Sree Sree Guru Gaurangau Jayatah!
This material world is full of problems. Nobody on earth can avoid them. There are ups and downs in this world. Supreme Lord Chaitanya Mahaprabhu has said – “This world is forest fire and doing the Holy Name – ‘Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare // Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare’ – Mahamantra, will extinguish the forest fire”. The difference between a realised soul and conditioned soul in this world is that the realised soul, by the grace of Supreme Lord, has got the capacity to tolerate all afflictions and tribulations, but a conditioned soul cannot. A conditioned soul remaining in darkness cannot solve any problem. When light comes, problems created by darkness are automatically removed. Parampujyapad Bhaktivedanta Swami Maharaj in one of his sermons said – “When one is enlightened by knowledge by which ignorance is destroyed, then this knowledge reveals everything as sun lights up everything at daytime”. Supreme Lord, who is All-Bliss, is self-effulgent. He descends to a completely surrendered soul. As for instance, Prahlad Maharaj, who was apparently in the grief of extreme torture by his own father and was surrounded by hostile demons, was actually always in peace because of his total submission to Supreme Lord Sri Krishna, he never became unbalanced. Our Most Revered Gurudeva used to advise us – ‘Finite human beings, when they take any decision by their finite intellect and wisdom for their benefit, they commit mistakes and the result is reverse. If we take absolute shelter to the Lotus Feet of Guru-Vaishnavas-Bhagawan, by their grace, light of transcendental knowledge will descend to our heart and solve all problems.
— Srila Bhakti Ballabh Tirtha Goswami Maharaj