Srila Prabhupada explained that this material world is just a tiny little corner of the spiritual sky and that tiny little corner of the spiritual sky is covered by a cloud, therefore we feel disconnected from the sunshine of the spiritual world. But the effulgence of Krsna, the brahma-jyotir, is pervading in all directions and then there is this little corner of the spiritual sky which is covered by a cloud of illusion, thus we think that we are separated from Krsna and that Krsna is far away and that we are alone.

We think therefore we struggling because we are abandoned. We think that we have to cope with things that we cannot cope with, ‘How can all these things happen? How do I deal with this? This is too much. Krsna, come on! You know, give me a break!’

But Krsna has given us a million breaks, a million chances! He gave us like not one, not two but unlimited breaks – all the time. And we just cause so much trouble, but do we see how much mercy there was every time along with it? How when something happened, we survived! Krsna is completely in control even of this little corner of the spiritual sky which is covered by a cloud.

mayādhyakṣeṇa prakṛtiḥ
sūyate sa-carācaram, (Bhagavad-gita, 9.10)

Every moment, not just sometimes, Krsna manifests his mercy. Krsna is manifesting his mercy all the time. Never is there a moment when Krsna withdraws his mercy. Krsna is known as the ‘avyakta-mūrtinā,’ (Bhagavad-gita 9.4) or the unmanifested form in the universe.


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