Three Ways Forgetfulness Can Be Beneficial In Bhakti-Yoga

Krishna's Mercy

[Krishna's lotus feet]“I am seated in everyone’s heart, and from Me come remembrance, knowledge and forgetfulness. By all the Vedas am I to be known; indeed I am the compiler of Vedanta, and I am the knower of the Vedas.” (Lord Krishna, Bhagavad-gita, 15.15)

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“I very well know the verse from the Bhagavad-gita explaining the source of remembrance, forgetfulness and the like. I understand that the verse is most often used to explain how the different species inherently know how to do things, like the animals being able to walk immediately after birth, and the infant going through an expected cycle of development.

Yes, yes, Shri Krishna, the Supreme Personality of Godhead intentionally allows for forgetfulness in order to fulfill the flawed desire of wanting to enjoy without Him. With my situation, I want to remember. I’m trying bhakti-yoga in earnest. I just seem to…

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