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 offering we heard from Maharaj as to how we should deal with money matters. Maharaj was sharing his own personal experience of how renunciation makes us happy and we lose nothing by giving. Now we shall hear further.
"And suppose you don't have anything, suppose you don't have anything, you have intelligence. Use your intelligence for Krishna, you have labour, perform seva. That is also renunciation. Otherwise you could work outside and earn money. But you have renounced. So that is the greatest help to Krishna. The seva you know. Service is needed. And particularly this Prabhupada centers, they require so much service. But here also, then we try to find our own ways. But please, the clean consciousness will take you to Krishna. As soon as you pollute your consciousness, you will be away from Krishna. That is the whole thing. Clean consciousness is good for us.
Pollution is destructive. Pollution anywhere, it is destructive. Air is polluted, it is destructive. Water is polluted, it is destructive. Anything polluted, it is destructive. Your consciousness polluted, it is destructive. But clean thing, everything is healthy. Air, if it is clean, it is healthy. See this air, who gives this air? Nobody. We are discussing Bhagavatam, but it is not only Bhagavatam. We are having this pure oxygen. Where are we going to get? You go to the houses here or shops, it is a living death. For the whole day, they have to stop near the cars’ fumes. The shop keepers, it is surprising they don't die. Otherwise every evening, they should die. (laughter) So many fumes, we can't stand at the road for few seconds. And people sit and relax. Yesterday we saw three people were relaxing in the car…. What are they doing? (laughter). They don't utilize their time, they don't utilize their body.... what are they doing? This is how you know. (Maharaj encouraged devotees to repeat the translation for 2.8.4
Persons who hear Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam regularly and are always taking the matter very seriously will have the Personality of Godhead Śrī Kṛṣṇa manifested in their hearts within a short time.
Maharaj: So our conclusion is that we should have Krishna manifested in our heart. So there are two things important. The first thing is, What is it?
Maharaj: Regularly, regularly you have to hear. And what is the other thing?
Devotee: Taking the matter very 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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