“The Complete Science of Bhakti-Yoga #8”
The Nectar of Devotion — Vrndavana, November 2, 1972.
2139) Whether I know in conditioned state, there is no progress! Taught by Srila Prabhupada!
———————- Ksine punye martya-lokam visanti [Bg. 9.21]. So long you have got assets of pious activities, you can occupy such post; then again come down. A-brahma-bhuvanal lokah punar avartino ‘rjuna [Bg. 8.16]. So in this way we are wandering from up, down, down, up. In this way. Caitanya Mahaprabhu therefore said,
ei rupe brahmande kono bhagyavan jiva
guru-krsna-krpaya paya bhakti-lata-bija [Cc. Madhya 19.151]
We are wandering, life after life, in different species of life, different forms of life, in different planetary system. And that is going on. This is not progress. Where is progress? You are conditioned within this universe. Where is your progress? —–—————-