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'I don't need to surrender to anybody'


Once during a morning walk along a beach, Srila Prabhupada pointed to a small crab in the water along the seashore and told one of his impressively-built disciples to catch it. He at once bend down to catch it but it slipped out from his hands. Although that disciple was huge in size and the crab in comparison was tiny, the crab kept slipping away from his hands every time he tried to catch it. After this went on for some time, Srila Prabhupada laughed and commented, "You can't catch it, even though it is tiny compared to you, because it has taken shelter of the great (the ocean)." Similarly although we are tiny living entities and Maya (the illusory energy) is greatly powerful, if we take shelter of Krishna who is the greatest, then Maya cannot touch us.