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 we can cut down the vicious cycle of birth and death. Now we shall hear further.
8. Way to come out of Material Rut: Spiritual progress is bound to be there. That’s the force with which we have to drag ourselves from the material rut. That is the rut wherein we are getting rotten in and unless we drag ourselves out, it is very difficult to place ourselves on the transcendental path. But this simple process will drag us out from the material platform and force you, throw you on the transcendental platform. As soon as you utter Krishna’s names, you do not belong to the material world. And as soon as the book comes in your hand, Srila Prabhupad’s any book, small book or big book it doesn’t matter at all, immediately we are dragged out from the material platform and we are forced to be on the spiritual platform and as soon as we are on the spiritual platform, then we do not have to worry at all.
saadhavo hrdayam mahyam—you know Krshna says in Srimad Bhagavatam 9.4.68 saadhavo hrdayam mahyam, saadhunaam hrdayam tv aham. saadhavo hrdayam mahyam means saadhus are in My heart. saadhunaam hrdayam tv aham—I am also in saadhu's heart. And then He says, mad anyat te na jaananti—they don't know anything apart from Me. And naaham tebhyo manaag api—I also do not know anything else apart from them. So if you want to recognize the supremacy of Krishna then this is the process - shrnvanti gaayanti grnanti abhiksnasah smaranti nandanti tavehitam janaah—this process have got to be followed.
And don't commit the mistake that the process is different from Krishna. No. Process itself is Krishna. And that is why we ignore the process. Under this mistake, we ignore the process, we don't want to attend mangala arati, we don't want to attend the Deity greeting or we don't want to attend Bhagavatam classes. We don't want to struggle the morning pressure and we ignorantly ignore that thinking, "Oh yes. I am going to Krishna." No you can't go. Krishna is there in this process. Krishna is non different from all these process. And that's why Srila Prabhupada has forced us to wake up at 4 o clock at least, if not earlier than that.
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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