If we accept that the senses, the body and the mind are not perfect, they're limited, then with what means are we to perceive God?

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Conversations and Morning Walks

1977 Conversations and Morning Walks

You perceive according to the instruction of Gītā. Just like a child. He does not know how to use the senses. He is going to touch fire or something dangerous, to catch a snake. It is the duty of the father: "No, my dear child, don't do that. It is dangerous." You have to follow him.

770508 - Conversation C - Hrishikesh:

Young man (3): Yes. If we accept that our senses and our mind and our body are not enough to live a life with...

Prabhupāda: Can't hear.

Young man (3): ...so then how are we to perceive God? With what bodily platform do we perceive...?

Tamāla Kṛṣṇa: His question is that if we accept that the senses, the body and the mind are not perfect, they're limited, then with what means are we to perceive God?

Prabhupāda: You perceive according to the instruction of Gītā. Just like a child. He does not know how to use the senses. He is going to touch fire or something dangerous, to catch a snake. It is the duty of the father: "No, my dear child, don't do that. It is dangerous." You have to follow him. If you become "self"—"I am self alone"—then bother yourself. Our Vedic injunction is not "self." Tad-vijñānārthaṁ sa gurum eva abhigacchet (MU 1.2.12). In order to reform yourself, you must go to a proper guru. Samit-pāṇiḥ śrotriyaṁ brahma-niṣṭham, not "I am self. All right."