Surrender Means in Any Condition
(Srila Prabhupada alone in New York City, early 1966)

"If I have surrendered to Kṛṣṇa, Kṛṣṇa has taken my charge, Kṛṣṇa says, ahaṁ tvāṁ sarva-pāpebhyo mokṣayiṣyāmi (BG 18.66), then why shall I bother myself? If I am thinking, 'I am suffering,' it is also Kṛṣṇa's grace. We should take like that. Even in my consideration I am in a position which is apparently suffering, we must accept as Kṛṣṇa's grace: 'All right, I have surrendered to Kṛṣṇa. If Kṛṣṇa is giving me suffering, that's all right.' That is surrender. 'Oh, I have surrendered to Kṛṣṇa, and now Kṛṣṇa is giving me suffering? Oh, leave Kṛṣṇa 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 Kṛṣṇa."

(Srila Prabhupada Lecture, Los Angeles, May 30, 1972)

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