slaughterhouse, so you suffer. Brahmānanda: But there is a pleasure, a certain pleasure derived from these sinful activities. Prabhupāda: What is that pleasure? (laughter) Brahmānanda: Well, some people like to... They get pleasure from intoxication, they get pleasure from... Prabhupāda: Yes. And therefore they suffer after-effect. That is ignorance, that immediately you get some sense pleasure, but the result is very bad. And that is sinful. Rāmeśvara: You wrote in the Fourth Canto that if we have too much sense pleasure when we are young, then we have corresponding disease when we are older. Prabhupāda: Yes. Here material life means, as soon as you violate the rules and regulation, you will suffer. Therefore varṇāśrama-dharma is the beginning of perfection in material life. It is the beginning. Cātur-varṇyaṁ mayā sṛṣṭam (BG 4.13). God has created this. If you adopt this institution of varṇāśrama-dharma, then your perfection of life begins.

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Duration: 5 minutes and 18 seconds
Country: India
Language: English
Producer: Vanipedia
Director: Vanimedia
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Posted by: vanimedia on Aug 25, 2014

Prabhupada speaks during a Morning Walk in Mayapur on April 7, 1975

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