Controlling Deities - an essential subject
No matter how technologically advanced, intelligent, wealthy or powerful we are, there is always someone who is superior to us and has some control over us. We may like it or protest it, but we cannot change this natural order of how this world works.
Vedic scriptures speak of higher beings who are entrusted with higher powers to manage different functions and departments of this world. These are called controlling deities. They are also limited in their power and even mortal as we are, but are fully competent in their tasks to smoothly manage this material world. Tasks entrusted to them by the Supreme Lord.
They are in charge of our digestion, our minds, the light, weather etc. But all these controlling deities, no matter how an elevated position they have, are all happy obedient servants of the Supreme Lord.
Srila Prabhupada's books, lectures, conversations and letters offer a comprehensive presentation of this essential subject as seen in the Vaniquotes Controlling Deities category. An introduction from his books is given below in the following 9 quotes.
Quotes from Srila Prabhupada's books
|When the supreme puruṣa desired to smell odors, the nostrils and respiration were generated, the nasal instrument and odors came into existence, and the controlling deity of air, carrying smell, also became manifested. (Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 2.10.20)|
|O Nārada, the evacuating outlet of the universal form of the Lord is the abode of the controlling deity of death, Mitra, and the evacuating hole and the rectum of the Lord is the place of envy, misfortune, death, hell, etc. (Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 2.6.9)|
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