(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 24 February 2019, New York, United States of America, Bhagavad-gita 7.7)

It is said that when it comes to the material energy, Krsna is not directly controlling this energy. He is jagad avyakta murtini (Bhagavad-gita 9.4) – He is the form in this universe who is non-manifest. Yet He is also known to be mayadekshana prakrti suyate sa caracaram (Bhagavad-gita 9.10) – He is still known as the one who is controlling everything! But He controls by His desires and He controls by His energies. Scientists like to discover how the nature works and how there are laws in the universe and how the whole thing is predictable and so on. They spent their entire time discovering systems and laws and how things work. But ultimately, we understand that it is Krsna who is behind all these things and so understanding that Krsna is behind everything, one can simply come to acceptance of their destiny. Of course Krsna has also given us the ability to act and do something by which we can apparently influence our destiny, and not that we are simply waiting around. But ultimately, we depend wholly on Krsna.

So Bhagavad-gita is thoroughly showing us dependence on Krsna. When we see verses saying – Everything is resting upon Me as pearls strung on thread … I am the taste of water … I am the original fragrance of the Earth … I am the heat in fire … I am the life of all that lives and I am the penance of all the ascetics. Here we see how everything is connecting with Krsna. How do we see, when we see the Earth? When we see, when we smell … this is all Krsna’s arrangement. Just when there is someone in a room and you know who it is by seeing the shoe of that person outside the room and you think, “Oh, he is here!”. So in this way we can see everywhere Krsna’s energy is present and Krsna’s mercy is also present.

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