You take the body you want

Speaker: Srila Prabhupada
Source: How to see the Absolute truth

Desire-PicIf you want, nature will give you facility. Prakrteh kriyamanani gunaih karmani sarvasah [Bg. 3.27]. Prakrti means nature. He’s giving, by nature. Just like, if you infect, if you become infected with some disease, so you’ll get that disease. It is nature’s way. If you touch fire, your finger will be burned. Not that nature has to make a particular arrangement. By nature it is there. Similarly, if you remain like cats and dogs, then by nature you’ll get the body of cats and dogs. There is no

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Necessity is fire

Speaker: Srila Prabhupada
Source: How To Derive The Ultimate Benefit

Tukir_(a_way_of_cooking_using_bamboo_as_recipient_to_cook_in_the_fire)Just like earth, from the earth the tree grows. So tree grows means wood. Now, if you ignite the wood, first of all there is smoke, then there is fire. So my necessity is fire, neither the wood, nor the earth, nor the smoke. Similarly, for getting out of these material clutches one has to take shelter of Visnu — not of Lord Brahma nor Lord Siva.

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We become what we associate with

Speaker: Radhanath Swami
Source: Power of Inquiry-1

ironrodinfireWe become what we associate with. If we associate with impure people, impure activities, impure thoughts, we become polluted. If we associate with people who are pure, activities that are pure, and thoughts that are pure, we become purified. Srila Prabhupada, our guru, gave the example of an iron rod. If we put it in fire, it becomes red and hot like fire; and if you touch it, you’ll be burnt the same way as when you touch the fire directly. That is the power of association. But if we put that same

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