Surrender unto His Lotus Feet - Part 2

Hare Krishna Prabhujis and Matajis,
Please accept my humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada and Srila Gurudeva.

This is in continuation of the previous offering, "Surrender unto His Lotus Feet" wherein we were meditating on Srimad Bhagavatam verse 2.6.7.  

vikramo bhūr bhuvaḥ svaś ca
kṣemasya śaraṇasya ca
sarva-kāma-varasyāpi
hareś caraṇa āspadam

Thus the forward steps of the Lord are the shelter for the upper, lower and heavenly planets, as well as for all that we need. His lotus feet serve as protection from all kinds of fear.

Brahmaji says that Lord protects whatever we have - kṣemasya , bestows fearlessness - śaraṇasya and He is sarva-kāma-varasyāpi - grants us all that we need, Since Lord alone can do all these things for all of us, hareś caraṇa āspadam - His lotus feet is the shelter for everyone. In his wonderful puroprt to the above verse His Divine Grace says, "For absolute protection from all sorts of fear, as well as for all our needs of life, we must take shelter of the lotus feet of the Lord, not only in this planet but also in all the upper, lower and heavenly planets. This absolute dependence on the lotus feet of the Lord is called pure devotional service, and it is directly hinted at within this passage. No one should have any kind of doubt in this matter, nor should one be inclined to seek the help of any other demigods, because all of them are dependent on Him only. Everyone, except the Lord Himself, is dependent on the mercy of the Lord; even the all-pervading Supersoul is also dependent on the supreme aspect of Bhagavān, the Personality of Godhead."

In times of difficulties, sometimes we keep running pillar to post seeking help instead of turning to Krishna. We keep faith on so many people and process to solve our problems. But unless Krishna sanctions, no process will or no one would be able to help us. As mentioned by His Divine Grace, everyone in this material world, including the demigods are dependent on His mercy only. In the asat sabha pastime of Mahabharat also we can see that initially Draupadi was looking at the elders in the assembly to save her from the evil clutches of Dushasana. But neither the elders, nor her 5 dear husbands were able to protect her. She later tried to defend herself by catching hold of the saree with one hand - but later when she realised that Krishna eka sharanam - Lord is the only shelter, she raised both her hands and called out the name "Govinda" - Immediately Lord supplied unlimited sarees in a mystical way and thereby saved her from the most embarassing situation of being disrobed in front of others. 

Our beloved spiritual master HH Mahavishnu Goswami Maharaj says, "Please do not get rotten in the material atmosphere. We have a powerful Father. Recognise the authority of the Father and come to Him running not only at the time of difficulty, but all the time we should run to Krishna."

Thank you very much.
Yours in service of Srila Prabhupada and Srila Gurudev
Sudarshana devi dasi