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Ignorance is no excuse, similarly out of ignorance we are committing so many sinful life's and we are becoming liable to be punished, that is the law of nature. You cannot avoid it, if you touch the fire it will burn

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"ignorance is no excuse, similarly out of ignorance we are committing so many sinful lives and we are becoming liable to be punished, that is the law of nature. You cannot avoid it, if you touch the fire it will burn"

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Ignorance is no excuse, similarly out of ignorance we are committing so many sinful life's and we are becoming liable to be punished, that is the law of nature. You cannot avoid it, if you touch the fire it will burn, if a child touches the fire there is no mercy because the fire will not consider that, "here is a child he does not know he has touched the fire." No, no the fire will act, just like here there was little incident of fire. We became all alarmed because fire will prove its worth unless we take precautions.


Prabhupāda:

ceto-darpaṇa-mārjanaṁ bhava-mahā-dāvāgni-nirvāpaṇaṁ
śreyaḥ-kairava-candrikā-vitaraṇaṁ vidyā-vadhū-jīvanam
ānandāmbudhi-vardhanaṁ prati-padaṁ pūrṇāmṛtāsvādanaṁ
(sarvātma-snapanaṁ) paraṁ vijayate śrī-kṛṣṇa-saṅkīrtanam
(CC Antya 20.12)

I am very glad to hear our beloved Acyutānanda Svāmī speaking about material elements, very nicely and analytically. They're always trying, in the śāstras. Actually this movement is taken as one of the so-called religious movements. But it is not that, it is a cultural movement to bring in the foolish persons to the real platform of life.

This movement is helping people to make a solution of all the problems of life. Because we create problems by misunderstanding, just like a foolish person does not know what is the law. He steals something and when he is brought into the court, arrested if he says that, "I did not know there is a law that a thief is punished, I did not know." Or stealing is against law, criminal.

So ignorance is no excuse, similarly out of ignorance we are committing so many sinful lives and we are becoming liable to be punished, that is the law of nature. You cannot avoid it, if you touch the fire it will burn, if a child touches the fire there is no mercy because the fire will not consider that, "Here is a child he does not know he has touched the fire." No, no the fire will act, just like here there was little incident of fire. We became all alarmed because fire will prove its worth unless we take precautions.