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 genuinely try to help souls who are trying to seek guidance and should never exploit them. Now we shall hear further.
Maharaj: (Continuing the point on giving genuine guidance to people who seek it Maharaj said) Otherwise it is a show. Guru is dead. Nothing is there. And then we have more (disciples). If you don't take care of the disciples, why should you accept the disciples (laughter)? But wherever I go, I want 100 disciples. So we have left the material world and we have caught hold of the disciple. You are better. You are catching Bhagavatam (laughter). So you are more protected. People know that you are catching Bhagavatam. They don't know that I am catching disciples. This is how. This misdirection is there. But we should not be worried too much about it. The only thing we have to worry is to go through Prabhupada's writings. And try to put as much as possible into practice. That's it.
Always be humble and approach. Anybody may do anything. Don't worry at all. Prabhupada said that temples will be erected. They will be demolished, but so far as my books are there, again a temple will come. So books are the main thing. Temples are needed, but as time goes away. Now here we are sacrificing so many things. We are very simple. But after 10 years, this yatra will be bubbling. So somebody else will be in charge. So they have got readymade. So they definitely will glide down to sense gratification. So then this building should be demolished (laughter). Because the way we have constructed, they don't have any idea. Vaishnava also will be finished and somebody who are here at the moment, they are all going. So somebody will come, who didn't spend for anything, they got readymade. So they will enjoy the rooms. Who stops us in staying in 3rd floor? But we don't use it, because we know how we have constructed. We are in our rooms simple. This Murli was asking, "you didn't stay there?" (laughter) Murli liked that room. Murli enjoys that (laughter). You should stay there.
Devotee: Yes Maharaj. He told to me when i was going, "just take this room." (laughter)
Maharaj: ah, (laughter) I know Murli. But he asked me, "why shouldn't you stay?" I could have utilised. But unnecessarily, I don't have that much you know. Unnecessary. Please the thing is, things have got to be used according to their way. We have to be very simple. Otherwise if we complicate the matters, our life is complicated. And because our life is complicated, and we cannot do anything, it goes out of it. Complication must not be there. Minimum man, most of the time, I am here in the temple. So why should I stick to that room or this room or whatever? Some place should be there. So we have one room here. So the air passes, and we have Bhagavatam class, I will sit there (laughter). Nothing more. Please, our life must be very simple. We should not run to sense gratification. That must be the case. But sometimes, health and other purposes, they drag us in so many ways. But doesn't matter. Please tolerate. This body has to be tolerated. Unless you tolerate the body, you can't get anything. All these verses are worth meditating. But the thing is association adds to it, association adds to it. But we should not be struck that, "there is no association, and I will not do it." Take Prabhupada's association.”
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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