Wednesday, 11 April 2012

All material miseries are produced from Rajas & Tamas

As a result of forgetfulness of the Supreme Lord, the conditioned soul's taste for objects produced by the material modes of passion and ignorance increases unlimitedly. The conditioned souls rarely have the inclination to attain the platform of pure goodness, from which one can realize the Supreme Lord. All material miseries are produced from the influence of the modes of passion and ignorance. The momentary lack of distress experienced due to the influence of mode of goodness is not the same as genuine, spiritual happiness. Unalloyed devotees do not notice the presence of temporary distress produced by the interaction of the modes of nature because they experience unlimited happiness due to being situated on the platform of pure goodness. Conditioned souls who are under the control of their senses run after limited, ever-changing, and tempting material objects and thus become beggars to achieve their objectives. This is the cause of their distress.

Srimad Bhagavatam 11.9.1
Commentary by Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakur

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