Transcendental Pills - 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 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.
4) Knowing the qualities of soul and Super-soul is perfection of life.

Maharaj continued explaining the second line of the verse below from Srimad Bhagavatam 7.7.19-20. 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

The fourth quality is ekaḥ - it is individual. Soul is always individual. As soon as you die, and if you remember God, then you go to God's kingdom wherein you serve Him very nicely. And if you don't accept any other body, then you are saved from birth, death, disease and old-age. These are the miseries of the body. Body has go to be born, body has go to die, body has got to become old and body has got to be diseased. So we try to avoid this body and eventually by chanting God's names, we achieve our own spiritual body and eternally we stay in the service of the Lord lovingly. That is the main function of the human body. In other body we cannot understand God. The cow cannot understand, the dog cannot understand, the bird cannot understand. But we have the super-consciousness and in this consciousness, we can understand God. 

The fifth quality is kṣetra-jña - the soul knows about the whole body whereas the Lord knows the whole creation. That is the difference. Soul is very tiny and so it has some idea about the body. But God has full idea about the whole cosmic creation. This is very easy to understand. Those who are living in this building for a long time, they know how many floors are here, how many rooms are here and who stays in which room. Likewise Lord is the owner of everything and so He knows every nook and corner of the creation. This is known as kṣetra-jña.

The sixth quality is āśrayaḥ - āśrayaḥ means supreme foundation. Everything depends upon the God's energy. He controls everything. At His will, He can create something or destroy something. That is His potency. And if He creates something, through His internal potency, then that thing becomes very beautiful. You take the example of any grain like wheat or rice. In such a small grain, He has put a unique taste. As soon as we eat the grain, we feel nourished. That's why if we eat chapatis or puris or bread, we get nourished. This nourishment is coming from the internal potency of the Lord. Through His internal potency, He squeezes the living cells into a small grain. We cannot do it.  

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.