Without being self-controlled, without being disciplined and without being fully obedient, no one can become successful in following the instructions of the spiritual master and without doing so, no one is able to go back to Godhead.
Milk is very good and nourishing, but when it is touched by the mouth of a snake it is no longer nourinshing; rather, it becomes a source of death. Similarly those who are not strictly in the Vaisnava discipline should not make a business of Srimad Bhagavatam and become a cause of spiritual death for so many heares.
The unsuspecting fish, who knew nothing but a life in the river, went about its routine like any other day, but in an instant was ripped out of its reality to meet with death.
Unless and until we surrender to Krishna, Krishna is not going to take our responsibility.
God is complete and his arrangement is also very complete. Everyone has his necessities of life completely.
Press Conference – July 9, 1975,
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