Śrīmad Bhāgavatam class on Sat 3rd Apr 2021 by Bhakta Dāsa 5.13.1
Due to the living entity’s ignorance of his eternal blissful life, he becomes attracted to material activities under the spell of māyā. In this world, he can never experience happiness, yet he works very hard to do so. This is called māyā.
Śrīmad Bhāgavatam class on Sat 20th Feb 2021 by Bhakta Dāsa 5.10.12
Jada Bharat Said:My dear King, if you still think that you are the King and that I am your servant, you should order me, and I should follow your order. I can then say that this differentiation is temporary, and it expands only from usage or convention. I do not see any other cause. In that case, who is the master, and who is the servant? Everyone is being forced by the laws of material nature; therefore no one is master, and no one is servant. Nonetheless, if you think that you are the master and that I am the servant, I shall accept this. Please order me. What can I do for you?
Śrīmad Bhāgavatam class on Sat 9th May 2020 by Bhakta Dāsa 4.29.57
People generally are attracted by these activities, and very rarely is a person attracted to devotional service, as Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu confirms. Unless one is very, very fortunate, he does not take to devotional service. Even the so-called learned Vedic scholars are bewildered by devotional service. They are generally attracted to the rituals for sense gratification.
Śrīmad Bhāgavatam class on Sat 18th Apr 2020 by Bhakta Dāsa 4.29.33
When one gets tired of keeping a burden on his head, he will place it on his shoulder. This does not mean that he has become freed from the strains of carrying the burden. Similarly, human society in the name of civilization is creating one kind of trouble to avoid another kind of trouble.
Śrīmad Bhāgavatam class on Sat 8th Feb 2020 by Bhakta Dāsa 4.28.16
It is not infrequent for a person overly attached to the material body to request a physician to prolong his life at least for some time. If the so-called scientific physician is able to prolong one’s life for a few minutes through the use of oxygen or other medicines, he thinks that he is very successful in his attempts, although ultimately the patient will die. This is called the struggle for existence. At the time of death both patient and physician still think of prolonging life, although all the constituents of the body are practically dead and gone.
Śrīmad Bhāgavatam class on Sat 30th November 2019 by Bhakta Dāsa 4.25.57-61
Materialistic persons, who are under the full control of material intelligence, cannot perform devotional activities. Thus, consciously or unconsciously, they become entangled by the dictations of material intelligence.
Śrīmad Bhāgavatam class on Sat 2nd November 2019 by Bhakta Dāsa 10.25.1
Śukadeva Gosvāmī reveals the foolishness of Indra and the absurdity of his anger. Indra was frustrated because the residents of Vṛndāvana accepted Śrī Kṛṣṇa as their Lord. But the simple fact is that Śrī Kṛṣṇa is the Lord, not only of the residents of Vṛndāvana but of all that exists, including Indra himself. Thus Indra’s petulant reaction was ridiculous. As the common saying goes, “Pride goes before a fall.”