Never Leave the Bhagavatam Shelter - Part 5

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

This is in continuation of the transcription of one of the instructive nectarean initiation class given by our beloved spiritual master HH Mahavishnu Goswami Maharaj, in Sri Sri RadhaNeel Madhav dham Rajkot on 8th January 2005. In the previous offering we heard from Maharaj that

1. even in difficult situations, if we take shelter of brahminical culture, religion and Krishna, then we will be saved
2. If we direct people to Krishna, then that is great help because everyone is suffering
3. Every verse in Bhagavatam, gives the full message of Bhagavatam
4. Every word in Bhagavatam teaches us how to behave. So we should never leave Bhagavatam.

Now let us hear from Maharaj.

Maharaj: This Kalacakra Prabhu, he manages this Granthraj, the website. You know, you download. He started reciting Bhagavatam on the 14th of December and completed the whole thing up to 31st of December. Mere recitation of the 12 Cantos. He read like a mad man, reading in the buses also, wherever he went he was reciting. And people really loved him, and he is full time working. He is in Bangalore at the moment. Sometime he will come here. This is how. And now again what he did is there are nearly 335 chapters, so he daily recites one chapter, so within one year he will complete it and reading with the purports also. So, this is how. If you really be after it, it will be ours. Again and again, we have to go to these scriptures. They are non-different from Krishna. Whenever we want to see Krishna, please hata-trapaḥ paṭhan, ignore all the standards, and do these things. Those who do these things, they get everything. yasmin vijñāte sarvam evaṁ vijñātaṁ bhavati (Muṇḍaka Upaniṣad 1.3). This is the message. 

Then we go to the second line, guhyāni bhadrāṇi kṛtāni ca smaran. The confidential pastimes of Krishna should be studied in a Prabhupada’s way. These confidential pastimes, they are the most delicate thing to misguide the people. We always try to imitate Krishna materially. It stops from that. So that’s why, Krishna Book we should read, and we should try to read the chapters from Bhagavatam also with the aid of Krishna Book. And even then, your mind will go berserk. That is where the public is misdirected, so we have to correct the public also. We have to be very particular about this. guhyāni bhadrāṇi, and all these guhyā, confidential pastimes are also bhadrā, they are auspicious. They are auspicious. Any material dirty thing will never be bhadrā, it will never be auspicious. Never. 

Theft is never auspicious because we are thieving from somebody else. In transcendence, that is, Krishna thieves and we worship – Makhanchor. And if we thieve from the supermarket, will see what happens to us (laughter). This is guhyāni bhadrāṇi kṛtāni ca smaran. We always meditate on these things. And meditation means, not sitting silent, we are very active. Because we are running after the most active principle. How much active Krishna should be? Just to run one school, our Gadadhar is absent from any program. Anytime you ask him, he will say, "I am very busy", and he vanishes. As yet the school is not that big, only 4 teachers are there. But even then, some organisation is required. So, here Krishna manages thousands and millions of suns to raise daily in time. Thousands and millions of planets He forces them to revolve around their own axis and around the sun also, around the Dhruv planet also. How much He might be managing. He is very active principle. And even then, He is completely free. na tasya kāryaṁ karaṇaṁ ca vidyate, doesn’t have to do anything, Supreme Director. This is how our life has to be organised. That we should be very active. But at the same time, the more active you are, the more expertly you do your prescribed duty, day duty, in the evening you are completely at ease. That is our way.

Krishna willing we shall hear more nectar from Maharaj in the subsequent offering.

Thank you very much.
Yours in service of Srila Prabhupada and Srila Gurudev,
Dinavatsal Krishna das
Singapore