Are We Blaming Sravity for The Sinking of The Boat, Chaitanya Caran Prabhu (Gita Daily)

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Published on Sep 28, 2013

Based on Bhagavad Gita Chapter 04, Text 36

“I succumbed to immoral indulgences because my material desires were too strong.” Sometimes we may thus rationalize our fall from our principles of spiritual integrity. This justification is fallacious, like blaming gravity for the sinking of a boat.

When we start practicing devotional service, we metaphorically board a boat for going to Krishna’s eternal abode. Just as gravity is ubiquitous, so are material desires. Just as physical boats are designed to float in spite of gravity, so the boat of devotional service is designed to float in spite of the gravity force of material desires.

Some of us may have deep-rooted material conditionings and so may feel stronglydragged down by material desires. But the Bhagavad-gita (04.36) assuresthat, whatever be our past conditionings, the boat of spiritual knowledge culminating in devotional servicecan take us across the ocean of material existence.

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