Simple Devotion - Part 7

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 the importance of studying Srimad Bhagavatam by explaining SB 12.13.18 verse. Maharaj then began to speak on verse 1.6.26 from Srimad Bhagavatam. Now we shall hear further. 

nāmāny anantasya hata-trapaḥ paṭhan
guhyāni bhadrāṇi kṛtāni ca smaran
gāṁ paryaṭaṁs tuṣṭa-manā gata-spṛhaḥ
kālaṁ pratīkṣan vimado vimatsaraḥ

Thus I began chanting the holy name and fame of the Lord by repeated recitation, ignoring all the formalities of the material world. Such chanting and remembering of the transcendental pastimes of the Lord are benedictory. So doing, I traveled all over the earth, fully satisfied, humble and unenvious.

Regarding these verses, please remember one thing. Two senses have to be used. Our eyes have to be used and at the same time our ears have to be used. Both of these are miraculous, wonderful creation of Krishna. You take the ears - It is a very delicate sense. Medically it has been proved that there are three parts in this ear - One is the outer ear, middle ear and the inner ear. The vibrations go through the outer ear to the middle part of the ear. 

Eventually the whole mysterious thing is happening in the inner ear. There are different canals in the whole of the ear system and some kind of fluid is flowing. It is a special kind of fluid which we can never manufacture. And funny enough - we eat chappati, we eat kichdi, we eat sandwiches and the fluid is maintained somehow or the other. I don't know how. This is Krishna. Other than Krishna no one can do this. 

And that fluid again resides in hair like thin nerves, and those thin nerves, they carry the sound to our heart and then we relish. So all mysterious transcendental activity is going on and we can never copy. And that's why, if there is something missing in the inner ear, it is not very easy. Thin-hair like nerves are there - and at the end of the nerves, there are cells which carry the sound to the brain and the heart. This is very complicated operation of the ear and eyes are also equally complicated. I don't know how the images are carried on, how the images are reflected and even then we immediately differentiate that this is red pull-over, this is yellow trouser, white kurta. Immediately we can recognise. It is impossible. This is Krishna and this again, this efficacy is not just for the material sound.

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.