1. A pure devotee is kept in the hand of Krsna

    Tvayi: “Unto You, let there be my devotion,” ahaituki, “without any motive.” Everyone has got some motive. People become dharmika, go to the temples. That’s very good. They are pious — to ask something: “O God, give us our daily bread.” A bhakta, a pure bhakta, he does not ask anything. Why he should ask? A pure devotee is kept in the hand of Krsna. Just like if you keep something very carefully, jewels, in your hand, you are very careful. Similarly, when Krsna takes care of you, as He says, aham tvam sarva-papebhyo moksayisyami [Bg. 18.66], then you are just in the, at the care of… Just like if a big man, a very rich man, if he assures you, “Oh, don’t bother, I’ll take care of you for everything,” just imagine what is your position, if a big man gives you assurance that “I’ll take care of you. Don’t bother. You haven’t got to do anything. I shall take.” So when Krsna says, the Supreme Lord, who is the proprietor of all opulences… Aisvaryasya samagrasya viryasya yasasah. Sad-aisvarya-purna. Aisvarya. Six kind of opulence. Krsna has got full control over six kind of opulences. All riches. We can say, “I am millionaires. I am proprietor of crores.” But I cannot say that “I am the owner of all the banks of the world.” That is not possible. But Krsna can say. Bhoktaram yajna-tapasam sarva-loka-mahesvaram [Bg. 5.29]. Not only the banks, but everything which contains the banks, all the planets. Sarva-loka-mahesvaram. So who can be richer than Krsna? So if Krsna says, “I’ll take care of you,” then where is the question of poverty? But that is… People do not know. They want some opulence, material opulence, but he doesn’t want Krsna, the proprietor of all opulences. And that is our misfortune. The proprietor of all opulences, He said, “Just surrender to Me. I’ll take care of you.” “No, no. It is not possible. I shall have to take care of my business. That will maintain me. I will have to take care of my this and that, my country, and so many family, friends, and…” Krsna says, “No, no. You simply surrender. I’ll do everything for you.”

    From Srila Prabhupada’s lecture on Srimad-Bhagavatam 3.25.37 — Bombay, December 6, 1974