We are Puppets of Krishna - Part 6

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.
5. Any problem, go to Krishna, go to Bhagavatam.

Now we shall hear further.

6. Be with Bhagavatam - Be Anxiety free:
Devotee: Did the Vrajavasis know that Krishna has come as a child?

Maharaj: He was a child. But they didn’t see Him as a child. They knew that He is powerful, He is all powerful. Because as a child, He could lift the Govardan hill. How can He be a child?

Devotee: In the beginning you said they didn't know?

Maharaj: No, no, no but that is the thing, He did super-human acts. And to kill demons as a child ! Man! He was 3 days old and Putana was killed. So they knew that He is the child, but He is not the child. And He relieved them, when He drank the whole fire, when He was only 4 years old. He purified the poison water. Who can do it? Even now we can’t do it. With all our advancement, you cannot purify the river which is poisoned. Please…And that’s why we are, we are really advised by Bhagavatam  jīvanti san-mukharitāṁ bhavadīya-vārtām. You should stay your life hearing, His greatest activities through the mouth of bona fide sources - san-mukharitāṁ bhavadīya-vārtām. How nice these sentences are from Bhagavatam! And it gives you anxiety free life.

Devotee: (Referring to some one who visited the temple) Yesterday that parent came. So the mother was very much in anxiety. She was very worried about her daughter. But after hearing all these kirtan, katha, seeing the Deity, she admitted that after seeing these things, she felt good now.

Maharaj: See. When she came she was really afraid of.. That was the thing. And she said that I rang you very peacefully and then sent her to you and whatever you had told, she was very pleased. This is Bhagavad Gita and Bhagavatam. What we have? We don’t have anything. I told you that if you have Bhagavatam everything, very means of conquest jayam udirayet. This, if you want to conquer anything, Bhagavatam is the thing. No, don’t run here and there. And as I told you always in our life, knowingly or unknowingly, many times we don’t want to do false things. But even then we do. It happens. And then we have to suffer for that, to that extent. But while suffering also, if you have Bhagavatam with you, then suffering will not be there. This is how you know people have to go to prison. Yesterday I told, that this world is so very complicated now that today we are sitting here nicely, tomorrow we don’t know who have to go to prison or whatever, because we are breaking so many laws. We are caught and we are punished and we don’t know even that we are punished. We end up in jail. This is a very complex society. But wherever you are, the advice is very clear from Prabhupada, that you carry Bhagavatam with you. And Bhagavatam means only one sentence with you. More shlokas if you can carry, that will be like a Vaikuntha. But at least one line here and there you carry, even then you are liberated, liberated from the anxiety, anxious life. You have to remember this. This is the result we have to put up into practice for ourself and guide the world in this way. And not to go here and there and beat about the bush regarding the courts and solicitors.  That should not be there. That's not our way, not our way. Always the Vedic culture was that if you lose, lose it. Don’t use good money after bad money they called it. We, we don’t do it at all, nothing. Nothing! We better prefer to loose it.

It so happened that we had a field near the village you know, very near to, on the outskirts of village, we had a nice field. So, I was hardly twelve, thirteen years old. So one man, my father had given him for tiling and he won’t vacate. And he would not give anything  also. So, when I understood I told, “Why don’t you kick him out? He’s not giving anything.” He said, “Don’t worry, just be patient. Krishna will do something.” “What Krishna will do?” I was angry with my father and after a month he (tenant) died. (Everyone laughs). You just see he was gone now. If I would have kicked him out, I would have to spend to give solicitor, court order and this and that. Forget about this. These are the simple things. They were waiting. He doesn’t go. Eventually he will go away. And he (father) had a faith. Something went wrong and the fellow died. And the field was vacated. This is how, so many incidents are there in my life.

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