How to save our self from the influence of Maya?

Hare Krishna !

Whenever a new devotee start Bhakti of Bhagwan Shri Krishna, Maya is trying its level best to detoriate such devotee from the Bhakti. So my question is that how to save our self from the influence of the Maya. 

Please reply to my question. I will be very thankful to you.

Hare Krishna !

From : Parag

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  • Hare Krishna,

    This is a very beautiful and intelligent question!

    Like others pointed out, a good and safe idea as a new devotee is to associate with temple devotees everyday or as much as possible, rest will follow. This will also definitely help avoid speculations.

  • Hare Krishna,
    Senses should be under the control of mind .. Mind should be under the control of buddhi. ( intellect)
    Buddhi should be in Krishna Consciousness.
    Buddhi changes from KC then mind is diverted to the places where senses take it.
    Maya is under the control of Sri Krishna.
    Hold the feet of guru and Krishna tightly and surrender all your senses to Krishna.
    Arjun gave the reign( MIND) to the Intellect ( SRI KRISHNA) .
    Reign of the horses( Senses) were controlled by Sri Krishna
    Give you reigns of the your senses( horses ) to be controlled by Krishna.. Let him be the chariot driver.
    Make you body an instrument to be handled by Lord. Let you not be the doer.
    Let Lord be the decision maker. Let HIM drive you to correct places.
    Hare Krishna.
  • E-Counselor
    Hare Krsna prabhuji,


    It is natural that Mayadevi will put us to whole lot of tests before she gives us the TC - transfer certificate out of this world.

    Your question is very nice - how to save ourselves from the influence of maya - the answer is to catch hold of guru, sadhu and Shastra. Guru will tell you to chant 16 rounds and follow 4 regulative principles. Sadhu will teach from his own example how to live in this material world, like lotus in the pond, Shastra will give you the conviction to know that what you are doing is right and to withstand inevitable setbacks and challenges.

    The thing to do is to chant 16 rounds of mahamantra every single day. Follow the 4 regulative principles - still not very difficult to do in India. REad Gita everyday. Stay in a congregation or association of devotees to the extent possible, atleast weekly once associate, eat only Krsna prasadam. Once you are doing this regularly, you will be able to understand how the mercy flows to you.

    Best of luck prabhuji. Please feel free to ask doubts in this forum.

    Your servant,
    Radha Rasamayi DD
  • Another nice letter from here:
    Letter to: Mahapurusa
  • Hare Krishna prabhu, please read below letters from Srila Prabhupada Himself answers nicely here:
    These things can be avoided when one is very much advanced in Krsna Consciousness. Krsna's Name is Madan Mohan, the conqueror of lusty desires, or the cupid. Unless one is very much attracted with Krsna one cannot give up or avoid attraction of Cupid. Those who are fixed in chanting Hare Krsna Mantra and always reading the books and following the regulative principles they can be saved. Otherwise, there is no question of being saved from the clutches of Maya. Daivi hy esa gunamayi mama maya duratyaya [Bg. 7.14].
    Letter to: Govinda
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