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Title: SP: Householder and Name

User: Bhushan         Date: 2007-01-18 15:43:50

 

Nityananda!Gauranga!Hare Krishna!

Humble dandavats at  lotus feet of Shri Gurudeva

dandavats at lotus feet of all devotees

 

Qoutes of His Divine Grace A.C Bhaktivedanta Swami Shrila Prabhupada

 

"The personal chanting sometimes occurs in unusual situations-while

escorting a visitor to the center, while waiting to complete a phone

call, or even during pauses in a conversation." (laughter) Devotees are

always chanting.

 

>>> Ref. VedaBase => Room Conversation -- July 10, 1976, New York

 

grhesu kuta-dharmesu

duhkha-tantresv atandritah

kurvan duhkha-pratikaram

sukhavan manyate grhi

 

SYNONYMS

grhesu -- in family life; kuta-dharmesu -- involving the practice of

falsehood; duhkha-tantresu -- spreading miseries; atandritah --

attentive; kurvan -- doing; duhkha-pratikaram -- counteraction of

miseries; sukha-vat -- as happiness; manyate -- thinks; grhi -- the

householder.

 

TRANSLATION

The attached householder remains in his family life, which is full of

diplomacy and politics. Always spreading miseries and controlled by

acts of sense gratification, he acts just to counteract the reactions

of all his miseries, and if he can successfully counteract such

miseries, he thinks that he is happy.

 

PURPORT

In Bhagavad-gita the Personality of Godhead Himself certifies the

material world as an impermanent place that is full of miseries. There

<!-- D(["mb","is no question of happiness in this material world, either individually

or in terms of family, society or country. If something is going on in

the name of happiness, that is also illusion. Here in this material

world, happiness means successful counteraction to the effects of

distress. The material world is so made that unless one becomes a

clever diplomat, his life will be a failure. Not to speak of human

society, even the society of lower animals, the birds and bees,

cleverly manages its bodily demands of eating, sleeping and mating.

Human society competes nationally or individually, and in the attempt

to be successful the entire human society becomes full of diplomacy. We

should always remember that in spite of all diplomacy and all

intelligence in the struggle for our existence, everything will end in

a second by the supreme will. Therefore, all our attempts to become

happy in this material world are simply a delusion offered by maya.

 

>>> Ref. VedaBase \u003d> SB 3.30.9

 

 

 

 

 

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",1] );  //-->is no question of happiness in this material world, either individually

or in terms of family, society or country. If something is going on in

the name of happiness, that is also illusion. Here in this material

world, happiness means successful counteraction to the effects of

distress. The material world is so made that unless one becomes a

clever diplomat, his life will be a failure. Not to speak of human

society, even the society of lower animals, the birds and bees,

cleverly manages its bodily demands of eating, sleeping and mating.

Human society competes nationally or individually, and in the attempt

to be successful the entire human society becomes full of diplomacy. We

should always remember that in spite of all diplomacy and all

intelligence in the struggle for our existence, everything will end in

a second by the supreme will. Therefore, all our attempts to become

happy in this material world are simply a delusion offered by maya.

 

>>> Ref. VedaBase => SB 3.30.9

 

Bhagavata is the only guide. Read Bhagavata, repeatedly whole life.

Safe. Always. Always, whenever there is time, read, read, read.

 

>>> Ref. VedaBase => Room Conversation -- February 16, 1977, Mayapura

 

In this age it is very difficult to follow thoroughly the regulative

principles and studies of the Vedas which were formerly recommended.

However, if one gives aural reception to the sound vibrated by great

devotees and acaryas, that alone will give him relief from all material

contamination.

 

The Nectar of Devotion, Chapter 10

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aspiring to be your humble servant

Nityananda!Gauranga!Hare Krishna!