Vedic Way of Life - Part 6

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 the wonderful class, given by our beloved spiritual master H H Mahavishnu Goswami on the occasion of the Vyasa Puja celebration of Srila Prabhupada in Houston, many years ago. In the previous offering, we heard from Maharaj about,

1) Vedic life suggested by Srila Prabhupada.
2) The miracle of Krishna's creation.
3) Disadvantage of separate bedrooms.
4) Experience Krishna by service.
5) Lack of affection disturbs us:

Maharaj was explaining how children become mentally disturbed when they lack the affection of parents and how this holds true even for grown-ups. Now we shall hear further.

6) Krishna - Our Eternal Supreme Loving Parent:  We may not find out some Guru, but we may find some living entity in the society also who is affectionate to us. So we feel like going to them again and again and sit with them and talk to them. But it is not that we always get such a living entity. And if those living entities are affectionate to us or show a bit of care to us, then we feel it is alright. This is the reason.

This is the reason we come to Krishna because now we are grown-ups and we are bound to be separated from our parents. That is definite. Even if parents are alive, you may leave the parents. You may marry or not marry - whatever the life may offer you, but at the same time, we lack the affection. So we go to this Supreme affection living entity, Krishna. Because He is Supreme and because He is very loving, we are very much attracted to Him. And this is unknown attraction between the soul and the Supersoul. And if we are properly guided and this attraction is properly nourished by the Gurus like Srila Prabhupada, then our life becomes completely sublime and there is nothing lacking. That's why by just chanting Bhagavad Gita verses, by just repeating the Mahamantra even the mentally deranged persons could be cured. We have seen that we were so many mental and all our inebrieties have gone out completely - vidhunoti - This word is very nice. Sb 1.2.17:

śṛṇvatāṁ sva-kathāḥ kṛṣṇaḥ puṇya-śravaṇa-kīrtanaḥ
hṛdy antaḥ stho hy abhadrāṇi vidhunoti suhṛt satām

Sri Krishna, the Personality of Godhead, who is the Paramatma [Supersoul] in everyone’s heart and the benefactor of the truthful devotee, cleanses desire for material enjoyment from the heart of the devotee who has developed the urge to hear His messages, which are in themselves virtuous when properly heard and chanted.

Krishna willing, we will continue to hear more nectar from Maharaj in the next offering.

Hare Krishna.
Thank you very much.
Yours in service of Srila Prabhupada and Srila Gurudeva,
Sudarshana devi dasi.