Hare Krishna Prabhujis and Matajis,
Please accept my humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada and Srila Gurudeva.
This is in continuation of the transcription of class given by our beloved spiritual master HH Mahavishnu Goswami Maharaj on verse 3.30.2. In previous offering we saw
1. When we try to acquire things more and more, we are bound to face miseries as all such possessions are bound to be destroyed with time.
2. When we know that Krishna is the ultimate cause and accept every situation as His mercy, we will not be disturbed.
3. MSC - Mercy, Satisfaction, Control of Senses - way to please Krishna.
4. Good or bad - everything is a passing phase.
Now let us hear more from Maharaj.
"In this verse you can realise, that there is only one topic Srila Prabhupad describes and that is the effect of the time. And he gives us clear idea that time is the representative of Krishna. Through the time factor, Krishna controls the whole thing. This chair is also controlled by Krishna. Because it was created, it is maintained now, and the time will come when it won't be maintained at all. It has got to be destroyed, thrown away and then, after throwing, the wood will mix with the earth. These things will also mix with earth. And nobody knows where it is vanished.
One thing we forget, that because Garbhodakasayi Vishnu is situated in this planet and the Devatha of this planet is Bhoomi, they are situated in the planet. That's why what happens that anything you throw on the earth, slowly it is converted to earth. We don't know how it happens. If you throw this wood, for a while it will be identified as wood. Then it will be converted to earth. This bio cycle is the best example our side. See, at the moment, it is iron. And it is rusted. And the rust is the earth powder. It is the powder of iron. This is how they dig iron from the Earth. Where there is more iron powder, they call it iron mine. This iron within a year or two, if it is left like that, it will definitely mix with earth. These roads also at the moment they are used. But as soon as we leave using the road, slowly there will be grass growing in that place. The tar will be broken, then there will be patches, pieces and slowly the tar is completely vanished. This is the potency of the earth. You throw the human body, either it is eaten by the vultures or whatever it is, and it again mixes with the earth.
That's why our tradition is best that as soon as a man dies, he is burnt. So it converts into ash. And those ashes, we throw into big rivers so that nobody knows what happens to it. And slowly those ashes become the part of the silt in the river. There is a very thin silt on the bed of the river. and those ashes becomes the part of the silt. Eventually they mix with the earth. Anything, material thing has this tendency that you throw away and it goes back to the earth."
Krishna willing we shall continue to hear more nectar from Maharaj in the subsequent offering.
Thank you very much,
Yours in service of Srila Prabhupada and Srila Gurudeva,
Divyrupa devi dasi.
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