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KRSNA DELIVERS HIS DEVOTEE FROM THE OCEAN OF BIRTH AND DEATH

KRSNA DELIVERS HIS DEVOTEE FROM THE OCEAN OF BIRTH AND DEATH

12.6-7: For one who worships Me, giving up all his activities unto Me, and being devoted to Me without deviation, engaged in devotional service and always meditating upon Me; who has fixed his mind upon Me, O son of Pritha-for him I am the swift Deliverer from the ocean of birth and death.
8: Just fix your mind upon Me, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, and engage all your intelligence in Me. Thus you will live in Me always, without any doubt.
9: My dear Arjuna, O winner of wealth, if you cannot fix your mind upon Me without deviation, then follow the regulated principles of Bhaktiyoga. In this way you will develop a desire to attain to Me.IN THIS VERSE, two different processes of Bhaktiyoga are indicated. The first refers to one who has actually developed an attachment for Krishna, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, by transcendental love. And the other is for one who has not developed an attachment for the Supreme Person by transcendental love. For this second class there are different prescribed rules and regulations, which they can follow ultimately to be elevated to the stage of attachment.
Bhaktiyoga means to purify the senses. At the present moment in material existence the senses are always impure, being engaged in sense gratification. But, by the practice of Bhaktiyoga, these senses can become purified, and in the purified state the senses become directly connected with the Supreme Lord. In this material existence, suppose I am engaged in some service, with some master: But I don't really serve my master; I serve to get some money. And the master also is not in love, but takes service from me and pays me. So there is no question of love. But for spiritual life, we have to be elevated to the pure stage of love. That stage of love can be achieved by practice of devotional service, performed with the present senses.
This love of God is now in a dormant state in everyone's heart. And, there, love of God is manifested in different ways-contaminated by the material association. Now the material association has to be purified, and that dormant, natural love for Krishna has to be revived. That is the whole process.
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