Krsna wants to be controlled by His devotee

    Posted on November 24, 2015

Krsna is the father of everyone -- aham bija-pradah pita [Bg. 14.4] -- everyone. So how He has got a father? Oh, that is His mercy. He accepts one devotee as His father. And when He's addressed in relationship with His devotee... Nanda Maharaja wanted Krsna as his son. Krsna agreed, "Yes, I shall become your son." So everyone, if you want Krsna as your son... Not to become God, but to become the father of God. The Mayavadi philosophers, they want to become God. But we Vaisnava, we want to become the father of God. This is Vaisnava philosophy. Father of God means he controls God. He's not controlled by God. So a devotee can get such position. Everyone is being controlled by God, but a devotee is so exalted that Krsna says that "I wish to be controlled by you."

(Srila Prabhupada -- March 16, 1974, Vrndavana)

 

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