Hare Krishna Prabhujis and Matajis,
Please accept my humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada and Srila Gurudev.
One has to sacrifice everything for the good will of the Supreme Lord, and at the same time discharge prescribed duties without claim. One must understand that everything is made from pancha maha bhuta and no living entity have capacity to create any one of them. We must give up this propencity to Lord over material nature. Without understanding this philosophy one can't understand the Supreme Lord.
It is not possible to make progress as long as our desires are anchored in the material world. In this regard, there is a story of a bridegroom's party who had to go to the bride's house down the river. It was settled that they would start at night by boat and reach the destination early in the morning. Therefore at night, after supper, the jubilant party got aboard a boat, made themselves comfortable and instructed the boatmen to start. Since all the members of the party were seated comfortably, and since the river breeze was very pleasant, they slept soundly that night. In the morning they all got up early, but to their astonishment they saw that the boat had not moved an inch toward the destination, even though the boatmen had rowed vigorously all night long. Finally, after inquiring, they found that despite the boatmen's rowing, the boat had not moved because they had failed to raise the anchor. The marriage ceremony was thus spoiled because of a foolish mistake....". In Bhagavad Gita verse 3.30, Lord Krishna says,
mayi sarvāṇi karmāṇi sannyasyādhyātma-cetasā
nirāśīr nirmamo bhūtvā yudhyasva vigata-jvaraḥ
Therefore, O Arjuna, surrendering all your works unto Me, with full knowledge of Me, without desire for profit, with no claims to proprietorship, and free from lethargy, fight.
This verse clearly indicates the purpose of Bhagavad-Gita. The Lord instructs that one has to become fully Krsna conscious to discharge duties, as if in military discipline. The living entity cannot be happy independent of the cooperation of the Supreme Lord, because the eternal constitutional position of the living entity is to become subordinate to the desire of the Lord. Accordingly our aim of life should be to understand the Supreme Personality of Godhead follow His instruction and realize that nothing in the world belongs to any individual person but that everything belongs to the Supreme Lord. When one acts in such Krsna consciousness certainly he does not claim proprietorship over anything. One who is fully Krsna conscious is called adhyātma-cetasā and nirāśīr means that one has to act on the order of the master but should not expect fruitive results.
I pray at the lotus feet of Gurudev please do not put me into forgetfulness; always remind me to follow the instructions of Lord Krishna.
Thank you very much.
Yours in service of Srila Prabhupada and Srila Gurudev,
Tushta Krsna das
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