A small child is locked up in the little play pan given by the parent. It is not actually free to go everywhere. Similarly, the conditioned soul is bound by so many stringent laws. They think they are free because of ignorance. A little baby in the play pan thinks, “This is my domain , I can move here, I am totally free to pick up plastic toys, little balls. Sometimes the ball goes outside the play pan, and they cry and the parent throws it back in and they became very happy. This is the limit of the baby’s ability to see the world.
His Holiness Jayapataka Swami Maharaj
1988, 31st October, SB class @ Atlanta, USA