Repentance

Repentance

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Kalacakra Krsna das

Hare Krishna,
Please accept my humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada.

An interesting point is made in Srimad Bhagavatam 3.31.13 in the prayers of the child in the womb.

yas tv atra baddha iva karmabhir avrtatma-
bhutendriyasayamayim avalambya mayam
aste visuddham avikaram akhanda-bodham
atapyamana-hrdaye 'vasitam namami

"I, the pure soul, appearing now bound by my activities, am lying in the womb of my mother by the arrangement of maya. I offer my respectful obeisances unto Him who is also here with me but who is unaffected and changeless. He is unlimited, but He is perceived in the repentant heart. To Him I offer my respectful obeisances."

In the purport Srila Prabhupada writes the following point -    

"It is said here, atapyamana-hrdaye 'vasitam: He is in the heart of every living entity, but He can be realized only by a soul who is repentant. The individual soul becomes repentant that he forgot his constitutional position, wanted to become one with the Supreme Soul and tried his best to lord it over material nature. He has been baffled, and therefore he is repentant. At that time, Supersoul, or the relationship between the Supersoul and the individual soul, is realized. As it is confirmed in Bhagavad-gita, after many, many births the knowledge comes to the conditioned soul that Vasudeva is great, He is master, and He is Lord. The individual soul is the servant, and therefore he surrenders unto Him. At that time he becomes a mahatma, a great soul. Therefore, a fortunate living being who comes to this understanding, even within the womb of his mother, has his liberation assured.

Thank you very much
Yours in service of Srila Prabhupada
Kalacakra das