Hare Krishna Prabhujis and Matajis,
Please accept our humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada and Srila Gurudev.
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 Maharaj referring to purport of verse SB 1.8.9, that even in duality there is oneness and how everything is Krishna's energy. Now we shall hear further.
Maharaj: So the second thing is also very clear. These things are to be understood. So repeat now. 2 verses we are having. First one, SB 1.2.17,
śṛṇvatāṁ sva-kathāḥ kṛṣṇaḥ puṇya-śravaṇa-kīrtanaḥ
hṛdy antaḥ stho hy abhadrāṇi vidhunoti suhṛt satām
Sri Krishna, the Personality of Godhead, who is the Paramatma [Supersoul] in everyone’s heart and the benefactor of the truthful devotee, cleanses desire for material enjoyment from the heart of the devotee who has developed the urge to hear His messages, which are in themselves virtuous when properly heard and chanted.
pāhi pāhi mahā-yogin deva-deva jagat-pate
nānyaṁ tvad abhayaṁ paśye yatra mṛtyuḥ parasparam
Uttara said: O Lord of lords, Lord of the universe! You are the greatest of mystics. Please protect me, for there is no one else who can save me from the clutches of death in this world of duality.
Devotee: Maharaj, what are the 2 things? One is duality and another one?
Maharaj: "The another one is we want to lord it over material thing. And everywhere lording over it is there. This is my country. This is boundary of my country. Frankly speaking, bhumi cannot be controlled here. As air cannot be bought. So the earth also. First, when European people went to America, Indians were there, you know, red Indians. They asked them, "You want to buy the earth?" So they had no conception of selling earth. Then they know that the earth can be sold. So they asked, "Do you want to buy air also?" So you can't buy the air. You cannot buy the earth. I mean to say, 'sab bhumi Gopal ki'. Everything belongs to Krishna. Falsely we build the compound. We die, then the compound is demolished, somebody encroaches, somebody. Bhumi can never be controlled, can never be. These elements cannot be sold or bought. Water mass also. How many oceans you can buy? They say that the Indian ocean, belongs to India. Where it starts and where it ends? Nobody knows. Arabian ocean belongs to Arabia. Where it starts and where it ends? You can't divide these things. But out of our foolishness, we have divided it. Countries also we have divided. Man, Himalaya is such a big area, nobody knows what boundary is there. (laughter). Cheap thing is that, "This hill is mine, this hill is mine." And always there is some trouble because we want to divide it. We can't do it."
Krishna willing we shall hear more nectar from Maharaj in the subsequent offering.
Thank you very much.
Yours in service of Srila Prabhupada and Srila Gurudev,
Divyarupa devi dasi
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