Love Minus Lust is Pure Love - Part 12

Love Minus Lust is Pure Love - Part 12

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Divyarupa devi dasi
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 nectarean class given by our beloved spiritual master HH Mahavishnu Goswami Maharaj on Srimad Bhagavatam verse 11.7.4 given in Sri Sri Radhaneelmadhav dham Rajkot on 16th December 2006. 
 
In the previous offering we heard from Maharaj that satisfaction is not the goal, but it is starting point to advance spiritually. Maharaj also insisted on how clean relationships with other living entities - (to treat other women as mother/sister/daughter) helps us to be satisfied. Now we shall hear further.

Maharaj: We are not really in good terms with our own body. We are just destroying the body, by not following the Vedic way. So don't destroy your health, unnecessarily following nasty things. And try to be very lovingly dealing with every living entity, but minus lust. Love minus Lust is Pure Love - it should be. There is no word for (pure love in English). But in Sanskrit there are different words. Prem is love, but priti is pure love. We should really like the living entities. And that is how, the main thing is we are going to preach. As soon as you know something, you are going to tell it to somebody. So the relationships should be established first. Even you go to lecture, and you see the crowd you know, within no time, you evaluate what type of crowd it is. And then you smile, just give them something here and there and you establish the relationship. Once you establish the relationship then you can preach them and they will hear you. 

And again by your preaching, you are reaching them. That we have understood. And reaching them means, their own problems. They are not satisfied in Bhagavatam or they don't do only hear Bhagavat Katha. But you have to reach them - what is their practical problems. And they are plenty in every country. The problems may differ, but problems as such must be there. And this is how, the whole wave of satisfaction, rules over the crowd that they are with you, they are with speaker. Speaker should be very humble, without a tinge of any pride. People hate pride you know. Krishna smashes (pride) but people hate, general people don’t like very proud man you know, or proud woman, whatever. Pride is always destructive. As soon as you cultivate these quality in you, because the deep study you have in Bhagavatam, nityam Bhagavata sevaya, as soon as you decide that 'bhakti is my own goal', so apart from bhakti, you are not interested in anything. And disinterest in all the dirty things is the main ingredient you require, to go ahead to spiritual field.

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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