Unnecessarily we make things complicated

    Posted on June 10, 2015

You recognize, "God is my father, and I shall be obedient son." That's all. You do what father says, then you become obedient son. The father says, "Always think of Me," man-mana bhava mad-bhakto mad-yaji mam namaskuru [Bg. 18.65], you can think of the father always. Where is the difficulty? Just like we're... Krsna is the father. You see Krsna daily.

And if you think of Krsna, where is the difficulty? If you see within your heart the Deity, Radha-Krsna, you don't require to pass M.A., Ph.D. examination. You can do it. And He asks, man-mana bhava mad-bhaktah. That's all. Simple thing. You come to the temple, offer obeisances. Everyone is offering.

Where is the difficulty? What you lost? Where is your loss anything? If you come to the temple and offer your respectful obeisances, "Father, please accept my obeisances," where is the difficulty? And father is so kind: "Oh, My dear son, you have come. Very good. Thank you."

Immediately you become recognized: "Oh, you are a good son." Where is the difficulty? You don't require the so-called meditation. Meditation is good if you think of your father. If you meditate on something nonsense, what is the use? This is going on. "Real father don't recognize; we are meditating." Misleading.

Real meditation is to think of God. But if you do not know God, what is God, and when we present, "Here is God, Krsna," you don't accept, then what can be done? Everyone accepts Krsna, the Supreme Lord, God. But if somebody says, "No, I do not accept," that is his business. If he wants to be misled, let him do. What can we do?

But here is God. Thing is very simple. There is no difficulty. But we are so obstinate, lowest of the mankind, we would not accept simple things. We will make it complicated and be frustrated. That is our disease. Unnecessarily we make things complicated. Otherwise, father is there, father's instruction is there, father's favor is there. Everything is there.

(Srila Prabhupada, in conversation with mother and son -- June 13, 1976, Detroit)

 

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