Since this world is under Maya, how can we fully surrender to Krishna?
“A Girl devotee” asked like this:
“I have a question dat dis whole world is nothing but illusion how can we detach ourself 4rm dis means dis whole world is maya which is very powerful, how can we be like lotus jo paani mei ho kar bhi usse alag hai, is dis possible so dat we surrender ourself to krishna whole heartedly.”
If surrendering to your parents is possible, why can’t you surrender to Krishna? You surrender to your parents easily because you have FULL FAITH in them. Similarly, if you have FULL FAITH on Krishna, you can surrender to Him readily and strongly.
Thinking that this world is maya and powerful, if we do not take steps to come out of the web of maya, we will have to take birth again and again into this world of maya.
If you face a problem, what will you do? For example, if you are caught by a disease, what will you do? You will go to a doctor. If you don’t go to a doctor, the disease will increase and it will become the cause of so many ailments.
Similarly, we are living in a world controlled by mayadevi. So, we are under the disease of repeated problems and happiness that are temporary. So, unless we go to a doctor who relieves us from the clutches of maya, we can not come out of it.
Who is that doctor? He is your guru/ acharya. So, you have to accept the recommendations of a QUALIFIED AND BONAFIDE guru or acharya or a guru-cum-acharya. He will prescribe a suitable medicine for you.
For this kaliyuga, there is only one medicine that relieves us from maya and takes us to the controller of maya, ie, Krishna.
It is the Hare Krishna Maha Manthra. It will relieve you from maya. There need not be any doubt in it. And, have the satsangha of vaishnavas and hear more about Krishna that will help you to control material thoughts and have more thoughts about Krishna. If you are surrounded by only materialistic people, you will again and again fall into the maya and hence the liberation will be delayed.
Let us see what Srila Prabhupada says about your question. Srila Prabhupada explains in his purport to SRIMAD BHAGAVATHAM (1-2-8):
“The need of the spirit soul is that he wants to get out of the limited sphere of material bondage and fulfill his desire for complete freedom. He wants to get out of the covered walls of the greater universe. He
wants to see the free light and the spirit. That complete freedom is achieved when he meets the complete spirit, the Personality of Godhead.
There is a dormant affection for God within everyone; spiritual existence is manifested through the gross body and mind in the form of perverted affection for gross and subtle matter. Therefore we have to engage ourselves in occupational engagements that will evoke our divine consciousness. This is possible only by hearing and chanting the divine activities of the Supreme Lord”
Where there is a will, there is the way.