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 2.8.4 in Rajkot on 05 December 2008. In the previous offerings we heard from Maharaj about the various ways in which Krishna manifests to us. We can feel Krishna by discussing Krishna katha, by attending mangala-arati, by chanting early in the morning and by taking darshan of the Deities.
Now we shall hear further.
"Our Kali-yuga mind always was doubting. Always was doubting. Blind faith was not there. But this Prabhupada knew this that Kali-yuga is reaching ahead. So we people want explanations. And that’s why day and night, he has written this. And we have to take advantage of this thing, to dissipate the ignorance. How long we are going to grapple into darkness? And Why? Then these things are available. So far, before Prabhupada, the knowledge was there. Either nobody understood, or if they understood, they didn’t want to propagate. That they had own interest. Saptāhās and this and that. They might be knowing something. But even then, they were also impersonalists. They were not personalists. Because when Krishna’s murti is in front of us, we don’t have to worry about any other thing. That is Prabhupada’s way. That murti is there. You please come, sit, concentrate and chant His name.
And then again Bhagavatam says that as soon as the devotional service starts, then bhakti pareśānubhava viraktir, these 3 things go together. Bhakti, you are starting devotional service, then with that now, we are having a class. So with this, we are experiencing Krishna. So pareśānubhava. pareśā means Supreme truth, anubhav, we are experiencing Him. And the third thing is because we are interested in Krishna, we have virakti, we have detachment. We are not watching television, and we don’t like to. Even if television is there, we tell, "No. first we have to read Bhagavatam. Then will see." Or these nonsensical things, we are not interested in, thinking that they are impermanent.
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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