We Can Trust If We Have Been Taken Care Of
(Speaking on Canto 5, Chapter 10 of Śrīmad Bhāgavatam, where King Rahūgana surrenders to Jada Bharata as his spiritual master immediately after understanding the later's exalted position.)

Prabhu: I just wonder how he [King Rahūgana] can trust so easily?

His Holiness Bhaktividyā Pūrṇa Svāmī Mahārāja: How can they trust so easily? Because they have been taken care of. Someone who has been taken care of, that always someone is there, then you can trust. So that kind of mood is there. When people aren't there, then the trust is less. So therefore this modern concept that the baby starts crying, so you let him cry himself to sleep and this is the much more mature platform - that's okay if the guy is doing his postgraduate. But if he is a little younger than that, then it's probably he doesn't have the maturity, so it's great sitting around the coffee table amongst so-called intellectuals, that they come up with these philosophies, but they are socially totally bogus. And the people that they turn out have no trust, no faith in authority, no ability to maintain relationships and on and on and on.
But when the idea is that, when they are dealt with as people from the beginning and that they get that focus and attention for that first five years fully, then when they grow up, then they are very full. But the modern idea is that, you know, you wanted to do the pure devotional service, but you are so distracted by having to have a kid and when you have the kid, then you get back to pure devotional service, and then who takes care of the kid? Weird, but what to do?
So that trust comes, because there is always someone there. So people that don't trust, it's easy, it's not rocket science, they didn't have someone there. If someone has authority issues, then it goes back, they didn't have anyone there, so it's easy. So therefore  that's why the focus on shelter, that's his first question, shelter, because that's what we look for. That's why the Bhāgavatam, Bhūrijana Prabhu points out, that the first story after we hear about what was the cause for the Bhāgavatam being written, so Nārada Muni's discussion with Vyāsadeva and then Vyāsadeva's meditation, then the first story is about Uttarā and the Brahmāstra. So therefore that emotion, that special care for the devotees, that's the first point that's being brought out in detail. So we see that if we are being asked to surrender, then is the person I am surrendering to going to take care? So then if Kṛṣṇa can take care when somebody has their own personal nuclear explosion going off in their abdomen, then why won't He take care of any other situation?
So this is addressed, because being in the material world basically we are insecure. And so that's why we cultivate that I am the controller and the enjoyer, we think, "I will be more secure that way." But the problem is the more you cultivate it, the more insecure you get. And the more it's, "I am servant of Kṛṣṇa and I am not the enjoyer," then you actually get Kṛṣṇa's shelter, because He is shelter, your permanent shelter, then the whole process works smoothly. But we need to be convinced. Because our direct experience is, if we trust, things go wrong. But we've never actually tried to trust in Kṛṣṇa as a person.
From class on Śrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.10.19, Śrī Māyāpura Dhāma
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