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Being awake in Krsna consciousness (Chapter 2 Text 41)

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    Hare Krishna Friends, Chapter 2: Contents of the Gita Summarized                                                     
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      Hare Krishna Friends,
      Chapter 2: Contents of the Gita Summarized


                                                         TEXT 41

                                          vyavasayatmika buddhir
                                             ekeha kuru-nandana
                                          bahu-sakha hy anantas ca
                                          buddhayo 'vyavasayinam


      vyavasaya-atmika--resolute Krsna consciousness; buddhih--intelligence; eka--only one; iha--in this world; kuru-nandana--O beloved child of the Kurus; bahu-sakhah--various branches; hi--indeed; anantah--unlimited; ca--also; buddhayah--intelligence; avyavasayinam--of those who are not in Krsna consciousness.


      Those who are on this path are resolute in purpose, and their aim is one. O beloved child of the Kurus, the intelligence of those who are irresolute is many-branched.


      A strong faith in Krsna consciousness that one shall be elevated to the highest perfection of life is called vyavasayatmika intelligence. The Caitanya-caritamrta (Madhya 22.62) states:

                                          'sraddha'-sabde----visvasa kahe sudrdha niscaya
                                                 krsne bhakti kaile sarva-karma krta haya

      Faith means unflinching trust in something sublime. When one is engaged in the duties of Krsna consciousness, he need not act in relationship to the material world with obligations to family traditions, humanity, or nationality. Fruitive activities are the engagements of one's reactions from past good or bad deeds. When one is awake in Krsna consciousness, he need no longer endeavor for good results in his activities. When one is situated in Krsna consciousness, all activities are on the absolute plane, for they are no longer subject to dualities like good and bad. The highest perfection of Krsna consciousness is renunciation of the material conception of life. This state is automatically achieved by progressive Krsna consciousness.

      The resolute purpose of a person in Krsna consciousness is based on knowledge, Vasudevah sarvam iti sa mahatma su-durlabhah, by which one comes to know perfectly that Vasudeva, or Krsna is the root of all manifested causes. As water on the root of a tree is automatically distributed to the leaves and branches, in Krsna consciousness one can render the highest service to everyone--namely self, family, society, country, humanity, etc. If Krsna is satisfied by one's actions, then everyone will be satisfied.

                                                                                                         ........to be continued.
      : Bhagavad Gita As It Is by HDG. A.C. BhaktiVedanta Swami Srila Prabhupada

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