If Durga is the superintendent of material nature how can Krishna alone grant liberation?
Transcribed by : Shalini Ahluwalia
Question: If Durga devi is the controller of the three modes then how do we say that Krishna gives liberation from the three modes?
Answer: Actually it is because Durga devi is hi energy only. That’s why he says – mama maya durattaya. So Prabhupada gives the example that the prison warden and the head of the state the king. So the prison warden in general does not have the authority independently to release the prisoner. There is a whole process of justice and the king or the judge will decide how long the person is going to be in jail and after that the person is, after that sentence is over the person gets liberated. So the warden keeps the person in jail but the warden does not have the authority to liberate the person. That authority rests with the king. Similarly Durga devi controls the modes but it is Krishna who releases from the modes.