Conversation–“You Cannot Preach Your Philosophy” April 12, 1975, Hyderabad.
913) Whether I know I should never think anything under the spell of maya! Taught by Srila Prabhupada!
————— The difficulty is that we do not want to become a regular student. Haphazardly, here and there, here and there, but I remain the same thing. It is a science. Jnanam me paramam guhyam yad vijnana-samanvitam. Tad vijnana samanvitam. Jnanam te ‘ham sa-vijnanam pravaksyami anasuyave, yaj jnatva na anyaj jnatavyam avasisyate… [Bg. 7.2]. But the Vedas do not say like that. Vedas say, tad vijnanartham sa gurum evabhigacchet [MU 1.2.12]. If you are serious to learn about that, tad vijnana. Tad vijnanam, gurum evabhigacchet. You must go to a bona fide guru who can teach you. Nobody is serious. That is the difficulty. Everyone is thinking, “I am free,” although he is pulled by the ear by nature. Prakrteh kriyamanani gunaih karmani sarvasah [Bg. 3.27]. You have done like this, come on, here, sit down. This is going on, prakrti. Ahankara-vimudhatma kartaham iti manyate [Bg. 3.27]. The rascal, befooled by his false ego, he is thinking, “I am everything. I am independent.” Those who are thinking like that, they have been described in the Bhagavad-gita, ahankara vimudhatma. The false ego is bewildered and thinking, “What I am thinking is all right.” No, you cannot think in your own way. Must think as Krsna says, then you are right. Otherwise, you are thinking under the spell of maya, that’s all. ———————