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 from Maharaj that Bhagavatam and ginger, both are best medicines. Now we shall hear further.
8.Patience and Tolerance Cures Sickness:
Maharaj: If some (ginger) 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 duḥkham auṣadhaṁ, what is that line - duḥkham atad-dhiyāhaṁ. (SB 7.9.17)
Whatever remedy we administer, is more horrible than the disease. That is by-pass. Man! If there is something wrong here, it will be eventual cured. The curing force is inside. This is not that it has to be administered by outside. And again what they do, they want to widen the valves or change the valve or put another plastic valve or whatever. It's all to facilitate the flow. The living force is already inside the body to create the valves or to clear the valves. There is no need of our, angioplasty they call it. They widen the valves and put something. (Referring to one devotee who had to undergo bypass Maharaj said), I told him, "Why should you do?". He said “No, I have to have it.”
Please, instead of Bhagavatam, we are going for this. Suppose you don’t do angioplasty and you may have to die, what's the big deal, deal in it? Anyway we have to go. And as it is in India, sixty years is too much. Sixty years, people get ready to depart. Please, this we are unnecessarily beating about the bush. We have a jewel in our hand and we are running after the glass pieces. Bhagavatam is with you. So many instances are here. Man! Ginger can cure this boy, why, why can’t it cure everybody? The patience is required. Tolerance and patience will clean (your) any sickness you have. And sickness is the main problem now in this age. Half of the population, more than half of the population are running mad to the hospitals.
As I told you before sixty years, when we were children, hospital was not a common thing. There was only one government hospital in the whole of the village. Only one government. And because government can maintain, ordinary people can't maintain. So, there was only one, one hospital. And that was meant for shudras. No vaishnavas went to the hospital. Never. All the deliveries were at home. Everything was at home. This hospital, hospital is started then like a wildfire now. Here in Rajkot, the whole lane is hospital lane. One area is full hospital. And everywhere there are hospitals. How much degraded we’ve become because we have stopped Bhagavad Gita and Bhagavatam? That was the... Only this saint (Srila Prabhupada) could diagnose properly that we've forgotten Krishna and that's why you're suffering. The whole world is helped by this one sentence. It is His diagnosis.Formerly there were big belly gurus were there. Nobody could diagnose. Everybody has different therapy and so many different panth, paths were there, pantheism. This is the use of Bhagavatam. Please, the clear buddhi, the purified intelligence is nothing else but fully depend upon Krishna. That is purified intelligence. And the explanation is given in Bhagavad Gita, how the intelligence is purified. What is the symptom of it? Those three verses are very nice. But the thing is, we are not after purifying our intelligence. We are after more contaminating the intelligence.
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
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