Q&A With Sankarshan Das Adhikari Maharaj

As you have mentioned in many of your mails, and so does Krishna in Bhagavad-gita, that this material world is full of miseries. Why is it that we fail to understand and realize this? In other words, we aren't always sad or distressed. Why is it so?

Please enlighten me with your wisdom 
Your servant,

Hitesh Khanna

You are wondering why the material world is described as a place of misery when we are only sad or distressed some of the time, not all of the time. Actually we are miserable all the time, but we don't realize it. That's because we've been suffering so much misery for so many millions of lifetimes in contradiction to our all-blissful natures that we have compensated by imagining that our suffering is enjoyment. It is like the novel by Richard Fariña entitled, "I've Been Done So Long It Looks Like Up To Me." In other words the only reason we think that there is enjoyment in this material world is that we have forgotten what real enjoyment actually is. This may be very difficult to understand. But it can be practically realized by someone who has awakened their dormant Krishna consciousness. 

Sankarshan Das Adhikari


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