Madness - an essential subject
According to the dictionary, madness is a behavior or a thinking which is foolish or dangerous. Usually we think that madness is a disease or a condition which concerns only a few unfortunate people because of some genetic dispositions or traumatizing circumstances. But actually, nowadays the whole human society falls into the category of maddess. There is hardly a sane person, as everyone is acting foolishly and dangerously by not serving their real interest as spiritual souls. Therefore they are harming themselves and other living entities.
Srila Prabhupada's books, lectures, conversations and letters offer a comprehensive presentation of this essential subject as seen in the Vaniquotes Madness category. An introduction from his books is given below in the following 12 quotes.
Quotes from Srila Prabhupada's books
|One should be satisfied with things awarded by the Lord of the universe. It is out of madness only that one tries to encroach upon another's share of material possessions. (Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 2.4.20)|
|From the mode of goodness, real knowledge develops; from the mode of passion, greed develops; and from the mode of ignorance develop foolishness, madness and illusion. (Bhagavad-gītā 14.17)|
|O son of Bharata, know that the mode of darkness, born of ignorance, is the delusion of all embodied living entities. The results of this mode are madness, indolence and sleep, which bind the conditioned soul. (Bhagavad-gītā 14.8)|
|Temporarily covered by the influence of māyā, the living entity serves his senses, which are represented as kāma-krodha-lobha-moha-mada-mātsarya—lust, anger, greed, illusion, madness and envy. (Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Madhya-līlā 24.202)|
|An uncontrolled mind and an unchaste wife are the same. An unchaste wife can kill her husband at any time, and an uncontrolled mind, followed by lust, anger, greed, madness, envy and illusion, can certainly kill the yogī. (Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 5.6.4)|
|The forgetful living entity can be compared to a man who is under the influence of disease and has become mad or to a man haunted by ghosts, who acts without control and yet thinks himself to be in control. (Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 3.26.6)|
|It is said that from the mind, Marīci appears. In other words, Marīci is an incarnation of the mind. Marīci has six sons: Kāma, Krodha, Lobha, Moha, Mada and Mātsarya (lust, anger, greed, illusion, madness and envy). (Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 10.2.8)|
Madness - explore more within this category.
Vanipedia has now over 903 introductory articles compiled from Srila Prabhupada's books under the series titled Essential Subjects. All these articles can be seen in the Table of Content on the right side of this article and also here in this Umbrella Category. Browse through them to relish the breadth and depth of Srila Prabhupada's teachings - There is a subject for everyone.