In this fast moving, monotonous life, human beings are bound by tensions due to different types of problems. People under stressful situations are reluctant to pray. During the crisis period, due to improper guidance, people are not taken to the right path and methodology of praying. Human beings are bounded by material nature (maya) and hence it is difficult for them to understand the divine’s plan. Moreover, people are misled by various ineffective problem-solving techniques such as austerities (special poojas offered to various gods and goddess), astrology, numerology, palmistry, gemology, and so on. While some of them wonder about the root cause of their problems, despite not harming anyone. Such traumatic situations try to drag us from God, creating an aversion towards Him. We seek an eternal person who could lend us a helping hand to overcome the adverse situation. The all merciful Lord Krishna provides an answer in Bhagavad Gita, Chapter 7, Text 14:

“Actually, the reasons for our sufferings are our previous Karma (sins) which we accumulated through so many births. The sins are caused by the Maya (ignorance of Lord) and only by the grace of Lord Krishna, we can overcome the clutches of Maya.”

The Lord says, “This Divine Energy of Mine consisting of the three modes of material nature is difficult to overcome.” But those who have surrendered unto Me can easily cross beyond these material modes. GUNA also refers to rope and it is to be understood that the conditioned soul is tightly tied by the rope of illusion. A human being who is bound by this mode of ignorance should be released by someone who is unbound. Therefore only Lord Krishna or His bonafide representative, the spiritual master can liberate the conditioned soul from the clutches of maya. The conditioned soul cannot be released from the bondage of material nature without superior help or Krishna Bhakti (Krishna consciousness). Lord Sree Krishna, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, being the Lord of illusory energy can instruct the insurmountable material energy to release the conditioned soul. He releases the conditioned soul, owing to His causeless mercy on the surrendered soul and also due to the paternal affection for the living entity who is originally the beloved son of the Lord Krishna. Therefore, one should surrender unto Lord Krishna, as it is the only means to free oneself from the clutches of stringent material nature.