Four Questions About Ajnata-Sukriti

Krishna's Mercy

[Lord Krishna]“The theory of chance can best be explained in the Vedic literature by the words ajnata-sukriti, which refer to pious activities performed without the actor’s knowledge. But these are also planned. For example, Krishna comes like an ordinary human being, He comes as a devotee like Lord Chaitanya, or He sends His representative, the spiritual master, or pure devotee. This is also the planned activity of the Supreme Personality of Godhead.” (Shrila Prabhupada, Shrimad Bhagavatam, 4.21.27 Purport)

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1. What is it?

Take the two terms individually. Sukriti is meritorious credits. Good deeds. Piety. Something that you inherently understand will not cause bad karma or whatever the preferred word to describe future consequences. Helping an elderly person cross the street. Holding the door open for the next person entering the building. Kindness when it is not necessary. Not broadcasting your good qualities or…

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