What credit do you get by family maintenance?
Posted on May 11, 2015
Cats and dogs have also responsible for the family. What is credit for him? The dog also allows the nipple to be sucked by the cubs. That is family maintenance. So what credit do you get by family maintenance? Why do you specially claim any benefit by maintain...? That is being done by the cats and dogs. Do you think that the animals do not take care of their children? Then if you take, then where is the difference between him and yourself? You are also the cats and dogs. Your main business is to become Krsna conscious. If you forget that – you remain cats and dogs – then you'll become again cats and dogs. Punar musiko bhava: "Again become a mouse." The mouse was given the chance to elevate gradually to a tiger, and when he became tiger, he wanted to devour the saintly person. And he said, "All right, again you become mouse." That is also... You are given the chance of self-realization. If you do not do it, then again become cats and dogs, maintain your family.
(Srila Prabhupada – April 5, 1975)