The Three Principles to Drive Away Despondency
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Here is an interesting punch from Srila Prabhupada’s purport in Srimad-Bhagavatam1.9.12 as discovered by Maharaj in his latest visit to Minneapolis. Lying on the bed of arrows, when Bhismadeva is passing away in the presence of Lord Krsna, he told Yudishtira Maharaj,
aho kastam aho 'nyayyam
yad yuyam dharma-nandanah
jivitum narhatha klistam
Oh, what terrible sufferings and what terrible injustices you good souls suffer for being the sons of religion personified. You did not deserve to remain alive under those tribulations, yet you were protected by the brahmanas, God and religion.
Srila Prabhupada makes a very strong statement in his transcendental purport:
As long as a person is fully in cooperation with the wishes of the Lord, guided by the bona fide brahmanas and Vaishnavas and strictly following religious principles, one has no cause for despondency, however trying the circumstances of life.
Maharaj highlighted three aspects in this statement of Srila Prabhupada.
1. One should be fully in cooperation with the wishes of the Lord.
2. And he/she should do so guided by the bona fide Brahmanas and Vaishnavas.
3. He/She should strictly follow the religious principles (in terms of eating, mating, sleeping etc).
Then he has no cause for distress or despondency - however trying the circumstances of life may be!.
- Kalacakra Krsna das, Minneapolis.
Hare Krishna Hare Krishna
Hare Rama Hare Rama
and be happy.