Inserito il - 17/10/2014 : 23:42:54
A living entity, as a part and parcel of the supreme is originally spiritual, pure and free from all material contaminations. Therefore by nature he is not subject to the sins of the material world. But when he is in contact with the material nature he acts in many sinful ways without hesitation and sometimes even against his will. Although the living entity sometimes does not want to act in sin, he is still forced to act. Sinful actions are not, however, impelled by the supersoul within, but are due to another cause.
The supreme personality of godhead Lord Sri Krishna explains to Arjuna in third chapter of Bhagavad Gita that it is Lust only, which is born of contact with the material mode of passion and later transformed into wrath and which is the all devouring sinful enemy of this world.
Further his divine grace A.C Bhaktivedanta swami Prabhupada explains in his purport giving an analogy, as the sense of love of God becomes transformed into lust as like milk in contact with sour tamarind is transformed into yoghurt.
Then again when lust is unsatisfied it turns into wrath, wrath is transformed into illusion and illusion continues the material existence. Therefore lust is the greatest enemy of the living entity and it is lust only which induces the pure living entity to remain entangled in the material world.
Wrath is the manifestation of the mode of passion, instead of degraded into the ignorance is elevated to the mode of goodness by the prescribed method of living and acting in Krishna consciousness.
The living entity is covered by different degrees of this lust like as fire is covered by smoke, as a mirror is covered by dust and as the embryo is covered by the womb.
When the living entity exhibits his Krishna consciousness slightly he may be likened to the fire covered by smoke. This stage is like the beginning of Krishna consciousness.
The dust on the mirror refers to a cleansing process of the mirror of the mind by so many spiritual methods. The best process is to chant the holy names of the Lord:
Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare
Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare
The embryo covered by the womb is a anology illustrating a helpless position, for the child in the womb is so helpless that he cannot even move. This stage of living condition can be compared to that of the trees , the covered mirror is compared to the birds and beast and the smoke covered fire is compared to the human beings.
It is said in the Manu-Smriti that lust cannot be satisfied by any amount of sense enjoyment, just as fire is never extinguished by the constant supply of fuel. When one enjoys sense gratification it may be that there is some feeling of happiness but actually that so called feeling of happiness is the ultimate enemy of the sense enjoyer.
Lust is the symbol of ignorance by which the living entity is kept within the material world.
This great enemy, lust, has captured different strategic position in the body of the conditioned soul that is the senses, the mind and the intelligence are the sitting places of this lust.
Through them lust covers the real knowledge of the living entity and bewilders him.
Therefore Lord Sri Krishna advices Arjuna to curb this great symbol of sin ( lust ) from the very beginning by regulating the senses and to slay this destroyer of knowledge and self - realization.