Bhagavad-gita Today November 4, 2020


Krishna’s explanations of the self, the world we live in, and the source of it all are the most sensible, complete and convincing we’ve ever heard. Don’t just take our word for it, though; judge for yourself:

Bhagavad-gita As It Is, 9.3

TRANSLATION



Krishna’s explanations of the self, the world we live in, and the source of it all are the most sensible, complete and convincing we’ve ever heard. Don’t just take our word for it, though; judge for yourself:

Bhagavad-gita As It Is, 9.3

TRANSLATION

Those who are not faithful in this devotional service cannot attain Me, O conqueror of enemies. Therefore they return to the path of birth and death in this material world.

PURPORT:

The faithless cannot accomplish this process of devotional service; that is the purport of this verse. Faith is created by association with devotees. Unfortunate people, even after hearing all the evidence of Vedic literature from great personalities, still have no faith in God. They are hesitant and cannot stay fixed in the devotional service of the Lord. Thus faith is a most important factor for progress in Krishna consciousness.

In the Caitanya-caritamrita it is said that faith is the complete conviction that simply by serving the Supreme Lord, Sri Krishna, one can achieve all perfection. That is called real faith. As stated in the Srimad-Bhagavatam ( 4.31.14),

“By giving water to the root of a tree one satisfies its branches, twigs and leaves, and by supplying food to the stomach one satisfies all the senses of the body. Similarly, by engaging in the transcendental service of the Supreme Lord one automatically satisfies all the demigods and all other living entities.”

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