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May 29, 2017

Prabhupada was asked, "Can you show some mystic power?"
He would point to his disciple and say: See. By mystic powers, you can produce some gold, but better than gold is the transformation of life. These people were indulging in abominable activity and now they are free from abominable activity and they are bright-faced. They are mad after Krsna! If you offer them that sense gratification which was the sum and substance of their life before, they would say 'no'. Why? Because there is a greater happiness. That's mystical!

It's mystical! How to transform base consciousness to transcendental consciousness using what looks like something material? You are using the senses and the sense objects and from that, you get spiritual consciousness? It's mystical! It's the power of bhakti. The power of bhakti is passed on through this descending process. Through a devotee who has bhakti, one can become awakened again in bhakti and it's mystical. It's a mystical process!

 

Adapted from a lecture given on Srimad Bhagavatam 9.4.25 on 19th May, 2017 in Chicago