Prabhupada, Mayapur, March 17, 1976, [...] So we got this human form of life, we are advanced in consciousness, and if we increase this consciousness to the ultimate goal, Krishna consciousness, then our life is successful. And if we could not do it—we remain in the same cats and dogs consciousness, kamaturam… Just like a dog is lusty dog, one dog, one female dog, and dozen of dogs is after her… You have seen nature’s instruction.
So that is krpana life. We should not spoil our life by becoming a krpana. This Krishna consciousness movement is trying to raise the standard of the human society to become brahmana from the position of krpana. This is the attempt. It may be a tiny attempt, humble attempt, but our aim is how these dogs and cats will become brahmana.
This is our aim. We do not want to keep them in the position of cats and dogs and pigs. This is our attempt. So we may be successful or not successful, but our endeavor is very, very great. We should always remember that. Because these krpanas… Na trpyanti. Krpana… What is that?
yan maithunadi-grhamedhi-sukham hi tuccham kanduyanena karayor iva duhkha-duhkham trpyanti neha krpana bahu-duhkha-bhajah [SB 7.9.45]
The krpana bahu-duhkha-bhajah, they know, “After the sex I’ll have to meet so many botherations,” either illicit or licit sex. Either you get so many diseases, syphilis and this, and from syphilis so many other disease, up to madness, up to leprosy, one disease after one disease, one disease. This sex… The sex syphilitic disease is called in India by the Ayurvedic physician as phairanga-roga. It has come from the Western country.
I do not wish to discuss, but the point is that illicit sex has many, many aftereffects who is not very nice. And even it is legal sex, there is also botheration. If there is no botheration, why they are killing their own child? There is botheration. Sex life is botheration. Therefore it should be controlled, undoubtedly. And the last control is to become a sannyasi, bas. Ara na re bapa: “No more.” That is called…
So whole Vedic civilization is to reduce this propensity, kamaturam. That is Prahlada Maharaja’s recommendation. Because if we remain kamaturam, sexually inclined, then we’ll be subjected only to these processes, harsa-soka-bhayaisanarta. In this way we shall be always disturbed. And it will be disturbed mind. You cannot think of the Absolute Truth. That is not possible.
The mind must be peaceful. But there is one very easy method to control the mind from these disturbances. What is that? The yoga system means the control the disturbed mind. Yoga indriya-samyamah. Real yoga means to control the mind and the senses. That is yoga. Because without controlling the mind and the senses, there is no question of spiritual advancement. Full Lecture