Transcendental Pills - Part 3

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

This is in continuation of the topic, "Transcendental Pills" which is transcription of Bhagavatam class given by our beloved spiritual master HH Mahavishnu Goswami Maharaj. In the previous offering we heard from Maharaj

1) The importance of taking the transcendental pill in the form of hearing the glories of Supreme Lord. 
2) 8 qualities of the soul.

Maharaj mentioned that verses 7.7.19-20 of Srimad Bhagavatam also describes the qualities of soul. Now we shall hear further.

ātmā nityo ’vyayaḥ śuddha ekaḥ kṣetra-jña āśrayaḥ
avikriyaḥ sva-dṛg hetur vyāpako ’saṅgy anāvṛtaḥ

etair dvādaśabhir vidvān ātmano lakṣaṇaiḥ paraiḥ
ahaṁ mamety asad-bhāvaṁ dehādau mohajaṁ tyajet

Atma refers to the Supreme Lord or the living entities. Both of them are spiritual, free from birth and death, free from deterioration and free from material contamination. They are individual, they are the knowers of the external body, and they are the foundation or shelter of everything. They are free from material change, they are self-illuminated, they are the cause of all causes, and they are all-pervading. They have nothing to do with the material body, and therefore they are always uncovered. With these transcendental qualities, one who is actually learned must give up the illusory conception of life, in which one thinks, "I am this material body, and everything in relationship with this body is mine.

In the first line there are 6 qualities and the second line there are 6 more qualities. Beautiful. You can meditate on these qualities for the whole of life time. Because unless you understand the soul, it is very difficult to get this tiny particle connected to the Supreme-soul. And when we describe the qualities of the soul, the same qualities could be applied to the qualities of the Supreme Lord. That is the benefit in studying about the soul. As soon as you recognise the qualities of the soul, then you will see that there is no difference between the qualities of the soul and the qualities of the Supreme Lord. That is the beauty of the description of the soul. The eight qualities which we have described can very well apply to the Lord also. And then we have glimpse of what Lord we are talking about. The 8 qualities mentioned in Gita and 12 qualities mentioned in Bhagavatam - 20 qualities we have in front of us. God and our own soul, qualitatively they are the same. And as soon as our soul is connected to the Supersoul by chanting His names

Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare
Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare

We become completely satisfied. And because we don't do these things, we don't connect ourselves to God, that is why we are unsatisfied always. In this country even now, plenty of facility is available - money is there, house is there, family is there and nice halls are there. This is the perfection of this hall - that we are discussing about God here. Otherwise this hall is dead. Without discussion of God, you will be afraid to come here and it will be like a ghost place. In order to make the best use of the property, you have to sing the glories of the Lord day and night. Then only your house will be alright, your halls will be alright. Then only your cars will be alright, your money will be alright.

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.