Harililamrtam Vacah - Part 4

Harililamrtam Vacah - Part 4

Sudarshana devi dasi

Hare Krishna Prabhujis and Matajis,

Please accept my humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada and Srila Gurudeva.

This is in continuation of the previous offering titled, 'Harililamrtam Vacah' wherein we were discussing on Srimad Bhagavatam verse 1.16.8. Glorifying the power of Krishna katha, the sages of Naimisaranya very nicely say to Suta Goswami,

na kashcin mriyate taavad / yaavad aasta ihaantakah
etad artham hi bhagavaan / aahutah paramarshibhih
aho nr-loke piyeta / harililaamrtam vacah

"As long as Yamaraja, who causes everyone's death, is present here, no one shall meet with death. The great sages have invited the controller of death, Yamaraja, who is the representative of the Lord. Living beings who are under his grip should take advantage by hearing the deathless nectar in the form of this narration of the transcendental pastimes of the Lord."

In this offering we shall continue to meditate on some of the important points shared by Srila Prabhupada in his lecture.

viii) Therefore it is advised, aho nr-loke piyeta hari-lilaamrtam vacah.  Especially it has been advised in the nr-loke, the human society. It is not addressed to the dog-loke or cat-loke. They cannot. They have no capacity. Therefore it has been: nr-loke.

ix) There is no comparison. There is no literature throughout the universe like Srimad-Bhagavatam. There is no comparison. There is no competition. Every word is for the good of the human society. Every word, each and every word. Therefore we stress so much in the book distribution.

x) Somehow or other, if the book goes in one hand, he will be benefited. At least he will see, "Oh, they have taken so much price. Let me see what is there." If he reads one shloka, his life will be successful. If one shloka, one word. This is such nice things. Therefore we are stressing so much, "Please distribute book, distribute book, distribute book." A greater mrdanga. We are chanting, playing our mrdanga. It is heard within this room or little more. But this mrdanga will go home to home, country to country, community to community, this mrdanga.

xi) So it is advised that nr-loke. Nr-loke means the human form of body, in the human society. We don't discard that "This is American society" or "This is European society," "This is Indian society..." No, all human being. All human being. It doesn't matter what he is. All human being. What to speak of civilized men, even uncivilized, anarya.

Srila Prabhupada repeatedly insists that this narration of Krishna-katha is very much advised for all sorts of human-beings and so we should engage ourselves in spreading this to all mankind. By his own life, Srila Prabhupada has shown how through his writings and words, he could bring a great revolution in the world's misdirected population. That is why in Srimad Bhagavatam verse 2.4.8 Sukadev Goswami says

kiraata hunaandhra pulinda pulkashaa 
aabhira shumbhaa yavanaah khasaadayah
yenye ca paapa yad apaashrayaashrayaah
shudyanti tasmai prabhavishnave namah

"Kiraata, Hunaa, Aandhra, Pulinda, Pulkasha, Aabheera, Shumbha, Yavana, members of the Khasa races and even others addicted to sinful acts can be purified by taking shelter of the devotees of the Lord, due to His being the supreme power. I beg to offer my respectful obeisances unto Him."

By practising harililamrtam vacah - His Divine Grace changed the lives of millions of suffering souls in this material world.   

Krishna willing we shall continue on some more nectarean points shared by His Divine Grace on verse 1.16.8 in the subsequent offerings.

Hare Krishna.
Thank you very much,
Yours in service of Srila Prabhupada and Srila Gurudeva,
Sudarshana devi dasi.