648) Whether I know I am controlled by this material world! Taught by Srila Prab hupada!

SB-3.25.04—-“Approach a Proper Guru”——-Bombay, Novm, 1974

648) Whether I know I am controlled by this material world! Taught by Srila Prab hupada!

So if we understand Krsna as a human being like us, avajananti mam mudhah [Bg. 9.11], then we are mudhas. “Krsna is also… Krsna’s body is made of these maya elements, or external elements, like us.” Just like our body is made of these material elements. If we think Krsna also made of that elements, of these material elements, ksitir apo ‘nalo vayuh, then we are mistaken. Krsna is… Here, in the previous verse, we have learned: atma-mayaya. There are… Of course, this material energy is also atma-maya, Krsna’s. Not ours. Mama maya. Krsna says, mama maya. Daivi hy esa gunamayi mama maya [Bg. 7.14]. This material world is Krsna’s. We cannot say mama maya. No. We are under the control of this material nature. But Krsna is the controller of the material nature. That is the difference. We are controlled by the material nature, but Krsna is not controlled, but He’s controller. Mayadhyaksena prakrtih suyate sa-caracaram [Bg. 9.10]. ————-

Hari Bol

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