Hare Krishna Prabhujis and Matajis,
Please accept my humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada and Srila Gurudeva.
This is in continuation of the previous offering titled, "Sense Gratification Leads to Destruction" which is transcription of one of the nectarean class given by our beloved spiritual master HH Mahavishnu Goswami Maharaj on Srimad Bhagavatam verse 5.13.19 in Sri Sri Radha NeelMadhav dham, Rajkot on 6th August 2008. In the previous offering we heard the below point.
1. Our attraction to sense gratification.
2. Sense Gratification steals our intelligence.
3. The nasty whirlpool of material existence
4. Sense Gratification is not permanent.
5. Give the taste of Krishna consciousness to children
Gurudev was explaining how by mercy of Srila Prabhupada, so many familes are existing together. If not for him, children might not even know their real parents. Now we shall hear further nectar from Gurudev.
5. Give the taste of Krishna consciousness to children:
Gurudev: Mother is there or father is not or father is there or mother is not there. Or both of them not there and we don't know with whom they are. So this is all destruction in the modern civilisation. And we call it advancement. This is meaning of advancement. Prabhupada writes that the so called advancement is polished animalism, polished animals. You can have a dog, bathe him nicely, clean him but dog is dog. He will again go the animal life. The same way we are behaving. That with all the literature available, with all the English translation that are available we are again going back, back, back, back. And never we try to understand these things. So it is our duty really who are near Prabhupada, reading daily (to follow and spread this message to others). Prabhupada gave these things very seriously. And do you realise the schools are needed, the temple communities are needed. (Referring to some other grop Gurudev says) he has full fledged university. So the children, they are admitted in the play group and they can complete their degree in the same, and then they meditate. So he has so many followers for meditation. That's it.
And we don't worry about the followers. But they, they should also at least be happy in their lives. There is no other way that the living entity can be happy. It's only the vedic culture. No other culture at all. Unless they come to the tenets of Bhagavad Gita and Bhagavatam, forget about the happiness. And we, we are also trying to find out that. (Referring to a devotee who is helping so many youngsters to take up to process of Krishna consciousness Gurudev says) Why these people stick to you? Because there is some, some solace. They have the satisfaction without any modern encumbrances. Why they did not go to some other house? Because they will be exploited there. And that is what is happening. So these things, in order to stop this we have to propagate these things very seriously. And here our older generation, not very old, but the youth they don't have time. They are like lunatics. They have their own whims and again the education is there and so many things are there. So they don't have much time. So we, we thought that we may start the school and fortunately it is going on.
Krishna willing we will continue to hear more nectar from Maharaj in the subsequent offering.
Thank you very much.
Yours in service of Srila Prabhupada and Srila Gurudeva,
Krishnarati devi dasi
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