Hare Krishna Prabhujis and Matajis,
Please accept my humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada and Srila Gurudeva.
This is in continuation of the previous offering titled, "Rareness of Human Birth" - which is a transcription of the class given by our beloved spiritual master HH Mahavishnu Goswami Maharaj on verse 11.9.29. In the previous offering we heard from Maharaj about how Kunti Maharani through her prayers in Srimad Bhagavatam is teaching us the way to cut down the vicious cycle of birth and death. Maharaj was quoting the below shloka Srimad Bhagavatam 1.8.36 from Kunti's prayer.
shrnvanti gaayanti grnanti abhikshnashah
smaranti nandanti tavehitam janaaha
ta eva pashyanti acirena taavakam
bhava-pravaaho paramam padaambujam
"O Krishna, those who continuously hear, chant and repeat Your transcendental activities, or take pleasure in others' doing so, certainly see Your lotus feet, which alone can stop the repetition of birth and death."
Now we shall hear further.
(Maharaj made everyone repeatedly recite the verse) And this is the reason why we come together in these programs. These are very essential programs. In these programs you hear. Because you hear, you chant. Because you hear and chant—you accept it. And because you hear, chant, accept it, so you are remembering. And because you hear, chant, accept and remember you are elated in the association of the devotees, you are very happy in the association of the devotees and if you behave like this continuously day in and day out then ta eva pashyanty, ta means these people who always follow the five things - ta eva pashyanti. They always see taavakam padaambuja - Your lotus feet.
"They always see Your lotus feet. If they see continuously Your lotus feet, then automatically bhava pravaha uparamam. janma mrtyu jaraa vyaadhi." Your vicious circle is completely cut and if there is no janma- there cannot be death and if there is no janma there cannot be old age and if there is no janma, there cannot be disease, it is very easy to understand. Please repeat now the translation (Maharaj reads and everybody follows) it is very clear—is it clear? Please repeat the verse. Please read the purport of Srila Prabhupada. It is very easy and Prabhupad makes the thing very clear, this is the potency of Prabhupad.
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,
Jyesta devi dasi,
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