What Is Wrong With Speculating

Krishna's Mercy

[Shri Krishna]“The Supreme Personality of Godhead, Krishna, and His plenary portions cannot be understood by mental speculation nor by the nondevotees. If anyone wants to understand the Supreme Personality of Godhead, he has to take to pure devotional service under the guidance of a pure devotee. Otherwise, the truth of the Supreme Personality of Godhead will always be hidden.” (Shrila Prabhupada, Bhagavad-gita, 18.55 Purport)

Friend1: I’ve heard it said that there is actually a fifth regulative principle.

Friend2: You mean in addition to the prohibitions on meat eating, gambling, intoxication and illicit sex?

Friend1: Yes.

Friend2: I know what it is.

Friend1: So do I. But it only gets mentioned some of the time.

Friend2: I think there might be a loose association with gambling.

Friend1: Really?

Friend2: Yes.

Friend1: It is mental speculation.

Friend2: Don’t do it. You’ll get in trouble [laughing].

Friend1: You know I will have to…

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