So this hearing process is our Vedic process. Caitanya Mahāprabhu has recommended, according to, of course, Vedic injunction: sthāne sthitāḥ śruti-gatāṁ tanu-vāṅ-manobhiḥ (SB 10.14.3). You haven't got to change your position. It is not necessary that you have to take sannyāsa from gṛhastha life, you have to give up your occupation. No. That is not very important thing. The important thing is . . . This verse was submitted by Lord Brahmā:
- jñāne prayāsam udapāsya namanta eva
- san-mukharitāṁ bhavadīya-vārtām
- sthāne sthitāḥ śruti-gatāṁ tanu-vāṅ-manobhir
- ye prāyaśo ajito 'py asi tais . . .
- (SB 10.14.3)
If you want to understand God . . . That is the business of human life. Human life is specially . . . That is the chance. Because we are in the cycle of birth and death, changing, migrating from one body to another. This is our position. So except human body, lower than the human body we can understand how they are suffering. Suppose a tree. Here we are sitting so comfortably. A few yards off from this place, there is a tree, and it is standing for thousands of years. Is not that punishment? If I tell Mr. Such-and-such, "You stand up here for five hours," he'll become mad. That is a sort of punishment to the children.