“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)
Friend1: This is a commonly revisited topic, but I always feel the need for clarification. Maybe not so much an explanation, but some encouragement. Support so that I know what I am doing is correct, that there is hope; a light at the end of the tunnel.
Friend2: I take it you don’t want me to bring up the section in the Mahabharata where it advises to give up on hope entirely?
Friend1: Oh man, that’s funny. I’m sure that has to do with material success. A good transition, actually. The issue I raise is for people firmly entrenched in the…
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