Nectar from Maharaj's Diary - Part 2

Hare Krishna Prabhujis and Matajis,
Please accept my humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada and Srila Gurudeva.

Our spiritual master has written very beautiful realizations in Hindi in his diaries and as I was relishing them, I thought of translating them into English for everyone's benefit. My knowledge of Hindi and ability to translate is very average, so please bear with my incapability.

1. Maharaj has written the below statements with a note - duhkha aur upaay (Misery and its solution) 

इदं में स्यात इदं में स्यात इति इच्छा काम शब्दिता |

idam me syat idam me syat iti iccha kaama shabdhita

'I want to attain this', 'I want to attain this' - this kind of desire is called as lust.

When we do not have 'what we desire' and when we have 'what we do not desire', this is called as misery. If we simply leave 'I want' and 'I don't want', then where is the question of misery?

2. Desire is the root cause of all sins and miseries. Story: There was a man and his name was badmaash (scoundrel). His wife went missing one day and he was searching everywhere. When he inquired some people they asked for her name. He said that her name is fajiti (humiliation). Then they replied, "Don't worry. She will come on her own.", meaning a scoundrel will automatically be humiliated. Similarly, for those people who desire to possess temporary and perishable objects in this world, misery will come automatically. 

3. It is said in Mahabharat, 

कामबन्धनम  एव एकं नान्यदस्ति इह बन्धनम | 
कामबन्धनम मुक्तो हि ब्रह्मभूयाय कल्पते || 

kaama bandhanam eva ekam na anyad asti iti bandhanam
kaama bandhanam mukto hi brahma bhuyaaya kalpate

Desire for sense enjoyment is the only bondage in this world. There is no other bondage. One who is liberated from this bondage of desire, becomes qualified to attain brahma-bhaava.

Krishna willing, we will relish some more nectar from Maharaj's diary in the next offering.

Thank you very much
Yours in service of Srila Prabhupada and Srila Gurudeva
Kalacakra Krsna das