Under the Modes What Makes Choices?

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Under the Modes What Makes Choices?

Postby backtohome » Thu Apr 08, 2010 11:23 am

Question: Under the Modes What Makes Choices?

Dear Gurudeva,

Please accept my most humble obeisances.
All glories to Srila Prabhupada, Sri Sri Guru and Gauranga.

When a person under the influence of the material modes makes a choice to act in one way or other, is the choice of action coming from the mind, intelligence or the soul?

your menial servant,
Baskar


Answer: The Imperfect Mind

In this connection Srila Prabhupada has written in his purport to SB 3.26.31:

"The desire to accept something and reject something is a very important factor of the mind."

Therefore the choice to accept or reject something is made by the mind. This means that the person who is under the influence of the three modes of material nature is going to be making bad decisions that are detrimental for his well being.

Sankarshan Das Adhikari
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