Does the Supersoul control the the soul’s desires?

by Chaitanya Charan dasJuly 19, 2012

From: K. Sridharan

In the “BG As IT IS”, on p.10. Srila Prabhupada writes:

“The paramatma, the supreme personality of Godhead, is living in everyone’s heart as isvara, as the controller, and that He is giving directions for the living entity to act as he desires. The living entity forgets what to do.”

 Is the ‘he’ in this sentence ‘He’?  If the directions of isavra coincide with the desires of the jiva, then, there is no question of jiva ‘forgetting the directions’. Therefore, it follows that the ‘he’ must be “He”!  That is, isvara gives His instructions to the jiva, and the poor jiva “forgets them”! If this interpretation is accepted, then, isvara is no longer the “controller”!

 Please explain this dilemma.

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