“The conditioned souls are hopelessly entangled in this material world. There is no way of getting out of this material world by their own effort. Simply by their own effort, they’ll remain stuck.
We require the mercy of the Supreme Personality of Godhead in order to get out of the material entanglement.
daivi hy esha guna-mayi · mama maya duratyaya
Duratyaya…very difficult to overcome this material nature.
mam eva ye prapadyante mayam etam taranti te
Those who surrender to the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Lord Krishna, they can easily cross over this ocean of material illusion. Therefore we are totally dependent upon getting the mercy of the Lord. Without His mercy we just remain stuck.
We may try, we can move up and down within the material but to get free from it, we need the mercy of the Lord.”
December 27th, 1994