SB 1.11.33 (1964)

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His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada



TEXT No. 33

Yadi api asou parsagata rahogatas Tathapi tasya anghriyugam navamnavam. Pade pade ka virameta tatpadat Chalapi yam srir na jahati karhi chit.


ENGLISH SYNONYMS

Yadi—although, Api—certainly, Asou—He (Lord Sri Krishna) Parsagata—just by the side, Rahogata—just lonely exclusively, Tathapi—still, Asya—His, Anghriyugam—the feet of the Lord, Navam Navam—newer and newer, Pade—step, Pade—in every step, Virameta—can be detached from, Tatpadat—from His feet, Chalapi—moving, Yam—whom, Srir—the Goddess of fortune, Na—never, Jahati—quits, Karhichit—at any time.


TRANSLATION

Although Lord Sri Krishna was constantly by their side as well as exclusively in a lonely place, still His feet appeared to them newer and newer. The Goddess of Fortune although by nature is always restless and moving from one place to another, still she could not quit the Lord's feet and then which woman can be detached from that feet if once taken shelter of?


PURPORT

We the conditioned living beings are always after the favor of the Goddess of Fortune although by nature she is moving from one place to another. In the material world nobody is permanently fortunate, however, clever one may be. There were so many big empires in different parts of the world, there were so many powerful kings all over the world or there were so many fortunate men all over the world but, all of them liquidated gradually without being permanently situated. This is the law of the material nature. But spiritually it is diffierent. According to Brahma Samhita the Lord is served very respectfully by hundred and thousands of the Goddess of Fortune. They are always in a lonely place also with the Lord. But still the association of the Lord is so inspiringly newer and newer, that they cannot quit the Lord for a moment even though they are by nature very much restless and moving from one place to another. Spiritual relation with the Lord is so enlivening and resourceful that nobody or no woman can leave the Company of the Lord once taken shelter of.

The living beings are by constitution feminine by nature. The male or enjoyer is the Lord and all manifestations of His different potencies are feminine by nature. In the Bhagwat Geeta, the living beings are designated as the Para Prakriti or the superior potency. The material elements are Apara Prakriti or inferior potency. Such potencies are always employed for the satisfaction of the employer or the enjoyer. The Supreme Enjoyer is the Lord Himself as it is stated in the Bhagwat Geeta (B.G. 5/29). The potencies, therefore, when engaged directly in the service of the Lord they revive the natural colour and thus there is no disparity in the relation of the potent and potency.

Generally people engaged in service are always seeking some post under the Government or the supreme enjoyer of the state. The Lord being the Supreme Enjoyer of everything in or outside the universes, it is quite happiness to be employed under Him. Once, therefore, engaged is such Supreme Governmental service of the Lord, no living being wishes to be relieved from the engagement. The highest perfection of human life is to seek some employment under the Lord's supreme service and that will make one extremely happy instead of seeking the moving Goddess of Fortune without the relation of the Lord.


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