The Powerful Influence of Time - Part 9

The Powerful Influence of Time - Part 9

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Divyarupa 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 transcription of class given by our beloved spiritual master HH Mahavishnu Goswami Maharaj on verse 3.30.2. In previous offering we saw how Maharaj was inspiring devotees to study the scriptures like Gita and Bhagavatam nicely and prepare a nice essay on "Time". 

Now let us hear more from Maharaj. 

(Referring to a devotee who was about to undergo surgery Maharaj said) "Now you are going to be after operation, so you should do this. That whenever you comes across "time", you should refer the verses, you should try to understand the meanings. And this is how there is a search required. Everything is ready, but we are ignorance. We don't know. So in order to know ourselves, we have to carry on these things. And then time will not be burden on you. You may stay in the bed for one and half months or 3 months even, but it will not trouble you at all. Because it will be well spent and on the contrary, you will heal immediately. Because we are very happy doing these things. So your mind is not always lamenting that, "why should I undergo operation? Why should I undergo?" No. As soon as the distress is over, then you will be engaged in the devotional service. 

And this is how, material life always troubles us, always. samsaara dharmair avimuhyamaanah, (SB 11.2.49) we should remember avimuhyamaanah means "never get bewildered". And this is samsaara dharmair. We are in samsaar. We cannot fly in the aeroplane and be away from samsaar.  We can't do that. Even in aeroplane, the samsaar is with us. Wherever you go, your mind is with you. The same mind will trouble wherever you go. We may go to the park, mind will trouble you, we may go to the bazaar, mind will trouble, we may go to the temple, mind is troubling you. So we carry the mind, we don't keep the mind anywhere. Please remember these things and make best use of your lifetime. Hare Krishna. 

Have you anything to ask? so nice. Have you understood? You understood? Because unlimited, unlimited verses. And that's why if you are not interested in this, then whatever life we have sacrificed, becomes a completely mockery. Because we have left the material world, we are not hankering after the material prosperity. And we are not doing this also. So then it is a great dissatisfaction. And because of this dissatisfaction, devotees who cannot face in this, then they go away back to the material life or commits suicide. 

One boy, very nice boy, he started fasting in Belgium. And after 50 days of fasting, he just passed away. Because he was married to a girl who was short you know. And this one was like Himalayas, very big body. So that girl said that, "you have a very big body." So in order to stay with girl, that boy wanted to slim. So started fasting (laughter). And after 50 days, the girl remained here, the boy went to Golok Vrindavan. So this is the result. On the Contrary, we should take any situation as the mercy of the Lord. If girl doesn't want to stay, so far so best, he could have taken that way and continued his sadhana. That was correct way. But in order to stay with the girl, he fasted. This means our aim is completely polluted then. Our aim is to go to Krishna. To understand Krishna. That is the final destiny. Instead of that, you make a girl as a destiny, and then you are destroyed. So this point should never come across in our life. That's why I am pointing out that this is unlimited study, unlimited study of scriptures."

Krishna willing we shall continue to hear more nectar from Maharaj in the subsequent offering. 

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