“The Complete Science of Bhakti-Yoga #5”
The Nectar of Devotion – Vrndavana-29.10.1972–
1142) Whether I know what pravrtti and nivrtti actions are! Taught by Srila Prabhupada!
————— Pradyumna: (reading) “…may be divided into two classes: one class may be for achieving a certain goal, and the other may be for avoiding some unfavorable circumstances. In Sanskrit these activities are called pravrtti and nirvrtti, positive and negative action. There are many examples of negative action. For example, a diseased person has to be cautious and take medicine in order to avoid some unfavorable illness. Those who are cultivating spiritual life and executing devotional service are always engaged in activity. Such activity can be performed with the mind or with the, with the body or with the mind. Thinking, feeling and willing are all activities of the mind, and when we will do something, the activity comes to be manifest by the gross bodily senses. ———————–