Srimad Bhagavatham : 6.4.44.

Srimad Bhagavatham :


Chapter-4.  ( The Hamsa-guhya  Prayers )


pritoham   te   prajanatha  yat  tesyodbrmhanam  tapah,

mamaisha  kamobhutanam   yad  bhuyasur  vibhutayah.

pritah  =  very much pleased;

aham  =  I

te  =  with you;

praja  natha  =  O king;

yat  =  because;

te  =  your;

asya  =  of this material world;

udbrmhanam  =  causing increase;

tapah  =  austerity;

mama  =  My;

esha  =  this;

kamah  =  desire;

bhutanam  =  of the living entities;

yat  =  which; 

bhuyasuh  =   may there be;

vibhutayah  =  advancement in all respects.

"O  King Daksha, you have performed extreme austerities for the welfare and growth of the world. 

My desire also is that everyone within this world be happy. 

I am therefore very pleased with you because you are endeavoring to fulfill My desire for the welfare of the entire world." 

After every dissolution of the material cosmos, all the living entities take shelter in the body of the Supreme Lord, and when creation takes place again, they come forth from His body in their various species to resume their activities. 

Why does the creation take place in such a way that the living entities are put into conditioned life to suffer the threefold miseries imposed upon them by the material nature? 

Here the Lord says to Daksha, “You desire to benefit all living entities, and that is also My desire.” 

The living entities who come in contact with the material world are meant to be corrected. 

All the living entities within this material world have revolted against the service of the Lord, and therefore they remain within this material world as ever conditioned, nitya-baddha, taking birth again and again. 

There is a chance, of course, of their being liberated, but nevertheless the conditioned souls, not taking advantage of this opportunity, continue in a life of sense enjoyment, and thus they are punished by birth and death again and again. 

This is the law of nature. As the Lord says in Bhagavad-gita (7.14):

“This divine energy of Mine, consisting of the three modes of material nature { three  guna-s ( Sattvam,  Rajas,  Tamas ) } is difficult to overcome. But those who have surrendered unto Me can easily cross beyond it.” 

Elsewhere in Bhagavad-gita (15.7) the Lord says:

“The living entities in this conditioned world are My eternal, fragmental parts. Due to conditioned life, they are struggling very hard with the six senses, which include the mind.” 

The living entity’s struggle for existence within the material world is due to his rebellious nature. 

Unless a living entity surrenders to the Supreme  Lord, he must continue this life of struggle.

As the Lord Himself confirms in Bhagavad-gita (18.68 &69):

“For one who explains the supreme secret to the devotees, devotional service is guaranteed, and at the end he will come back to Me. There is no servant in this world more dear to Me than he, nor will there ever be one more dear.”

To be continued  ...