Glorify the All-Glorious - Part 7

Hare Krishna Prabhujis and Matajis,
Please accept my humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada and Srila Gurudev.

We are continuing with the transcription of the beautiful lecture that our beloved spiritual master HH Mahavishnu Goswami Maharaj gave in Boston, Australia on 23rd May 1997. In the previous offerings we saw 10 points.

1. Glorify the all-glorious to become glorious.
2. Without Krishna we are living dead.
3. Krishna is not the object of mind and intelligence.
4. Be touched by Krishna and become enlivened.
5. Sleeping tongue will wake up by tasting Krishna. 
6. With Krishna everything becomes lively.
7. Life without Krishna is ghost's life.
8. With Krishna there is no boredom.
9. Don't be rejected by the Lord.
10. We are ruled by the scriptures.

Now let us continue to hear more nectar from Maharaj.

11. Go to Krishna with Full Heart: This nice Hindi bhajan gives the importance of the names of Krishna. (Maharaj sings lovingly)

hari se badā hari kā nām, prabhu se badā prabhu kā nām
anta meṅ nikalā ye pariṇāma
sumīro nām rūpa bina dekhe, kauḍī lage na dāma
nāma ke piche bāṅdhe āyeṅge ākhira ek din śyāma
hari se badā hari kā nām, prabhu se badā prabhu kā nām
anta meṅ nikalā ye pariṇāma

Then he gives the example of the story from Mahabharat.

draupadīne jab nām puṅkārā, jhaṭa ā gae ghanaśyāma
sāṛī khaincata hārā duhśāsana, sāṛī baḍāi śyāma
hari se badā hari kā nām, prabhu se badā prabhu kā nām
anta meṅ nikalā ye pariṇāma

You know the story that once Krishna had some wound in His finger. It was bleeding. Satyabhama was standing there, Rukhmini was there. And Draupadi was there. The Queens were thinking that we have to bandage His finger. Nobody was able to find anything for bandage. But Draupadi without thinking tore off her new saree and bandaged His finger. This was a little seva she did for Krishna. But when she was in need, He supplied 999 sarees. He supplied sarees, we have to remember. He didn't supply the punjabi dresses (laughter). So you have to put on sarees if you want Him to supply (laughter). The thing is when Draupadi was dragged into the assembly by Duhśāsana, they wanted to insult her. She was completely helpless. In the beginning she was looking to everyone. Bhishma was sitting there and she thought that Bhishma is here how can he allow this to happen. He also looked down, couldn't do anything. Dronacharya was there, she looked to him and he also looked down. Her five husbands were there and they also looked down. She then tried to protect herself. It was impossible. Finally (chukrosha) she shouted, "Govinda, Govinda, Govinda" and immediately the sarees came.

After everything happened, she asked Krishna, "Where were You all this time? Why were You so late to come?" He said, "I was not late, You were seeing to Bhishma and Dronacharya. As soon as You called I was there." So the thing is, when we are completely helpless, He is there! Many times in our lives we have to jump into the dark. When we jump into the darkness, exactly He is there. Exactly He is there! Otherwise it is very difficult for us people, you don't know how difficult it was for us to leave our country and come to the Western world. It was impossible. It was impossible! For 9 years daily in the morning I was telling that I am going to go to London and people will laugh. They said, "He doesn't have fare to go to Bombay and he wants to go to London (laughs)." This constant meditation and trying hard somehow or the other, helped me to leave the country. Otherwise it is very difficult. Krishna, definitely He is there, but we don't go to Him with full heart. This is the main thing. As soon as Draupadi went to Him with full heart, the reciprocation was there.

Krishna willing we shall continue to hear more nectar from Maharaj in the subsequent offerings.

Thank you very much.
Yours in service of Srila Prabhupada and Srila Gurudeva,
Kalacakra Krsna das.