a voice told us to bow,and sang in rhymes into our mindsthe Secret of the Tao.♥Little Nimai Mahaprabhu,the Supreme Lord protected you.Thieves could not run off with your wealth.You are the Supreme Lord yourself.
It's the morning after Independence. Freedom is followed bynecessity. Back to work! Does that mean freedom binds me? Thendoes captivity liberate me? That looks wrong. But I'm thinkingabout
. If my freedom of choice is unlimited, thenthe results of my actions are my responsibility. I get the reaction.I'm bound by my choice and its necessary reaction. About that Ihave no choice, paradoxically. But if I start off with no choice, if Ilet a greater force take me where it will, then I'm liberated from theconsequences of "my" actions. I'm acting on another's account.I'm taking the path of devotion. The source of my thoughts, words,and deeds is a cause greater than myself. I am subsumed. Of course, that's still a choice that I make. But it's the last choice Imake. So it has to be a
choice. From here on I am chosen,not choosing. In effect, I'm doing nothing -- except enjoying myliberation. That seems irresponsible, doesn't it. But attractive too.It all rests on the quality of that last choice, my final commitment.What or who do I choose to do my choosing for me? I chooseYou, the Unlimited. Those who desire unlimited independence arelimited by their independence. They may not understand now. Butthey will on the morning after.♥Prabhupad said, "Krishna is always expanding." So we don't haveto get worked up about our spiritual "attainment." We can never attain You because You're always one step ahead of us. Still, Youattract us, so we love to run after You.