The responsibility of the soul

Normally someone in the grihastha ashram doesn’t do everything for Krishna; they do everything simply out of material attachment. They think aham mamami, I and mine. I am this body and this body is connected with these things and therefore I have to work hard and that is the absolute truth and there is nothing more than that. This is the paro dharma. But actually the proper consciousness is to understand that everything is only coming from Krishna. Externally these things are connected with my body so therefore I have got some external responsibilities but ultimately my responsibility is to please Krishna.

His Holiness Jayapataka Swami Maharaj

1986, 29th Sep, SB class @ Toronto, Canada