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Make Your Lost Relationship With Krishna Reestablished. That Is Yoga Practice - Prabhupada 0663

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Tamal Krishna: Purport: "The ultimate goal in practicing yoga is now clearly explained." Prabhupāda: Now clearly explained. What is the purpose of yoga? They are very much proud of becoming yogi and attending yoga society and this and that, meditation. But here is the yoga practice. Clearly explained. Go on. Tamal Krishna: "Yoga practice is not meant for attaining any kind of material facility. It is to enable the cessation of all material existence." Prabhupāda: So long you will require some material facilities, you'll get material facilities, but that is not solution of the problems of your life. Material facilities, I think you American boys and girls, you have got material facilities better than any other nation. At least better than India, that I can say by my experience. And I have traveled in so many countries, in Japan also I have seen, but still you are better positioned. But do you think you have attained peace? Can anyone of you say, "Yes, I am completely in peace."? Then why the youngsters are so much frustrated and confused? So, so long we shall utilize the yoga practice, this practice, for some material facilities, there is no question of peace. Yoga practice should be performed to understand Kṛṣṇa, that's all. Or to make your lost relationship with Kṛṣṇa reestablished. That is yoga practice. Go on. Tamal Krishna: "One who seeks an improvement in health or aspires after material…" Prabhupāda: Generally this yoga practice goes on in the name of improving health. Somebody goes to reduce fat. You see? Reduce fat. Because you are rich nation, you eat more and become fatty, and then again pay yoga practice fees and reduce your fat. That is going on. I have seen some advertisement the other day, "Reduce your fat." Why you increase your fat? The nonsense they will not understand. That if I have to reduce it, why I increase it? Why not be satisfied with simple foodstuff? If you eat grains and vegetables and light foodstuffs, you'll never get fatty. You see? You'll never get fatty. Reduce eating as much as possible. Don't eat at night. Practice yoga like this. If you become voracious eater, you'll be... There are two kinds of diseases. The voracious eaters, they are attacked with diabetes, and those who cannot eat sufficiently, they are, tuberculosis. So you cannot eat more or you cannot eat less. You just eat what you require. If you eat more, then you must be diseased. And if you eat less, you must be diseased. That will be explained. Yuktāhāra-vihārasya… yogo bhavati siddhi na (BG 6.17). You are not to starve, but don't eat more. Our program, kṛṣṇa-prasādam, is that you eat kṛṣṇa-prasādam. Eating is required - you have to keep your body fit, for any practice. So eating is required. But don't eat more. Eat... Don't eat less also. We don't say that you eat less. If you can eat ten pounds, eat. But if you cannot eat ten pounds, out of avarice, out of, I mean to say greediness, if you eat ten pounds, then you will suffer. You see? So here is the, what is that? No material facilities. Go on.

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Duration: 5 minutes and 39 seconds
Year: 1969
Country: United States
Language: English
Views: 52
Posted by: vanimedia on Sep 26, 2014

Prabhupada speaks during a Bhagavad-gītā Lecture in Los Angeles on February 16, 1969 - Part 6 - Yoga System Series

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