Understanding Krsna’s Plan
WHEN SOMETHING IS ARRANGED BY THE SUPREME PERSONALITY OF GODHEAD, ONE SHOULD NOT BE DISTURBED BY IT, EVEN IF IT APPEARS TO BE A REVERSE ACCORDING TO ONE’S CALCULATIONS
Mahesh Raja says:
Thank-you LW Prabhu for providing the info on twenty-six good qualities of a Vaisnava. One thing that comes to mind is sometimes there are REVERSES in Srila Prabhupada’s life eg Poison issue. So one may think HOW can Srila Prabhupada Krsna’s PURE devotee have been given poison? The answer is: there IS Krsna’s PLAN in this: “WHEN YOU FIND A DEVOTEE IS SUPPOSED IN DIFFICULTY IT IS NOT THE WORK OF MAYA BUT IT IS THE WORK OF THE LORD BY HIS PERSONAL INTERNAL ENERGY.”
There is NO DOUBT that Srila Prabhupada was given poison by the Anti Ritvik DEMONS who wanted to usurp his Diksa guru position,take-over his disciples, Temples, money etc. THERE IS KRSNA’S PLANS in action. Krsna is sending these demons to hell for their nefarious acts. These DEMONS have been far too long in human society causing disturbances THEN after TRAINING in hell they are going to take birth in LOWER forms animals, serpents, insect in stool etc ALL because of their ENVY towards Srila Prabhupada the PURE devotee: Krsna says, “ARE CAST BY ME INTO THE OCEAN OF MATERIAL EXISTENCE, INTO VARIOUS DEMONIAC SPECIES OF LIFE.” Another place in Krsna Book:
A PERSON WHO TAKES AWAY PROPERTY WHICH HAS EITHER BEEN AWARDED TO A BRAHMANA OR GIVEN AWAY BY HIM IS CONDEMNED TO LIVE FOR AT LEAST 60,000 YEARS AS MISERABLY AS AN INSECT IN STOOL. ……..IF SOMEONE EVEN WISHES TO POSSESS SUCH PROPERTY, LET ALONE ATTEMPTS TO TAKE IT AWAY BY FORCE, THE DURATION OF HIS LIFE WILL BE REDUCED. HE WILL BE DEFEATED BY HIS ENEMIES, AND AFTER BEING BEREFT OF HIS ROYAL POSITION, WHEN HE GIVES UP HIS BODY HE WILL BECOME A SERPENT.
We are getting to KNOW who these Anti Ritvik DEMONS are and WHAT is their CHARACTERISTICS. This is all Krsna’s arrangements:
SB 3.16.37 P The Two Doorkeepers of Vaikuntha, Jaya and Vijaya, Cursed by the Sages
WHEN SOMETHING IS ARRANGED BY THE SUPREME PERSONALITY OF GODHEAD, ONE SHOULD NOT BE DISTURBED BY IT, EVEN IF IT APPEARS TO BE A REVERSE ACCORDING TO ONE’S CALCULATIONS. For example, sometimes we see that a powerful preacher is killed, or sometimes he is put into difficulty, just as Haridasa Thakura was. He was a great devotee who came into this material world to execute the will of the Lord by preaching the Lord’s glories. But Haridasa was punished at the hands of the Kazi by being beaten in twenty-two marketplaces. Similarly, Lord Jesus Christ was crucified, and Prahlada Maharaja was put through so many tribulations. The Pandavas, who were direct friends of Krsna, lost their kingdom, their wife was insulted, and they had to undergo many severe tribulations. SEEING ALL THESE REVERSES AFFECT DEVOTEES, ONE SHOULD NOT BE DISTURBED; ONE SHOULD SIMPLY UNDERSTAND THAT IN THESE MATTERS THERE MUST BE SOME PLAN OF THE SUPREME PERSONALITY OF GODHEAD. The Bhagavatam’s conclusion is that a devotee is never disturbed by such reverses. He accepts even reverse conditions as the grace of the Lord. One who continues to serve the Lord even in reverse conditions is assured that he will go back to Godhead, back to the Vaikuntha planets. Lord Brahma assured the demigods that there was no use in talking about how the disturbing situation of darkness was taking place, since the actual fact was that it was ordered by the Supreme Lord. Brahma knew this because he was a great devotee; it was possible for him to understand the plan of the Lord.
68-04-03. Letter: Satsvarupa
One thing you may inform all devotees that Maya cannot touch a pure devotee: WHEN YOU FIND A DEVOTEE IS SUPPOSED IN DIFFICULTY IT IS NOT THE WORK OF MAYA BUT IT IS THE WORK OF THE LORD BY HIS PERSONAL INTERNAL ENERGY. THE PANDAVA’S TRIBULATION IN SO MANY WAYS, LORD RAMACANDRA’S DEPARTURE TO THE FOREST, HIS WIFE THE GODDESS OF FORTUNE’S BEING KIDNAPPED BY RAVANA, LORD KRISHNA’S DEATH BEING CAUSED BY THE ARROW OF A HUNTER, THAKURA HARIDASA’S BEING CANED IN 22 MARKET OR LORD JESUS CHRIST BEING CRUCIFIED ARE ALL ACTS OF THE LORD PERSONALLY. WE CANNOT ALWAYS UNDERSTAND THE INTRICACIES OF SUCH INCIDENCES. SOMETIMES THEY ARE ENACTED TO BEWILDER PERSONS WHO DEMONS. You should therefore discuss in the Istagosthi from current reading matters from B.G. or S.B. We should only try to understand everything from the standard of devotional service. It is stated clearly in the B.G. that any one who is cent per cent engaged in the service of the Lord is transcendentally situated and the influence of Maya has no more any action on such body. THE LORD AND HIS PURE DEVOTEES ARE ALWAYS BEYOND THE RANGE OF MAYA’S ACTION. EVEN THOUGH THEY APPEAR LIKE ACTION OF MAYA, WE SHOULD UNDERSTAND THEIR ACTION OF YOGAMAYA OR THE INTERNAL POTENCY OF THE LORD.
Bg 16.4 T The Divine And Demoniac Natures
dambho darpo ‘bhimanas ca
krodhah parusyam eva ca
partha sampadam asurim
dambhah–pride; darpah–arrogance; abhimanah–conceit; ca–and; krodhah–anger; parusyam–harshness; eva–certainly; ca–and; ajnanam–ignorance; ca–and; abhijatasya–one who is born of; partha–O son of Prtha; sampadam–nature; asurim–demoniac.
ARROGANCE, PRIDE, ANGER, CONCEIT, HARSHNESS AND IGNORANCE–these qualities belong to those of demoniac nature, O son of Prtha.
In this verse, the royal road to HELL is described. THE DEMONIAC WANT TO MAKE A SHOW OF RELIGION AND ADVANCEMENT IN SPIRITUAL SCIENCE, ALTHOUGH THEY DO NOT FOLLOW THE PRINCIPLES. They are always arrogant or proud in possessing some type of education or so much wealth. THEY DESIRE TO BE WORSHIPED BY OTHERS, AND DEMAND RESPECTABILITY, ALTHOUGH THEY DO NOT COMMAND RESPECT. Over trifles they become very angry and speak harshly, not gently. THEY DO NOT KNOW WHAT SHOULD BE DONE AND WHAT SHOULD NOT BE DONE. THEY DO EVERYTHING WHIMSICALLY, ACCORDING TO THEIR OWN DESIRE, AND THEY DO NOT RECOGNIZE ANY AUTHORITY. These demoniac qualities are taken on by them from the beginning of their bodies in the wombs of their mothers, and as they grow they manifest all these inauspicious qualities.
Bg 16.10 T The Divine And Demoniac Natures
The demoniac, taking shelter of insatiable lust, pride and false prestige, and being thus illusioned, are always sworn to unclean work, attracted by the impermanent.
THE DEMONIAC MENTALITY IS DESCRIBED HERE. THE DEMONS LUST IS NEVER SATIATED. THEY WILL GO ON INCREASING AND INCREASING THEIR INSATIABLE DESIRES FOR MATERIAL ENJOYMENT.
SB 4.28.48 P Puranjana Becomes a Woman in the Next Life
Whenever an acarya comes, following the superior orders of the Supreme Personality of Godhead or His representative, he establishes the principles of religion, as enunciated in Bhagavad-gita. Religion means abiding by the orders of the Supreme Personality of Godhead. Religious principles begin from the time one surrenders to the Supreme Personality of Godhead. It is the acarya’s duty to spread a bona fide religious system and induce everyone to bow down before the Supreme Lord. One executes the religious principles by rendering devotional service, specifically the nine items like hearing, chanting and remembering. UNFORTUNATELY, WHEN THE ACARYA DISAPPEARS, ROGUES AND NONDEVOTEES TAKE ADVANTAGE AND IMMEDIATELY BEGIN TO INTRODUCE UNAUTHORIZED PRINCIPLES IN THE NAME OF SO-CALLED SVAMIS, YOGIS, PHILANTHROPISTS, WELFARE WORKERS AND SO ON. Actually, human life is meant for executing the orders of the Supreme Lord, and this is stated in Bhagavad-gita (9.34):
man-mana bhava mad-bhakto
mad-yaji mam namaskuru
mam evaisyasi yuktvaivam
“Engage your mind always in thinking of Me and become My devotee. Offer obeisances and worship Me. Being completely absorbed in Me, surely you will come to Me.”
The main business of human society is to think of the Supreme Personality of Godhead at all times, to become His devotees, to worship the Supreme Lord and to bow down before Him. The acarya, the authorized representative of the Supreme Lord, establishes these principles, but when he disappears, things once again become disordered. The perfect disciples of the acarya try to relieve the situation by sincerely following the instructions of the spiritual master. At the present moment practically the entire world is afraid of rogues and nondevotees; therefore this Krsna consciousness movement is started to save the world from irreligious principles. Everyone should cooperate with this movement in order to bring about actual peace and happiness in the world.
The Lord states that as soon as one reaches Him by devotional service–which is the one and only way to approach the Personality of Godhead–one attains complete freedom from the bondage of birth and death. In other words, the path of salvation from the material clutches fully depends on the principles of knowledge and detachment gained from serving the Lord. THE PSEUDO RELIGIONISTS HAVE NEITHER KNOWLEDGE NOR DETACHMENT FROM MATERIAL AFFAIRS, FOR MOST OF THEM WANT TO LIVE IN THE GOLDEN SHACKLES OF MATERIAL BONDAGE UNDER THE SHADOW OF PHILANTHROPIC ACTIVITIES DISGUISED AS RELIGIOUS PRINCIPLES. BY A FALSE DISPLAY OF RELIGIOUS SENTIMENTS, THEY PRESENT A SHOW OF DEVOTIONAL SERVICE WHILE INDULGING IN ALL SORTS OF IMMORAL ACTIVITIES. IN THIS WAY THEY PASS AS SPIRITUAL MASTERS AND DEVOTEES OF GOD. Such violators of religious principles have no respect for the authoritative acaryas, the holy teachers in the strict disciplic succession. THEY IGNORE THE VEDIC INJUNCTION ACARYOPASANA–“ONE MUST WORSHIP THE ACARYA”–AND KRSNA’S STATEMENT IN THE BHAGAVAD-GITA (4.2) EVAM PARAMPARA-PRAPTAM, “THIS SUPREME SCIENCE OF GOD IS RECEIVED THROUGH THE DISCIPLIC SUCCESSION.” INSTEAD, TO MISLEAD THE PEOPLE IN GENERAL THEY THEMSELVES BECOME SO-CALLED ACARYAS, BUT THEY DO NOT EVEN FOLLOW THE PRINCIPLES OF THE ACARYAS.
These rogues are the most dangerous elements in human society. Because there is no religious government, they escape punishment by the law of the state. They cannot, however, escape the law of the Supreme, who has clearly declared in the Bhagavad-gita that envious demons in the garb of religious propagandists shall be thrown into the darkest regions of hell (Bg. 16.19-20). SRI ISOPANISAD CONFIRMS THAT THESE PSEUDO RELIGIONISTS ARE HEADING TOWARD THE MOST OBNOXIOUS PLACE IN THE UNIVERSE AFTER THE COMPLETION OF THEIR SPIRITUAL MASTER BUSINESS, WHICH THEY CONDUCT SIMPLY FOR SENSE GRATIFICATION.
Bg 16.19 T The Divine And Demoniac Natures
tan aham dvisatah kruran
ksipamy ajasram asubhan
asurisv eva yonisu
Those who are envious and mischievous, who are the lowest among men, ARE CAST BY ME INTO THE OCEAN OF MATERIAL EXISTENCE, INTO VARIOUS DEMONIAC SPECIES OF LIFE.
In this verse it is clearly indicated that the placing of a particular individual soul in a particular body is the prerogative of the supreme will. The demoniac person may not agree to accept the supremacy of the Lord, and it is a fact that he may act according to his own whims, BUT HIS NEXT BIRTH WILL DEPEND UPON THE DECISION OF THE SUPREME PERSONALITY OF GODHEAD AND NOT ON HIMSELF. IN THE SRIMAD-BHAGAVATAM, THIRD CANTO, IT IS STATED THAT AN INDIVIDUAL SOUL, AFTER HIS DEATH, IS PUT INTO THE WOMB OF A MOTHER WHERE HE GETS A PARTICULAR TYPE OF BODY UNDER THE SUPERVISION OF SUPERIOR POWER. THEREFORE IN THE MATERIAL EXISTENCE WE FIND SO MANY SPECIES OF LIFE–ANIMALS, INSECTS, MEN, AND SO ON. All are arranged by the superior power. They are not accidental. As for the demoniac, it is clearly said here that they are perpetually put into the wombs of demons, and thus they continue to be envious, the lowest of mankind. Such demoniac species of life are held to be always full of lust, always violent and hateful and always unclean. They are just like so many beasts in a jungle.
KB 64 The Story of King Nrga
Lord Krsna continued: “If some foolish king who is puffed up by his wealth, prestige and power wants to usurp a brahmana’s property, it should be understood that such a king is clearing his path to hell; he does not know how much he has to suffer for such unwise action. If someone takes away the property of a very liberal brahmana who is encumbered by a large dependent family, then such a usurper is put into the hell known as Kumbhipaka; not only is he put into this hell, but his family members also have to accept such a miserable condition of life. A PERSON WHO TAKES AWAY PROPERTY WHICH HAS EITHER BEEN AWARDED TO A BRAHMANA OR GIVEN AWAY BY HIM IS CONDEMNED TO LIVE FOR AT LEAST 60,000 YEARS AS MISERABLY AS AN INSECT IN STOOL. Therefore I instruct you, all My boys and relatives present here, do not, even by mistake, take the possession of a brahmana and thereby pollute your whole family. IF SOMEONE EVEN WISHES TO POSSESS SUCH PROPERTY, LET ALONE ATTEMPTS TO TAKE IT AWAY BY FORCE, THE DURATION OF HIS LIFE WILL BE REDUCED. HE WILL BE DEFEATED BY HIS ENEMIES, AND AFTER BEING BEREFT OF HIS ROYAL POSITION, WHEN HE GIVES UP HIS BODY HE WILL BECOME A SERPENT. A serpant gives trouble to all other living entities. My dear boys and relatives, I therefore advise you that even if a brahmana becomes angry with you and calls you by ill names or cuts you, still you should not retaliate. On the contrary, you should smile, tolerate him and offer your respects to the brahmana. You know very well that even I Myself offer My obeisances to the brahmanas with great respect three times daily. You should therefore follow My instruction and example. I shall not forgive anyone who does not follow them, and I shall punish him. You should learn from the example of King Nrga that even if someone unknowingly usurps the property of a brahmana, he is put into a miserable condition of life.”
Indian man (4): Swamiji, it has been said just as we act… We take birth according to our action. So if we have done something we must take birth according to the law of God.
Prabhupada: You must take birth. That is a fact. You cannot avoid it. But according to your karma you have to take birth.
Indian man (4): This means that you pay what you have wrote. Yes, eh? Therefore do you think that…
Prabhupada: Suppose when your, this shirt is torn, you have to purchase one shirt. Now, that shirt you have to purchase according to your price. If you have good price, then you get a good shirt. If you have no money, then you get a bad shirt. That’s all.
Indian man (4): I wanted to say this, Swamiji, that hell also is situated in this world itself, because where do you think that we can pay our debt?
Indian man (4): The sin, the debt of our sin. Where do you think that we pay it? In the hell, which is not…
Prabhupada: Hell is the place for your punishment.
Indian man (4): Therefore it is on the earth itself.
Prabhupada: Why earth?
Indian man (4): In the planet earth, no?
Prabhupada: No. It can be…
Indian man (4): In any planets?
Prabhupada: …many millions miles away.
Indian man (4): But it is not locate… Only hell is located in one place or a prada(?) is located in another place? Do you think so, Swamiji?
Prabhupada: Yes. Yes. There are different planets.
Indian man (4): There are many people who suffer in this world itself.
Prabhupada: SO THEY ARE FIRST OF ALL TRAINED UP IN THAT HELLISH PLANET AND THEN THEY COME HERE TO SUFFER THE SAME STANDARD OF LIFE.
Indian man (4): When our soul gets out from our body, it goes to the hell or…
Prabhupada: Hellish planet.
Indian: …hemisphere or it take birth immediately afterwards?
Prabhupada: YES. THOSE WHO ARE SINFUL, THEY DO NOT TAKE IMMEDIATELY BIRTH. THEY FIRST OF ALL TRAINED UP IN THE HELLISH PLANET HOW TO SUFFER TO BECOME ACCUSTOMED AND THEN THEY ARE TAKEN BIRTH, THEN SUFFER. Just like you pass I.A.S. Then you become an assistant to the magistrate. You learn. Then you are posted as magistrate. Even if you are fit for going back to home, back to Godhead, you are first of all transferred to the universe where Krsna is now present, and there you become accustomed. Then you go to real Vrndavana.
SB 3.30.34 P Description by Lord Kapila of Adverse Fruitive Activities
Just as a prisoner, who has undergone troublesome prison life, is set free again, THE PERSON WHO HAS ALWAYS ENGAGED IN IMPIOUS AND MISCHIEVOUS ACTIVITIES IS PUT INTO HELLISH CONDITIONS, AND WHEN HE HAS UNDERGONE DIFFERENT HELLISH LIVES, NAMELY THOSE OF LOWER ANIMALS LIKE CATS, DOGS AND HOGS, BY THE GRADUAL PROCESS OF EVOLUTION HE AGAIN COMES BACK AS A HUMAN BEING.