How Can We Help?

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Question: īśvaraḥ sarva-bhūtānāṁ hṛd-deśe ’rjuna tiṣṭhati bhrāmayan sarva-bhūtāni yantrārūḍhāni māyayā The Supreme Lord is situated in everyone’s heart oh Arjuna, and is directing all the wandering living entities, who are seated as on a machine made of material energy. “ He just wants me to read.

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Jayapataka Swami:  What is the question? You have a question? Read some more (Purport was read). You see, we cannot do anything ourselves but we desire thinking, feeling, willing. We will, want to do this thing. So the Lord facilities us according to our karma to do that. But accordingly if we do something bad, then we have to in the future, take that bad reaction. If we do something good, then we can go to higher planets like heavenly planets or something. But if we do devotional service, we can go back to Krsna. It is not that Krsna, although it is said He is directing, it is not that He says, do this sin! We have a free will. We want to do this. So here it says, He directs us that we could satisfy our desires, we can do what we want. But then we are responsible, not Him. Otherwise how we can achieve what we want? It is only possible because He is directing us. But He directs us according to our desires. People they say, well, The Lord directs us, He is making me kill this person or do that. It is not like that. We have a free will, we want to do something bad He facilitates. Let us say, you want to do something bad to a devotee, then He may not allow. He may protect that devotee. Just like little children are somehow protected. How being a human being we can die so easily! I mean, I was in the ICU and some people were saying, ‘I am suffering father! I am suffering! Mother, mother! I am suffering!’ Someone chants ‘maaa’… nothing intelligent! All of them died that night. This is the ICU. And then I heard a nurse, doctor talking to the police. You said you would come by any time of the day and night. I have had it. That patient you had admitted, if you don’t come and release him, he will demoralize the other patients, come now please! Please come here! You promised! I am listening to all this talk going on in the hospital. People die there not everybody gets cured. So it is not that Krsna makes us do wrong things, but He facilitates us to do good or bad. But then we are responsible.(audio break) So we want to help them from their suffering. Actually I have a disease, I have a very bad disease that everybody I see, even in the hospital, the doctor, the nurses, everybody, at that time I think, how can I help this person be Krsna conscious? I have this disease. I am thinking how can I help this person be Krsna conscious? This disease is there, affecting me. And so I would get people to chant, people to somehow or another I carry clickers. I couldn’t give beads, I give clickers. So I have this disease, I don’t know what to do? Hare Krsna!