Article April 9, 2018

युक्तः कर्मफलं त्यक्त्वा शान्तिमाप्नोति नैष्ठिकीम्‌ ।
अयुक्तः कामकारेण फले सक्तो निबध्यते ॥

भावार्थ : कर्मयोगी कर्मों के फल का त्याग करके भगवत्प्राप्ति रूप शान्ति को प्राप्त होता है और सकामपुरुष कामना की प्रेरणा से फल में आसक्त होकर बँधता है॥12॥

The steadily devoted soul attains unadulterated peace because he offers the result of all activities to Me; whereas a person who is not in union with the Divine, who is greedy for the fruits of his labor, becomes entangled.


The difference between a person in Krsna consciousness and a person in bodily consciousness is that the former is attached to Krsna, whereas the latter is attached to the results of his activities. The person who is attached to Krsna and works for Him only is certainly a liberated person, and he is not anxious for fruitive rewards. In the Bhagavatam, the cause of anxiety over the result of an activity is explained as being due to one's functioning in the conception of duality, that is, without knowledge of the Absolute Truth. Krsna is the Supreme Absolute Truth, the Personality of Godhead. In Krsna consciousness, there is no duality. All that exists is a product of Krsna's energy, and Krsna is all good. Therefore, activities in Krsna consciousness are on the absolute plane; they are transcendental and have no material effect. One is, therefore, filled with peace in Krsna consciousness. One who is, however, entangled in profit calculation for sense gratification cannot have that peace. This is the secret of Krsna consciousness—realization that there is no existence besides Krsna is the platform of peace and fearlessness.


avajananti mam mudha manusim tanum ashritam
param bhavam ajananto mama bhuta-mahesvaram
Fools who know Me not think I have assumed this form and personality. They do not know My Supreme Transcendental nature, which is unborn and limitless. Nor do they know My supreme dominion over all. (Bhagavad-gita 9.11)
purnananda-cit-svarupa jagannatha-raya
taore kaili jada-nasvara-prakrta-kaya!!
purna-sad-aisvarya chaitanya svayam bhagavan
taore kaili ksudra jiva sphulioga-samana!!
dui-thani aparadhe paibi durgati!
atattva-jna ‘tattva’ varne, tara ei riti!
ara eka kariyacha parama ‘pramada’!
deha-dehi-bheda isvare kaile ‘aparadha’!
isvarera nahi kabhu deha-dehi-bheda
svarupa, deha, cid-ananda, nahika vibheda
Lord Jagannatha is completely spiritual and full of transcendental bliss, but you have compared Him to a dull destructible body composed of material elements. You have calculated that Shri Chaitanya, who is Godhead Himself and full in six opulences, to be on the level of an ordinary living being. Instead of knowing Him as the Supreme fire, you have accepted Him as a spark. Because of this offense against Lord Jagannatha and Lord Chaitanya you will go to hell. You do not know how to describe the Absolute Truth, nevertheless you have tried to do so, and therefore you must be condemned. You are in complete illusion, for you have distinguished between the body and soul of Lord Jagannatha and Chaitanya Mahaprabhu. That is a great offense. At no time is there any distinction between the Supreme Lord and His body and soul. His personal identity and His body are made of eternal, blissful spiritual energy. There is no distinction between them. (Cc. Antya 5.118-122)