What Is Satya-Sankalpa

Krishna's Mercy

[Shri Krishna]“It is said, ‘Man proposes, God disposes.’ Thus a person may desire many things, but unless these desires are fulfilled by the Supreme Personality of Godhead, they cannot be fulfilled. Fulfillment of desire is called satya-sankalpa.” (Shrila Prabhupada, Shrimad Bhagavatam, 8.16.22 Purport)

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Friend1: I heard an interesting term the other day.

Friend2: What is that?

Friend1: It’s in the Sanskrit language. I am familiar with many of the terms, but I hadn’t heard this one before. Satya-sankalpa.

Friend2: That is interesting. Satya is truthfulness. That which is real. Sankalpa has several meanings.  Determination. Desire.

Friend1: Yes and you put them together to get the concept of fulfilling desires immediately.

Friend2: Explain further.

Friend1: Say that I want to build a house. A large property. Three floors, with the basement as the modern day man-cave. A backyard sufficient for the children to play…

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