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 about how devotional service must go on. Now we shall hear further.
12. Purification of Senses:
Maharaj: Then you touch the rasgulas. That’s also very pleasing touch. But limited you can do. You cannot have a whole stomach full of rasgulas. And you have to suffer, indigestion is there, diabetes is there, insulin. And five injections man (laughter), can you imagine? Then, what is his name, this one big business man came from Los Angeles and we prepared nice prasadam for him. And as soon as he sat for prasadam, it was indigestion, through his trousers it went down.
Devotee: (Inaudible speech)
Maharaj:Anyway! (Inaudible speech) Injection was a very big thing in our childhood. There was only one doctor in the village. And if he has to inject, oh god. We have to light the stove, then hot water, then same needle will go anywhere and everywhere. So that needle was to be boiled and the doctor, five people will be running for injection. (great laughter) They said, “What is happening?” "Doctor is injecting. Injection, injection, injection." Such a…(laughter). Five people, man! Two people who will carry the stove, and somebody bring kerosene, put kerosene (makes pouring sounds) the pot and water and needle into it. And then he will take the needle with some fang and put the needle into it and, "Now (jokingly) injection is ready and now doctor will be ready." It was like a bypass operation (laughter). And now injection is so easy. Man! Never we thought about it.
Devotee: (Inaudible speech)
Maharaj: No, no, sunshine is here. This tract of land has everything rewarded. I don’t know how long does it continues, the way we are organizing sinful life, you know. We are also heading for the same thing. Because the more the cows are killed, the more reaction will be there. Please, do Bhagavatam and if we get money automatically, do something for cows. That’s it. Something for nature cure, these things should be used. Only for these things. Instead of making the commercial center, it should be completely religious center. And that is śabdādīn viṣayāṁs tyaktvā our all sense objects are purified. śabdā we don’t have any contamination. Anybody comes here, they are pleased because there is no bad vibration at all. That’s śabdā purification. Then roop shabda sparsha the touch, we don’t have any touch at all. We have only touch of Krishna and that is very welcoming. Sparsha, roop. roop only we see Krishna. We don’t see any lady here, really. We view the ladies. We don’t see. There’s a difference between view, view and see. We don’t stare at one lady continuously. Ladies coming and going.. there is nothing (to be) concentrated on that. This is a purification. The taste we have purified. We don’t have any taste really. Ah man, our khichadi is there. We don’t (bother) what taste it is because we are very hungry, so khichadi is nourishing. That’s it, that’s the only taste. Or some sabji is there, don’t know really what he is, how he is cooking. No taste at all. That is how, we have won the taste. Smell also we have completely purified. All the sense objects are purified.
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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