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 explaining verse 18.51-53 of Gita, about purification of senes. Now we shall hear further.
12. Purification of Senses:
Maharaj: tyaktvā - He says. We should completely leave this (contamination of senses). Otherwise the tape recorders are there, so many pop songs are there, so many things are there, whole śabdā is completely contaminated. Sparsha is always contaminated. And the advancement, the sign of advancement in the whole world here now is that, prostitution is very free. That is advancement - which is regarded as sin. Religiously, there is no, there is no place for prostitution. In order to keep the society pure, formerly it was allowed to have three four prostitutes in the village, so that those sex mongers may have their satisfaction there.
Devotee: Regulated prostitute
Maharaj: Regulate yeah. No, they have to have the permission you know, from the society. And they, the sex mongers, they were entertained by them. So they did not meddle into the society. Now sex mongers they visit prostitutes also and they contaminate the society also. Because, now the money is the important thing. Formerly money was not important. In our childhood, we didn’t see money. One rupee if you take and if you buy the bhoga, three children would have to carry your bhoga, in one rupee. And now if you buy five thousand rupees, one child can pick up. So much difference, we have degraded like anything. Leaving these things we have completely gone here and there. The whole thing is completely destroyed. As I told you many times, in this place, when we came, we were staying in that house there. There was nothing here. And we had one chowkidar with us. So, his wife, they did roam out here and collect the firewood and cook. And now we roam over the whole thing and we don’t find a stick even. In this five years, it’s completely dry now. Otherwise in this area, only she was able to cook. Life was so (simple), The earth was so very producing and now the traffic in field roads are increased. The vegetation is completely gone. Now we cannot repair these things. We cannot go back, we have gone so way ahead. So, now we have to manage in these things, making our life as simple as possible. And the same time, utilizing our free time for Bhagavatam, in reading Bhagavad Gita or Bhagavatam. Yes, we are fortunately here, that we are here for two hours or so and you are ready to sit here. (Maharaj jokes about 2 devotees) The thing is, the message is clear and the unlimited discussion is there.
You have any questions? One sentence we have remembered today īśasya hi vaśe loko, yoṣā dārumayī yathā - the whole world is under the full control of the lord and therefore every living entity is like a wooden doll in the hands of a puppet master. That’s it. You have remembered that.
Maharaj: tu bhul jata hai, bol, repeat. (Maharaj says that the devotee tends to forget and so he wants him to repeat)
Devotee: īśasya hi vaśe loko, yoṣā dārumayī yathā - The world is under the full control of the Supreme Lord; therefore everyone is like a wooden doll in the hands of a puppet master
Maharaj : That’s it. Jai. Jai Murli ki jai, repeat Bhagavatam.
Maharaj : So, He is the cause of all causes. That is the meaning of cause of all causes. This, Prabhupada writes in one purport in a very nice sentence that if we only know that the supreme Lord, He is cause of all causes, we are sane. If you don’t know this then we are insane. And really it is. If you see Krishna everywhere, you are coming out of what - the enmity ends, envy ends, greed ends, lust ends, everything is completely gone. This is the effect of name of Krishna and if we really concentrate on Him being the cause of all causes, then we are completely transcendental. In the sense, that material inebriety don’t touch us. Magnanimous attitude is there and we are ready to go along the flow of the time. Otherwise everywhere you get stuck. The stones in the flow of the river you know, they are round, they are forced to be round. In the beginning the stone is not round, it has corners. But as it flows, it is banged from every side because of the corners. So, the more corners we have in our life, we’ll be banged, till you get round. Round is īśasya hi vaśe loko, yoṣā dārumayī yathā.
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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