Spiritual Realization - an essential subject
We should not try to understand things beyond our material conception by argument and counterargument. We have to follow in the footsteps of great authorities coming down in the paramparā system. If we approach a bona fide ācārya and keep faith in his words, spiritual realization will be easy. Our Kṛṣṇa consciousness movement follows this principle. We do not recognize any method for spiritual realization other than Kṛṣṇa consciousness, devotional service. In practically every chapter the conclusion has been that one should be attached to the personal form of Kṛṣṇa, for that is the highest spiritual realization.
Srila Prabhupada's books, lectures, conversations and letters offer a comprehensive presentation of this essential subject as seen in the Vaniquotes Spiritual Realization category. An introduction from his books is given below in the following 16 quotes.
Quotes from Srila Prabhupada's books
|If one finds himself entangled in worldly connections, one should behave outwardly like a worldly man but remain inwardly faithful for spiritual realization. That will help one on the progressive march of life. (Mukunda mālā-stotra, Text 3)|
|For those who are addicted to sense enjoyment, spiritual realization is not possible. (Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 3.20.53)|
|In full spiritual realization there is a perception of spiritual happiness, and that happiness is described in Bhagavad-gītā as the supreme happiness, which is beyond the material senses. (Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 3.21.12)|
|Austerity means to accept voluntarily things which may not be very comfortable for the body but are conducive for spiritual realization, for example, fasting. (Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 1.17.25)|
|Anyone who is steady in his determination for the advanced stage of spiritual realization and can equally tolerate the onslaughts of distress and happiness is certainly a person eligible for liberation. (Bhagavad-gītā 2.15)|
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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.