By Srila Prabhupada

At least you’ll be saved if you keep with the company of the devotees. Satam prasangan mama virya-samvidah. If you give up the company, then you again become rogues and demons. Therefore you must be satisfied, in whatever condition. “Whatever Krsna has given, that’s all right.” Satisfied. Surrendered to Krsna. And that satisfaction can be achieved only when one is fully surrendered to Krsna. If I have surrendered to Krsna, Krsna has taken my charge, Krsna says, aham tvam sarva-papebhyo moksayisyami, then why shall I bother myself? If I am thinking, “I am suffering,” it is also Krsna’s grace. We should take like that. Even in my consideration, I am in a position which is apparently suffering, we must accept as Krsna’s grace: “All right, I have surrendered to Krsna. If Krsna is giving me suffering, that’s all right.” That is surrender. “Oh, I have surrendered to Krsna, and now Krsna is giving me suffering? Oh, leave Krsna consciousness.” That is not surrender. Surrender means in any condition you’ll remain surrendered. That is surrender. Not that I put my own condition, and if you satisfy me, then I shall… That is business. That is not surrender. Surrender means in any condition, fully surrendered to Krsna. Without hankering. What is hankering? Why shall I be hankering? I know, Krsna will give me all protection. So then why shall I hanker? Without hankering. Simple. No duplicity. Simple.

“A Devotee Is Kind”
Srimad-Bhagavatam 2.3.13
Los Angeles, May 30, 1972

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