P. 5

“In charge of the various necessities of life, the demigods, being satisfied by the performance of yajña [sacrifice],
        will supply all necessities to you. But he who enjoys such gifts without offering them to the demigods in return is
        certainly a thief.”  (Bg 3.12)

        The demigods are the supply agents of Lord Krishna. They cannot give any material benediction without first
        receiving it from the Lord, who is the Supreme Proprietor, mahesvara, of nature. If one takes another’s property
        without receiving permission and without any thanks giving, he is an ungrateful thief. By the laws of nature
        (karma) established by Lord Krishna, he will suffer. A thief is always anxious that he not be caught and punished.
        He can never have real peace of mind.

        Lord Krishna gives the ultimate peace formula (Bg 5.29) for all mankind by the acceptance of three principles of

        Truth #1 - Krishna is the ultimate beneficiary of all sacrifices and austerities
        One should accept that Lord Krishna (God) is the ultimate beneficiary of all sacrifices

        The material creation has a beginning and an end and continues eternally in a cycle of appearance, maintenance
        and disappearance. The Lord says:
                                             prakṛtiṁ svām avaṣṭabhya / visṛjāmi punaḥ punaḥ
                                           bhūta-grāmam imaṁ kṛtsnam / avaśaṁ prakṛter vaśāt

        “The whole cosmic order is under Me. Under My will it is automatically manifested again and again, and under
        My will it is annihilated at the end.” (Bg 9.8)

        Similarly,  the  living  entities  also  are  manifest  during  the  creation  and  then  become  unmanifest  when  the
        material nature is absorbed into the transcendental body of the Lord awaiting the next manifestation. Thus, the
        material energy is eternal. It exists in two state, manifest (vyakta) and unmanifest (avyakta). The living entities
        are also eternal, but the temporary bodies are subject to death. The Lord says:

                                            bhūta-grāmaḥ sa evāyaṁ / bhūtvā bhūtvā pralīyate
                                           rātry-āgame ’vaśaḥ pārtha / prabhavaty ahar-āgame

        “Again and again, when Brahmā’s day arrives, all living entities come into being, and with the arrival of Brahmā’s
        night they are helplessly annihilated.” (Bg 8.19)

        When  the  material  creation  manifests  at  a  new  cycle  of  time,  Lord  Krishna  sends  forth  living  entities  and
        demigods and gives them sacrifices (yagnas) to perform for their material and spiritual welfare:

                                              saha-yajñāḥ prajāḥ sṛṣṭvā / purovāca prajāpatiḥ
                                            anena prasaviṣyadhvam / eṣa vo ’stv iṣṭa-kāma-dhuk

        “In the beginning of creation, the Lord of all creatures sent forth generations of men and demigods, along with
        sacrifices for Viṣṇu, and blessed them by saying, “Be thou happy by this yajña [sacrifice] because its performance
        will bestow upon you everything desirable for living happily and achieving liberation.” (Bg 3.10)

        Lord Krishna established the material creation to help those souls who have revolted against Him a chance to
        rehabilitate themselves and come back again to the spiritual world. He gave them a chance to try and enjoy
        separate from Him by exploiting the material nature knowing well that His material energy is impossible to

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