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Thank you prabhujiSeptember 1, 2023 at 11:55 am in reply to: Understanding Arjun’s question on Mind Gita 6.33-34 #15680
This is very understandable and relatable. Thank you very much for the in depth clarification.
It is very understandable when looked from the moral and fair point of view. But looking it from a point of understanding Krishna’s love I have this question. As you say “..Those whose hearts have no love, always think that reality is working due to impersonal laws….” and Krishna is acting like impersonal laws for few souls, even if the soul turns towards Krishna and both love each other, how is that ‘love’ if it depends on the reciprocation of the other, it is the precise mentality which Krishna condemns in love talking to Gopis and Prahlad condemns to Nrsimhadev when asked for a benediction.
Especially these lines of the articles “His omnibenevolence is showing concern without emotional attachment. The emotional attachment exists only when there is love. If love doesn’t exist, then there is no emotional attachment, even though the soul is technically God’s child. Hence, because there is no attachment, we can say that God is indifferent. However, there is a tinge of concern even in that indifference, where God wants to get the soul back, but He is not going to force the return.”
Thank you for the wonderful explanation prabhuji, my point was primarily to understand the import of the statements in your article correctly and not so much about ‘karma’ per se. Your comments have clarified it.
Thank you very much, specially for elaborating the Sikshashtakam.
Thank you prabhuji
Surrender to Krishna in terms of the 6 limbs of sharanagati, anukulasya sankalpa..also not just surrender VCT mentions about Namabhas potency to end all past karma.
Hare Krishna prabhuji
Does the 4 lakh species division of humans include demigods, gandharvas etc.
Thank you for your beautiful insight prabhuji.
The best part was the line “Happiness doesn’t mean the absence of problems. It means the absence of guilt, remorse, or shame due to not doing duty.”
Also really appreciate the recent articles, specially on the shame and shyness.
I was just curious to know also about the expansion of ‘Bhagavad-Gita 15.7: mamaivānśho jīva-loke jīva-bhūtaḥ sanātanaḥ‘ you talked about in your reply earlier, so it would be kind of you if you could elaborate it here or in some other blog. Also since this gives another dimension in thinking about qualities, is there any standard unit of distance in terms of quality distance, what is the standard ‘one atom’ distance so that we can estimate accordingly, if anything of that sort is given.
- This reply was modified 7 months ago by Sri Vasudeva Das.
Ok, that clarifies it all with perfect sense.
Thank you prabhuji
Thank you for the explanation prabhuji,
The semantic view does help resolve it, but then in what sense are such statements mentioned about the soul like, it is 1/10000th of the tip of the hair?
Thank you so much prabhuji for so beautifully elaborating the point, I just read the post also, it is very beautiful.
Thank you very much prabhuji for the in depth explanation, regarding the knowledge which becomes an inspiration for work, is 18.20 describing how the knowledge can be an inspiration for acts of goodness. Does 18.20 practically imply that we should meditate on Atma/Paramatma’s presence in every being? Thus it will inspire for right action
This was very thorough and very deep explanation. I could very well understand this and appreciate the statements regarding the evolution.
Thank you very much
Thank you prabhuji, not just by answering my questions but by helping me see my motivations also.
Yes prabhuji I can appreciate, thank you for the deep response especially your snippet explanation of the sikshashtakam verses line by line was very beautiful.
Thank you for the wonderful insight on this. Especially the last line was very deep, how sometimes the rope may wear off faster than the wheel. As you mention enthusiasm can you please write an article/book on the flow of Upadeshamrita by Srila Rupa Goswami, how the instructions progress and what is the link for what stage. How enthusiasm helps us, and is it really a choice to be enthusiastic.
Thank you Prabhuji, yes the question had the assumption that we don’t have the Guna. The post you quoted was also helpful.
Thank you very much again.
Glad to see a wonderful article dedicated to this. This so clearly explains our role in the whole free will vs determinism. But in regards to this you explain how our free will is merely to dissociate with matter which you usually call ‘free won’t’ and associate with spiritual aspects which you call ‘free will’. So as we know we cannot control matter, so how does it happen with reference to the mechanism explained in the article. to choose the ‘Guna’ we associate with, which is not as per our Prakriti. This should be possible as even Krishna refers that in SB 11.19.37 that we can overcome our svabhav.