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 about some of the qualities of the soul as described in Srimad Bhagavatam 7.7.19.
ātmā nityo ’vyayaḥ śuddha ekaḥ kṣetra-jña āśrayaḥ
avikriyaḥ sva-dṛg hetur vyāpako ’saṅgy anāvṛtaḥ
Maharaj was explaining the meaning of the quality - āśrayaḥ. āśrayaḥ means foundation and Maharaj was giving the example of how Lord has put the energy in each grain. Now we shall hear further.
If we want to imitate God's way of squeezing living cells into grain, we may try to put into a bottle, big bottle. But even then it will be a complete mess, because we are not perfect at all. Whereas God enters in every grain. And the beauty of these grains is that the plant dies before the grains come out. He grows the plant and there is a living entity in it. But as soon as the living entity leaves, the whole potency is squeezed into one grain of rice or wheat. And the same quality - there are thousands of wheat grains and everything has the same quality. The plant dies and then these grains are produced. That is best. God's energy we cannot even imagine. And this is how He is known as unlimited, inconceivable and acintya. This is āśrayaḥ. He is āśrayaḥ for everything. He is foundation for our own body, our building, our car, our food. Where are you going to search for Him? This is best quality - āśrayaḥ.
Then seventh quality is avikriyaḥ - He never changes. Always same. Nitya nava navāyamānam - Always He is fresh, always He is full. Then sva-dṛg eighth quality very nice quality - sva-dṛg means self introductory. You don't have to introduce God. "This is Krishna." No. Everyone knows. (laughter) As soon as you come to Krishna, you know that He is God. But we require introduction. We introduce people by saying, "This is Shruti. This is David - David from England". But we don't have to introduce Krishna - "This is Mr.Krishna from Goloka Vrindavan" (laughter) No. He doesn't need introduction because He is self-eminent. That is God and you become self-eminent when you think about God constantly. That is the quality you acquire. As soon as you think about it, you get that quality and then you don't need any introduction. As soon as they see your face they will know that here is a Godly man. And this is how we have to be Godly and become self-eminent. When they see shaved head and tilak on the forehead, then they know - "Here is a devotee". This is self-introductory. That is sva-dṛg. And hetur means - purpose of our existence.
Krishna willing we shall hear more nectar from Maharaj in the subsequent offering.
Thank you very much.
Yours in service of Srila Prabhupada and Srila Gurudeva,
Sudarshana devi dasi.
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