Dec 25 1976 Bombay
Guest (2) (Indian man): Freedom from mind, how would you explain it or how would you detail it? [break]
Prabhupāda: …mind means polluted mind. We are part and parcel of God. Mamaivāṁśo jīva-bhūtaḥ [Bg. 15.7]. Jīva is as pure as God and on account of this mind, he is suffering in this material world. You can see. You can see.
Here is a living being, this tree. It is also a living being, but he's standing before me for fifty years or more than that. He cannot move an inch, and we are moving. So why this condition?
He is also living being; I am also living being. I have got little freedom to move; he hasn't got. Why this difference of position? Due to the mind. So here in this material world there are 8,400,000 different forms of life. They're all due to the mental concoction.
So if we want our original life as good as God, at least in quality, that is freedom of mind. And then we cease to become one of the covered living beings within this material world.