Prabhupada 0662 - Full of Anxiety Because They Have Captured Something Nonpermanent

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Full of Anxiety Because They Have Captured Something Nonpermanent
- Prabhupāda 0662

Lecture on BG 6.13-15 -- Los Angeles, February 16, 1969

Tamal Krishna: Verse fifteen: "By meditating in this manner, always controlling the body, mind and activities, the mystic transcendentalists attains to peace (the supreme nirvāṇa) which abides in Me (BG 6.15)."

Prabhupāda: Nirvāṇa means, the actual word nirvāṇa in Sanskrit, nirvāṇa means finished. Finished. That is called nirvāṇa. That means materialistic activities finished. No more. That is called nirvāṇa. And unless you finish this nonsense activities, there is no question of peace. So long you'll be engaged in materialistic activities, there is no question of peace. Prahlāda Mahārāja said to his father, tat sādhu manye 'sura-varya dehināṁ sadā samudvigna-dhiyām asad-grahāt. His father asked him, "My dear boy, you are being educated…" A small boy, five years old. Father is always affectionate, and he was asking, "My dear boy, what you have learned, best thing, till now?" Oh, he immediately, "Yes father, I shall tell you, the best thing." "What is that?" He said, tat sādhu manye 'sura-varya dehināṁ. "My dear father, this is the best thing." For whom? Best thing for whom? He said, tat sādhu manye 'sura-varya dehināṁ sadā samudvigna-dhiyām asad-grahāt (SB 7.5.5). These people, these materialistic people who have accepted something nonpermanent. Just try to understand each word. These materialistic people, they are hankering after capturing something nonpermanent, that's all. You have seen, by experience. Now that President, Mr. Kennedy, he was very rich man. He wanted to be President, and he spent money like anything. He became President. He had his nice family, wife, children, presidentship - finished within a second. Similarly everyone is trying, in the material world, to capture something which is nonpermanent. But I am spirit soul, permanent.

So these rascals they do not come to sense that "I am permanent. Why I am after nonpermanent?" If I am always busy for comforts of this body, but I know that this body, today or tomorrow or a hundred years after will be finished, and so far I am concerned, I am spirit soul, I have no birth, I have no death. Then what is my function? It is the bodily function, so far I am doing, these material activities. Therefore Prahlāda Mahārāja said asad-grahāt. Just see how nice. They are anxious, they are full of anxiety because they have captured something nonpermanent. Their whole activities are targeted to capture something nonpermanent. Therefore they are always full of anxieties. Any person, any living entity, man beast or animal or birds, always anxious. This is material disease. So if you are always full of anxieties, where there is question of peace? You go, I go in the street, I say, "Beware of dog." They are living in a very nice house, but full of anxieties. Somebody may not come. Let there be dog. You see? "Beware of dog." "No trespassers." That means although living in a nice cottage, very nice, but full of anxieties. Full of anxieties. Sitting in an office, very nice good salary, always thinking, "Oh I may not lose this office." You see? You see? American nation, very rich nation, very good defend, defense force, everything. Always anxious. "Oh, these Vietnamese may not come here." You see? So who is free from anxiety? Therefore the conclusion is if you want peace without anxieties, then you have to come to Kṛṣṇa consciousness. There is no other alternative. It is practical. Just try to understand.

Therefore here it is said, "By meditating in this manner, meditating upon Me, Kṛṣṇa, always controlling the body." The first control is tongue. And the next control is the genital. Then you control everything. You give your tongue engagement for chanting and eating Kṛṣṇa prasāda, it is controlled, finished. And as soon as your tongue is controlled, immediately your stomach is controlled, immediately next, your genital is controlled. Simple thing. Controlling the body, mind. Mind being fixed on Kṛṣṇa, no other engagement, controlled. Activities - always doing Kṛṣṇa's work. Gardening, typing, cooking, working, everything for Kṛṣṇa - activities. "The mystic transcendentalist then - immediately they become mystic transcendentalist - attains to peace, the supreme nirvāṇa, which abides in Me." It is all in Kṛṣṇa. You cannot find out peace outside Kṛṣṇa activities. Outside Kṛṣṇa consciousness. That is not possible. Go on.