2nd Oct 2004
Vaijayantimala devi dasi

Hare Krishna Prabhujis and Matajis!
Please accept my humble pranams! All Glories to Srila Prabhupada and Srila Gurudev!

HG Sindhu Mathaji has very nicely listed the nectarean instructions given by HH Mahavishnu Goswami Maharaj in Abu Dhabi recently. Another reason Maharaj stressed on why we have to intensify our devotional service is that we are all conditioned and are always suffering being placed in the HOTLID (ref SB 10.2.27, courtesy HG Murli Prabhu, Yugoslavia).

H - Hunger
O - Oldage
T - Thirst
L - Lamentation
I - Illusion
D - Death

When we are literally sitting on the HOTLID, how much we should be anxious to get out of that? Instead we are just moving our body here and there, just trying to adjust to the scorching heat and this is not going to help us in any way.

The best way to get out of the HOTLID is to become GOOD KIDS (courtesy Maharaj's diary).

G - Good
O - Obedient
O - Orderly
D - Disciplined
K - Kids
I - In the
D - Devotional
S - School.

The prescribed textbook in this school is Srimad Bhagavatam, which assures us in verse 4.29.39-40, the way to get out of the HOTLID.

yatra bhāgavatā rājan
sādhavo viśadāśayāḥ

tasmin mahan-mukharitā madhubhic-caritra-
pīyūṣa-śeṣa-saritaḥ paritaḥ sravanti
tā ye pibanty avitṛṣo nṛpa gāḍha-karṇais
tān na spṛśanty aśana-tṛḍ-bhaya-śoka-mohāḥ

My dear King, in the place where pure devotees live, following the rules and regulations and thus purely conscious and engaged with great eagerness in hearing and chanting the glories of the Supreme Personality Of Godhead, in that place if one gets a chance to hear their constant flow of nectar, which is exactly like the waves of a river, one will forget the necessities of life-namely hunger and thirst- and become immune to all kinds of fear, lamentation and illusion.

We are all in HOTLID and on the top of it we are withering away in the Arabian desert. We pray at the lotus feet of Srila Prabhupada that he bless us to be GOODKIDS and thereby immerse ourselves in the cooling waves of the nectarean river flowing to us in the form of Srimad Bhagavatam.

Yours in service of Srila Prabhupada and Srila Gurudev,
Vaijayantimala devi dasi
Abu Dhabi.