Sense Gratification - an essential subject

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In every field of action we have to follow certain do's and do not's. Tat-paraḥ saṁyatendriyaḥ. The result of knowledge is that one should be restrained in the matter of sense gratification. You cannot become progressive in spiritual life if one indulges in unrestricted sense gratification because sense gratification is the cause of our bondage in this material world. Regulated sense gratification leads to liberated happiness whereas unrestricted sense gratification leads to suffering and despair. The whole treatment of progressing in spiritual life is regulated. Of course, we have got senses, and the senses require some satisfaction. That is all right. Therefore we have to purify our senses by engaging them, under regulation, in the service of the Lord.

Srila Prabhupada's books, lectures, conversations and letters offer a comprehensive presentation of this essential subject as seen in the Vaniquotes Sense Gratification category. An introduction from his books is given below in the following 10 quotes.


   
 

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