PQPA—6. The Perfect Devotee———-February 29, 1972, evening
686) Whether I know what a perfected soul is! Taught by Srila Prabhupada!
——— Srila Prabhupäda: Momentum. But as soon as it stops, no more movement. Similarly, even if a devotee who has surrendered to Krsna is suffering from material consequences, that is temporary. Therefore, a devotee does not take any material miseries as miseries. He takes them as Krsna’s, God’s, mercy.
Bob: A perfected soul, a devotee, a pure devotee…
Srila Prabhupäda: A perfected soul is one who engages twenty-four hours a day in Krsna consciousness. That is perfection. That is a transcendental position. Perfection means to engage in one’s original consciousness. That is perfection. That is stated in Bhagavad-gitä:
sve sve karmany abhiratah
samsiddhim labhate narah [Bg. 18.45]
“By following his qualities of work, every man can become perfect.” Complete perfection. Samsiddhi. Siddhi is perfection. That is Brahman realization, spiritual realization. And samsiddhi means devotion, which comes after Brahman realization. ———————————————