Transcendental Pills - Part 12

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

This is in conclusion 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 the various kinds of fears as mentioned in the below shloka from Vairāgya shatakam. Now we shall hear further.

bhoge roga-bhayaṁ kule cyuti-bhayaṁ vitte nṛpālād-bhayaṁ
māne dainya-bhayaṁ bale ripu-bhayaṁ rūpe jarāyā bhayam
śāstre vādi-bhayaṁ guṇe khala-bhayaṁ kāye kṛtāntād-bhayaṁ
sarvaṁ vastu bhayānvitaṁ bhuvi nṛṇāṁ vairāgyam-evābhayam

There is fear of disease in the enjoyment of sensual pleasures; fear of decline in lineage; fear of kings in riches; fear of humiliation in honour; fear of enemies when in power; fear of oldage in beauty; fear of disputants in learning; fear of the wicked in virtue and fear of death in embodied souls. All facets of man's life on earth engender fear. Renunciation alone gives fearlessness.

"Then bale ripu-bhayaṁ - if you are strong, then there is a fear if somebody more powerful will contest with you. That is also a fear. Then rūpe jarāyā bhayam rūpa means beauty. If you have nice rūpa, then jarā old age is there. The same beautiful body will become like a monkey body in the old age. We saw 95 year old mother in Fiji in one of the devotee's house. She was not able to talk also. Once her body must have been beautiful. But old age kills the beauty. Without attraction to the Lord, we cannot keep our body also alright. Please this is the main requirement for your own health and body. It is not that you are doing something for Krishna. You are just doing for your own self. Don't leave these beads.

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

Then in old age also, your body will be beautiful. Otherwise beauty will be completely marred in old age. That is greatest fear and we cannot avoid it. It is bound to come. It is coming. So please try to follow these things. Then śāstre vādi-bhayaṁ - If you are very proud that you know shastras very nicely, then you will be defeated by someone else. The escape from this fear is important and that is why we should be very humble to learn from the child also. Please don't go into these fears. There is so much to be told. But we are controlled by time. Hare Krishna."

Our heartfelt thanks to Maharaj for providing us these transcendental pills which can free us from all fears and anxieties.

Hare Krishna.

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