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Smart Quote of the Day, July 10, 2016

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"'All the conditions of material existence are opposing elements for persons who are not surrendered unto You. But for those who are surrendered souls and are in full Krishna consciousness, these things cannot be a source of fear.' . . A pure devotee is not, therefore, afraid of birth, death, old age and disease..."

Today's Smart Quote is from Krishna, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Chapter Eighty-seven, "Prayers of the Personified Vedas":

The personified Vedas continued: “The influence of time—past, present and future—and the material miseries, such as excessive heat, excessive cold, birth, death, old age and disease, are all simply the movements of Your eyebrows. Everything is working under Your direction.” It is said in the Bhagavad-gita that all material activity is going on under the direction of the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Krishna.

The Vedas continued: “All the conditions of material existence are opposing elements for persons who are not surrendered unto You. But for those who are surrendered souls and are in full Krishna consciousness, these things cannot be a source of fear.” When Lord Nrisimhadeva appeared, Prahlada Maharaja was never afraid of Him, whereas his atheist father was immediately faced with death personified and was killed. Therefore, although Lord Nrisimhadeva appears as death for an atheist like Hiranyakasipu, He is always kind and is the reservoir of all pleasure for the devotees like Prahlada. A pure devotee is not, therefore, afraid of birth, death, old age and disease.