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Mode of Passion - an essential subject
Modes of nature are a very unique and illuminating concept of Vedic philosophy which describe and explain the functioning of material nature based on three influences or forces - goodness, passion and ignorance. They permeate everywhere and affect all aspects of this material world.
The mode of passion gives birth to insatiable greed and anger which pushes the living entity into the unending circle of activities that give no beneficiary results. The mode of passion is necessary for creation and activity but unless purified, it leads to ignorance and lethargy, and instead of uplifting us it will lead to misery and degradation. We can not take anything from the results of our hard material labor with us, once we leave our bodies, thus all activities in passion should be purified to the state of pure goodness.
Srila Prabhupada's books, lectures, conversations and letters offer a comprehensive presentation of this essential subject as seen in the Vaniquotes Mode of Passion category. An introduction from his books is given below in the following 14 quotes.
Quotes from Srila Prabhupada's books
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