Duty is already there -- don't be over-intelligent

    Posted on April 10, 2014

Don't manufacture duty. Duty is already there. Take it up and be happy. We are doing that. How we say, "Here is duty"? We may be not very much learned, but we take the simple thing, that's all. Our duty is to carry out the order of Krsna. Caitanya Mahaprabhu confirmed it, my Guru Maharaja confirmed it, we accept it. Why should we be unnecessarily very learned man? Eh? There is a Bengali proverb, uthi chala kel balai derhi[?]: "If one is too much intelligent, he should be hanged." [laughter] [laughs] Over-intelligent. Krsna may give me the good intelligence that whatever I have been able to do or what I am going to, let me be fixed up in my faith in Krsna, that's all. I don't want anything. Why shall I create my duty? Duty is already there.

Srila Prabhupada, Conversation–July 6, 1972, London

 

See also:

Happiness is the property of the devotees
Slaughterhouse schools
Bhaktivedantas
How the whole economic problem can be solved
Srila Prabhupada cannot protect farcical disciples
Srila Prabhupada as past and future guru
Nitya-siddha, Srila Prabhupada
The poet Allen Ginsberg praised Srila Prabhupada thus:
Krsna comes, feeling pain for us
The Lord's form
Why Krsna is called Paramesvara
All-knowing, all-powerful Krsna
Devotees who go away
Temporary relief work: a misleading deviation from our real duty
Srila Prabhupada came to give culture, including dress style
 

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