“The Complete Science of Bhakti-Yoga #8”
The Nectar of Devotion Vrndavana, November 3, 1972
2144) Whether I know what the real auspiciousness is! Taught by Srila Prabhupada!
———————- But if we take to Krsna consciousness, as Krsna assures, aham tvam sarva-papebhyo moksayisyami [Bg. 18.66], “I shall get you relieved, released from all kinds of sinful activities.” That is real auspiciousness. Means when Krsna takes charge, He gradually educates the devotee buddhi-yogam, in devotion service, so that he may go back home, back to Godhead, Krsna. That is real auspicity. In the material world, so-called auspicity, to become very rich, to become very educated, to become very beautiful, high parentage, they are also, in material consideration, they are auspicity, undoubtedly. But they are also adulterated with so many sufferings, threefold miseries: adhyatmika, adhibhautika, adhidaivika. So actually such position is not auspicity. Real auspicity is go back to home, back to Godhead. Therefore it is said, pure devotional service… Pure devotional service means without any material motive. Anyabhilasita-sunyam jnana-karmady-anavrtam. ———–—————————————