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Lecture Excerpt

August 2, 1976, New Mayapur (French farm)
Prabhupada: ...apratihata yenatma samprasidati. Yena-atma samprasidati. If you want to please yourself... Everyone is trying to please himself, but here is the formula: yenatma samprasidati. Atma means soul, the Supersoul, the mind and the body also. According to the different position, the atma is accepted in different angles of vision. But on the whole we are searching after bodily comforts, mental peace, and satisfaction of the soul and satisfaction of the Supersoul. So this is the only process. Yato bhaktir adhoksaje. If you engage yourself in devotional service, bhakti, sa vai pumsam paro dharmo... [SB 1.2.6]. And that is the topmost system of religion. There are different religious systems, different parts of the world, of the universe. But the real purpose of religion is yato bhaktir adhoksaje, how to become engaged in the service of the Lord, that is religion. And this service of the Lord cannot be checked. Ahaituky apratihata. It is not that for certain reason one has to engage himself in devotional service. It is spontaneous. And apratihata, without any check. Just like we are sitting down here, there is no check. Anywhere we can sit down. Of course, sometimes the climatic condition different, but there are different climates also. In India we have got almost all the year climate like this, except in the rainy seasonthat is also not constantly. Therefore India is supposed to be the best place for developing Krsna consciousness, because the climate is very suitable. So here also, now this climate. It is not conditional, but you can perform service, kirtana, without any check. Not that we have to live in that palace, then we can chant. No. We can live, we can sit down underneath a tree and chant. There is no limit. We can go on. So we have to adjust things in such a way that without any condition, without any check, we can go on with our devotional service. Just like we can sit down here or anywhere. Here is the opportunity. This land is very good. You can sit down anywhere and chant this Hare Krsna maha-mantra. There is no need of chair or cushion or nothing else. Ahaituky apratihata. Any condition. And yenatma samprasidati, that will please your everythingyour heart, your mind, your body, your soul, everything. Yenatma samprasidati. This is the easiest method for achieving the highest perfection of life. So go on with this process without any check and be happy.
Thank you very much.
Devotees: Jaya Prabhupada! (end)

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