Monday, December 14, 2015

Learn To Tolerate (BG 2:14)

Prabhupada: Many houses. I was not sleeping at night, and there was some sound, "gongongongon," in my ear. So long the body will be there, there will be so many troubles. And Krishna has advised that "They will come and go. Don't care for them. That's all." Agamapayino nityas tams titikshasva bharata. [Bg. 2.14]

matra-sparshas tu kaunteya
agamapayino nityas
tams titikshasva bharata

So bodily, mental, by enemies, so many impediments will come. What can be done? We have to tolerate. That is materialworld. We cannot expect smooth, very happy. That is not possible. Krishna advising Arjuna, what to speak of us. What we are in comparison to Arjuna.

He's His personal friend, talking with Him. He said, tams titikshasva. Krishna never said, "I have made some magic. You'll have no failure," like that. Tams titikshasva. "You just try to tolerate." That's all. He never gave him any tablet. (chuckling) He taught that… So we have to do that. As the modern gurus says that "I'll give you some ash. There will be no trouble," Krishna did He so? He said, "No, tolerate." That's all.

He could have said, "I'll give you some ash." "You are ass; I'll give you some ash." (laughter) Neither Arjuna asked also, that "Why You are asking me to fight? Give me some ash. I'll throw." He was not such a fool that he asked some magic from Krishna and kill his enemies. Actually he fought. This is Bhagavad-gita.

So face things as they are and depend on Krishna. That is our duty. We must go on with our duty. Don't expect any ash, miracle, magic. So what is…? You have got sleeping place?

Evening Conversation—January 25, 1977, Puri

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