“The Complete Science of Bhakti-Yoga #10”
The Nectar of Devotion — Vrndavana, November 7, 1972
2308) Whether I know prayascittam will not help fully! Taught by Srila Prabhupada!
———————– A man knows that stealing is not good. By ordinary law, stealing is punished, and in the scriptures also, stealing is prohibited because it is sinful. And one has seen that a person who is a thief was arrested and was punished. Everything he knows, but still, he commits stealing. Why? Therefore Bhagavata says through Sukadeva Gosvami that prayascittam vimarsanam. Simply official prayascitta will not help a man ceasing from sinful activities. Official. ————————-