Transcendental Pills - Part 5

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) The qualities of the soul as described in Gita and Bhagavatam.
3) We must always remember and connect with Supreme Lord, else we suffer.

Now we shall hear further.

We should know why we are worshiping the Supreme Lord. (Referring to a devotee from Belgium Maharaj said) He is working hard in the temple and he has also nicely learnt the seed verses of Bhagavad-Gita and the 12th Chapter. These verses are very important. In the first seed verse (Bhagavad-Gita Chapter 10.8) it is nicely mentioned as to why we are worshiping Krishna. Krishna says ahaṁ sarvasya prabhavo - "Everything depends on My energy", mattaḥ sarvaṁ pravartate - "Everything emanates from Me". iti matvā bhajante māṁ samanvitāḥ - "Those who know this worship Me with loving devotional service." We know that every thing depends upon Him, everything emanates from God's energy. That is why we should worship Him. So we should understand Him by knowing the qualities of our soul.

(Maharaj then began to explain the verse 7.7.19 from Srimad Bhagavatam)

Ātmā nityo ’vyayaḥ śuddha - soul is nitya. This means it is ever lasting - eternal, avyayaḥ - without any decay. It doesn't have any dwindling. There is no old age for the soul. When we were five years old, when we were ten years old, or now we are forty years old - the soul is the same. The change is only to the body, not to the soul. That is why when we recognize the soul, our body also co-operates. Everything material co-operates when we think about God, when we think about the soul. This is because everything is emanating from God. These lights are coming from God, these bricks are coming from God, the whole plaster is coming from God, the man who have constructed these things, they are also coming from God. So everything is coming from God. And God is nitya - ever existing. So when you discuss about the ever-existing Lord, then your life becomes perfect. You don't need any extra effort to satisfy yourself by smoking, drinking, eating meat or this or that. No. You don't require anything. You just require,

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

Like a mad person, we should not be victimized by these inebrieties. Stop smoking if you are smoking. Smoking is not the perfection of life. The perfection of our life is to recognize the Lord and how to recognize the Lord? We have the particle of God in our heart. Know that particle and that is known as self-realization. As soon as you realize your self, then you realize God -nityaḥAvyayaḥ means 'without decay' and śuddhah means 'pure' - soul does not have any material contamination at all.

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.