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Wednesday, August 11, 2010

The 4 Defects

According to the revealed scriptures, there are four defects that plague us mortals.

Our senses are imperfect. Yet, we want perfection when there is no such thing as perfection. It is only in our own concocted mind we have manufactured what is perfection.

Perfection for one individual maybe imperfection to another.

The second defect is we are in illusion. We take what is not to be what it is. We are not this body. Yet we care so much for it that we forget we are actually a spirit soul. When someone dies, we are usually concerned about burying or cremating the body according to one’s customs and traditions. We say, “O I’ve cremated my father or I’ve buried my father.” Have we ever heard of anyone replying, “O you cruel person, how could you bury your father or cremate him!”

It is understood that only the body was buried or cremated. So where is the father? We must realize that we are not actually this body.

The next defect we have is the tendency to cheat. Almost all of us have cheated in something or other to gain some sort of leverage for our own sense gratification.

Lastly, we as humans commit mistakes. As the saying goes, to err is human. We make a lot of mistakes in our short life on this planet. Yet, we are not so forgiving if others make mistakes.

Reflecting upon what the scriptures have described about our defects, we must immediately seek a bona fide guru to guide us spiritually.

Only by Sri Guru's guidance and grace, can we learn to alleviate ourselves to Krsna consciousness, which means, to understand the Supreme Personality of Godhead and to be admitted into the Lord's family.

That should be our final destination.

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