“The Complete Science of Bhakti-Yoga #8”
The Nectar of Devotion — November 4, 1972, Vrndävana
2174) Whether I know knowingly or unknowingly, I do commit sinful activities! Taught by Srila Prabhupada!
————————- “Generally, one commits sinful activities…”
Pradyumna: “…due to ignorance. But ignorance is no excuse for evading the reaction—sinful activities.“
Prabhupäda: Yes. Generally we commit sinful activities knowingly; if not knowingly, unknowingly. Just like we are walking on the street, we are killing so many ants, unknowingly. So that is also sinful activities. You do not know, you do not want to kill the ants, but still, unknowingly, you are killing. When you take water from the jug, there are so many animals encircling the water jug, and when you take water some of them die. When we make paste on the pestle and mortar, spices, so many small insects die. That is going on. So knowingly or unknowingly, we are committing sinful activities. —————–