690622 Lecture - Srila Prabhupada Speaks a Nectar Drop in New Vrindaban

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Nectar Drops from Srila Prabhupada
"So the statement of Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam that tal labhyate duḥkhavad anyataḥ sukham (SB 1.5.18). You don't try for so-called economic development. You cannot have more than what you are destined to get. It is already settled. This living entity receives different grades of standard of living condition, so they're according to the past karma, daivena, daiva-netreṇa (SB 3.31.1), karmaṇā. So you cannot change that. That nature's law, you cannot change. Why you have got varieties of life, varieties of position, varieties of business. It is destined. Viṣayaḥ khalu sarvataḥ syāt (SB 11.9.29). Viṣaya, these material enjoyment—means eating, sleeping, mating and defending—these... Only standard is different. I am eating something, you are eating something. Maybe, in my calculation, you are eating not very good. In your calculation I am not eating very good. But the eating is same. You are eating. I am eating. So in the material world the standard of happiness, taking the basic principle, it is all the same. But we have created, 'This is good standard. That is bad standard. This is very nice. This is very bad'."
690622 - Lecture SB 01.05.18-19 - New Vrindaban, USA