Where is the question of Freedom

Prabhupada explains someone thinks he is free to smoke, free to drink alcohol; actually he exercises his freedom to become a slave to those habits. once he is surrendered to those habits he cannot stop. so he surrendered his freedom to serve those particular habits. where is the question of freedom? he has given up his freedom. the devotee does not remain subservient to any nonessential habit.

His Holiness Jayapataka Swami Maharaj

1987, 25th June, SB class @ Sydney, Australia


The body is a type of machine

Yantra rudani mayaya. That actually the body is a type of machine; we are situated in the heart. We are the soul, we are the spirit, we are the living force. So we spend our whole life. We may talk so many spiritual things. You find that there are those spiritual groups, so many people speculating about this and that but actually ultimately what they do with their time in life? They spend all their time in simply maintaining their body. Then what is the difference between them and any ordinary person? So the body is meant for a higher purpose. We should work and maintain the body but the goal should be to serve the supreme person, to become devotees.

His Holiness Jayapataka Swami Maharaj

1986,10th August, SB class @ Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.