119Srila Prabhupada Quotes ! "I like it; I must do it." This is asura or demonic
- Aug 2, 2010
Hare Krishna Friends,
HDG. A.C. BhaktiVedanta Swami Srila Prabhupada
Papam means sinful activities, and punyam is pious. So people should consider in every activity, whether it is papam (sinful act) or punyam (good act), whether it is virtuous or sinful activities. But the asuras, they do not know. Pravrttim ca nivrttim ca na vidur asura janah. Those who are asuras, they do not care what is sinful or what is right. "I like it; I must do it." This is asura. There is no reference to the authorities, whether the action which I am going to do, whether it is pious or impious. Because by impious activities I will be degraded. Adho gacchanti tamasah. Jaghanya-guna-vrtti-sthah. If we become addicted to sinful activities, the result will be we shall be degraded. But they do not know. Even so-called religious priests, they support killing, condone it. Killing is impious, sinful activity, but in the name of religion, killing is also going on. If someone says, "It is my religion to cut throat," will it be accepted very nice thing? Sometimes... Just like here is the war. This is also religious war.