(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 17 August 2018, Vrindavan, India, Srimad Bhagavatam 8.1.19)

The personal concept of the universe is very important. It is a devotional universe. Yes, there are demons in the upper regions of the universe and also in these regions. Demons are everywhere. As long as we take shelter we do not need to worry. Someone came to me in anxiety and said, “I have to talk to you very urgently. There is a conspiracy from the reptilians – from the abode of the nagas.” 

We have read in the Srimad Bhagavatam that the nagas are residing on the planetary systems below our planet. There is no religion there, but they have a higher standard of material advancement than we have here. They are the ones who fly around in UFOs and do other such things. Whatever fears we may have about these things only come to the foreground when there is sinfulness. When there is sin on our planet then fear of such beings coming from the lower planetary systems, arise. Fear of ghosts and other such creatures become relevant.

When there is piety then we are protected – we are turning to the Supreme Lord for protection. Bhagavatam is presenting how the Manus and various other personalities who are involved in the administration of the universe, are basically offering us a shelter. So we can just be peaceful instead of being in anxiety. In the modern world there is so much fear; we feel that natural disasters can occur at any time, and diseases can wipe out an entire population. The climate can get hotter and in India it gets even more hot, and the marble will melt. What will we do? 

But the ancestors were not worried. They were simply worshipping and they felt protected. This is how we are meant to live, by worshipping the superiors and giving them due respect. We give due respect to the Manus and in return we become free from anxiety because we know that we are in safe hands. Therefore we understand that the purpose of the entire universe is simply to worship Krsna and that all these superior personalities are worshipping Krsna.  Thus we will also take our natural place of worshipping Krsna, depending on Krsna and serving Krsna. In this way our life will become perfect     

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