There's a dedicated team of people working at the Krishna.com office and warehouse to share Lord Krishna’s teachings with more than 2700 visitors a day (985,239 per year) from 228 countries, territories and islands. This time of year is when Krishna.com’s annual bills are due, such as property tax, insurance, and email newsletter services, adding up to several thousand dollars. We need your help to keep Krishna.com alive and vibrant. Please give a donation.

Smart Quote of the Day, September 13, 2019

Complexity: 
Easy

"The Lord is compared to the sky because the sky is vast yet within the reach of all, not only of human beings but even of the animals."

<< previous                                                          next >>

This is a quote from Srimad-Bhagavatam 7.7.38

[In this chapter, to remove the doubts of his class friends, the sons of the demons, Prahlada Maharaja states how, within the womb of his mother, he had heard from the mouth of Narada Muni, who had instructed him in bhagavata-dharma (Krishna consciousness)]

TRANSLATION

O my friends, sons of the asuras[demons], the Supreme Personality of Godhead in His Supersoul feature always exists within the cores of the hearts of all living entities. Indeed, He is the well-wisher and friend of all living entities, and there is no difficulty in worshiping the Lord. Why, then, should people not engage in His devotional service? Why are they so addicted to unnecessarily producing artificial paraphernalia for sense gratification?

PURPORT (excerpt):

Because the Personality of Godhead is supreme, no one is equal to Him, and no one is greater than Him. Nonetheless, if one is a devotee of the Supreme Personality of Godhead, the Lord is easily obtainable.

The Lord is compared to the sky because the sky is vast yet within the reach of all, not only of human beings but even of the animals. The Supreme Lord, in His Paramatma feature, exists as the best well-wisher and friend.

As confirmed in the Vedas, sayujau sakhayau. The Lord, in His Supersoul feature, always stays in the heart along with the living entity. The Lord is so friendly to the living entity that He remains within the heart so that one can always contact Him without difficulty. One can do this simply by devotional service (sravanam kirtanam visnoh smaranam pada-sevanam).

As soon as one hears of the Supreme Personality of Godhead (krsna-kirtana), one immediately comes in touch with the Lord. A devotee immediately comes in touch with the Lord by any or all of the items of devotional service…

Read the full Purport

More: