How Krsna is always with us–SP

February 19, 2020 in Articles by Damaghosa dasa

SB 7.2.38 purportOne who does not abide by the orders of the Supreme Personality of Godhead is given the facility to enjoy this material world. Instead of restricting him, the Lord gives the conditioned soul the opportunity to enjoy so that by mature experience, after many, many births (bahūnāṁ janmanām ante [Bg. 7.19]), he will understand that surrender to the lotus feet of Vāsudeva is the only duty of all living beings.
Note-for devotees who want to enjoy this material world, Krsna will give us thru His holy names dharma artha kama and even moksa-but not Himself He reserves Himself to only His pure devotees
SB 7.2.39 purport...One cannot argue with the activities of the Supreme Personality of Godhead. The Lord is always free, and therefore He can protect and can also annihilate. He is not our order carrier; whatever He likes He will do. Therefore He is the Supreme Lord. The Lord does not create this material world at anyone’s request, and therefore He can annihilate everything merely by His will. That is His supremacy. If one argues, “Why does He act in this way?” the answer is that He can do so because He is supreme. No one can question His activities. If one argues, “What is the purpose of this sinful creation and annihilation?” the answer is that to prove His omnipotence He can do anything, and no one can question Him. If He were answerable to us concerning why He does something and why He does not, His supremacy would be curtailed.
SB 7.2.40Sometimes one loses his money on a public street, where everyone can see it, and yet his money is protected by destiny and not seen by others. Thus the man who lost it gets it back. On the other hand, if the Lord does not give protection, even money maintained very securely at home is lost. If the Supreme Lord gives one protection, even though one has no protector and is in the jungle, one remains alive, whereas a person well protected at home by relatives and others sometimes dies, no one being able to protect him.
Note-I personally had both things happen to me. Once while skating around greenlake in Seattle while listening to a kirtan on headphones, I lost my house and car keys. I went around the 2 1/2 mile course again and found my keys-despite hundreds of eyes present. Losing all my money happened in a divorce case despite my careful ” protection”. She got “the mine and I go the shaft”, as the saying goes. But down the road it was a blessing in disguise. Krsna took it and her away so that I could make advancement in His service.
SB 7.2.41 purport-Here it is very plainly explained that God is not responsible for the living entity’s accepting different types of bodies. …The Lord is always ready to give directions. Indeed, His directions are elaborately given in Bhagavad-gītā. If we take advantage of these directions, then in spite of our being conditioned by the laws of material nature, we shall become free to attain our original constitution (mām eva ye prapadyante māyām etāṁ taranti te [Bg. 7.14]). We should have firm faith that the Lord is supreme and that if we surrender to Him, He will take charge of us and indicate how we can get out of material life and return home, back to Godhead. Without such surrender, one is obliged to accept a certain type of body according to his karma, sometimes as an animal, sometimes a demigod and so on. Although the body is obtained and lost in due course of time, the spirit soul does not actually mix with the body, but is subjugated by the particular modes of nature with which he is sinfully associated. Spiritual education changes one’s consciousness so that one simply carries out the orders of the Supreme Lord and becomes free from the influence of the modes of material nature.
Note–-read Prabhupadas books, follow those instructions- and become slowly free of maya

SB 7.2.42-Just as a householder, although different from the identity of his house, thinks his house to be identical with him, so the conditioned soul, due to ignorance, accepts the body to be himself, although the body is actually different from the soul. This body is obtained through a combination of portions of earth, water and fire, and when the earth, water and fire are transformed in the course of time, the body is vanquished. The soul has nothing to do with this creation and dissolution of the body.
Note-so what– actually— are we doing??? What happens when we eat prasadam? Nobody knows or cares….How do we sleep at night? There are so many theories. We are simply along for the “ride” within a machine created by the material energy.
SB 7.2.43 purport….As fire appears separate from wood and as the air flowing through the nostrils and mouth of the body appear separate from the body, so the Paramātmā, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, appears separate from the living being but is actually separate and not separate simultaneously. This is the philosophy of propounded by Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu. According to the reactions of karma, the living being appears separate from the Supreme Personality of Godhead, but actually he is very intimately related with the Lord. Consequently, even though we now seem neglected by the Lord, He is actually always alert to our activities. Under all circumstances, therefore, we should simply depend on the supremacy of the Supreme Personality of Godhead and thus revive our intimate relationship with Him. We must depend upon the authority and control of the Supreme Personality of Godhead.
Note-Srila Prabhupada so nicely explains God consciusness. Without him and his books what would anybody in this world actually know about spiritual life?? Almost zip, nada. So this is all theoretical knowledge,(jnana) and to turn it into practical working realized knowledge (vijnana) we must serve the Supreme. As Prabhupada once took his bead bag and tossed it on his bed, then said-“there my 16 rounds are done and I now can do anything damn thing I want.”. He was being sarcastic to his present fledgling disciples who were thinking like that.
Hare Krsna
damaghosa das