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In the Midst of Enemies

Srila Bhakti Raksaka Sridhar Gosvami Maharaja:

“At present we are in the midst of enemies, but if our angle of vision is changed, we shall think, “No, I am in the midst of friends.” And that angle of vision is so broad that one who sees in that way becomes fearless.

When Jada Bharata was captured by dacoits and taken to the deity of Kali to be sacrificed, his angle of vision was so spacious that he did not care for anything. He thought, “Whatever is happening is the Lord’s Will. He is the proprietor and witness of all. He sees everything. Everything is His Will, and I have nothing to do with the outcome.”

With this idea, wherever Jada Bharata was taken, he went without resistance. Although he was about to be sacrificed, he was unconcerned. He thought, “I am in a friendly circle. There is no danger.” He was in such a plane of consciousness that no apprehension, no danger, could affect him; he thought, “I am under Krsna’s care.”

And so it is proved by Jada Bharata’s practical example that this angle of vision is not simply philosophy or imagination. It is reality.

Krsna’s Divine Will is in the background of everything that exists. And when one comes in connection with that paramount power, that original plane of reality, he will not have any care; he will become fearless. Maya santusta-manasah sarvah sukha-maya disah [S.Bhagavatam: 11.14.13]
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Excerpt: Subjective Evolution of Consciousness

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