“regularly this book Kṛṣṇa, he will be liberated, simply by reading this book.”-SP

January 12, 2022 in Articles by Damaghosa dasa

May 2, 1974 m0rning walk Bombay
…”regularly this book Kṛṣṇa, he will be liberatedsimply by reading this book.”
 
In this morning walk Srila Prabhupada explains the meaning of full surrender, how only demons come to this material world, and the real meaning of transcendental anxiety or separation from Krsna
Girirāja: Another thing we were discussing yesterday is that in Goloka there are no demons.
Prabhupāda: No. There cannot be any demons. Then how it is Vaikuṇṭha? Vaikuṇṭha means without any anxiety. So the situation of anxiety is created by the demons. Therefore, when Kṛṣṇa wants to fight, He has to come down here because there is no question of fighting. There is no chance of fighting. Everyone is devotee. A devotee will never agree. But they will agree Kṛṣṇa’s fight, but here, in this field.
Girirāja: But the sentiment of anxiety or fear for Kṛṣṇa, is that sentiment in Goloka?
Prabhupāda: No. There is no such thing. That is separation. Just like gopīs, they are full of anxiety: “Oh, Kṛṣṇa has gone to the pasturing ground.” Their anxiety is there. Just like Rukmiṇī, she was thinking, “Oh, Kṛṣṇa may not give me up. He is talking in this way.” She fainted. So anxiety is there. So the anxiety is that one may not be separated from Kṛṣṇa. That is the anxiety. And actually there is no separation, but the feeling of separation out of ecstatic love. Just like one who has got love for the other person, beloved, he always thinks like that, “My beloved may not be separated from me.” This is ecstasy of love. Just like a miser man who has got much wealth, he always thinks, “My money may not be lost. My money may not be lost.” Out of his too much attachment for the money, he thinks like that. Is it not? “How shall I protect this money? How shall I protect this?” To earn money is also troublesome. To keep money also troublesome. And when it is lost, that is also troublesome. This is the position. But there is no such thing, loss, but the anxiety is there. We shall return from here? [break] …vināśāya ca duṣkṛtām. So both the sādhu and the duṣkṛtina, by Kṛṣṇa’s two activities, act differently to the devotees and to the demons. They realize. That is their achievement. By punishment, this Kāliya realized, “Oh, Kṛṣṇa is the Supreme Lord.” And devotees, by out of love, they realize. Therefore Kṛṣṇa is Absolute. In either process He is realized. Mama vartmānuvartante manuṣyāḥ pārtha sarvaśaḥ. If one is sincere, then they gradually make progress. Yes. [break] …vināśāya ca duṣkṛtām.
Girirāja: “O Lord, You have descended especially for the purpose of annihilating all kinds of disturbing elements within the world, and because You are the Absolute Truth, there is no difference between Your mercy and punishment.” [break]
Prabhupāda: …surgical operation is there, the knife is being used on the body, that means he is getting relief. It is not punishment. Hare Kṛṣṇa. (Hindi) [break]
Girirāja: Is that benefit coming in all suffering or only when it is given by Kṛṣṇa?
Prabhupāda: Yes. When there is suffering given by Kṛṣṇa… Therefore a devotee does not take seriously suffering. Tat te ‘nukampāṁ susumīkṣamāṇaḥ [SB 10.14.8]. A devotee thinks, “It is the favor of Kṛṣṇa that he has put me into suffering.” They never see suffering as suffering. It is favor of Kṛṣṇa. That is devotee’s vision. [break] It is exactly like a son who knows his father well. If the father slaps, the son never protests. He knows that “It is good for me.” Similarly, a devotee is never disturbed when there is suffering given by Kṛṣṇa. [break]
Girirāja: A karmī is suffering just the laws of…
Prabhupāda: The karmī is different. The karmī is suffering. He is suffering just like criminal is suffering. A criminal is given slap by the police. That slap, and the father is giving slap, that slap is different. Although it looks the same thing, but there is great difference.
Satsvarūpa: So there is no benefit to suffering unless it is connected with Kṛṣṇa.
Prabhupāda: Yes. When Kṛṣṇa… Therefore we shall fully surrender to Kṛṣṇa. As Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura says, mārobi rākhobi yo icchā tohārā: “Now I surrender. Now if you want to maintain me, that is all right, and if You want to kill me, that is also all right.” This is surrender. It is not business, “If You maintain me, then I surrender. If You kill me, then I do not.” It is not like that. Mārobi rākhobi yo icchā tanhārā. “As You like. If You want to maintain, that is also good; if You want to kill, that is also good.” This is devotee’s view.
Satsvarūpa: Someone might say, “But if one is surrendered why should Kṛṣṇa give him trouble?”

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