Why Does One Fall Down?
Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Thakur Prabhupada
As soon as we become proud, we find ourselves unable to follow the spiritual master’s orders. As a result,
we are bound to fall down. Before a living entity falls down, however, he develops a feeling called faithlessness.
If we keep intact our faith at the lotus feet of the spiritual master and the vaiṣṇavas, then our perfection
is guaranteed; otherwise, we will be doomed and our desire for matter will simply increase. ·
— Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Thakur. Amrta Vani. A collection of statements from Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Thakur. Originally compiled
in Bengali by Sri Bhakti Bhagavat Mayukha Maharaja. Translated into English by Bhumipati Das. Touchstone Media. Mumbai. 2004. p. 214.v
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