Cause of all causes

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Speakar: Srila Prabhupada
Source: What Caused Our Coming Here

The whole world is going on under Krsna’s direction, but He has nothing to do. He’s enjoying with Srimati Radharani. That is Krsna’s position. Anandamayo ‘bhyasat (Vedanta-sutra 1.1.12). He has to create one universe or destroy one universe — He hasn’t to take any attention. He’s engaged in His pleasure — Krsna, the reservoir of pleasure. His pleasure is never disturbed by all these activities. He’s so perfect. Just like in our society, we are not perfect. Still, you boys and girls, you love me. Whatever I say, immediately done. So if an ordinary person like me, he can do things without his personal endeavor, how Krsna is great, that na tat-samah, there is nobody equal to Him. How great He is, how powerful He is, you can just imagine. If the ordinary person can have some power that he hasn’t got to do anything personally — simply by his desire everything is done — so why not Krsna also? Where is the difficulty?

In the Bible I think it is said, “God said, ‘Let there be creation,’ and there was creation.” Is it not? So that is Krsna. He simple desires, “Let there be creation,” and immediately everything is ready. That is Krsna. How it is being done? Automatically? No automatically. It is done regularly, as you do. Hetuna: there is cause. But the original cause is Krsna’s desire. Sarva-karana-karanam [Bs. 5.1].

The original desire is Krsna’s. What we are doing also, that is also… The original cause is Krsna. We cannot do anything independently. If I go to heaven or go to hell, that is also sanctioned by Krsna. Without Krsna’s desire I cannot do anything.