GL-Transcendental television—- 18 Oct., 1968, Seatle.
397) Whether I know the importance of spiritual guidance! Taught by Srila Prabhupada!
—————–There are many different types of perfection in this material world. Somebody is thinking, “This is perfection of life.” Materialists, they are thinking, “If I can enjoy my senses very nicely, that is perfection of life.” That is their point of view. And when they are frustrated, they find out, or try to find out, something better. So if he’s not guided, something better means the same — sex and intoxication. That’s all. Simply becomes irresponsible. That’s all. Because there is no guide. He’s finding out, searching out something better, but because there is no guide, he comes to the same sense or sex and intoxication — to forget. A businessman, when he’s failure, so much disturbance. He tries to forget him by drinking. But this is artificial way. This is not actually the remedy. How long you can forget? Sleep — how long you can sleep? Again wake up, again you are in the same position. That is not the way. But if you come to the stage of love of Godhead, then naturally you forget all this nonsense. Naturally. Param drstva nivartate [Bg. 9.59]. If you find out something more palatable, more relishable, you give up nonsense things which is not so nice to taste. ————–