Hare Krishna Prabhujis and Matajis,
Please accept our humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada and Srila Gurudeva.
This is in continuation of the transcription of the class given by our beloved spiritual master HH Mahavishnu Goswami Maharaj on Srimad Bhagavatam Canto 2 Chapter 8 verse 4 in Rajkot on 05 December 2008. In the previous offering we heard from Maharaj as to how Krishna manifests, when we are pure. Now we shall hear further.
Devotee: Becomes manifest means that we can see him?
Maharaj: "Manifest means, you can feel Him. Seeing with these eyes, unseen by eyes and personified by sound. So we can always feel. The thing is, now we are sitting, discussing about Him. So we are feeling Him. The other people, they don’t have time to feel Krishna. And they think that, “He is not there.” But you don’t have sufficient time, sufficient set up of your body to feel the transcendence. And Prabhupada’s mercy, he has given us 4.30 mangala arati, then he has given us chanting, some seva, everything he has given us. So, it’s all the way we are feeling. Otherwise who will do? One day we may get up at 4.30. Next day we will sleep. But day in and day out, we continue. Because, there is something. In all over the world it is going on. So we may be mad. But the whole world is not mad. There is something there, which wakes us up at 4.30, and may be because of the bodily difficulties or whatever, we may try to lie down. But then we are not really lying down.
The thing is, to feel Krishna, we must have some peaceful time. And formerly, when the kings were in charge, so one family was in charge. So they were looking at their each individual, in their territory, should be given freedom, to follow his own version. So everybody had ample opportunity to follow the path they choose. So many paths you know, leading to the same thing. But the main thing was, nobody, nobody really dislike the prayers, everywhere. In mosques also, there are prayers. In churches also, there are prayers. Temples, no doubt. Then again sangas are there. Associations are there. Namahatta programs are there. Everywhere the prayers are there. Prayers everybody follows. So that is the unity, isn’t it? Nobody is exception to this. That is Bhagavatam. And they - śṛṇvataḥ śraddhayā nityaṁ - Every time they hear somebody there. sermon is there something. They are hearing. śraddhayā – with faith. See them, with faith they hear. And as soon as they hear, what happens that once we hear, gṛṇataś ca sva-ceṣṭitam - What is the equivalence for gṛṇataś? 'always taking the matter' and sva-ceṣṭitam means seriously.
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,
Divya Rupa devi dasi
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