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Smart Quote of the Day, April 3, 2016

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" . . You cannot stop fighting between dogs and cats. Why do they fight? The dog simply thinks, 'I am a big dog.' And the cat thinks, 'I am a big cat.' In the same way, if we think, 'I am an Irishman' or 'I am an Englishman,' then we are no better than the cats and dogs. As long as people remain in a bodily conception of life, there will be fighting."

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Today's Smart Quote is from the Science of Self Realization, Chapter Seven, in the section entitled, "An Awareness of What Is Best and Most Beautiful"

Srila Prabhupada: As long as we remain illusioned by the bodily conception of life, thinking we are these bodies, one man thinking "I am Irish," another thinking "I am Italian," "... American," "... Indian," and so on—as long as this goes on, the fighting will go on. You cannot stop fighting between dogs and cats. Why do they fight? The dog simply thinks, "I am a big dog." And the cat thinks, "I am a big cat." In the same way, if we think, "I am an Irishman" or "I am an Englishman," then we are no better than the cats and dogs. As long as people remain in a bodily conception of life, there will be fighting.