The Laws of Nature

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The Laws of Nature


"Freedom" is a popular notion; we tend to think we're "free," that we can act as we like, and that our happiness is all that matters. The Laws of Nature; An Infallible Justice defines "freedom" differently. Here we're given a bracing reminder of the interconnectedness of all life, and the natural laws that govern all our actions; whether we're aware of them or not.

This short (97 pages) book makes the case for a connected, holistic worldview, and the profound benefits that come from acting with full awareness of our true selves, our place in the world, and the divine origins of both that world and ourselves.

Part One is a compilation of lectures that Srila Prabhupada gave on Sri Isopanishad in 1968. Self-satisfaction is possible, he says, to the degree we acknowledge the Supreme Person as the ultimate supplier of everything.

Part Two is an excerpt from Kapiladeva's description of karma—the universal law of action and reaction—found in the third canto of the Srimad-Bhagavatam.

Part Three presents Srila Prabhupada's commentary on the Bhagavad-gita verse which he frequently promoted as the ultimate peace formula (5.29). Krishna says, "A person in full consciousness of Me, knowing Me to be the ultimate beneficiary of all sacrifices and austerities, the Supreme Lord of all planets and demigods, and the benefactor and well-wisher of all living entities, attains peace from the pangs of material miseries."