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 12 points. Now we shall continue to hear more nectar from Maharaj.
13. Give Krishna to our Children: As I told you yesterday, we put faith in this roof. I don't know who has constructed, I don't know what material they have used, but I am definite that it will not cave down and that is why we are very happy here, because we have the shelter of the roof. As soon as we don't have faith in this, we will be mad standing outside whole day, whether the roof will cave down or not. And we will not take the shelter at all. This is how in our life, we must have unflinching faith in Krishna. And as soon as you do this, your life is completely perfect. Particularly one thing is definite here in these countries, these young children are looking at us. We people have come from India. We have seen something or you have seen Prabhupada so many times here and you have visited India. So you have some culture. But these young people here don't have any culture. They have not seen anything. So it becomes our first duty to give them this culture. And the way to give the culture is, to follow the culture very seriously. That is the way to give. Unless you follow, they will not follow. By telling, they will not follow. But as soon as you do it, then they will definitely copy you. Definitely, definitely. Always depend upon Krishna.
These children always study the parents in two ways. We think that they don't see anything, they don't know anything. They know everything. They assess all of us here and they know how we are, what we are. The first thing they look is, where from the money is coming to the house? Somebody is going to work, doing business or that. They know the whole thing as to how the money is coming in the house. The second thing they see, that in grhastha life, always there is difficulties. How we face those difficulties? They study this. And if you take shelter of Krishna always and stop screaming and shouting, then they take that. If you don't take shelter of Krishna, they will also not take. And don't worry, even with all your following, they may freak out in their youth. But youth is not going to last for long. And they will have maya's kicks. And as soon as they have maya's kicks, they will come back again. We have been in San Diego and there was a boy who was a devotee's son. For 10 years he freaked out and now he is may be 20 years old and he has come back to the temple. This is how, you go on performing your own thing. And these people may be in their young age will freak out here and there, but eventually they will definitely come. This is how, example teaches us to have unflinching faith.
Then again there is a nice example from Bhagavatam you know, Gajendra moksha - how the elephant was delivered. It is very nice. Please sing after me.
jal ḍūbat gajarāj pukāro, āye ādhe nama
nāmiko cintā rahati hai, nām na ho badanām
He is worried that we are chanting His names and our difficulties are not over and then His name will be spoilt. (laughter) So in order to keep His name, He definitely helps us out. And the important help is that not only our life is perfected, but our children also get very nice response. They become very happy, very blissful. For them we are worried, you know. And one thing is definite. Because we are elder than them, we are going to pass away before them. And the day is bound to come, when we are going to leave those young ones on this planet alone. So if you can give them Krishna, then they will be able to face the miseries. As it is Kali yuga is increasing. The future generation, will have to face so much miserable life than us, otherwise they will go and end up in mental hospital, if they don't have Krishna. In India somehow or the other even now, people are theists. They believe that there is Krishna and that's why they can tolerate. The mental hospitals are meager here. But see the western countries, with all the help from the government, the mental hospitals are more because there is no faith. So somehow or the other, children should have unflinching faith.
Krishna willing we will 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.
Copyright © 2023. All rights reserved.