Jayapatākā Swami: They are skipping over your question because it is not particularly from the verse. Anyway we should do both together. We should help ourselves while we depend on Kṛṣṇa, not that we just sit and say Kṛṣṇa will do everything. We do the best we can and we depend on Kṛṣṇa. There is a story where there is a flood. And they came by the house and said that ‘get out there is a flood.’ He said, ‘no, no! I am depending on Kṛṣṇa.’ Then the water rose up to the roof. And he was on the roof. Boat came and said ‘get on,’ he said, ‘no on I am depending on God.’ And then helicopter come, ‘here grab the rope’ and he said ‘no I am depending on God’ and he got drowned. Then he went back to Godhead. He asked God, ‘why did you not save me?’ He said ‘I sent you a car, a boat, a helicopter –  you did not take anything. So what do you expect?’ So naturally we have to take the mercy of Kṛṣṇa that may come in any way.
01-June-2021 SRI MAYAPUR DHAM, INDIA