“Everybody wants pleasure, this whole world is pleasure seeking. But pleasure comes on different levels. There is physical pleasures, mental pleasures and spiritual pleasures.
If somebody is mentally pleased, they feel physically content also. If somebody is spiritually pleased, they feel mentally and physically..things are open.
For instance, if somebody is not mentally pleased even if you give them a nice meal but they are very sad because a loved one is sick, they’re not going to enjoy the meal. So the physical pleasure will not replace the mental agony they are felling because of worry for the well being of some relative.
So generally I go for a walk on the Durban beach front and there’s a lot of people trying to sell pleasure. But the pleasure they’re trying to provide is something for the tongue, something for the touch, something for the ear, something for the eye…superficial pleasure.
We are simultaneously trying to provide pleasure on all the levels. We also have food for the tongue, but it’s also food for the soul. We also have certain cultural programs… dance, drama, music and more..
So these things are pleasing to see, at the same time they are spiritually gratifying because the topic is about KRISHNA! “
April 13th, 2001
Durban, South Africa