Why did we come to this material world ?

Why did we come to this material world ?  A Jail by Mayadevi, Durgadevi ?

How are the 3 modes of nature affecting living entities ?

How to ward off evil forces within and without in the struggle for existence with the mind and 6 senses keeping ourself ready for Krishna's service ?

What instructions has Prabhupada given for Purity is the Force in the Hare Krishna Movement ?

How to physically, mentally, intellectually renounce desires for sense gratification ?

How to offer the BRahma Samhita verse in the service of Krishna:

Shrishti sthithi pralaya sadhana shaktir eka

Chhayeva yasa bhuvanani vibharti durga

Icchanurupam api yasya cha chestate sa

Govindam aadi purusham tamaham bhajami.

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  • Hare Krishna, hare Rama ! Chanting mantras for sure is helpful !

  • Hare Krsna
    Only a personality from the spiritual world comes or rather descends to the material world.
    Whereas we are eternally conditioned or in other words we didn't come but we have always been here on the far side of the causal ocean.
    In order to cross over we need Bhakti.
    Hari Bol!
  • Sevak

    Hare Krsna

    Why did we come to this material world ? A Jail by Mayadevi, Durgadevi ?

    To enjoy independent/ separate from Krsna by exploiting energy of Krsna.

    How are the 3 modes of nature affecting living entities ?

    They control the living entities through the material desires of living entities. Living entities dance like puppets as they modes make us dance as shown in this picture

    How to ward off evil forces within and without ?

    By remembering Krsna.

    अपवित्रः पवित्रो वा सर्वावस्थां गतोऽपि वा
    यः स्मरेत्पुण्डरीकाक्षं बाह्याभ्यन्तरः शुचिः
    Om Apavitrah Pavitro Vaa Sarva-Avasthaam Gato-[A]pi Vaa |
    Yah Smaret-Punnddariikaakssam Sa Baahya-Abhyantarah Shucih ||(Garuda Purana)

    Unpurified or purified, or even having passed through all situations, one who remembers the lotus-eyed Supreme Personality of Godhead Krsna is cleansed without and within

    in the struggle for existence with the mind and 6 senses keeping ourself ready for Krishna's service ?

    There is no struggle for existence. There is struggle. There is existence. There is service for Krsna.

    The struggle is present because living entity is trying hard to fulfill material desires. The struggle is not for existence. Krsna is the maintainer of elephants which eat tons of food, they dont struggle much for it, Krsna provides to all living entities.

    Due to conditioned life, they are struggling very hard with the six senses, which include the mind.(BG 15.7)

    How to physically, mentally, intellectually renounce desires for sense gratification ?

    By accepting Krsna conscious desires. When our activities, mind and intelligence are used for fulfilling Krsna's desire then we are freed from desire for sense gratification.

    kāmaṁ ca dāsye na tu kāma-kāmyayā

    King Ambarisa engaged his desires in fulfilling the desires of the Lord (or executing the mission of the Lord). (SB 9.4.18-20)

    Hare Krsna

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