Monday, March 29, 2010

The Real Master

"A hardworking man thinks himself the lord of his family and estate, but actually he is a servant of desire and the employee of anger. Such service of the senses is neither pensionable nor terminable, for desire and anger are masters who are never to be satisfied. The more one serves them, the more service they exact, and as such the false overlordship continues until the day of annihilation. As a result, the foolish living being is pushed into degraded life and fails to recognize the Lord as the beneficiary of all activities, the ruler of the universe and the friend of all entities. One who knows the real Lord is called a brahmana, but one who fails to know him is called a kripana, or number one miser."

- Srila Prabhupada
[Purport- Mukund-Mala-Stotra- Verse 1]

1 comment:

  1. Please Accept my humble obeisances. Congratulations to you too mataji. I got to know that His Holiness has bestowed mercy on few fortunate ones in Pune. You got a very beautiful name for yourself.
    May Sri Sri Radha Kunjabihari always keep you at the shelter of his lotus feet and increase your surrender and dedication to Maharaja's mission.

    We in delhi go his association while he was here for RGB meetings. I was fortunate to be one of the devotees who used to serve Prasadam to him. Since I used to serve soup, and there were two of them. Maharaja would first flick his eyes to assert that "Go ahead". But on seeing that there were 2 of them, he would give a quizzed look. It was a surreal experience to be dealing with a Vaishnava of such a high stature.

    All glories to Srila Prabhupada and his loyal followers.