Qualifications to Satisfy the Lord - Part 2

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

We are continuing with the beautiful discourse by our spiritual master HH Mahavishnu Goswami Maharaj on the Srimad Bhagavatam verse 4.11.13. 

titikṣayā karuṇayā maitryā cākhila-jantuṣu
samatvena ca sarvātmā bhagavān samprasīdati

The Lord is very satisfied with His devotee when the devotee greets other people with tolerance, mercy, friendship and equality.

Yesterday we saw the explanation by Maharaj about titikṣayā.

1. Tolerance Satisfies Krishna.

Today we will see Maharaj's explanation on karuṇayā - Mercy.

2. Merciful Attitude Pleases Krishna: karuṇayā means merciful. We're all merciful to all living entities and that's why particularly we don't touch meat, fish or eggs because that is killing the animal. We don’t kill for anything and we don’t touch those things because karuṇayā, we have mercy towards everybody and we're all part and parcel of Krishna. So animals also are part and parcel of Krishna. Nobody has given us the right to kill the deaf and dumb animal just because they are not able to resist. If someone else was there, they would have resisted. When you try to kill them they will kill you. So we are very particular about this quality - to be merciful to everybody. This is the second quality to satisfy the Lord. Unless you have a merciful attitude it is very difficult to satisfy Krishna, to satisfy God.

The seed of the mercy from our heart is completely destroyed as soon as you put the piece of meat, fish or eggs into your mouth. There is no seed of mercy and because the seed of mercy is destroyed, then we have wars and so many troubles between the countries, in between the societies, in between the families, in between the husband and wife. It is very difficult to continue without a merciful attitude. It is the root cause of the disintegration of the society. Once the society is disintegrated, once the marital relationships are disintegrated it is very difficult to get the good city, it is very difficult to get the good country and it is very difficult to find out the good globe. It is very difficult to find the good universe and it is very difficult to find out the bunch of universes. The whole cosmic manifestation is completely wiped off.  And you forget one thing, that it is all one body, Krishna's body.

So don't think if someone behaves bad somewhere, "How it is going to affect me?"  No. Even a single living entity does something bad somewhere, immediately the whole material manifestation has to suffer. What to talk of one family, what to talk of one society, what to talk of one city or what to talk of one planet, what to talk of one universe? The whole bunch of universes are suffering and that's why if you cultivate these qualities like tolerance and mercy, unknowingly you are helping the whole material manifestation to function very smoothly. The thing is, this is the way to understand Srimad Bhagavatam.  And this is the way Srimad Bhagavatam is very intimately related with our day to day life. Our scriptures do not fly in the sky. No, they don't fly. They are very well on the ground. And our life has got to be organized on this way otherwise life is completely a scratch. And this knowledge doesn't apply to one section of the society. It applies to mankind as a whole. Human existence is same. It doesn't matter whether you are Christian, whether you are Mohammedan, whether you are Jew or whether you are Hindu or whatever it is. It doesn't matter at all. Everybody has to satisfy God, everybody has to satisfy Krishna. Everybody has to be tolerant. Everybody has to be merciful. That will please Krishna.

Krishna willing we shall continue with the nectar from Maharaj in the next offerings.

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