Throw yourself on the bow of the holy name towards Krishna

by March 16, 2013

The living entity tries to be happy within this material world, not understanding the target of his life. When he is purified, however, he gives up his bodily conception of life and his false identity as belonging to a certain community, a certain nation, a certain society, a certain family and so on (sarvopadhi-vinirmuktam tat-paratvena nirmalam). Then he takes the arrow of his purified life, and with the help of the bow–the transcendental chanting of pranava, or the Hare Krishna mantra–he throws himself toward the Supreme Personality of Godhead.

Srila Visvanatha Cakravarti Thakura has commented that because the words “bow” and “arrow” are used in this verse, one might argue that the Supreme Personality of Godhead and the living entity have become enemies. However, although the Supreme Personality of Godhead may become the so-called enemy of the living being, this is His chivalrous pleasure.

Srimad Bhagavatam 7.15.42 purport

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