Shri Raghunathji (Pancham Kumar)

Surrender of Doubt, Desire & Ego through Brahma-Sambandha

in Raghunathji (Pancham Kumar)/Vachanamrut by

Prabhu Shri Krishna is our Master. We lose faith because it is not possible to know what He intends – what He wishes. When even the intention of a human master is not possible to know beforehand – what to speak about the decision of the divine Master?

Indeed, to fulfill the wishes of devotees Shri Krishna bestows even what is impossible to obtain. So, (we may falsely assume that) just like us, that which takes much effort to accomplish – and even for Shri Krishna sometimes – for that purpose, prayer is for reminding Shri Krishna again and again. (To remove this misunderstanding) Shri Mahaprabhuji utters ‘सर्वत्र’ here. It means that – at all times and at all places, each and every object belongs to Shri Krishna. This is to make that known. So, (Shri Krishna says…)

अहं सर्वस्य प्रभवो (Bh. Geeta 10|8) – I am the source of all.

Principles such as these should be known by us… (To remove the doubt that) indeed even for Shri Krishna it must take effort to give what is not destined for devotees, Shri Mahaprabhuji says here ‘सर्व-सामर्थ्यम्-एव’ – Shri Krishna is all powerful. He is not dependent on destiny to accomplish anything; quite the contrary, it is destiny that is subordinate to Shri Krishna. It has been created from Him, thus controlled by Him…His power of ‘ doing what can be done – doing what cannot be done – doing that which is beyond these’ (कर्तुम्-अकर्तुम्-अन्यथाकर्तुम्…) is also made known by this.

Sometimes what is intensely desired by us may not be granted by Shri Krishna. Then, ego may arise in the devotee’s mind – “Even I won’t perform Seva”. That should never be done. Ego has to be renounced in every way. (Not only should one not be arrogant) but also shouldn’t despair for what is unattained. The renunciation should be internal and external. The reason is that in ‘complete surrender’ (to Shri Krishna in Pushtimarg through Brahma-Sambandha) the internal senses (अन्तःकरण) have also been offered.

Ego is a part of these internal senses…

Pushtimarg Vallabhkul Acharya based in Bhavnagar, Gujarat, India. 17th descendant of Jagadguru Shrimad Vallabhacharya. Architect

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