Reject Bad Association - 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 partial transcription of nectarean class given by our beloved spiritual master HH Mahavishnu Goswami Maharaj in Sri Sri Radha Neelmadhav dham, Rajkot in October 2009 on verse 11.26.26. In the previous class we heard referring to verse 6.3.29 from Srimad Bhagavatam wherein Yamaraj says to his Yamadutas that those who have not:

a. Chanted names of Krishna even once,
b. Who have not remembered Him even once,
c. Who have not bowed down even once - should be brought to him.

Now we shall hear further. 

Out of whole population, very few living entities go to Krishna. So when we hear this verse 6.3.29, we may think that we have won in some way that at least we have escaped from the clutches of Yamaraj, from getting punishments in hellish condition of life. But we should not take comfort in that alone. If we keep engaging in sinful acts again and again, then soon we will be fed up in this kind of life-style. Fed-up is the life-style. Our tendency is that we want everything "new" every time. But no, new or old, whatever you call, everything is temporary. So don't go behind illicit things.  No. We should stop all illicit activities. So many things are going on in our life. We are trying to serve so many people. But we should remember that we are only instruments. Whatever we can do, we do.

So how to get liberated from the vicious cycle of birth and death? For that we have to understand prajahāti yadā kāmān and 11.26.26 from Srimad Bhagavatam - Prabhupada is saying how we should do it. Please utilise your intelligence and take your time to read from Bhagavad Gita and Bhagavatam side by side. You should know these two verses at least. (verse 2.55 from Gita and SB 11.26.26). Then when you speak, you are not speaking just whatever comes in your mouth, people will realise you are speaking from the shastras. While reading the verse, you not just read it. But you should go around the verse. If you just tell on your own, they will reject. But shastras they will not reject. Few verses must be with us.  Our association with others in the outside world, should be only to the minimum extent - for doing our maintenance jobs - to earn money. Time should not be wasted. Whatever little time you get, use it in Krishna's service, quickly come to these verse. Then your chance of gliding down will also be in control. 

Krishna willing, we shall continue to 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.