Monday, February 3, 2014

How To Change Your Karma

Hare Krsna to all

Pranams. All glories to Srila Prabhupada. Below are two things in one lecture:

1.) He mentions how to get rid of all past karma.
2.) Next Srila Prabhupada tells us how to surrender and get rid of all this bad past karma-chant Hare Krsna Maha Mantra,as that will solve all the problems of life.
3.) In a separate lecture he tells us how to change fate - same thing, chant Hare Krsna.

Hari bol, Damaghosa das

680623SB.MON Lectures
Guest (3): Swami, one more question. If you have misused the energy of the past and go on with the results of your misuse, are you still responsible for those forms?

Prabhupada: As you had misused your independence in your past life or in past, similarly, you can immediately, properly use your independence. Do you follow? You ... Somehow or other, you misused your
independence. Similarly, immediately, if you use your independence properly, then the result of that misuse of independence is corrected. That is stated in the Bhagavad-gita, that: sarva-dharman parityajya mam ekam saranam vraja. 

Because the conditioned souls here in this material world, they have all misused their independence... Anyone, beginning from the highest planet down, beginning from Brahma down to the small ant, everyone has misused his independence. This conditional life, this material body, is due to that. Therefore our reactions of that misuse is going on life after life. Now, Krsna says that "If you surrender immediately, then I take charge of you." Sarva-dharman parityajya mam ekam saranam vraja: "You just give up all your other
engagements. Just surrender unto Me." 

Aham tvam sarva-papebhyo moksayisyami: "I shall give you protection from all reaction of your
misuse of independence."

680623SB.MON Lectures
So these eight divisions of human society, scientific division of human society, is now lost. Therefore Caitanya Mahaprabhu instructed that kalau, "In this age," nasty eva nasty eva nasty eva gatir anyatha, "there is no other alternative for advancement of human society's goal of life." Because human society is meant for advancing in the goal of life, and that goal of life is Krsna consciousness. So Caitanya Mahaprabhu says... That is the sublime gift of Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu. And Sri Rupa Gosvami adored Him, namo maha-vadanyaya krsna-prema-pradaya te: "My dear Lord, You are the most munificent, magnanimous incarnation, because You are distributing love of Krsna."

This is very rare thing, love of Krsna. Krsna personally failed. He canvassed, sarva-dharman parityajya mam ekam saranam vraja: "You give up everything. Just surrender unto Me, Krsna, personally." But nobody
surrendered; only a few persons of the Pandavas, Arjuna, Bhima, or the gopis in Vrndavana. But at that time there were others. And later age, people misunderstood Him. But the idea is that Krsna also came to
distribute love of Krsna, but He actually could not induce people to this cult. They misunderstood Him.

But Lord Caitanya, by His grace, by this sankirtana movement, He very easily distributed this love of
Krsna. Therefore He is called namo maha-vadanyaya: "My dear Lord, You are the most magnificent, munificent personality, incarnation, because," krsna-prema-pradaya te, "You are distributing krsna-prema,
love of Krsna, the most important thing, the goal of life." And that was the mission of Lord Caitanya. He said, kalau, in this age, when everything has become topsy-turvied, there is no more chance for
systematizing the whole human society. It is lost. The regulating processes are lost now, and neither it is possible to reintroduce it. 

It is not possible. People have become so much degraded that it is not possible. Therefore direct method. Direct method: chant Hare Krsna. That will revive your old consciousness. Chant Hare Krsna. Caitanya
Mahaprabhu says, kalau nasty eva nasty eva nasty eva gatir anyatha: "In this age there is no other alternative, there is no other alternative." The so-called meditation, yoga or karma, jnana, mental speculation--everything will fail.

751128SB.DEL Lectures
Prabhupada: No fate can be changed. I understand. These questions are generally put. Fate can be changed.
Guest (3): By name.
Prabhupada: By Krsna consciousness. Karmani nirdahati kintu ca bhakti-bhajam. Others cannot change their fate, but only the devotees can change. How? Krsna says, aham tvam sarva-papebhyo moksayisyami.
Krsna says, "I shall give you protection from all the resultant action of your sinful life." That is fate changed. If you don't surrender to Krsna, then you have to suffer or enjoy the actions of your fruitive activities. But when you surrender to Krsna, He takes charge of squaring up all your sinful activities and their reaction. That is...
So you surrender to Krsna; then your fate is changed. Otherwise it is not possible.

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