Hare Krishna Prabhujis and Matajis,
Please accept my humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada and Srila Gurudeva.
This is in conclusion of the transcription of instructive class given by our beloved spiritual master HH Mahavishnu Goswami Maharaj on Bhagavad Gita verse 7.28. In the previous offering we heard from Maharaj
1. Bhakti is unconditional.
2. Bhakti transcends.
3. Bhakti does not need material qualification.
4. See Krishna in everyone
Now let us continue to hear more nectar from Maharaj.
5. Way to Develop Devotional Attitude: If Prabhupada would have locked himself up in a samadhi could he have been able to do anything? Because he came out in the field he preached day and night and he prepared himself for the whole of lifetime and then he was able to do so much. Any other process is not going to work in this Kali-yuga. Only,
harer nāma harer nāma harer nāmaiva kevalam
kalau nāsty eva nāsty eva nāsty eva gatir anyathā
In this age of quarrel and hypocrisy the only means of deliverance is chanting the holy name of the Lord. There is no other way. There is no other way. There is no other way. (Brhan-naradiya Purana 3.8.126)
This is the only way to develop the devotional attitude. And unless you develop the devotional attitude through the centers like this, your life is completely useless. Please take this message and try to reorganize your life on this principle that; vāsudevaḥ sarvam iti sa mahātmā su-durlabhaḥ. And this point then forces us to get attached to the centers like this. It is a beautiful place, a beautiful building and we are struggling to maintain this. Please this is not the pressure on any of you, but please try to give this message to your friends and take this message. It is your pious duty to maintain these centers. Without this center, can you imagine, where can we sit and discuss about the Lord? This is Prabhupada's mercy that we have such a beautiful place that is in the middle of Chicago. And we are very fortunate to come to this place. As soon as this point comes in our mind then because we know that we have to see Krishna everywhere and we come here and try to see Him on the altar very nicely maintained and worshiped since 4:00 in the morning to 10:00 at night. Who, who does this? Tell me? Who does this? We have plenty of temples all over the planet but they only open on Sundays. So show me the centers that everyday, 365 days, where the puja, the worship of the Lord, is going on from 4:00 in the morning to 10:00 at night. It is only Prabhupada's centers. It is our monopoly that we are the specialists in worship! Wherever you go, all over the planet, in ISKCON temples this is the worship.
And this is how Prabhupada did not give you the dry philosophy. On the one hand he has given the philosophy and on the other hand he has given a lifestyle to follow that philosophy and we are the heir apparents to that philosophy. It is your pious duty to carry his mission. Today every small child in the world knows the name of Krishna. Hare Krishna is taken very nicely in all the countries all over. Srila Prabhupada ki Jai ! Hare Krishna.
Our heartfelt thanks to Maharaj for these wonderful instructions. Srila Mahavishnu Goswami Maharaj ki Jai!
Thank you very much.
Yours in service of Srila Prabhupada and Srila Gurudeva,
Sudarshana devi dasi.
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