Material Entanglement - an essential subject

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When the spirit soul comes into contact with the material energy of the Lord - Maya - such a soul becomes entangled into material affairs with deep-rooted attachments to family life, wealth and other mundane matters. There are unlimited sources of material entanglement within this world, and persons who thrive on fruitive results centered around their bodies can never find the happiness and peace they search. Such entangled souls find no time to connect with their ever joyful spiritual selves. By enjoying this material world that presents to us an illusory face of pleasure, of worldly relationships, of Godless meditations and of hallucinatory happiness, the living entity is drowning more and more into an ocean of sorrow.

There is no way out of material entanglement by mental speculation. It is a very strong bond, just like three ropes are twisted in one and become very strong. “Then what to do?” one might ask. Hopelessness? No. Kṛṣṇa says in the Bhagavad-gita that anyone who surrenders unto Him and becomes Kṛṣṇa conscious, becomes free of all entanglements. There is undoubtedly hope for materially entangled souls, for by the mercy of Lord Caitanya, they can be extricated from their entanglement in Maya by offenselessly chanting the Lord's Holy Names - the Hare Kṛṣṇa Maha-mantra. If one regularly vibrates these transcendental sounds one's natural attraction for Kṛṣṇa will be revived.

Srila Prabhupada's books, lectures, conversations and letters offer a comprehensive presentation of this essential subject as seen in the Vaniquotes Material Entanglement category. An introduction from his books is given below in the following 9 quotes.


   
 

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