Four Things I Didn’t Think I Could Do Before Bhakti

Krishna's Mercy

[Krishna lifting hill]“A person who has extraordinary bodily strength is called baliyan. When Krishna killed Arishtasura, some of the gopis said, “My dear friends, just see how Krishna has killed Arishtasura! Although he was stronger than a mountain, Krishna plucked him up just like a piece of cotton and threw him away without any difficulty!”” (The Nectar of Devotion, Ch 21)

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To err is human. Man is fallible, described as chyuta in Sanskrit. Sometimes he falls down. He may fall down repeatedly, failing in one endeavor after another. Seeing what others have, wanting the same, the attempt is made. But the living entity is not the doer, though he makes the choice for action. Nature must give its cooperation.

“The bewildered spirit soul, under the influence of the three modes of material nature, thinks himself to be the doer of activities, which are in actuality…

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