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(Madan Mohan, the Attractor of Cupid)

"A devotee should always think, 'Whether my time is passed uselessly?' Then he will make advancement. Don't be slow. We should be always very expertly alert not a single moment is wasted. Jayatāṁ suratau paṅgor mama manda-mater gatī. Manda-mater gatī. We are very slow, especially in the spiritual matter. Practically there is no intention all over the world. They do not know that is the real business is spiritual advancement of life. They are so in darkness. Very unfortunate time, this Kali-yuga. Mandāḥ sumanda-matayo. Now if they want to utilize, they manufacture some new ways of spiritual advancement. This is another difficulty. So many rascals, yogīs, svāmīs, Transcendental Meditation, this, that, avatāras, always ready to mislead you. Always ready. If one is little inclined that 'Let me do something spiritually, advance,' these rascal will mislead you. Very difficult position. Therefore, the best thing is to surrender to Madana-mohana, Kṛṣṇa. Sambandha-devata.

Madana-mohana... Our most difficult position is sex. Kṛṣṇa... Māyā has given such a—they may call nice or bad—such propensity, sex, that it will create disturbances. Even though you are rigid, avowed, you are doing nicely, at sometimes, especially at night, it will disturb. It will disturb. Therefore suratau. Kṛṣṇa is the most expert in this conjugal love, Kṛṣṇa. Therefore we have to submit, surrender to Kṛṣṇa. Suratau paṅgoḥ. We are very much feeble and very slow. And so far our sex impulse is concerned, here especially mentioned, Madana-mohana. Sex impulse is called Cupid, Madana. But if we become staunch devotee of Kṛṣṇa, this material sex impulse will vanish. Will vanish. Because Cupid becomes, I mean to say, attracted. Even Cupid becomes attracted by Kṛṣṇa. We are attracted by Cupid, but Cupid is attracted by Kṛṣṇa. Therefore His name is Madana-mohana. That is the only remedy.

    yad-avadhi mama cetaḥ kṛṣṇa-padāravinde
    nava-nava-rasa-dhāmany udyataṁ rantum āsīt
    tad-avadhi bata nāri-saṅgame smaryamāne
    bhavati mukha-vikāraḥ suṣṭhu niṣṭhīvanaṁ ca

If you stick to the lotus feet of Kṛṣṇa—'Kṛṣṇa save me'—then this disturbing material thing, sex agitation, will not disturb you. This is the only way. Therefore it is said Madana-mohana. Our spiritual life is hampered very strongly by this sex impulse. But it is material. The sex impulse is material, so we should try to tolerate: kaṇḍūyanena karayor iva duḥkha-duḥkhaṁ kaṇḍūtivan manasijaṁ viṣaheta-dhīraḥ (SB 7.9.45). Just to tolerate little and chant Hare Kṛṣṇa, pray to Kṛṣṇa, 'Please save me from these disturbances.' And we should materially also control. Control means atyāhāraḥ prayāsaś ca prajalpo niyamāgrahaḥ (NOI 2). Atyāhāraḥ, too much eating, that is also agitating.

So everything can be controlled by Kṛṣṇa's grace. He is Madana-mohana. Therefore, our first business is to surrender to Madana-mohana and establish our relationship with Him. 'My Lord Kṛṣṇa, I have so long forgotten...' That song is sung by Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura,

    mānasa, deha, geha, yo kichu mora
    arpiluṅ tuyā pade nanda-kiśora!

This full surrender. Then Kṛṣṇa assures, ahaṁ tvāṁ sarva-pāpebhyo mokṣayiṣyāmi (BG 18.66), He will protect. So tāṁs titikṣasva bhārata (BG 2.14). There are so many disturbances. So Kṛṣṇa says tolerate, and do your business faithfully. Chant Hare Kṛṣṇa, follow the rules and regulations, and remain fully surrendered at the lotus feet of Madana-mohana. There will be no more disturbance."

(Srila Prabhupada Lecture, Mayapur, April 8, 1975)
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