Hare Krishna Prabhujis and Matajis,
Please accept my humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada and Srila Gurudev.
There is no end of fulfilling our material sense desire. Everyone has to engage himself in service of others. Hence serving our own sense desire keeps us engaged in serving our material senses. A person should find the means to end this whirlpool of desires by which he is caught in the material sense gratification. Soul suffers in repeated cycle of birth and death in the Lord's material energy. While contemplating the objects of the senses, a person develops attachment for them. From such attachment comes lust, then anger, illusion, bewilderment of memory and loss of intelligence, and then one falls down into the cycle of birth and death. In this context there is a very instructive story.
Once Narada muni was traveling and he met a beggar on the way. The beggar asked Narada muni for some charity in his begging bowl. Narada muni said, "I myself am penniless but I can help you get charity from another person." He then took the beggar to Kuber and asked him to give some donation. Kuber was surprised that Narada muni had to bring the beggar all the way for some insignificant charity, but nevertheless he took some lakshmi from his treasury and filled the bowl. But to his surprise the bowl became empty. He again took many more jewels, gold, precious gems etc one by one but everytime he was filling the bowl, it was becoming empty again and again. It came to a point that Kuber's treasury was almost exhausted and Kuber being completely bewildered asked what material the begging bowl is made off. When Narada muni turned the begging bowl upside down, he found that the bowl is nothing but the human skull. The greedy desires of the man cannot be fulfilled even if the wealth of the entire universe is given as charity to them.
In Srimad Bhagavad Gita 2.55 Lord Krishna says,
prajahāti yadā kāmān sarvān pārtha mano-gatān
ātmany evātmanā tuṣṭaḥ sthita-prajñas tadocyate
The Blessed Lord said: O Partha, when a man gives up all varieties of sense desire which arise from mental concoction, and when his mind finds satisfaction in the self alone, then he is said to be in pure transcendental consciousness.
H H Mahavishnu Goswami maharaj nicely explained on above verse class at Abu Dhabi that any thing anti-Krishna creates misery. In sleep also we should recite these verses. The subject matter is to be understood and put into practice. We should come to the right path. kāmā should be under complete control. We are here to fulfill our material desires; no need to hide this fact and unless we exhaust we can't move, like a car without petrol. In the path of salvation we have to get out of this material existence that is, 'mano-gatān', which is dangerous. When we desire for Krishna, it is auspicious desire. Everything else is inauspicious. So whatever we desire it should be for Krishna's pleasure. Srimad Bhagavad Gita teaches us how to stay and Srimad Bhagavatam teaches us how to die. Srimad Bhagavat gita gives us an idea of facts We are in hellish (concocted) condition of life in this planet. We are living worse than useless life. Wherever Krishna is there, purification is there and it results in pure state of soul. Purified mind never comes unless we go behind extremely purified mind that is Krishna. If we come out of the material consciousness and stay with the purified mind of Krishna, then we can be satisfied.
Satisfaction comes only when we serve Lord Sri Krishna. Devotee gets satisfied and experience bliss in serving the Lord. One should practice Krishna consciousness and follow the four regulative principles. We sincerely pray at the lotus feet of Lord Krishna, Srila Prabhupada and Gurudev to bestow their mercy upon all of us so that we can have auspicious desires only all the time.
Thank you very much.
Yours in service of Srila Prabhupada and Srila Gurudev,
Tusta Krishna das and Suniti devi dasi
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