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Sri Isopanisad, Mantra 2-4
Los Angeles, May 6, 1970
(devotees chant Invocation and first two mantras)
Prabhupada: Again from the beginning. (devotees repeat) Again. (devotees repeat) This is very important verse. Evam tvayi nanyathe..., nanyatha ato asti na karma lipyate nare. If you know it that everything belongs to Krsna, in this way if you live for hundreds of years and do your duties, there will be no reaction. The very thing is confirmed in the Bhagavad-gita: yajnarthat karmano 'nyatra loko 'yam karma-bandhanah [Bg. 3.9]. Except working for Krsna, any work will bind you, good or bad. If you do good work, you'll have to enjoy, so-called enjoyment. And if you do bad work, then you have to suffer. But if you work for Krsna, there is no such reaction. Na karma lipyate nare All right. Then next verse. (devotees repeat word for word)
(repeats) Now you try it. (devotees chant) Yes. Again.
Prabhupada: "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." (Prabhupada leads devotees in sloka) Now repeat again. Thank you. Again from the beginning. (devotees chant Invocation and verses 1-3) Thank you. [break] Again.
anejad ekam manaso javiyo
nainad deva apnuvan purvam arsat
tad dhavato 'nyan atyeti tisthat
tasminn apo matarisva dadhati
Prabhupada: "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-samhita: goloka eva nivasaty akhilatma-bhutah [Bs. 5.37]. Krsna, although He is always in Goloka Vrndavana, He has nothing to do. He is simply enjoying in the company of His associates, the gopis 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, Krsna has got some anxiety how to save them, but the associates, they have no anxiety. "Oh, there is Krsna." Just see. (chuckles) The associates, they have no anxiety. Any, anything happening, you will read in the Krsna book—so many dangers. The boys, along with Krsna, they used to go every day with their calves and cows and play in the forest on the bank of the Yamuna, and Kamsa 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. Avasya raksibe krsna visvasa palana. This strong faith, that "Any dangerous condition, Krsna 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 Krsna 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 Krsna. Then if you introduce yourself with that association, then the next stage is confidence that "Krsna will give me protection." Actually, He is giving protection to everyone. That is a fact. But in maya we think that we are protecting ourself, we are feeding ourself. No. That's not the fact.
To the devotees, Krsna takes charge Himself, and to the ordinary living entities, the charge is taken by maya. Maya is also Krsna'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 maya we are thinking that this kicking of maya, this slapping of maya, this thrashing of maya is very nice. You see? This is called maya. And as soon as you get into Krsna consciousness, then Krsna takes care of you. Aham tvam sarva-papebhyo moksayisyami ma sucah [Bg. 18.66]. Krsna, as soon as you surrender, Krsna'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 Krsna, immediately Krsna takes care of you and He manages how to adjust all the sinful reactions. Aham tvam sarva-papebhyo ma sucah. Krsna says, "Don't hesitate." If you think that "Oh, I have committed so many sinful activities. How Krsna will save me?" No. Krsna 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.
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