“The Complete Science of Bhakti-Yoga #8”
The Nectar of Devotion — November 4, 1972, Vrndävana
2166) Whether I know there is no enjoyment in material world! Taught by Srila Prabhupada!
Pradyumna: [reading]: …from page number two. ” ‘Relief from Material Distress.’ In the Bhagavad-gitä, the Lord says that one should surrender unto Him, giving up all other engagements. The Lord also gives His word there that He will protect such surrendered souls from the reaction of all sinful activities. Srila Rüpa Gosvämi says that the distresses from sinful activities are due both to the sins themselves and to sins committed in our past lives.”
Prabhupäda: Now, “Relief from Material Distress.” There are two kinds of activities, pious activities and impious activities. Generally we understand by performing impious activities, we suffer, and by performing pious activities, we enjoy. But actually, in the material world there is no enjoyment. ——————————