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"Krishna is the supreme witness sitting within your heart. He notes
down what you are thinking and what you are doing. He also gives
facility. If you want to do something to satisfy your senses, Krishna
gives the facility for that action. That is stated in the Bhagavad-gita.
Sarvasya caham hrdi sannivistah: 'I am sitting in everyone's heart.'
Mattah smrtir jnanam apohanam ca: 'From Me come remembrance, knowledge, and forgetfulness.'

"In this way Krishna gives us a chance. If you want Krishna, then He will give you a chance to have Him, and if you don't want Krishna, then He will give you a chance to forget Him. If you want to enjoy life forgetting Krishna, forgetting God, then Krishna will give you all facility so that you can forget, and if you want to enjoy life with Krishna consciousness, then Krishna will give you the chance to make progress in Krishna consciousness. That is up to you. If you think that you can be happy without Krishna consciousness, Krishna does not object to that. Yathecchasi tatha kuru. After advising Arjuna, He simply said, 'Now I have explained everything to you. Whatever you desire you can do.' Arjuna replied immediately, karisye vacanam tava: 'Now I shall execute Your order.' That is Krishna consciousness.

"God does not interfere with your little independence. If you want to act according to the order of God, then God will help you. Even if you fall down sometimes, if you become sincere -- 'From this time on I shall remain Krishna conscious and execute His orders' -- then Krishna will help you. In all respects, even if you fall down, He will excuse you and give you more intelligence. This intelligence will say, 'Don't do this. Now go on with your duty.' But if you want to forget Krishna, if you want to become happy without Krishna, He will give you so many chances that you will forget Krishna life after life."

(Science of Self Realization, Chapter 7)

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