Dear Prabhujis and Matajis,
Hare Krishna. Please accept my humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada and Srila Gurudev.
Here is an interesting punch from Srila Prabhupada's purport in Srimad Bhagavatam 1.9.12 as discovered by Maharaj in his latest visit to Minneapolis.
"As long as a person is fully in cooperation with the wishes of the Lord,guided by the bona fide brahmanas and Vaisnavas and strictly following religious principles, one has no cause for despondency, however trying the circumstances of life."
Maharaj highlighted three aspects in this powerful statement of Srila Prabhupada.
1. One should be fully in cooperation with the wishes of the Lord.
2. And he/she should do so guided by the bonafide Brahmanas and Vaishnavas.
3. He/She should strictly follow the religious principles (in terms of eating, mating, sleeping etc).
Then he has no cause for distress or despondency - however trying the circumstances of life may be!.
Thank you very much,
Yours in service of Srila Prabhupada,
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