Prabhupada is our Ultimate Shelter - Part 11

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 that we should not under utilise our intelligence. Now we shall hear further.

10. ABC of Spiritual Life:
Maharaj: dhautātmā, it is known in Bhagavatam, dhautātmā, completely clean ātmā. At the moment our ātmā is contaminated... ātmā can never be contaminated, but it is covered by contamination, material contamination. And as soon as you clean it vidhunoti, by Bhagavatam, then you become dhautātmā. And dhautātmā śrī kṛṣṇa-pāda-mūlaṁ na muñcati. Those who are nice spirit souls, we have, by Prabhupada's mercy and our Gurus and disciples and everybody, they are running over these places for this fact that every living entity must clearly know that this body has nothing to do with their spiritual existence. That's the main 'ABC' of spiritual life. And we have fortunately understood this. Daily we are repeating this and dhautātmā, we become completely pure spirit soul. Then as soon as you become pure spirit soul, as the iron pieces are helplessly attracted to the magnet, we, clean spiritual souls, helplessly are attracted to Krishna. We are part and parcel of him. And we can't avoid that dhautātmā śrī kṛṣṇa-pāda-mūlaṁ na muñcati - they don't leave the lotus feet of Krishna. And if they don't leave, means we have unflinching devotional service twenty-four hours a day. Knowingly or unknowingly, we are just performing devotional service. And as soon as you do this, nice effect is there. These verses are very powerful. Only two lines, like Bhagavad Gita.

dhautātmā śrī kṛṣṇa-pāda-mūlaṁ na muñcati - they don't leave the lotus feet of Krishna. And then what happens? sarva-kleśaḥ pari muktāḥ. sarva means all, kleśaḥ means mental anguish, pari muktāḥ - completely liberated. We have just come here under roof of Srila Prabhupada and we just get up at 4:30 in the morning and you are completely liberated from all the kleśaḥ, there is no mental anguish at all. We come here and we know what to do when we are in the audience of the Lord, there is no other thinking in our mind, and this is the perfection of human existence. sarva-kleśaḥ pari muktāḥ, otherwise what happened that by these kleśas, with everything available in Hawaii, in America, the mental hospitals are full. Because they don't know what is happening. And they are full of anguish. Somebody gets married, somebody is, maybe married for two years, or somebody maybe one year... somebody pinches somebody's wife...all this illness is going on because we don't come to the right point.

You please, you are the great followers of Srila Prabhupada, you please make a goal of your existence. As it is, you are going to lose the body. This body cannot be yours for long time. Till you have that asset, you please make this goal that you will study this scripture and you will broadcast it as loud as you can. Go to house-to-house, distribute Srila Prabhupada's books, try to have sankirtan, try to distribute prasadam as we are doing, and increase this population. And the population will be very peaceful, there won't be any difficulty at all. This is what we are like, in what Prabhupada says. Krishna is not there, that's why people are suffering. As soon as they come to Krishna, it is their natural position. Our constitutional position is that jīvera 'svarūpa' haya--kṛṣṇera 'nitya-dāsa', we are nitya-dāsa, eternally we are dāsa, eternally we are servant of Krishna.

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