Distress - an essential subject
When we get something desirable we are very happy, and when we get something undesirable we are distressed. But, when we come to the spiritual level, these so called worldly distresses seem trivial and stop agitating us. The real cause of the living entity's distress is forgetfulness of his relationship with God and the cause of happiness is knowing Krishna to be the supreme enjoyer of all the activities of the human being, the proprietor of all lands and planets, and the sincerest friend of all living entities. When we meditate on the Lord and serve him as His devotees, He removes all our distresses and satisfies their desires.
Srila Prabhupada's books, lectures, conversations and letters offer a comprehensive presentation of this essential subject as seen in the Vaniquotes Distress category. An introduction from his books is given below in the following 8 quotes.
Quotes from Srila Prabhupada's books
|Nonviolence is generally taken to mean not killing or destroying the body, but actually nonviolence means not to put others into distress. So unless one elevates people to spiritual knowledge, one is practicing violence. (Bhagavad-gītā 13.8-12)|
|After attaining full Krsna consciousness, the devotee does not return to this material world after death. He goes back home, back to Godhead. That is the perfect stage of happiness, unblemished by any trace of distress. (Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 4.25.4)|
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