Regulated Life Helps us Experience Krishna - Part 6

19th Dec 2018
​​​​​​​Divya Rupa devi dasi

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 about the various ways in which Krishna will manifest to us. Maharaj said that as soon as we start devotional service, we will get bhakti, experience of Krishna and detachment.

Now we shall hear further.

The same time, we have our children, we have our enjoyment, but it is regulated enjoyment. So regulated life, will give you Krishna’s presence. Irregulated life will destroy you. Irregulated. Prabhupada writes that there is no reason for any sickness. Only one reason, your life is irregulated. There is no regulation into it. Man, the school is going on. At 7.30 they come daily. So this is the regulation. So if they come 7.30, then school will be alright. And it is running on, on a time scale. So it is just quite alright. But suppose tomorrow somebody comes at 8 o’clock, somebody come 9 o’clock, somebody 10 o’clock, how, how, how it will be? It can’t continue like that. This is the regulation. 

And in life also, it should be regulated. vidheyātmā regulated life will give you the anubhav, the experience of Krishna. Because we are regularly getting up at 4 o'clock, getting up at 4 o'clock, trying to remember Him, trying to chant few rounds. That is anubhav.  And gṛṇataś ca sva-ceṣṭitam, we make our endeavour. Why should he come all the way from Trivandrum to here? Because he was in search of it. Otherwise our existence has no meaning at all. Please and then again sva-ceṣṭitam, you know sva-ceṣṭitam - on our own endeavor, we have to try very hard. Unless there are endeavours, you don't get it. Man, you have to buy the marble, you have to compete with the others, you have to display it, You have to this, that, that. So much endeavour is there just to sell that one piece of stone (laughter). So how much more endeavour you require. In comparison to this, that endeavour is nothing really. At least there is something to show. And then haphazard you cannot do. You cannot keep the stone in your hand and show. No. You have to have some showroom. You told yesterday that you have to have showroom. And they have to see how the toilet looks. (laughter). And that is the show you know. Toilet is there, but they can't sit on it (laughter). In a showroom if we start using the toilet, we will not be able to enter into it (laughter). That's why it is known as show, show, showroom. (laughter). 

See these things are required for the material endeavours. So how much more, we need this. That's why Prabhupada said, that please out of 24 hours just steal half an hour for you. He only asks for half an hour, and read one sloka and one purport and meditate on the points. That is enough to correct you. And half an hour we can steal.

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,
Divya Rupa devi dasi