Letters Prabhupada Preaches to Guest

Published on June 27th, 2011 | by HDG A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada | Full size image

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Why should you remarry? Rather you should take sannyasa…

There is a certain kind of laddu which has such a taste, that anyone who has tasted it once, he laments, oh how I would like to taste again. And anyone who has never tasted, he also laments, oh I have never tasted. So one who has tasted, and one who has not tasted, both are lamenting. Wife is like that.

Vrindaban 1 September, 1975

Tampa

My Dear Jayananda das:

Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated August 11, 1975 and have noted the contents. What you have done is good. Why should you remarry? Rather you should take sannyasa. Now you are getting very good training. Why has Jayatirtha suggested you to remarry?

In Delhi there is a certain kind of laddu which has such a taste, that anyone who has tasted it once, he laments, oh how I would like to taste again. And anyone who has never tasted, he also laments, oh I have never tasted. So one who has tasted, and one who has not tasted, both are lamenting. Wife is like that. You have already tasted, now you are lamenting. But my advice to you is not to try to taste again, otherwise your lamentation will increase. You have got no children, so you are free, so take sannyasa.

Sex life is nasty, but out of illusion we think it is nice. Now you are experienced, so don’t take sex life again. You should not take sannyasa out of sentiment nor artificially, but it is better to accept it anyway.

I hope this meets you in good health.

Your ever well wisher,

A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami

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6 Responses to Why should you remarry? Rather you should take sannyasa…

  1. kamla says:

    so if a girl husband take sannyasa,how will see be able to servr her husband please explain this to me i dont understand

    • Hare Krishna Kamla

      A women should always be protected by a man. So before taking sannyasa the husband should give his wife at least one son and that son has to be grown up enough so he can look after his mother before the husband takes sannyasa. That is the Vedic system. The women is first protected by her father and then she is handed over to a qualified boy to be his wife and he protects her then in her old age if the husband does take sannyasa then there should be grown up sons to take care of their mother and the family business, etc.

      Chant Hare Krishna and be happy!

      Madhudvisa dasa

  2. xyz.. says:

    If someone treats us badly, what should we do? Keep quiet or do something about it? I think ppl who do bad to me are often blessed. why so?

    • Hare Krishna!

      We should surrender to Krishna and serve Krishna. He will not treat us badly and if people treat us badly because we are serving Krishna then that is OK. We don’t care how people treat us actually. We only care about pleasing Krishna, serving Krishna.

      Chant Hare Krishna and be happy!

      Madhudvisa dasa

  3. xyz.. says:

    Should a girl take sanyas? We know the world today. Is it safe for a girl to live alone? I got married but the person i was forced to marry had sexual problems coz of which he used to misbehave with me , my parents and ask for dowry and take away my monthly salary. I got divorce, now my parents want me to marry again, but i wanted to adopt a child and live my life. The money i was supposed to get as settlement out of court is taken away by my parents and they again want me to settle with someone of their choice.I never want to hurt them but whenever I say no to their any decision, they do emotional blackmail and i am scared nothing should happen to them. Coz of this fear and anger i misbehave with them, shout and hold them responsible for my fate, but then again i am blamed by my siblings that I am torturing them. I don’t find a solution out. I always wanted to get married and live a happy life but I’ll be married to such a person, i never had thought. What do you think i can do to come out of this problem? Plz help.

    • What can you expect?

      This is the material world. Krishna calls it in Bhagavad-gita dukalayam-asasvatam, it means a place of misery where there is danger at every step. And we are thinking we can make it into a comfortable place where we can live happily forever… It is insanity. This material world is a crazy place full of suffering and misery. We need to realize that and stop trying to be happy here and instead surrender to Krishna and serve Krishna and live our lives in such a way that we always remember Krishna and never forget Krishna and then at the time of death we will naturally remember Krishna and Krishna promises that “Whoever remembers Me at the time of death will attain Me without fail.”

      And as far as a girl taking sannyasa, no a girl can not take sannyasa, a girl should get married and serve her husband nicely.

      Chant Hare Krishna and be happy!

      Madhudvisa dasa


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Founded the Hare Krishna Movement in 1966 in New York. In only 11 years he spread the movement all over the world. He wrote more than 80 books including Bhagavad-gita As It Is, Srimad-Bhagavatam, Sri Caitanya-caritamrta, Sri Isopanisad. Prabhupada's books constitute a complete library of Vedic philosophy, religion, literature and culture.


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