Material Activities - an essential subject
Material life means defying the laws of God, denying the existence of God. And one wants to become himself God. These are the material activities. There is not much difference between the activities of material life and spiritual life. Only the consciousness has to be changed. When the consciousness is to lord it over the material nature, that is material life. The only distinction between materialistic activity and spiritual activity is that material activity is performed only to satisfy one's own senses whereas spiritual activity is meant to satisfy the transcendental senses of the Supreme Personality of Godhead. By spiritual activity everyone factually benefits, whereas by materialistic activity no one benefits and instead one becomes entangled in the laws of karma.
Srila Prabhupada's books, lectures, conversations and letters offer a comprehensive presentation of this essential subject as seen in the Vaniquotes Material Activities category. An introduction from his books is given below in the following 16 quotes.
Quotes from Srila Prabhupada's books
|Just as a knowledgeable person can easily distinguish gold from iron, one who has the proper realization can easily distinguish the transcendental activities of the spiritual world from material activities. (Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Madhya-līlā 13.24)|
|One percent done in Kṛṣṇa consciousness bears permanent results, so that the next beginning is from the point of two percent, whereas in material activity without a hundred percent success there is no profit. (Bhagavad-gītā 2.40)|
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