That is Vrndavana

    Posted on November 10, 2015

There are living entities who are eternally conditioned and there are living entities eternally liberated. The eternally liberated souls, living entities, they are with Krsna, they're dancing with Krsna, because they have no other desire than to satisfy Krsna. That is the difference between eternally conditioned and eternally liberated. Eternally liberated means they have no other desire. All these gopis, all the cowherds boys, all the cows, all the trees, all the water, all the father, mother, friends, they're simply trying to satisfy Krsna. That is Vrndavana. They have no other business. That is Vrndavana. The central point is Krsna. And here, in this material world, everyone is trying to satisfy himself. His center is he himself. Therefore he's exploiting others, he's cheating others, he's making so many things, bluffing, because he wants to enjoy himself. That's all. This is the difference between spiritual world and material world. If you want to satisfy yourself, your senses, that is material. And if you want to satisfy Krsna, Krsna's senses, then it is spiritual. This is the difference. So either do it here or go to Vaikuntha, Goloka, do there -- the business is the same.

(From Srila Prabhupada's talk on Srimad-Bhagavatam 1.2.23 -- August 26, 1972, Los Angeles)


See also:

Sastra recommends to become lazy
Reciting rasa-lila
Remain under Krsna, like a wife under her husband
How to become a pure devotee
If you cannot do anything, do this
Don't think these boys' life is being spoiled
Effects of reading KRSNA book
Srila Prabhupada inherits a curse (and passes it on)
The difference between Western and Eastern culture
Srila Prabhupada's chilhood and Krsna's childhood
Part demon, part devotee
Effect of sincere chanting
Shining Devotees
Difference between demigods and demons
Srila Prabhupada's mercy on technologists

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