Prabhupada is our Ultimate Shelter - Part 10

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 about how to approach the scriptures, how we have to hear, study and contemplate on them. Now we shall hear further.

9. Don't under-utilise your intelligence:
Maharaj: In your country, there was a research carried out before three - four years and they have proved that we have so much intelligence that during the whole of lifetime, you use only 10 percent of intelligence. And 90 percent is lost. You cannot have a count of intelligence. That this lifetime I will use 10, next lifetime I will use 90. No, it's gone. At the time of death, the whole intelligence is gone. So Srila Prabhupada is telling that instead of 10 percent, utilise your 60 percent, 70 percent or 80 percent of intelligence, and try to get into these things.

Why to waste the intelligence? Anyway, it is going to go away, and by the computers...now we have computers. I think we are using only 2 percent of intellect. This is why it is a good asset, but to depend on it is a madness. It's a nice asset, you can take the help...but don't depend upon it. Otherwise what happen? Then, I have got a computer; I've got a disc, Bhagavatam disc; and in the disc, everything is there; nothing is here (refers to brain, laughs). Man, you have all the discs, all Prabhupada's books are there, everything is there and there's a great satisfaction that I have my computer, I have all the discs with me; I'm carrying everything with me and nothing is going here. No, that's not the end; computer is not the end. This is how, don't lose your intelligence and I'm very sorry that in this part of the world, particularly, the children are so very dependent upon calculators and that they cannot calculate now. In India, formally, when we were studying, everything was on the tip of the tongue. And even now the calculators are not that popular there. They calculate and subtract or add and something. But day by day, we are very expert in copying the West; so, we are also copying very fast your calculators and computers. This is how the whole humanity is degenerating. Instead of increasing the intelligence, we are just losing the intelligence. And this intelligence, please don't lose. That's why Bhagavatam says that tac chṛṇvan su-paṭhan vicāraṇa-paro, you just think over it again and again. And if you meditate on these things, definitely something will come out.

We have so many ideas, but one idea we meditate on that, "I want to get married; I want to get married" and that's it; brahmachari is completely mad (laughter). This idea we meditate on. There are innumerable ideas, that I want to earn money, I want to build house, or so many other things. But one idea we catch and as soon as we catch, then we meditate on it, that "I want to marry, marry" (imitates). And then he looks to the girl and, "this one is not good, maybe Saudi or American will look good" (laughter). And daily instead of meditating on Bhagavatam, the girls are there; now that point you have caught and you are meditating. And then maybe some girl smiles at you and brahmachari is very pleased (laughs) - "At least somebody likes me" (imitates, laughs). And then somehow or the other they come together and separate and so many other things, I don't know. So, these things, because you meditated on that point, you went in that direction. You meditate on this point, and you will come to this direction.

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.