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 how everyone is looking for selfless shelter which is very very rare and how Srila Prabhupada alone had given us the right guidance. Now we shall hear further.
Maharaj: Now here also there is one guru, some seminal guru is there. He is a young boy like you. He puts on trouser and suits and sits on the chair, in the temple and those who want to have his caran sparśa, those who want to touch his lotus feet, then they have to put 20 rupees note there.(laughter). So by the time, people go away he collects 200 rupees and goes to Cosmoplex (laughter). Guru līlā (laughter). Please, this is how we have, completely we have forgotten our own constitutional position, completely.
Devotee: But everybody know that, right? They know that guru’s līlā.
Maharaj: No. They didn't know. But they are blind.
Devotee: They want to be cheated.
Maharaj: Ah, yes, they want to be cheated. Prabhupada said, that you want to be cheated? There are plenty of cheaters. Unless the matter is taken seriously, your lifestyle will not change, that we don't know, your lifestyle must change. Otherwise you are going to enjoy, destructive. Because enjoying capacity eternally exist in us. We want to have sense gratification. May Lord bless us and at least in this lifetime, whatever time is left, let us become bit serious. Otherwise, there is no other way. These are all the eternal truths. You cannot contaminate and go to the uncontaminated Supreme. You cannot be conditioned and go to unconditioned. You have to be unconditioned to approach the unconditioned. Please you have to be very clean, very clean in order to approach the cleanest. And we have to save ourselves from exploitation. This is it. What we do that we try to, we try to take shelter you know. But then there are so many inebrieties, so many, so many inebrieties. The man who is giving shelter to us, if his appointment is not available to us, then what shelter it is? (laughter).
Maharaj: He must be in front of us. To what shelter you have taken? He is not seen. Our own guru, if we see, then we are happy you know. Nobody has the intense desire to help the living entities. They want to exploit. This is the mockery of the whole thing. (Lord Shiva says to Parvati) sad guroḥ durlabham devi śiṣyas santāpa hārakaḥ - It is very difficult to find out the person who removes saṁtāpa, some anxiety. And how can you have anxiety unless you sit with him or her? And then i am sorry, but so many inebrieties are there. Please save yourself from these things, and others may do anything. Jo karegā so phalegā, those who who sow, they reap. Whatever they sow, they reap. We should not worry. But we should understand that these are the pitfalls. These are the pitfalls. And we have to be guru, everybody has to be guru. So guru must be real guru you know. That you please feel, you may have one disciple. Gaurkishore das babaji had only one disciple, this Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati. That type of one disciple is more than enough, than to have 1000. (laughter). One, one disciple is enough if he is seriously inquisitive. And whoever it is, we have to help him. As you grow up, as you grow up, in Krishna consciousness, so you are in touch with Bhagavatam, Prabhupada’s particularly. You have read something, you have seen something. So people are bound to come to you to have advice. That is guru. You know Krishna’s plans. So they will definitely want to know. So please anybody comes to you, be very compassionate to him, to help him really.
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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