We are Puppets of Krishna - Part 5

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

This is in continuation of the transcription of one of the nectarean classes given by our beloved spiritual master HH Mahavishnu Goswami Maharaj on Srimad Bhagavatam verse 1.6.7 in Rajkot on February 1st 2009. In the previous offering we heard the below point from Maharaj.

1. Everything is alright.
2. Contaminated intelligence leads to anxiety.
3. Disobedience leads to destruction.
4. Bhagavatam is our aim.

Now we shall hear further.

5. Any problem, go to Krishna, go to Bhagavatam:
Maharaj: We know that game, puppet master. The wooden dolls are in his hand. He pulls the strings you know.  And our strings are also pulled continuously. This pulling and pushing is going on by Krishna and we are dancing. Sometimes we open a shop, sometimes we sell, sometime we buy, sometime we spend. So many things are going on because of His pulling.

Devotee: Is it something to do with the modes?

Maharaj: Yes… No, no, everything is under His control. Mode has nothing to do. Nothing to do. Modes are inter woven according to His desire. So modes also, they are not independent. They are under full control. That is the meaning of ‘the whole world is under full control of the Supreme Lord’. See Prabhupada’s sentence, don’t change. ‘The whole world is under the full control’. Full, means three modes are not different. They are also under His control. The whole world is under the full control of the Lord. And therefore everyone is like a wooden doll in the hands of a puppet master. Only few, 10 words are there, it gives the whole Bhagavatam to you. And as soon as you remember this, your intelligence is purified. Purified in the sense, that you don’t get stuck into the material world anywhere.

Our behaviour is, that we are stuck from corner to corner. And as soon as you try to understand the supreme control, transcendental control, you are completely off the worry. That is the main reason, Isn’t it? Now we are sitting here. Our children are here and there in England. They are somewhere in America, somewhere here and there. What can you do for them? But we have full faith that īśasya hi vaśe loko, yoṣā dārumayī yathā. So they are also under the control of the Supreme Lord. So we have the Supreme Lord fortunately with us in the form of names and Bhagavad Gita and Bhagavatam. So really if we are worried about our own people, we should be more with Bhagavad Gita. Your child is there, what are you doing here? And what can you do for her? She is getting older, she is drinking, she is digesting, she is doing everything and you are sitting here. Really if you are worried about her, go to Bhagavad Gita. Go to Bhagavatam, chant. Then, "no, no, no, my child, my child." (Maharaj imitating). That is the meaning of this yoṣā dārumayī yathā.

Everywhere, you are off the anxiety. Any problem and this sentence will relieve you. That is Krishna. Any problem, any problem Gopi’s had and she approached Krishna. That is gopi bhāv. And that is recommended by Caitanya Mahaprabhu that you should follow gopi bhāv. Means any problem and Krishna. Any problem and Krishna. Any problem and īśasya hi vaśe loko, yoṣā dārumayī yathā. Non different from Krishna. Bhagavatam is not different, Bhagavad Gita is not different. So any problem and go to Bhagavatam, go to Krishna. That is how Krishna is here. This is the thing to be understood. And as soon as you do this, you are off the worries.

Krishna willing we shall continue to hear more nectar from Maharaj in the subsequent offering.

Thank you very much.
Yours in service of Srila Prabhupada and Srila Gurudeva,
Vaikunthanath Krishna das