No one is free to act freely and independently, and as such, one should always seek the permission of the Lord to act or eat or speak, and by the blessing of the Lord everything done by a devotee is beyond the principles of the four defects typical of the conditioned soul
Please accept my humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada and Srila Gurudeva.
In the last series of mails on Lord Rama, we meditated on His glories based on class taken by HG Vaijayanthi mala Mathaji on verse 5.19.3 of Srimad Bhagavatam. This is the next series of transcription of the wonderful class given by Mathaji on Srimad Bhagavatam verse 5.19.4.
Persons who have acted piously in previous lives and in this life and whose sinful actions are completely eradicated are freed from the dualities of delusion, and they engage themselves in My service with determination
All the sages said: Dear Dhruva, O son of King Uttanapada, may the Supreme Personality of Godhead known as Shaarngadhanvaa, who relieves the distresses of His devotees, kill all your threatening enemies. The holy name of the Lord is as powerful as the Lord Himself. Therefore, simply by chanting and hearing the holy name of the Lord, many men can be fully protected from fierce death without difficulty. Thus a devotee is saved
The Supreme Personality of Godhead said: O sinless Arjuna, I have already explained that there are two classes of men who try to realize the self. Some are inclined to understand it by empirical, philosophical speculation, and others by devotional service.
This situation is very similar to what you carry in your heart when you don't like some people. This hatred makes your heart unhealthy and you carry that hatred in your heart everywhere you go. If you can not bear the smell of spoiled potatoes for a week, imagine the impact of this hatred that you carry through out your life, on your heart?
Gurudev said - "The criticism that we receive is the medicine to cure our disease.If you do something wrong you must be prepared to face the music. You think that you are perfect and that is why you cannot handle criticisms.
It is very very important to remember Srila Prabhupada's outstanding humility and perfect relationship with Guru. His example is ours to follow with our respective Spiritual masters. Be peaceful and self satisfied.
Whatever you desire to describe that is separate in vision from the Lord simply reacts, with different forms, names and results, to agitate the mind as the wind agitates a boat which has no resting place.