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Austerity - an essential subject
Tapasya (austerity) is needed to to purify our existence in order for us to realise the temporary nature of this world. If we want unlimited happiness, unlimited knowledge, and eternal life, we should not spoil this very nice opportunity simply for sense gratification, but adjust it to accept this life of austerity to promote ourselves to spiritual life. Then we will get unlimited happiness, unlimited life, unlimited pleasure. That is the sum and substance of this Kṛṣṇa consciousness movement.
Srila Prabhupada's books, lectures, conversations and letters offer a comprehensive presentation of this essential subject as seen in the Vaniquotes Austerity category. An introduction from his books is given below in the following 8 quotes.
Quotes from Srila Prabhupada's books
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