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Enjoyment Means Two - Krishna and You - Prabhupada 0671

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Devotee: "This is characterized by one's ability to see the self by the pure mind and to relish and rejoice..." Prabhupāda: Pure mind. This is pure mind. Pure mind means to understand oneself that "I belong to Kṛṣṇa." That is pure mind. Mind, at the present moment my mind is contaminated. Why? I am thinking that I belong to this, I belong to that, I belong to this. But when my mind is fixed up, "I am Kṛṣṇa's." That is my perfection. Yes. Devotee: "…And to relish and rejoice in the self. In that joyous state one is situated in boundless…" Prabhupāda: This joyous in the self, that means, Kṛṣṇa is the Superself. Yoga practice. That I am individual self. When I am in samādhi with Viṣṇu, Superself, that is my steadiness of the mind. So Superself and self, when they enjoy. Enjoyment cannot be alone. There must be two. Have you got any experience of enjoyment alone? No. So enjoyment alone is not possible. Enjoyment means two - Kṛṣṇa and you. The Supersoul and the individual soul. That is the way. You cannot enjoy alone, that is not your position. Yes, go on. Devotee: …One is situated in boundless transcendental happiness, and enjoys himself through transcendental senses. Established thus, one never departs from the truth, and upon gaining this, he thinks there is no greater gain. Being situated in such a position, one is never shaken, even in the midst of the greatest difficulty. This… Prabhupāda: In the greatest difficulty. If you are convinced, that "I am part and parcel of Kṛṣṇa," then even there is greatest difficult position of your life, that is surrender. You know Kṛṣṇa will give you protection. You try your best, you use your intelligence, but believe in Kṛṣṇa. Bālasya neha pitarau nṛsiṁha (SB 7.9.19). If Kṛṣṇa neglects, no other remedy can protect you. No other measure can protect you. Don't think... Suppose one is diseased. Many expert physicians treating him. Nice medicine is offered. Is that guarantee for his life? No. That is not guarantee. If Kṛṣṇa neglects, in spite of all these good physicians and medicines he will die. And if Kṛṣṇa protects him, even if he has no expert treatment, he'll still survive. So one who is fixed up in Kṛṣṇa, fully surrendered… And one of the points of surrender is that Kṛṣṇa will protect me. Then you are happy. Just like the child. He's fully surrendered to the parents and he is confident that "My father is there, my mother is there." So he's happy. Kadāham aikāntika-nitya-kiṅkaraḥ (Stotra-ratna 43). If you know that somebody is there who is my patron, who is my savior, are you not very happy? But if you do everything on your own account, at your responsibility, are you happy? Similarly, if you are convinced in Kṛṣṇa consciousness, that "Kṛṣṇa will give me protection" and if you are true to Kṛṣṇa, that is the standard of happiness. You cannot be happy otherwise. That is not possible. Eko bahūnāṁ vidadhāti kāmān (Kaṭha Upaniṣad 2.2.13). That is the fact. Even your, in your rebellious condition Kṛṣṇa is giving you protection. Without Kṛṣṇa's protection you cannot live even for a second. He's so kind. But when you admit it, when you recognize it, then you become happy. Now Kṛṣṇa is giving you protection but you do not know it because you have taken your life at your own risk. Therefore He has given you freedom, "All right, do whatever you like. As far as possible I will give you protection." But when you fully surrender, the whole charge is to Kṛṣṇa. That is special. That is special protection. Just like a father. The child who has grown up doesn't care for the father, he's acting freely. What the father can do? "All right, do whatever you like." But the child who is fully under the protection of the father, he takes more care. That is stated in the Bhagavad-gītā you'll find: samo 'haṁ sarva-bhūteṣu (BG 9.29). "I am equal to everyone." Na me dveṣyaḥ: "Nobody is my enemy." How He can be enemious? Everyone is Kṛṣṇa's son. How he can become enemy to Kṛṣṇa? He is son. That is not possible. He is friend of everyone. But we are not taking advantage of His friendship. That is our disease. That is our disease. He is friend to everyone. Samo 'haṁ sarva-bhūteṣu. But one who is recognizing, he can understand that "Kṛṣṇa is giving me protection in this way." This is the way of happiness. Go on.

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Duration: 7 minutes and 44 seconds
Year: 1969
Country: United States
Language: English
Views: 72
Posted by: vanimedia on Oct 2, 2014

Prabhupada speaks during a Bhagavad-gītā Lecture in Los Angeles on February 17, 1969 - Part 5 - Yoga System Series

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