Srila Prabhupada's personal experience of Krsna's mercy

    Posted on October 28, 2014

Govinda dasi: Suppose someone is firmly convinced that Krsna consciousness is the only thing that will save him but yet he still has inclinations toward material activities. Will Krsna force him in this case to become completely surrendered?

Prabhupada: Yes. He puts the devotee in such a way that he is obliged to become Krsna consciousness fully. Naturally, because we have materially associated for so many lives, so even though we are trying to become fully Krsna conscious, so our material attachment sometimes drag us. But if we are very strongly Krsna conscious, so these attachment will be taken away by Krsna. That is mentioned in the Srimad-Bhagavatam,

yasyaham anugrhnami
harisye tad-dhanam sanaih
[SB 10.88.8]

I think I have personally that experience. Yes. I was not inclined to come to this line, but Krsna has forced me. That is His special favor. I am now understanding, "Yes." So, hmm, Krsna is very intelligent. So if we foolishly want something other than Krsna, He makes us forgetful of such nonsense. That is Krsna's special favor.

(From Srila Prabhupada's lecture, November 8, 1968)


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