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One who is transcendentally realized, he does not care for the unfavorable or favorable. He knows that "When the time will come, either the favorable things or unfavorable things will come in the law of nature. Let me be engaged in my own business, KC"

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"one who is transcendentally realized, he does not care for the unfavorable or the favorable. He knows that" |"When the time will come, either the favorable things will come or unfavorable things will come in the law of nature. Let me be engaged in my own business, Kṛṣṇa consciousness"

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Bhagavad-gita As It Is Lectures

In the material conception of life we do not want what is unfavorable, but we want simply favorable. But the laws of nature, they are so cruel that they enforce upon us unfavorable things. But one who is transcendentally realized, he does not care for the unfavorable or the favorable. He knows that "When the time will come, either the favorable things will come or unfavorable things will come in the law of nature. Let me be engaged in my own business, Kåñëa consciousness. Yes."


One who is actually situated in the transcendental position, he is, na prahṛṣyet priyaṁ prāpya: If something favorable for . . . he does not become too much happy.

He thinks, "All right, by Kṛṣṇa's grace I have got this. Let me engage it in the Kṛṣṇa's service." That's it. Because he has dedicated his life, he has dedicated his life, he does not claim anything. Everything, Kṛṣṇa's property. So if something is obtained, achieved, some favorable thing, he engages that thing in the service of the Lord. Na prahṛṣyet priyaṁ prāpya. That . . . that is his happiness. That is his happiness.

Just like family man. Whatever he earns, if he can spend for the family, then he becomes happy, because his affection is there in the family. Similarly, some great man of the country, if he can give some service to the people, to the country, he is . . . he feels happy. Similarly, a man who is in Kṛṣṇa consciousness, if he gets some opportunity to serve more, I mean to say, excellently in the service of the Lord, then he feels happy. But not materially. Na prahṛṣyet priyaṁ prāpya nodvijet prāpya ca apriyam (BG 5.20).

This is our disease. In the material conception of life we do not want what is unfavorable, but we want simply favorable. But the laws of nature, they are so cruel that they enforce upon us unfavorable things. But one who is transcendentally realized, he does not care for the unfavorable or the favorable. He knows that "When the time will come, either the favorable things will come or unfavorable things will come in the law of nature. Let me be engaged in my own business, Kṛṣṇa consciousness. Yes."

Sthira-buddhir asammūḍhaḥ brahma-vid brahmaṇi sthitaḥ (BG 5.20). Sthira-buddhiḥ. He is steady. He is steady in his conclusion. He is not changing; steady in his conclu . . . asammūḍhaḥ. Asammūḍhaḥ means he is not bewildered; brahma-vit, because he knows what is Brahman and brahmaṇi sthitaḥ, and he is situated in Brahman. Sthira-buddhir asammūḍhaḥ brahma-vid brahmaṇi sthitaḥ.