Looking around myself I see so many people who are in pain, and they don't even know it.
They have no idea that they are just passengers on a ride which has a very sad ending.
They have no control over their life, their senses, their desires.
They think they are in control, but really they are just products of the society.
Sleeping like animals, but in a human body.
Eating like animals, but in a human body.
Defending like animals, but in a human body.
Mating like animals, but in a human body.
And for what? Just to gratify the senses.
It's saddens me so much to see this around me.
Why won't people wake up?
Open up their eyes and see what is really happening.
I am thinking a lot about why people eat non-veg. It does not make sense.
Eating another body. Another entity's flesh.
It's so horrible.
And eggs, the unfertilized embryo of a chicken. That is just disgusting.
Would you eat the menstruation of any other animal?
But the eggs of a hen is ok?
That is just too weird.
What goes around comes around, what you do to others, will come back to you...etc. we have all heard about Karma, but why are people not considering their actions reactions before they do something?
Can people not see that their actions in this life is what creates the body of the next life? Just like the body we have now is an reaction of the actions we did in our previous lives. It's how it works. Karma. It's not just for this lifetime, but for all the lives. Until we get liberated from the wheel of Karma.
There is a mantra saying:
harer nama harer nama
harer namaiva kevalam
kalau nasty eva nasty eva
nasty eva gatir anyatha
"In this age of Kali there is no other way, no other way, no other way for self-realization than chanting the holy name, chanting the holy name, chanting the holy name of Lord Hari" (Adi 17.22)
Many people say "why should I chant?", "I am so happy how I am, I don't need that"
The thing is that people do not know they are suffering. They are so identified with their bodies, so they think by fulfilling the needs of the senses, they will stay happy, and that is how it should be.
But the reality is that YOU ARE NOT YOUR BODY! YOU ARE SPIRIT SOUL!
And the only result of gratifying the senses is more entanglement.... the only way to control the senses is to engage them. Do not try to suppress them....engage them in the service of Krishna.
Eat only Krishna Prasadam, cooked by devotees.
Associate with the devotees.
Tell others about Krishna.
Cook for Krishna.
Sing for Krishna.
Dance for Krishna.
Work for Krishna.
You can do everything for Krishna. Just find out what Krishna likes.
If you like a person, and you want to make them happy, first you find out what they like, right?
So find out what Krishna likes, and do that.
Associate with Krishna through Srila Prabhupadas books, and associate with his devotees.
Serve his devotees. Then Krishna is happy.
"Krishna is within your heart. If you kindly continue to hear about Him, as you are doing, then Krishna will be very much pleased. "Oh, this person is now interested in me." Because nobody's interested in Krishna, so Krishna is also silent to them. But as soon as you become interested, oh, Krishna becomes very active, "Oh, he's trying to do something. I shall help him."" (LA, may 19, 1972)