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ANNOUNCER: The following is a
class on the Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam,
2nd canto, 2nd chapter, text
number 5, given by His Divine
Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami
Prabhupāda, recorded on
December 2, 1968 in Los Angeles.


cīrāṇi kiṁ pathi na santi diśanti
bhikṣāṁ naivāṅghripāḥ para-
bhṛtaḥ sarito ’py aśuṣyan ruddhā
guhāḥ kim ajito ’vati nopasannān
kasmād bhajanti kavayo dhana-

This life of spiritual execution
cannot be hampered by any
material condition. From Śrīmad-
Bhāgavatam we understand that
sa vai puṁsāṁ paro dharmo yato
bhaktir adhokṣaje [SB 1.2.6]. That
is the highest type of religious
performances by which one can
achieve the perfection of loving
God. Yato bhaktir adhokṣaje.
Bhakti means to offer
transcendental loving service to
the Supreme Lord. Bhakti. Bhaj-
dhātu sevayā(?). Bhaj. Bhaj-dhātu,
it is a verb, bhaj. Bhaj means to
render service just like servant
renders service to the master,
friend renders service to the
friend, wife renders service to the
husband, husband renders
service to the wife. This service-
rendering process is going on
everywhere. Nobody is absolute
that he does not render service
to anyone. That is not possible. I
have repeatedly explained that if
somebody has no master to
serve, he voluntarily accepts a cat
or dog as his master to serve. The
nice name is pet dog, but it is
serving. The mother serves the
child. So one who has no child,
he takes the cat as her child and

So the service mood is going on
everywhere. But the highest
perfection of service is when we
learn to serve the Supreme
Absolute Lord. That is called
bhakti. And that bhakti execution
of service to the Lord is ahaitukī.
Just like we have got some little
examples. This mother is serving
the child not with any
expectation. She loves to serve
the child. She wants to see the
child is in comfort, the child does
not feel any discomfiture. That is
her pleasure. There is no reason
why she is loving. That is natural.
Similarly, when we invoke our
natural love for God, that is the
highest perfection of religious
principle. Ahaituky apratihatā.
Apratihatā means it cannot be
checked by any material
condition. Just like we want to
chant Hare Kṛṣṇa; this is service.
This is the beginning of service,
chanting the glories of the Lord,
or praying the Lord, “Hare, O the
energy of the Lord, Kṛṣṇa, O Lord,
please engage me in Your
service.” This is the prayer. Hare
Kṛṣṇa, Hare Kṛṣṇa, Kṛṣṇa Kṛṣṇa,
Hare Hare, repeatedly, “Please
engage me. Please engage me.”
But God can give you many
things. Whatever you want, He is
giving. Ye yathā māṁ
prapadyante. He can give you
even salvation, but very rarely He
gives you the chance of serving

So service is not an ordinary
thing. So this is, this service is
unimpaired, unchecked by any
material condition. So Śukadeva
Gosvāmī, he gives us some
definition how you can be
completely independent to serve
the Supreme Personality of
Godhead. Now our problem is
eating-sleeping. Eating-sleeping.
After sleeping, there is mating or
fearing. These are the problems
of bodily demands. So Śukadeva
Gosvāmī recommends for a
serious devotee, he says, cīrāṇi
kiṁ pathi na santi. Cīrāṇi means
worn-out, rejected garments. In
your country it is very usual to
find in the dustbin so many
things are thrown away. So
sometimes nice dress is also
thrown away. So Śukadeva
Gosvāmī says that if you have
problem of dressing yourself, just
pick up some old garments from
the street. Cīrāṇi kiṁ pathi na
santi. “All right. I get my garment.
What about my food?” He said,
cīrāṇi kiṁ pathi na santi diśanti
bhikṣāṁ naivāṅghripāḥ para-
bhṛtaḥ. Aṅghripāḥ means the
living entity who eats by its leg.
Just like we eat by our hand. Do
you know what is that living
entity who eats by the leg? Can
you… Huh? No. Trees. Yes. Yes.
The trees, they eat from the root.
That is their eating process. You
pour water on the root of the
tree, and that water the whole
tree sucks. That is their eating.
Therefore they are called
aṅghripāḥ. They drink their food,
eatables, by the leg. So their
qualification is para-bhṛtaḥ. Para-
bhṛtaḥ means trees are meant for
sustaining others. Trees. Just like
a nice mango tree, it produces
nice fruit, but it does not eat. It is
for you. Para-bhṛtaḥ, maintains
others. The tree gives shelter, the
tree gives fruits. You cut trees for
your purpose; it does not protest.
Therefore the tree’s life is
dedicated for the service of
others. So Śukadeva Gosvāmī
says “Whether such nice living
entity who has dedicated his life
for others does not give you
fruits?” So why you are thinking
of your food problem? The food
is there in the tree and the
garment is on the street. Then
where is my home, apartment?
Śukadeva Gosvāmī says, ruddhā
guhāḥ kim, “Whether the caves
of the mountain are closed?”
They are open for you. The caves
of the mountain are open for
you, the trees are there to supply
you food, and people throw away
old garments, that is your dress.
And water? Water supply?
Śukadeva Gosvāmī says,
“Whether the rivers are dried
up?” There is water. In this way
he gives a very nice list so that
you can become very
independent. There is no
problem for your bodily
demands. But one has to
practice. Formerly the saints,
mendicants, sages, they used to
practice like that, that not
dependent on any condition. And
so far God, God is within you. So
you haven’t got to go anywhere
to search out God. God is with
you, and you can be independent
in this way.

So there is no problem for
executing devotional service to
the Lord. And that is the highest
perfection of all religious
principles. But we have to
practice. And that is not possible
in this age. This age is called Kali.
It is very difficult age. People are
not very much interested to the
most important problem of life.
They are alpāyuṣa.
Prāyeṇālpāyuṣaḥ sabhya kalāv
asmin yuge janāḥ. People are
short-living and manda. Manda
means very slow for ultimate goal
of life. The ultimate goal of life is
to search out or is to reestablish
your lost relationship with God.
That is the mission of human life.
Otherwise what is the difference
between animal life and human
life? The animal life, they are also
busy for eating, sleeping, mating
and defending. So if we human
beings, we are also similarly busy,
then what is the difference? So
this sort of civilization, simply
making nice arrangement for
eating and sleeping and mating
and defending, that is not
practically human civilization. The
human civilization is meant for
searching out God. Na te viduḥ.
They do not know, unfortunately.
They have forgotten. But by good
association, they can remember.
Therefore this meeting of Kṛṣṇa
Consciousness Society’s meeting
is just to give people chance to
associate with the Society and
invoke their lost relationship with
God. That is the missionary
activities of this Society.

So that is the highest gift to the
human society. There are so
many welfare activities in the
human society. People open
hospitals, schools, colleges,
charitable institution. They are
nice. But the best contribution to
the human society is to revive his
lost relationship with God. Just
like a rich man’s son. Someway or
other he has left his father’s
home and he’s loitering here and
there. Somebody finds him: “Oh,
you are Mr. such and such. You
are the son of such and such
gentleman. He’s very rich man.
Why you are suffering? Come,
come with me. I shall take to your
father.” So this is one kind of
welfare activity. And another
welfare activity, the same person
who is loitering in the street,
somebody says, “Oh, you are
hungry. All right, come on. I shall
give you some bread.” That is
also welfare activity, but this
welfare activity, to get the lost
son to his father, rich father, not
ordinary father, that is the best
service. Similarly, all living
entities… As Kṛṣṇa claims in the
Bhagavad-gītā… Kṛṣṇa claims,

sarva-yoniṣu kaunteya mūrtayaḥ
sambhavanti yāḥ tāsāṁ brahma
mahad yonir ahaṁ bīja-pradaḥ
pitā [Bg. 14.4]

In many places in the Bhagavad-
gītā Kṛṣṇa claims all living entities
as His sons, parts and parcels.
Just like your children, they are
part and parcel of your body.
They are not different from you.
The same blood is running in his
body. Similarly, our constitutional
position is that the same blood of
God is running in our body. We
are not different in that way from

There are two kinds of
philosophers. One class of
philosopher, they say that we are
one with God. Another class of
philosopher says that we are
different, God is different from
living entity. But Lord Caitanya
Mahāprabhu has adjusted that
we are simultaneously one and
different. Just like the father and
the son. The father is one with
the son, but at the same time, the
son is different from the father.
The son cannot claim cent
percent equality with the father.
That is not possible. But the son’s
body is nondifferent from the
father’s body. Similarly, living
entities, we are simultaneously
one and different from God. One
in this sense: that all the qualities
that God has, the same qualities
the living entity has. But the
difference is God has all the
qualities in fullness, and so far we
are concerned, we have got all
the godly qualities in minute.
That is the difference. Aṇu and
vibhu. Vibhu means unlimited,
and aṇu means limited. So we
have got opulence, fame, beauty,
strength, influence, knowledge,
all good qualities that God has.
But God has got in full, we have
got in minute quantity.

So anyway, qualitatively, we are
one with God. Therefore our
business is how to again unite
with God qualitatively. That is the
highest perfection of human life.
And this chance of realization,
how we can unite again with God
or Kṛṣṇa, is given only in the
human form of life. We are
wandering in so many species of
life, transmigration of the soul.
Vāsāṁsi jīrṇāni yathā vihāya [Bg.
2.22] Just we change our dress,
similarly we are changing our
body every moment, and finally
we are changing to other body.
Not only we are changing or
transmigrating from one body to
another, but we are
transmigrating from one planet
to another. These things are all
explained in the Bhagavad-gītā.
How we are changing our planets
also, that is explained:

ūrdhvaṁ gacchanti sattva-sthā
madhye tiṣṭhanti rājasāḥ
jaghanya-guṇa-vṛtti-sthā adho
gacchanti tāmasāḥ [Bg. 14.18]

Those who are developing the
modes of good qualities, they are
gradually being promoted to the
higher planetary system,
heavenly planet—Satyaloka,
Janaloka, Maharloka. In those
planets the duration of life is very
long, the possibilities of sense
enjoyment is very nice.
Everything thousands, thousands
times better than this. This is not
very difficult to understand. Just
like in your country… Although
within this planet the standard of
living is far, far nice, better than
some other countries, similarly
there are hundreds and millions
of planets, other planets, where
the standard of living is far, far
better. So we are, according to
our work, we are sometimes
promoted to those planets and
sometimes to the lower-grade
planets, adho gacchanti tāmasāḥ.

So this is going on. I do not know
how long, since what time we
have begun this wandering,
changing. Lord Caitanya says that
ei rūpe brahmāṇḍa bhramite
kona bhāgyavān jīva [Cc. Madhya
19.151] He said that the living
entities are wandering in such a
way, in different species of life, in
different planets, lower and
higher. In this way, if he is
fortunate enough, he comes in
contact with a bona fide spiritual
master under the grace of Lord
Kṛṣṇa. That means if anyone is
fortunate, he comes in contact
with guru and Kṛṣṇa, a bona fide
spiritual master and Kṛṣṇa. And
what is the benefit? The benefit is
guru-kṛṣṇa-kṛpāya pāya bhakti-
latā-bīja [Cc. Madhya 19.151].
The benediction from the bona
fide spiritual master and Lord is
that his sense of devotional
service is invoked. That is the gift.
He does not give anything
material opulence. Of course, if
one is advanced in spiritual
consciousness, material
happiness is not very rare for
him. That is automatically there.
But the gift of Kṛṣṇa and spiritual
master is to inject him. Not inject
him… The devotional service, love
of Godhead is there, but to
invoke it. This devotional service
is not artificial. In every one of
you there is dormant devotional
service, as I have already
explained, but they are exhibited
in a different way. Instead of
loving God, that devotional
service is diverted in loving a
dog. But the love is there. Love is
there. Nitya-siddha kṛṣṇa-bhakti
sādhya kabhu naya. It is said that
this Kṛṣṇa consciousness
movement is not an artificial
thing that we have manufactured
something, ideal thing,
concocted, and we are preaching
to the world that “You become
Kṛṣṇa conscious.” No. The Kṛṣṇa
consciousness is there. What is
that Kṛṣṇa consciousness? To
love God. That is there. We are
simply helping that “You try to
love God; then you’ll be happy.”
That is our mission.

Therefore this Kṛṣṇa
consciousness movement is
postgraduate position of all
religions. It is not any sectarian
religion. You accept
Christianity—very good. You
accept Muhammadanism,
Islamism—very good. You accept
Hinduism—that’s all right. We
have no quarrel with Hindus and
Muslims or Christians or
Buddhists. But our objective is
that religion means there is
connection, relationship with
God. Take, for example, Christian
religion. They accept God: “God
created this,” the beginning of
Bible. That’s a fact. So the God
consciousness is there. “God is
great,” the God consciousness
there. Now these Christmas
holidays you have begun in your
country. Throughout the whole
month of December you’ll
observe nice festivals, festivities.
Why? Where it began? God
consciousness. Lord Christ he
came to give you God
consciousness, and in his
relationship these festivities are
going on. It may be degraded in
another form. The beginning is
God consciousness, but we have
lost it. So people cannot be
happy without reviving God
consciousness. It may be named
in a different way—“Kṛṣṇa
consciousness.” That means God
consciousness. That is the
necessity. He’s trying to love
somebody. That somebody’s love
will be perfected when he loves
Kṛṣṇa or God. We are teaching
that. Try to love God, and if you
love God, if you love Kṛṣṇa, then
automatically you love
everybody. That is the perfection
of love. The example is just like if
you love your stomach, if you
supply nice food to your
stomach, that means you love all
the parts of your body. If you
supply foodstuff in the stomach,
the energy is distributed in all
parts of the body. That means
you love all parts of the body. If
you love the tree, you pour water
on the root and the water is
distributed to the branches,
fruits, flowers, leaves, everywhere.

So you try to love God and you’ll
see that you’re loving even an
ant. There are many examples I
can cite in the history, how a man
became universal lover. I have
told you many times the story of
a hunter. The hunter was taking
pleasure by killing animals half,
and when the same hunter
became a devotee, he was not
prepared to kill even an ant. So
this is love of Godhead. This is
the science. The same hunter
who was killing every day so
many animals, when he became a
great devotee of Lord, he was not
willing—because he becomes
vastly learned. To become lover
of God means fully enlightened
in consciousness. He sees that
“Here is an ant. This living entity,
a small living entity, is also part
and parcel. By his own work, he
has got this insignificant body as
an ant. I have got this human
form of body, but that does not
make any difference between the
soul and the soul.” Paṇḍitāḥ
sama-darśinaḥ [Bg. 5.18]. When it
becomes actually… When a man
becomes actually learned, he’s
sama-darśī. He sees everyone on
the equal level. I was seeing just
this evening the Ten
Commandments. Now, in the Ten
Commandments, the one
commandment is that “Thou shall
not kill.” But I am sorry to feel
that killing propensity is so great
in the Christian world. Why?
Because there is lack of love of
God. “Thou shall not kill.” Now
there is organized killing process.
So I do not know how they are
following the Christian principles.
It is clearly stated, “Thou shall not
kill. Thou shall not tease your
neighbor.” So why should I tease
an animal neighbor? These
defects are due to lack of love of

Therefore the whole problems of
the world can be solved only by
this movement, how to love God.
This is a very sane proposal. Let
anybody come before us and we
shall be able to convince him that
this is the only solution for all the
problems of the world. You try to
love God and everything will be
solved. Otherwise, there is no
possibility. Na te viduḥ svārtha-
gatiṁ hi viṣṇuṁ durāśayā ye
bahir-artha-māninaḥ [SB 7.5.31].
These are stated in the Śrīmad-
Bhāgavatam. Andhā yathāndhair
upanīyamānās te ’pīśa-tantryām
uru-dāmni baddhāḥ. They do not
know what is the solution of
world problems. What is that
solution? They do not know the
solution is svārtha-gatiṁ hi
viṣṇum, your interest is to love
God. Unfortunately, you have
been misled, durāśayā, by a false
hope. Bahir-artha-māninaḥ, by
external energy. The leaders…
Now we are preaching love of
God, nobody is interested. But if
we had given some political bluff
that “Here will be such and such
party’s meeting, and it will give
you heaven hand to hand,” oh,
people will throng. You see.
Because they are cheating. Satya
bole ta mare lakta(?). There is a
nice poet, he says that if you tell
the truth, people will come with
their logs to hurt you. And chuta
jagat bolai(?): and if you bluff
them, they will be very nicely
follower. This is the position.
Actually, this is the solution. It is
not that “This Kṛṣṇa
consciousness movement or
Bhaktivedanta Swami who has
started, he has concocted this
idea.” No. It is standard. You
come to argument, to reason.
This formula that your interest is
to love God. You have no other
interest in this human form of
life. Then your problems of life
will be solved. Otherwise there is
no possibility. If any other person
is giving you any other idea, he’s
simply misleading you.

That is also stated in the Śrīmad-
Bhāgavatam, andhā yathāndhair
upanīyamānāḥ. Just like a blind
man is leading other blind men.
What he’ll do? If a blind man
says, “Come on. Come along with
me. I shall cross you this road.”
What is the benefit of this
assurance? He is blind himself.
Therefore in spite of so much
endeavor in the United Nations
for the last twenty or twenty-five
years, there is no solution. Simply
the flags are increasing. Instead
of becoming united, the flags are
increasing. I have got practical
experience. Now India become
independent. So India was one.
Now there are two: Pakistan and
India. So there was one flag; now
it is two. And gradually, it will
increase to four. So when I pass
that United Nations building, I
simply see the flags are
increasing. Instead of increasing
the peace movement, the flags
are increasing, that’s all. So this
sort of bluffing blind leaders
cannot make happy the human
society. This is the only solution:
to push on Kṛṣṇa consciousness
movement, love of Godhead.
Everyone will be happy, the
human society. Viśvaṁ pūrṇaṁ
sukhāyate. Whole universe will be
just like Vaikuṇṭha. Vaikuṇṭha
means without anxieties. The
material civilization means full of
anxiety, full of anxiety. Nobody…
Just like everyone, every animal,
every bird, everyone is anxious.
The bird, you give him some
grains, it will eat, but it will look
like this: “Oh, if somebody is not
coming to kill me.” Anxiety, you
see. America is so great, big
nation, full of anxiety: “Russia is
not coming? China is not
coming? Oh, the Vietnam is
there.” The China is also, “Oh,
America is doing something. Oh.
Let us see.” This is going on.
What is this greatness?
Increasing the anxieties, that’s all.
Sadā samudvigna-dhiyām asad-
grahāt. Because they have
accepted something unreal which
will not give them happiness.
Here is reality, love of God. You
take it. Don’t expect that it will be
taken by all the nations, all the
people. You take it individually
and see how much you are
happy. Individual. That is our

So we have no place. So we don’t
mind. We can sit down
underneath a tree and preach
this Kṛṣṇa consciousness
movement. Some gentleman has
offered this garage. That’s all
right. So people are afraid to give
us place, you see, because we are
pushing God consciousness. That
is our fault. You see? This is the
position. So never mind. We can
sit down anywhere and chant
Hare Kṛṣṇa. And I’ll request you
to come and join us, and you’ll
be happy.

Thank you very much.

DEVOTEES: Jaya Śrīla
Prabhupāda. (obeisances)

PRABHUPĀDA: Any question? We
invite questions. If you have got
any doubts about this Kṛṣṇa
consciousness movement, you
can ask. We shall try to reply. So
there is no question? Yes?

MADHUDVIṢA: Prabhupāda?
When the soul transmigrates
from one body to another, the
consciousness of that gross body,
does the person retain some of
the consciousness of his past
lives with that transmigration?

Consciousness is a constant
companion of the soul. The
consciousness means there is
soul. Just like this body. I am
speaking, I am talking or I am
feeling, this consciousness. I am
conscious. Why? Because I, the
soul, is present. So consciousness
is the symptom of the presence
of the soul. Therefore when the
soul transmigrates the
consciousness is also there in
another body. But this
consciousness, if I take God
consciousness, then I go to God.
And if I take dog consciousness, I
go to dog. That’s all. The
consciousness is there. Therefore
we have to purify our
consciousness. Instead of dog
consciousness we have to make it
God consciousness. That will be
our perfection of life. Otherwise,
the consciousness which you
carry at the time of your death,
you get a similar body. There are
8,400,000 species of life, and we
may think of in a varied way. That
is the technique of Kṛṣṇa
consciousness. At the time of, if
we keep our Kṛṣṇa consciousness
intact, that is our perfection of
life. Otherwise we do not know
what is my next life. The example
is given just like air is passing. Air
is very subtle matter. If it is
passing on the rose flower, the
flavor is carried in other place
also, rose scent. And if the air is
passing on the stool, the scent or
the bad smell of the stool is
carried to the other place.
Similarly, if you make your
consciousness rosy, then your
next life is rose flavor. (laughs)
And if you make your
consciousness stool, then your
next life is condemned. Yes. Yes.

MAN: (indistinct) thinks if the
qualities of God are contained in
man but only on a minute scale,
and in God all qualities are on a
great scale…


MAN: Then are not also the evil
qualities in man existent in God
too but…

PRABHUPĀDA: Yes. The evil
qualities… What you call evil, that
quality is also there in God. But
God, being absolute, there is no
evil; everything is good. God is
good. I’ll give you an example.
Just like the father is sometimes
angry. The quality of anger is
taken as bad quality. But if the
father is sometimes angry on the
father (son), that is not bad. That
is for his good. Therefore… This is
a crude example. The qualities
are there in God; otherwise how
we can get the quality? If the
anger quality is not there in God,
how we get this quality? That is a
fact. But His anger and your
anger is different because you
are materially contaminated. So
qualities, as they are, they are not
bad. But when they are saturated
with the contamination of this
material world, they appear to be
bad. Just like a naughty child. A
naughty child means that child is
going to be very intelligent boy
or girl in future. That is a fact.
Naughtiness means that child is
very intelligent. So in course of
time that naughtiness will fructify
into intelligence. So here all the
godly qualities are
misrepresented, perverted
reflection. Just like love. Now our
worshipable God is Kṛṣṇa and
Rādhā, conjugal love perfection.
The same love is descended here
also, love between boy and girl,
but that is perverted. The love is
there. The same love is there also.
Otherwise wherefrom this girl?
Why a girl is attracted by a boy?
Why a boy is attracted by a girl?
That is natural. That is coming
from God, His pleasure potency.
But because that love is being
manifested with the
contamination of this material
world, that is perverted. So every
quality… That is the, I mean to
say, scientific way of studying
God. Whatever qualities you have
got, you can understand the
same qualities is there in God,
but your present condition being
contaminated with material
contact, it is being pervertedly
represented. This has to be
purified. This is Kṛṣṇa
consciousness. The same thing.
The same love affair, the same
anger or anything, that is to be
purified. Then it is godly. That’s
all. So this Kṛṣṇa consciousness
movement is to purify.
Sarvopādhi-vinirmuktaṁ tat-
paratvena nirmalam [Cc. Madhya
19.170]. Nirmalam means
purification, completely purified.
When this… Suppose this anger.
If this anger is applied in Kṛṣṇa
consciousness, it is purified. It is
purified. Just like Arjuna. Arjuna
was not becoming angry to his
enemy. He was a very good man.
“No, I’m not going to fight.” And
Kṛṣṇa was, I mean to say,
encouraging him to be angry.
Otherwise how could he fight? So
when he fought for Kṛṣṇa, that
became service. Of course, these
are very intricate questions.
When one studies very seriously
and scientifically, this will be
revealed. So on the whole one
can understand that “All the
qualities of God is with me. But I
am now materially
contaminated.” Just like a
diseased person. A diseased
person, he wants to enjoy the
facilities of healthy life, but the
physician says, “No, don’t. Don’t.”
Because that will create danger.
Similarly, all the qualities we have
got, but because it is materially
contaminated, the Kṛṣṇa
consciousness process is to purify
them and to bring them to the
normal condition, and then it will
be happy. That is the whole idea.

VIṢṆUJANA: How can the
purification process, Prabhupāda,
be carried through the average
life, twenty-four hours a day?

PRABHUPĀDA: The purification
process is stated in Nārada-
pañcarātra. Sarvopādhi-
vinirmuktaṁ tat-paratvena
nirmalam [Cc. Madhya 19.170].
You have to free yourself from
the designation. Designation. The
same example can be given. Just
like Arjuna. He was designating
himself with the Kuru family;
therefore he was impure. When
he gave up this designation, he
identified his interest with Kṛṣṇa,
he became devotee. So we have
to give up this designation, “I am
American,” “I am Indian,” “I am
Christian,” “I am Hindu,” “I am
this,” “I am that”—“I am Kṛṣṇa’s. I
am God’s. I am servant of God.”
And if you act in that way, then
whole thing becomes purified.
And if you keep your designation
accidentally… Just like you are
American. This is accidental. By
somehow or other, you have
come to accept a body from the
American family. Now this will be
changed. You do not know what
is your next body. So this is
changing. This is not my
permanent settlement. But your
permanent settlement is to
identify yourself that “I am
Kṛṣṇa’s.” That is your permanent
settlement. So if you put yourself
in that position, being freed from
all designation, then your process
of everything, all qualities,
become purified.

sarvopādhi-vinirmuktaṁ tat-
paratvena nirmalam hṛṣīkeṇa
hṛṣīkeśa-sevanaṁ bhaktir ucyate
[Cc. Madhya 19.170]

Hṛṣīka. Hṛṣīka means senses. So
when the senses are applied for
Hṛṣīkeśa—means Kṛṣṇa—then it
is purified. And when the senses
are applied in our designated
position, that is impure. That is

WOMAN: When there are several
living entities within a close area
of space

PRABHUPĀDA: They are under
different designations, that’s all.
Different living entities means
under different designations.
That’s all. And when that
designation is off, then he’s
Kṛṣṇa’s. That’s all. Actually he is
Kṛṣṇa’s, but under different
designations he has got different
bodies. So if we place ourself in
Kṛṣṇa consciousness, in spite of
this designated body, still we
become purified. Jīvan-muktaḥ sa
ucyate. He’s liberated even living
within this material tabernacle.
Īhā yasya harer dāsye. If anyone
fixes his mind up to the service of
Kṛṣṇa, then in whatever condition
he may be, he is a liberated
person. Simply we have to fix up
that we shall simply execute
business of Kṛṣṇa. That’s all. All
right. Thank you. Now chant.