Prabhupada is our Ultimate Shelter - Part 5

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

This is in continuation of the previous offering titled, "Prabhupada is our Ultimate Shelter", which is transcription of the nectarean class by our beloved spiritual master HH Mahavishnu Goswami Maharaj on Srimad Bhagavatam verse 2.8.4, in Hawaii in 1997. In the previous offering we heard from Maharaj

1. Read and Contemplate what you read.
2. Purpose of Bhagavatam.
3. Greatest Fortune
4. Tradition given by Prabhupada

Now we shall hear further from Maharaj.

5. Prabhupada's Miracle
Maharaj: Prabhupada once was invited by Gujarat Government. He came here and established ISKCON in New York as we know. So then after one year, he went back to India. And Indian government was very happy that this Swamiji has established some society, Vedic society in America. So, they were very much elated, so our Gujarat Government invited Prabhupada to honor him. So, he was going to the Government house. You know Indian population always, they are after some miracles. So yesterday we saw the miracles. So this is how they are elated, if they saw someone producing some ash or some gold or something. We are going to show you gold today. We have very nice video with us, it is known as ‘Guru busters’ (laughs). It shows very openly that how that baba is producing. So Prabhupada was going, so people were saying - "Swami! Swami! Perform some miracle, perform some miracle" (Maharaj and devotees’ laughter). They thought that he will produce gold or something; so, then Prabhupada was very calm and quiet and said, "Do you want to see my miracle?" Yes, we want to see chamatkaar (laughter). Chamatkaar means miracle. So, Prabhupada said that these white boys they are from America; see they are shaved; they have nice shika; they are wearing dhoti; this is my miracle (laughter). And really, this was his miracle!!

Otherwise, how can he conceive? You had completely different traditions, you are completely up to the neck, may not be up to the head, drowned into Waikiki. (Maharaj and devotees’ laughter) And some Indian old swami comes, and sits here and there is big crowd around him. Can you imagine? This is inconceivable; because he was following the inconceivable Lord in his heart, he carried the inconceivable Lord in his heart. And he came not alone here, but Krishna was with him. The inconceivable Lord was with him, and we are all part and parcel of Krishna.

yathā bhrāmyaty ayaḥ, it is known in Srimad Bhagavatam 7.5.14. ayah means the iron pieces around. yathā bhrāmyaty ayaḥ. Iron pieces are maybe here; and if you keep the magnet in between, iron pieces helplessly will rush to the magnet. This was the sort of iron piece was sitting here and you people were completely helpless, but to come to him. If the magnet is there, iron piece cannot remain separate; it has to come and helplessly it has to come; it is not independent, it is dependent upon the gravitational force of the iron magnet. And this gravitational force, he carried with him and because of that, few living entities came to him and as soon as they came to him, they saw that this lifestyle - maybe there is no sense gratification, but it is a nice gratification (laughs). But their soul was completely satisfied; this is yad vaiṣṇavānāṁ priyaṁ.

This is a miracle, greatest miracle; otherwise in this part of the world, we cannot conceive that the group of white people or black people or brown, or whatever it is, they sit and hear Srimad Bhagavatam. It is inconceivable; as soon as you follow inconceivable Krishna, your activities also become inconceivable.

Krishna willing we shall try to hear further nectar from Maharaj in the subsequent offerings.

Hare Krishna.
Thank you very much.
Yours in service of Srila Prabhupada and Srila Gurudeva,
Sriveda and Vaishnavi
Bangalore.