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Täàs te pretyäbhigacchanti

ye ke cätma-hano janäù

(repeats) Now you try it. (devotees chant) Yes. Again.

Devotees: Asuryä näma te loka...

Prabhupäda: The first word is asuryä. This y-ä. Asuryä.

Devotees:

asuryä näma te lokä

andhena tamasävåtäù

täàs te pretyäbhigacchanti

ye ke cätma-hano janäù

Prabhupäda: "The killer of the soul, whoever he may be, must enter into the planets known as the worlds of the faithless, full of darkness and ignorance." (Prabhupäda leads devotees in çloka) Now repeat again. Thank you. Again from the beginning. (devotees chant Invocation and verses 1-3) Thank you. [break] Again.

Devotees:

anejad ekaà manaso javéyo

nainad devä äpnuvan pürvam arñat

tad dhävato 'nyän atyeti tiñöhat

tasminn apo mätariçvä dadhäti

 

Prabhupäda: "The Personality of Godhead, although fixed in His abode, is more swift than the mind and can overcome all others running. The powerful demigods cannot approach Him. Although in one place, He has control over those who supply the air, rain. He surpasses all in excellence." This is also confirmed in Brahma-saàhitä: goloka eva nivasaty akhilätma-bhütaù [Bs. 5.37]. Kåñëa, although He is always in Goloka Våndävana, He has nothing to do. He is simply enjoying in the company of His associates, the gopés and the cowherds boy, His mother, His father. Free, completely free. And those who are associates, they are still more free. Because when the associates are in danger, Kåñëa has got some anxiety how to save them, but the associates, they have no anxiety. "Oh, there is Kåñëa." Just see. (chuckles) The associates, they have no anxiety. Any, anything happening, you will read in the Kåñëa book—so many dangers. The boys, along with Kåñëa, they used to go every day with their calves and cows and play in the forest on the bank of the Yamunä, and Kaàsa will send some demon to destroy them. So you have seen, you will see also pictures. So they'll enjoy simply because they are so much confident. That is spiritual life. Avaçya rakñibe kåñëa viçväsa pälana. This strong faith, that "Any dangerous condition, Kåñëa will save me," this is surrender.

 

There are six phases of surrender. The first thing is that we should accept which is favorable for devotional service; we shall reject anything which is unfavorable to devotional service. And the next is that to introduce oneself with the associates of the Lord. Just like Kåñëa has got so many associates, you can... That will, of course... Not artificially. When you are advanced you'll understand what is your relationship with Kåñëa. Then if you introduce yourself with that association, then the next stage is confidence that "Kåñëa will give me protection." Actually, He is giving protection to everyone. That is a fact. But in mäyä we think that we are protecting ourself, we are feeding ourself. No. That's not the fact.



prakåteù kriyamäëäni

guëaiù karmäëi sarvaçaù

ahaìkära-vimüòhätmä

kartäham iti manyate

[Bg. 3.27]

To the devotees, Kåñëa takes charge Himself, and to the ordinary living entities, the charge is taken by mäyä. Mäyä is also Kåñëa's agent. Just like good citizens, they are taken care of by the government directly, and the criminals, they are taken care of by the government through the prison department, through the criminal department. They are also taken care of. In the prison house the government takes care that the prisoners not in uncomfortable—they get sufficient food; if they're diseased they give hospital treatment—every care is there, but under punishment. Similarly, we in this material world, there is care certainly, but in, in a punishment way. If you do this, then slap. If you do this, then kick. If you do this, then this... This is going on. This is called threefold miseries. But under the spell of mäyä we are thinking that this kicking of mäyä, this slapping of mäyä, this thrashing of mäyä is very nice. You see? This is called mäyä. And as soon as you get into Kåñëa consciousness, then Kåñëa takes care of you. Ahaà tväà sarva-päpebhyo mokñayiñyämi mä çucaù [Bg. 18.66]. Kåñëa, as soon as you surrender, Kåñëa's immediate word is, "I take care of you. I save you from all, from all sinful reaction." There are heaps of sinful reaction in our life, for so many life after life in this material world. And as soon as you surrender to Kåñëa, immediately Kåñëa takes care of you and He manages how to adjust all the sinful reactions. Ahaà tväà sarva-päpebhyo mä çucaù. Kåñëa says, "Don't hesitate." If you think that "Oh, I have committed so many sinful activities. How Kåñëa will save me?" No. Kåñëa is all-powerful. He can save you. Your business is to surrender unto Him, and without any reservation dedicate your life for His service, and thus you'll become saved.

Now kindly chant Hare Kåñëa. Chant. (kértana) (end)

 


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