# A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada # ISKCON #devotional services #Dhruva Maharaja

Sri Vishnu is the Supreme Truth
om tad visno paramam padam sada
pasyanti surayah diviva caksur-atatam
tad vipraso vipanyavo jagrvamsah
samindhate visnor yat paramam padam
The supreme abode of Lord Vishnu, or the lotus feet of Lord Vishnu, is spread all around like the sunlight in the sky. Great demigods and saintly persons always see that supreme abode, recognizing Him as the highest truth. Spiritually awake souls learned in transcendental understanding glorify the Lord and make that abode more brilliant. (Eg Veda 1.22.20,21)

योगसन्नयस्तकर्माणं ज्ञानसञ्न्निसंशयम्‌ ।
आत्मवन्तं न कर्माणि निबध्नन्ति धनञ्जय ॥

भावार्थ : हे धनंजय! जिसने कर्मयोग की विधि से समस्त कर्मों का परमात्मा में अर्पण कर दिया है और जिसने विवेक द्वारा समस्त संशयों का नाश कर दिया है, ऐसे वश में किए हुए अन्तःकरण वाले पुरुष को कर्म नहीं बाँधते॥41॥

Therefore, one who has renounced the fruits of his action, whose doubts are destroyed by transcendental knowledge, and who is situated firmly in the self, is not bound by works, O conqueror of riches.


One who follows the instruction of the Gita, as it is imparted by the Lord, the Personality of Godhead Himself, becomes free from all doubts by the grace of transcendental knowledge. He, as a part and parcel of the Lord, in full Krsna consciousness, is already established in self-knowledge. As such, he is undoubtedly above bondage to action.



The Supreme Truth has Three Potencies Sandhini (existence), Samvit (consciousness) and Hladini (ecstasy)

na tasya karyam karanaosca vidyate
na tat samas cabhyadhikas ca drsyate
parasya saktir-vividhaiva sruyate
svabhaviki jnana-bala-kriya ca
He does not have a bodily form like that of an ordinary living entity: He has a transcendental form of bliss and knowledge. His senses are all transcendental. Nothing is greater than Him or equal to Him. His potencies are multifarious, such as cognitive, will and active potency. (Svetasvatara Upanisad 6.8)

अज्ञश्चश्रद्दधानश्च संशयात्मा विनश्यति ।
नायं लोकोऽस्ति न परो न सुखं संशयात्मनः ॥

भावार्थ : विवेकहीन और श्रद्धारहित संशययुक्त मनुष्य परमार्थ से अवश्य भ्रष्ट हो जाता है। ऐसे संशययुक्त मनुष्य के लिए न यह लोक है, न परलोक है और न सुख ही है॥40॥

But ignorant and faithless persons who doubt the revealed scriptures do not attain God consciousness. For the doubting soul there is happiness neither in this world nor in the next.


Out of many standard and authoritative revealed scriptures, the Bhagavad-gita is the best. Persons who are almost like animals have no faith in, or knowledge of, the standard revealed scriptures; and some, even though they have knowledge of, or can cite passages from, the revealed scriptures, have actually no faith in these words. And even though others may have faith in scriptures like Bhagavad-gita, they do not believe in or worship the Personality of Godhead, Sri Krsna. Such persons cannot have any standing in Krsna consciousness. They fall down. Out of all the abovementioned persons, those who have no faith and are always doubtful make no progress at all. Men without faith in God and His revealed word find no good in this world, nor in the next. For them there is no happiness whatsoever. One should therefore follow the principles of revealed scriptures with faith and thereby be raised to the platform of knowledge. Only this knowledge will help one become promoted to the transcendental platform of spiritual understanding. In other words, doubtful persons have no status whatsoever in spiritual emancipation. One should therefore follow in the footsteps of great acaryas who are in the disciplic succession and thereby attain success.