We are Puppets of Krishna - Part 7

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.
6. Be with Bhagavatam - Be Anxiety free

Now we shall hear further.

7. Bhagavatam and Ginger - Best Medicines:
Maharaj: My father will never, he advised strongly that don’t climb two stairs. One is doctor and other is solicitor (laughs). My younger sister had a bit of lump here. So, she was crying you know. She was young, she was hardly two years old. So, my mother was very anxious. She said, “You don’t take her to doctor and you don’t care for the children.” And this and that. Father felt upset. "Now we are going to Bombay, there is a specialist. We will show her to specialist." We went to Bombay. Bombay, that time specialist charge was twenty rupees. He said, “this rascal is taking twenty rupees”. Anyway, he paid fee and went there. Doctor advised. This is very bad, this and that and that and he took some blood to check infection. He (father) said, "Blood ? Why should we take the blood?" He (doctor) said, “I want to check everything. I want to have a report.” That time blood report means, it was like a bypass operation. It was so difficult. So, somehow or other reports were there in 15 minutes and then the diagnosis came.

So, in the diagnosis the doctor told that you have to get her operated. So, my father asked, “And then after operation do you guarantee that she’ll be cured?”

He said “No guarantee.” He was asking two thousand rupees. Twenty rupees was difficult, two thousand was sky-high you know and  he said he’s not guaranteeing that she will be cured. So, he said, “If you don’t operate, she will die within six months.” My father told, “Let her die. As it is you are not giving guarantee.” “So, at least let her die peacefully without cutting” So, we didn’t do anything at all. And that girl is now grandmother and the doctor died. And nothing is wrong with her. This is how. Man! These things are very clear in front of our eyes and even then like a mad person, we are leaving this Bhagavad Gita and Bhagavatam, and running after this phantasmagoria. So many things are going on. Please don’t be victimized. And to the best of our abilities we should shout that people should never be victimized by these things.

He is an example (pointing to a devotee). His kidney would have been gone. One kidney was dead, his kidney you know and all the doctors advised him that take out the kidney. He said, “No! Let it be.” (Laughs). He said, "My kidney, however bad it is, let it be." And only with ginger powder, his kidney is working now. The doctor was surprised. “Your kidney is working?” And they advised all the doctors, all the doctors at the Wockhardt doctors. Altogether they advised him to take it out.

Devotee : Operation will help the hospital. So they will do all kinds of things.

Maharaj: They do all kinds of things. (laughter)

Devotee : They would even steal the kidneys.

Maharaj: (Laughs) Steal the kidney? (Speaks in Gujarati). Please… No! He would have lost otherwise. His one kidney was working alright. With one kidney many people survive. And he said, “If that also contaminate then what happen?” It’s Krishna mercy. And he didn’t take out. And just by walking and bit careful diet, with ginger and this. This ginger is the best thing. If the dead kidney can be live by ginger, which disease cannot be cured? Please, this is the proof. Living proof. Forget about anything and everything, This is Bhagavatam. If some juice from our land cures our body, how much this Bhagavatam will cure? Please, try to remember these things. These are eternal facts nobody can change. And if they want to change, the horrible circumstances is dukham.

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