Krishna, the Reservoir of Pleasure + Who is Crazy?

Krishna, the Reservoir of Pleasure + Who is Crazy?

“Real pleasure, real life exists.” For me, these essays are just speaking from heart to heart, as well as the entire science of Krishna consciousness. And if you’ll read “Who is crazy?” you’ll definitely realize why does the world seems like such a gloomy place of injustice. All these emotions and aspirations that we all have and seek are not some cheesy dreams that are meant to be shattered and destroyed by the “reality” of life. No, life is not cruel after all. But a life where we’ve lost our own self and our most beloved object of affection is a lost cause. No doubt. So dive into these pages and find out how to drink bhakti-rasa, the sweet mellow relished in the transcendental service of the Lord, the unending amrita.

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One of my favorite quotes

Krishna, the Reservoir of Pleasure | Chapter 1

We must be concerned with transcendental activities only. That will save us from this bondage of birth, death, old age and disease. That should be our aim in life. We should not be hankering after good or bad things. For example, suppose one is suffering from some disease. He is lying in bed, eating, passing nature’s call uncomfortably, and taking bitter medicines. He always has to be kept clean by the nurses; otherwise there is an obnoxious smell. While he is lying in this condition some friends come to him and ask how he is feeling. “Yes, I am feeling well.” What is this well? Lying in bed uncomfortably taking bitter medicine, and unable to move! Yet despite all these inconveniences he says, “I am well.” Similarly, in our material conception of life, if we think, “I am happy,” that is foolishness. There is no happiness in material life. It is impossible to have happiness here. In this condition, we do not know the meaning of happiness. That’s why this very word is used, manīṣiṇaḥ – thoughtful.
We seek happiness by some extraneous, artificial means, but how long does it last? It will not endure. We again come back to sorrow. Suppose, by intoxication, we feel happy. That is not our actual happiness. Suppose I am made unconscious by chloroform, and I don’t feel the pain of an operation. That does not mean that I am not having an operation. This is artificial. Real pleasure, real life exists.
As is commanded in the Bhagavad-gītā by Śrī Kṛṣṇa, the thoughtful give up the reaction of work, being situated on the level of pure consciousness. The result is that this bondage of birth and death, disease and old age comes to an end. This end is in union with the true identity, Kṛṣṇa, the reservoir of pleasure and eternal bliss. There, indeed, is the true happiness for which we are intended.