Simple Devotion - 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 transcription of Bhagavatam class given by our beloved spiritual master HH Mahavishnu Goswami Maharaj in London. In previous offering Maharaj was explaining how, 

1. The perplexities in our life are because of the fact that we are caught up with the three modes PIG - Passion,          Ignorance and Goodness. 
2. Way out of modes is BBC. 
3. Follow Bhaktiyoga in disciplic succession.
4. Study of Srimad Bhagavatam will help us to be unflinching in our service.
5. Don't be in hurry, but relish Srimad Bhagavatam and allow it to sink in your mind.

Now we shall hear further. Maharaj was also explaining as to how we should remember that this material world is like a dharmashaala and we have to leave any time. 

"Knowing this is knowledge. And as soon as this knowledge is there, then tatra jñāna-virāga - virāga means detachment. And as soon as we are detached from the material atmosphere, there is attachment for Krishna. This is all coming from jñān. You know that (this material world) is temporary. So you are not that much attached to it. That means you are detached from material atmosphere. Then you get attached to Krishna - tatra jñāna-virāga-bhakti-sahitaṁ - So that is bhakti. It is all included in the pages of Srimad Bhagavatam. Then naiṣkarmyam āviskṛtaṁ -karmas become all purified. That is naiṣkarmyam āviskṛtaṁ means manifested - So naishkarmyam or freedom from material work is revealed to us when we depend only on bhakti. naiṣkarmyam āviskṛtaṁ is beautiful word and by Srila Prabhupada's mercy we are getting this. The more you recite the verse, the more you will enjoy it. (Maharaj made everyone relish and recite the whole verse 12.13.18 again)

In the fourth line he says tac chṛṇvan su-paṭhan vicāraṇa-paro bhaktyā vimucyen naraḥ - first hear - chṛṇvan and then su-paṭhan - study, then vicāraṇa-paro - think over it. And the effect of all these things is bhaktyā vimucyen naraḥ - real devotion starts. This is Bhagavatam. As soon as you become free material activities, you please run to Bhagavatam. Where there is a will, there is a way. If you pass your time lazily, then you are committing suicide. This is the real meaning of suicidePlease do your material duties immaculately well. And once you become free from there, you must always come to this side." 

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.