Hare Krishna Prabhujis and Matajis,
Please accept our humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada and Srila Gurudeva.
This is in conclusion 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 the deity form of the Lord is all spiritual and transcendental. Now we shall hear further.
Maharaj: Man, so many people come, we don't have to introduce Him, that this is Mr. Krishna (laughter). Anyway, he wants to join the hands. Fall flat. Who forces them if it is a stone? They don't have to do for any stone and fall flat. Why here? There is something more. So read, you understood this? Dual. Actually it is not dual, it looks dual. But one is superior energy, another one is inferior. In 7th chapter of Bhagavad Gita, it is clearly mentioned.
bhūmir āpo ’nalo vāyuḥ khaṁ mano buddhir eva ca
ahaṅkāra itīyaṁ me bhinnā prakṛtir aṣṭadhā
This is inferior energy.
apareyam itas tv anyāṁ prakṛtiṁ viddhi me parām (BG 7.5), parā bhava, prakrti – the superior energy. So this is the mixture of the inferior energy and the superior energy. And superior energy, being very pure, is the motive force for the inferior energy. This if we understand this,
Devotee: But Bhagavan Krishna says that - daivī hy eṣā guṇa-mayī mama māyā duratyayā (BG 7.14)
Maharaj: mama māyā, but this is, we are dealing with the elements. We only deal with the 2 items, one superior another one is inferior. But inferior is also energy of the lord. So energy, if energy of the lord, then energy cannot be different from the energetic. So that's why, this earth also is the best cure for disease. If you have any stomach ache, if you put the paste of earth on your stomach, it will go away. It is so easy. So easy. This mud, they have mud bath now, they call it mud bath. It is a cure. Then water is cure. Our Ayurvedic doctor always says, drink as much as water you can.
Devotee: Why did Krishna say, "among the purifiers, I am the air."
Maharaj: Where where?
Devotee: In Bhagavad-gita
Maharaj: "Air is oxygen. So oxygen is near equal to Krishna. Because oxygen is a life force. You know as I told you yesterday, that even doctors don't have any, when they can't do anything with the drugs, they put the patient on oxygen. So they know that oxygen is the best remedy. That's why, Krishna says, "I am air". Frankly speaking He can say, "I am earth also, I am water also." So these things we cannot manufacture. These 5 elements, we cannot manufacture. We have to have it from Krishna. So this is the thing. The thing is, our Ayurvedic Shastra and the philosophy, they are hand in hand there. Whereas allopathy, doesn’t have to do anything with the transcendence. That’s why it is a failure. It can give you temporary something, but reaction is there. And addiction is there - So you have to have, you have to have, you have to have." (Maharaj is referring as to how one becomes addicted to medicines).
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 Gurudeva,
Divya Rupa devi dasi
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