A conditioned living entity is under the control of an unkind master (Maya)

Summary: The attached file illustrates how maya literally slaps the living entity (japatiya dhare) while they are happily searching for sense gratification, all the while turning their attention away from Krishna's service. This is a fact of life, which we need to learn, and not be so surprised when it happens. Maya is not a kind master!

Reading Assignment

a) July 15, 1976 Evening Lecture At Gita-Nagari Farm by Srila Prabhupada