“The Complete Science of Bhakti-Yoga #5”
The Nectar of Devotion – Vrndavana-29.10.1972–
1160) Whether I know I need to act under the control of spiritual energy! Taught by Srila Prabhupada!
—————- Pradyumna: “Then there is the spiritual world, which is a manifestation of the internal energy. The living entities who are called marginal energies, energy, perform material activities when acting under the inferior, external energy. And when they engage in activities under the internal, spiritual energy, their activities are called Krsna conscious. This means that those who are great souls, or great devotees, do not act under the spell of material energy, but act instead under the protection of the spiritual energy.”
Prabhupada: Hmm. Mahatmanas tu mam partha daivim prakrtim asritah [Bg. 9.13]. They do not act under the influence… Ordinary persons, they see that “Devotees are acting like us.” No. Their activities are under the influence of spiritual energy. ————————