How to conquer modes of material nature?

Haribol Prabhus and Matajis!

Please accept my humble obeisances! All glories to Srila Prabhupada and Gurudev!

In Bhagavad Gita, Krsna Himself warns us of the difficulty of overcome the modes of material nature which are part and parcel of His material energy.


daivi hy esa guna-mayi
mama maya duratyaya

mam eva ye prapadyante

mayam etam taranti te

"This divine energy of Mine, consisting of the three modes of material nature, is difficult to overcome. But those who have surrendered unto Me can easily cross beyond it."

Krsna says we have to surrender to Him. On the living entity's  own endeavour it is very difficult because Krsna is jagat pavitram - Supreme Pure and the living entity is supreme impure because of conditioning in the material modes. SO how?

In Srimad Bhagavatam, Narada Muni gives us the wonderful secret to cross these modes.


rajas tamas ca sattvena
sattvam copasamena ca

etat sarvam gurau bhaktya

puruso hy anjasa jayet

"One must conquer the modes of passion and ignorance by developing the mode of goodness,and then one must become detached from the mode of goodness by promoting oneself to the platform of suddha-sattva. All this can be automatically done if one engages in the service of the spiritual master with faith and devotion. In this way one can conquer the influence of the modes of nature."

Your servant,
Devakinandana Das