Transcendental Pills- Part 1

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

The following is an humble effort to transcribe one of the nectarean class given by our beloved spiritual master HH Mahavishnu Goswami Maharaj.

Maharaj:The perfection of our life is to glorify the Lord by chanting His names and singing His songs. Unless we attain this perfection, we are all always disturbed and this disturbance is increasing in this age because this age is Kaliyuga. Kaliyuga means age of quarrel, disagreement and disturbance. Even the government will not allow you to sit silent. There are so many things which we are always worried of and the greatest worry is our body. This is the greatest worry. We want to be very happy in this body. But we are never happy. Frankly speaking, you are dependent on so many pills and medicines. For the whole of the lifetime we are on pills, because the pill factories must run nicely. The pill factories don't want to cure you as they want to run their factories. That is definite. So instead of those pills we must take the transcendental pill of Krishna's topics - the topics about God. Why we should do this is a great question before us. And the answer is very easy.

As we depend on the food - prasad, our body is dependent on the food, we have another existence apart from the body and that is the existence of the soul. And the soul is only satisfied, when it is connected with Supreme-soul - Krishna. Somehow or the other we miss this link and that's why we are miserable. When we think about soul, there is very nice description in Bhagavad-Gita. There are 8 symptoms for the soul. In second chapter of Gita Krishna gives a nice description of the soul. And this soul is the same in every body. Whether we are Christian, Muslim or Hare Krishna, it doesn't make any difference at all. As soon as there is a human body, there is a soul. Thats all. Thats why our religion is known as sanatana dharma - eternal. Nobody can deny the existence of the soul because we know the difference between live body and dead body. When the soul leaves the body, the body stops working. That proves that in the live body, there is some motive force and that is the soul. In Bhagavad-Gita, song sung by the Lord, God Himself describes what the soul is. In Bhagavad Gita Krishna says,

na jāyate mriyate vā kadācin
nāyaṁ bhūtvā bhavitā vā na bhūyaḥ
ajo nityaḥ śāśvato ’yaṁ purāṇo
na hanyate hanyamāne śarīre

For the soul there is neither birth nor death at any time. He has not come into being, does not come into being, and will not come into being. He is unborn, eternal, ever-existing and primeval. He is not slain when the body is slain.

Eight qualities of soul are mentioned in this verse. Everyone of us have a soul with these qualities.

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

Hare Krishna.

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