This is the poison, illicit sex
Posted on February 2, 2017
[Extracts from Srila Prabhupada's response to the claim of some disciples(?) that "the basic principles of Krsna consciousness, as taught by you, are the first-class method, but that it is too much difficult to be followed by people in the West.]
Once one becomes rascal, he becomes more and more and more and more and more.
They want relaxation, flexibility. That means that spiritually fallen, fallen down.
Illicit sex is so dangerous. Everyone will be killed with the illicit sex. That is the difficulty — falldown. What can I do? I have already given instruction. If they do not follow, they fall down. That is sure. So dangerous. And in our society it is very easy to have affair, so many girls are there. I can say “Don’t do this,” but if you do, what can I do?
This is the poison, illicit sex, and this poison will kill everything. This is the poison. And I cannot understand whether I shall be able to save my disciples from this poison. This is the poison. They do not take it seriously, but in the beginning I said, "No illicit sex." If you want, at all. These four principles, if they are not strictly followed, then he's victimized forever — today or tomorrow. He should take little time, of his time, to save himself. Artificially, that will not save him; he will fall down. Krsna can excuse for some time, but it is not [indistinct]. Api cet su-duracaro [Bg. 9.30]. If unconsciously, or if you have some accidentally falldown, that is excused. But purposefully — it is all rascaldom. Bali-mardana fell. Karandhara fell. Sudama fell. And gradually they are falling down. What can I do? I say that you shall remain fixed up in this way, but if you do not accept it, then how can I help you? If I say that "Don't dry your knife on your neck," and if you do it, so how can I save you?
January 3, 1975, Bombay