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 insisting on unlimited study of the scriptures and always keep our focus on Krishna.
"This scriptural study (Bhagavad Gita and Bhagavatam) is unlimited study, unlimited study. And this, I just gave you one TIME topic. Time topic alone will take one year for you to prepare. So many, so many topics are there. You should come here. Whenever time is free, you come here, sit and study. This is, this is how we should be thorough. Unflinching faith into these things. And Prabhupad did this that way you know. Otherwise how can he write all these things? How many difficulties he might have experienced? He didn't have any Lakshmi. People were cheating you know. So many things were going on. But even then, he didn't lose his equilibrium. We should follow him. He was very undisturbed. And because he was undisturbed, he has written so many purports of Bhagavatam and never mentioned any of the difficulties which we underwent. Otherwise you can imagine, we cannot bring two people together. What to talk of these all foreigners, how he could have collected them, how he could have forced them to get up at 4:30.How? 4:30 was the time, 3.30 was the time when they go to bed. And Prabhupada forced them to wake up at 4:30 am How he could have done? Unflinching faith you know.
Ignore everything except Krishna, that is the way. If you want to have temple life, then you have to tolerate so much. Because always something or the other will be there. But everything as I told you, we should be very clever enough to understand this truth that 'everything is a passing phase'. We are sitting here and so it looks as if this is true today. But somebody tells us, 'this is a passing phase', we will not agree. But as soon as we get up from here, this becomes a dream, that we were in the Bhagavatam class. Everything is in the position of becoming dream. (Referring to a devotee Maharaj said) You are in Switzerland with your mother, it's a dream. You were studying, it's a dream now. You were in the forest. It's a dream now. And this also is not to continue, this also will become a dream. So everyday, every situation is continuously becoming dream. So the situation which is now, we think that this is very true. It is also not true, because it is passing. And we are helpless, we are helpless to stop this. And we cannot control the time, we cannot stop the time. But if you have unflinching faith in the Lord, then you can stop this. You can stop this."
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,
Divyarupa devi dasi.
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