We are Puppets of Krishna - Part 14

Hare Krishna Prabhujis and Matajis,
Please accept my humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada and Srila Gurudeva.

This is in conclusion 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 senses. Maharaj beautfiully said that as long as we have corners in our mind, we will be banged - until we become round - like the stones smoothened by flow of river. Maharaj said that round means - we understand the truth that īśasya hi vaśe loko yoṣā dārumayī yathā. Now we shall hear further.

Maharaj: The whole world is under His control. What can you do? Whatever is happening, is Him. Don’t take any credit yourself. Narsingh Mehta sings very nicely that we are just like that dog in between the bullocks. And he thinks that, 'I’m driving the cart.' We are not the cause at all, we’re not doing. It’s happening, that’s it. And that is the always clear vision that Krishna is doing. And you are at ease. Krishna is doing, what can we do? Good or bad He’s doing. Finish. Completely out of anxiety. Now you can, you should have as long as possible, please if you are lucky, you have one sleep. One sleep, unbroken. You go to bed at 10, and within few minutes you should be off. That is the nature of your sleep must be. Within few minutes you should be off. Because anxiety is not there, and because you don’t have any corners, you, you are not stuck anywhere, so there is no need of breaking the sleep. Then you get up, and you get up. That’s it. That’s it. This is the test of your īśasya hi vaśe loko, yoṣā dārumayī yathā

The more you depend upon the vision of Krishna in everything, you will be free completely to have a healthy life. Please take it from me whatever little experience I have. That is speaking otherwise, there is no other way. Otherwise all other ways are dangerous. Man-made ways are dangerous. This, this is the best path. How to insist I don’t know, but please in whatever condition I am surviving, because of this, you will also be very happy with it. You have the age, you have body, you have time, you have everything. You are younger. Please be sharp in our atma rights. Our intelligence should be sharp. 

Please, ‘Thinking sharp is Bhagavatam thinking’ and Bhagavatam thinking is only one īśasya hi vaśe loko, yoṣā dārumayī yathā that’s it. And that is the nature of Bhagavatam that as soon as you follow this one line, you are completely anxiety free. brahma-bhūtaḥ prasannātmā na śocati na kāṅkṣati. This is brahma-bhūtaḥ. There is nothing else. You don’t have to change your lifestyle at all. You just have to change the approach to the material life. Lifestyle, you continue but approach should be changed. Approach should depend upon, Bhagavad Gita and Bhagavatam and that will be very auspicious, very auspicious. Auspicious in the sense that it release us, completely release us. Relief, we want you know, the famine relief they call. If there is a famine, they organize a famine relief. This is our great relief you know from our anxiety. Anxiety is the main thing which is troubling this now, to the society. Everywhere we are afraid, everywhere we are afraid. The things are not that very suitable. And that’s why we are getting rid of fear, anxiety, everything.  śoka-moha-bhayāpahā - what is it?

yasyāṁ vai śrūyamāṇāyāṁ, kṛṣṇe parama-pūruṣe
bhaktir utpadyate puṁsaḥ, śoka-moha-bhayāpahā

This is the way to bhayāpahā, śoka-moha-bhayāpahā lamentation, illusion and fear completely stops āpahā destroyed by only hearing about Krishna. And here we are seeing him īśasya hi vaśe loko, yoṣā dārumayī yathā everything is under His control so He is the reason of the reason. He’s the cause of the causes. So we are seeing Him. As soon as yasyāṁ vai śrūyamāṇāyāṁ, seeing means śrūyamāṇāyāṁ He is shruta ikshita..He can be seen by ears and not by eyes. So, as soon as we hear about Him bhaktir utpadyate immediately bhakti is developed. And bhakti is there, then there śoka-moha-bhayāpahā immediately śoka-moha-bhayāpahā vanish. And daily we are consumed by these three things. Lamentation is there, illusion is there and bhayā fear is there, completely gone. I don’t know how to insist more. Please take…..Hare Krishna! Hare Krishna! Jai!  Srila Prabhupada ki Jai!

Devotee: HH Mahavishnu Goswami Maharaj ki Jai !

Words are not enough to thank or glorify Srila Gurudev for this very powerful, instructive and sublime class. Srila Gurudev ki Jai ! Srila Prabhupada ki Jai!

Thank you very much.
Yours in service of Srila Prabhupada and Srila Gurudeva,
Vaikunthanath Krishna das
Sharjah