Srimad Bhagavatam 11.15.16 - Dependence Upon Krishna (download mp3)
by Srivas Thakur Prabhu at ISKCON Chowpatty
mano mayy adadhad yogi
mad-dharma vasitam iyat
The yogi who places his mind in My form of Narayana, known as the fourth factor, full of all opulences, becomes endowed with My nature and thus obtains the mystic perfection called vasita.
In Bhagavad-gita (7.13) Lord Krsna states:
tribhir guna-mayair bhavair
ebhih sarvam idam jagat
mam ebhyah param avyayam
“Deluded by the three modes [goodness, passion and ignorance], the whole world does not know Me, who am above the modes and inexhaustible.” Thus the Lord is called turiya, or the fourth factor beyond the three modes of nature. According to Srila Viraraghava Acarya, turiya also indicates that the Lord is beyond the three ordinary phases of consciousness, namely wakefulness, dreaming and dreamless sleep. Bhaga-vac-chabda-sabdite indicates that the Lord is known as Bhagavan, or the possessor of unlimited opulences, principally beauty, fame, wealth, knowledge, renunciation and intelligence.
In conclusion, one can obtain the mystic opulence vasita, or freedom from the modes of nature, by meditating upon the Lord as turiya, the fourth factor beyond those modes. Everything depends upon the favor of the Supreme Personality of Godhead.