Austerity is Required - Part 12

Austerity is Required - Part 12

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Srilakshmi devi dasi
Hare Krishna Prabhujis and Matajis,
Dandavat pranams. All glories to Srila Prabhupada and Srila Gurudeva. 

This is in conclusion of the transcription of the nectarean classes given by our beloved spiritual master HH Mahavishnu Goswami Maharaj on Srimad Bhagavatam verse 11.7.45. In the previous offering we heard from Maharaj about the importance of following the regulation principles and not running after the material positions. Now we shall see further.

 naamaany anantasya hata trapah pathan 
guhyaani bhadraani krtaani ca smaran 

gaam paryatams tushta-manaa gata-sprhah

kaalam pratikshan vimado vimatsarah 

"Thus I began chanting the holy name and fame of the Lord by repeated recitation, ignoring all the formalities of the material world. Such chanting and remembering of the transcendental pastimes of the Lord are benedictory. So doing, I traveled all over the earth, fully satisfied, humble and unenvious."

 This naamaany anantasya hata trapah is very important word - ignoring the material stranded. Material standards are that we don’t raise the hand on the road.  And even then, while chanting we raise the hands. Please material standards should be completely ignored. naamaany anantasya hata trapah pathan, guhyaani bhadraani krtaani ca smaran  always remember the pastimes of Krishna which are very auspicious in themselves. 

And gaam paryatams - means you have to move.  gaam means planets you have to move from one planet to another planet which is not possible at the moment. So you move around this planet. You move around. If you are not able to move around this planet, then atleast you move around in your own city, wherever you are there. Go off from house to house. That is gaam paryatams - tushta manaah - completely satisfied in mind. The spiritual guide must be completely satisfied in his mind and gata sprhah, tushta manaah gata sprhah - there is no desire. With the desire you should not move around. gata sprhah and kaalam pratikshan. And in this way you should wait for your own kaal. Everybody has to die. So wait for your death. So kaalam pratikshan vimado vimatsarah. Don’t be proud of it, vimada - without any 'mada’, vimatsarah - without any envy. This verse should be ingrained in our mind and then you will be honest spiritual guide. This is the purport of this verse which we are reading at the moment. (Srimad Bhagavatam 11.7.46)

Heartfelt thanks to Maharaj for insisting on the importance of austerity in our lives. 

Hare Krishna. 
Thank you very much, 
Yours in service of Srila Prabhupada and Srila Maharaja, 
Srilakshmi devi dasi,
Kurnool.