by purujit dasa
Why are we separated from the Supreme Absolute Truth Sri Krsna and are suffering in the matrix of the material body? If Krsna is a good guy, why is He allowing so much misery to happen to us? check this out:
Just like the spark. The spark, put, put... But if it somehow or other falls down from the fire it is extinguished. It is extinguished. Similarly, we are part and parcel of God, the spark. If we remain with the fire, it is beautiful. And if, by chance, we fall down, then you are extinguished. Your brilliancy, the fiery quality, becomes extinguished. So our present position is like that. We have forgotten or fallen from God, so our that little burning power, that is also extinguished. Now we have to revive it, back to home, back to Godhead. Then you'll become happy.
Srila Prabhupada's lecture on Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 1.7.2-4 -- Durban, October 14, 1975
If we remain with fire, it is beautiful. So just see -you are beautiful. It is not your body, but you who are beautiful. As soon as you leave the body, all the flattery stops. It is the soul we love in one another. It is the soul which makes your body, and the world around you, like the trees, the flowers, all the variety of natural beauty beautiful. And that beautiful aspect in you, the spirit soul becomes more and more visible when you engage your presently material senses in this sublime process of converting the material into spiritual -Krsna consciousness. Just like our Srila Prabhupada, seemingly an old man, when you carefully study his face, you see how beautiful he is. Although one in an old age does not usually look very beautiful, because Prabhupada is saturated with the love for Krsna, his brilliancy, the fiery quality radiates from him and captures people's attention: who is this man?? they say and inquire. Just like some people in our center here in Montreal, they see our picture of Srila Prabhupada in the temple room and they wonder within their minds: who is this? I would like to know. This is Krsna consciousness. Of course, we should also hear what a Krsna person is actually saying if we don't want to become cheated, but if we simply engage in this chanting Hare Krsna mantra and in taking prasadam, very soon we will beautify, not through plastic surgery and plastic so-called knowledge of mundane education, but through the natural process of reviving our true self, which is full of eternity, knowledge and bliss. And that very wonderful embodiment of eternality, knowledge and blissfulness is ever-free. Not the cheating type of free like you can have a choice to drink Coke, Pepsi, or 7up type of free, which is nothing else but allowing your soul to be identified with the exchange between the senses and their sense objects, but free really. Free from the subjugation of the bodily conception of I'm man, woman, ugly, beautiful, Canadian and so many other nonsensical hallucinations. Free from the ugly qualities we don't like to see on others, but rarely are ready to see in the mirror on ourselves like anger, lust, greed, envy etc. And free from the hallucinatory concept of I'm God and everyone here is my servant and everything here is for my enjoyment. So, in actuality it is very easy. We just have to agree that Krsna will enter our hearts. That's all. Even if you feel, oh man I can't practise so many strict rules like you. Or even if you feel that you don't feel it. If you simply agree, yes Krsna take me whatever position I'm in right now, just take me and take care of me you know everything, so I'm sure you know how I'm gonna be eternally blissful asap. At least you know it better than me, cuz I've been figuring that one out for so long and still I'm getting my heart broken every day and every night and can't see the light. Or check this out. if you think no man, I'm cool now, I've been down those roads like you, been searching, but you just have to be in peace with what you are, don't fight it, respect others and all the paths lead to the same goal, then very good, very good my friend, so you dedicate some of your happiness to Krsna by giving us a donation or helping hand in spreading this Krsna consciousness movement nicely all around the world and show how wonderful and open minded person you are by not EXCLUDING Krsna consciousness, the only path to attain complete God realization, from your list of all paths which lead to the same goal. that's it. everyone has some connection to Krsna and ultimately we are all related, so let us be happy day and night by glorifying that unifying principle of love for the Absolute with one another and let's chant Hare Krsna and dance in ecstasy secretly or on the street. It's all the same.