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Memories (#125)
I am very glad to see you again (Part 2)

Don't be lazy

"So you are all young men. I request you to engage your time in reading books, in chanting, in Deity worshiping, in going to preach, selling books. Don't be lazy. Always remain engaged. Then that is Krishna consciousness."

Execute the principle

"So take seriously about this movement and execute the principle, namely no meat-eating, no illicit sex, no intoxication, no gambling, and chant sixteen rounds. That's all right. Now, if there are any questions from them."

Question: "If everyone is spirit soul, then isn't sex life also spiritual?"

Prabhupada: "Well, sex life... There is no sex life in the spirit soul. Sex life is in the material body. We are not this body, but because we are in this body, therefore we are thinking pleasure of the body is pleasure of the soul. Just like when you are sitting in a nice car, if the car is damaged, the proprietor thinks that he is damaged. But actually he is not damaged; the car is damaged. It is due to our false identification with the body. Therefore we think that sex life is a pleasure. But so long we are in this body, sex life is not prohibited, but it is regulated. By regulative principle, gradually we can give up sex life. Therefore there are four orders of life. The beginning is brahmacari. There it is very nicely taught how to remain free from material encagement. But if one is unable to take immediately spiritual activity, he is allowed to marry. The married life is regulated sex life. Then, after fiftieth year, one has to give up this. So in that stage, vanaprastha stage, the wife is there, but there is no sex life. So in this way, when one becomes very strongly fit not to desire for sex life, then he takes sannyasa. That is the perfect stage of life for spiritual advancement of life."
Srila Prabhupada entering the main gate of the temple followed by Mandakini devi dasi, offering rose petals making a soft carpet where His Divine Grace stepped on. Nadaparana das, the temple president escorting Srila Prabhupada to the temple building entrance.
Srila Prabhupada coming down from the plane followed by his personal servant and secretaries and is greeted by Sriman Radha Krsna das, head of the translation department, as he offers a fresh garland around Srila Prabhupada's neck.
Thus ends, “I am very glad to see you again”
Srila Prabhupada's second's visit to Mexico City, Hare Krishna temple
R.G. Tridandi Swami Bhakti Prapanna Parvata Maharaja
(Rama Govinda das from Guadalajara)
"Matha A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada”, San Andres Cholula, Puebla, Mexico
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Srila Prabhupada approaching the main entrance of the temple building. His Divine Grace's zonal secretary is showing the way, as H.H. Viraha Prasa Swami and Prabhu Nanda Prana das are taking care of Srila Prabhupada's security.
Following the sastric injunction, Sriman Hanuman das starts bathing Srila Prabhupada's lotus feet. Srila Prabhupada very kindly accepted.