Love Minus Lust is Pure Love - Part 13

Love Minus Lust is Pure Love - Part 13

Divyarupa devi dasi

Hare Krishna Prabhujis and Matajis,

Please accept our humble obeisances! All glories to Srila Prabhupada and Srila Gurudev!

This is in conclusion 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 about the definition of Preeti or "pure love". Maharaj insisted on how we should genuinely love other living entities and also the importance of pridelessness - especially when we are preaching the message of Krishna. Now we shall hear further.

Devotee: If we have to do other things than bhakti, what should be our attitude? I know that bhakti is more important than everything. But I have to do other activities for maintenance.

Maharaj: But you are doing, isn't it? You are doing something. So whatever you are doing, do it very good. That is Bhakti. Always you are doing something. na hi kashcit kshanam api / jaatu tisthati akarma krt (Bhagavad Gita 3.5)  Not a single moment passes without us doing anything.  So you may not chant, you may not read Bhagavatam. But you are doing some action, activity. So whatever you are doing, you should be completely, immaculately good, and people will be pleased with you. "Is that Purvish? Whatever he does, he may do immaculately well." That should be your fame. And you are following bhakti. 

So there is no need of broadcasting that I am following Bhakti. But in your activities you should be sure. Always good activities. Anything you do, do it very excellent. All excellent things are Krishna. Whatever good thing you find, that is Krishna. You know in Bhagavad Gita, there is a verse: (10.41)

yad yad vibhutimat sattvam / srimad urjitam eva vaa 
tat tad evaagaccha tvam / mama tejo-‘msa-sambhavam

"Know that all opulent, beautiful and glorious creations spring from but a spark of my splendour."

Our heartfelt thanks to Maharaj for the sublime class full of nectarean practical instructions.

Hare Krishna.
Thank you very much,
Yours in service of Srila Prabhupada and Srila Gurudeva,
Divyarupa devi dasi,