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“About your question, the spirit soul is certainly eternal and changeless; and the fall is superficial, just like the relationship between the father and son cannot be broken ever. Now we are simply in a phase of forgetfulness, and this forgetfulness is called maya. There is a nice example in the waning of the moon. To us the moon appears to be changing, but in fact the moon is always the same. So as eternal servitors of Krsna—our constitutional position—we fall down when we try to become the enjoyer, imitating Krsna. That is our downfall.

Krsna is the Supreme Enjoyer, and we are constitutionally to be enjoyed by Him, and when we revive this constitutional position there is no more maya. Krsna consciousness gives us the opportunity of rendering service to Krsna and this service attitude only can replace us in our original position. Please therefore continue to chant faithfully and Krsna will reveal Himself by His causeless mercy, and you will know everything automatically. I shall of course always be ready and anxious to answer any question you have.”

(SPL to Jananivasa 27th August, 1967)