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BY: SRI VRINDAVAN DASA


Aug 01, 2017 — INDIA (SUN) —

Srila Prabhupada..."This spell of māyā is called āvaraṇātmikā śakti because it is so strong that the living entity is satisfied in any abominable condition. Even if he is born as a worm living within the intestine or abdomen in the midst of urine and stool, still he is satisfied. This is the covering influence of māyā. But the human form of life is a chance to understand, and if one misses this opportunity, he is most unfortunate. The way to get out of illusory māyā is to engage in the topics of Kṛṣṇa. Lord Caitanya advocated a process * whereby everyone may remain in his present position without change but simply hear from the proper authoritative sources about Kṛṣṇa."

(Srimad-Bhagavatam, 4.7.44 Purport)

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jñāne prayāsam udapāsya namanta eva
jīvanti san-mukharitāṁ bhavadīya-vārtām
sthāne sthitāḥ śruti-gatāṁ tanu-vāṅ-manobhir
ye prāyaśo 'jita jito 'py asi tais tri-lokyām

< (SB 10.14.03)

jñāne—in gaining knowledge; prayāsam—unnecessary endeavor; udapāsya—setting far aside; namantaḥ—completely surrendering; eva—certainly; jīvanti—live; sat-mukharitām—declared by great realized devotees; bhavadīya-vārtām—discussions about You, the Supreme Personality of Godhead; sthāne sthitāḥ—situated in their own positions; śruti-gatām—received aurally; tanu-vāk-manobhiḥ—by the body, words and mind; ye—those who; prāyaśaḥ—almost always; ajita—O my unconquerable Lord (beyond perception and unlimitedly independent); jitaḥ—conquered; api—indeed; asi—You are; taiḥ—by such pure devotees; tri-lokyām—within the three worlds.

Rāmānanda Rāya continued, "Lord Brahmā said, 'My dear Lord, those devotees who have thrown away the impersonal conception of the Absolute Truth and have therefore abandoned discussing empiric philosophical truths should hear from self-realized devotees about Your holy name, form, pastimes and qualities. They should completely follow the principles of devotional service and remain free from illicit sex, gambling, intoxication and animal slaughter. Surrendering themselves fully with body, words and mind, they can live in any āśrama or social status. Indeed, You are conquered by such persons, although You are always unconquerable.'" (Cc Madhya 8.67)


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