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 explaining about 'pa' varga . Now we shall hear further.
10.The Magical touch of Krishna: Pa stands for parishram. As soon as you accept the material life and we are always in the material life and so we have to be in time to our business, we have to attend, and there it is not at all comfortable.You work for somebody and he will see that whether we are working or not. And he doesn't allow you to sit silent. If there is any manager who allow you to sit silent? (At work) we can read Bhagavatam and all ??? Man, you can't do. Every second he will keep an eye on you. And if you are not producing, no lakshmi, then what you are getting? He will kick you out. This is parishram
And not only that if Krishna is merciful, you have less parishram. But if Krishna is upset, then you have to work iron foundry may be? Its a bone breaking business. You have to pick up the logs, put in boiling water. Have you seen iron foundries? Or you may be forced to work in the slaughter houses. Or you may be forced to work in the butchers shop. So many obnoxious business are there. If you don't come to Krishna's side, then the material side becomes very horrible. So very horrible. This is parishram.
And suppose you say that, "I have got my own office. I don't have to work hard. I am the boss." Once we were in Nagpur. It is in India. Nagpur is a big city. Those who have seen India, will know bajaj scooter company. It is an important company there. The owner of the bajaj company, he heard that some sannyasis had come. And we had some gurukul boys with us. So he had invited us to his house for a program. And we went to see him. We had kirtans and the boys performed some drama, etc. This is very interesting for ordinary people. So after that, he was very puffed up. He was a big industrialist. So he asked a question. "So what is the difference between me and Krishna? I can get anything I want. Krishna can get anything He wants. I am mainitaining so many people. I am controlling so many business. ..." (laughter) So in the end he asked, "What is the difference between me and Krishna?"
So we were trying to search out our brains - "How to answer him?" In the meantime one gurukul boy, 12 years old boy, he said, "I will answer him." So we allowed him. Because we were relieved (laughter) And that boy replied very nicely, really. He said, "Krishna does not have to sit in the office for 8 hrs. He just grazes the cow and plays His flute. " (loud laughter) The owner said, "Yes. you are correct." This is Krishna. As soon as He touches you, your life is completely transformed.
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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