Don’t try to put an ocean into a bottle

Don’t try to put an ocean into a bottle

SrilaPrabhupada gave the example, trying to put an ocean into a bottle. We have an ocean of desires, and the body is like a little bottle, you are trying to pack all into one little bottle. So the ultimate result is that, you get frustrated. It simply leads to frustration, and further anxiety, but our spiritual nature, when we absorb ourselves in serving Krishna, and kind of redirect this energies, because Krishna is unlimited, therefore we can through serving Him, our unlimited desires also becomes satisfied . And when a soul is satisfied, then the soul being higher and greater than the mind and intellect, then the mind is also satiated, it’s also satisfied. When the mind is satisfied, then the body also can be controlled , it becomes peaceful. So, the actual only means for achieving peace in the world, is actually to engage in pure devotional service.

His Holiness Jayapataka Swami Maharaj

1986,2nd October, SB class @ New Orleans, USA