Dear Prabhujis and Matajis,
Please accept my humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada and Srila Gurudev.
Last week Maharaj gave me some wonderful points over phone from London. He had asked me to put it in Granthraj.
Maharaj revealed how the six main anarthas - Kāma, Krodha, Lobha, Mada, Moha and Mātsarya are intimately related to the three modes of material nature.
He said, "Kāma and Krodha arise from the mode of Passion (kāma eṣa krodha eṣa rajo-guṇa-samudbhavaḥ). Lobha from the mode of ignorance (tadā rajas-tamo-bhāvā kāma-lobhādayaś ca ye). And then, even if we are in the mode of goodness, it is tainted with the modes of passion and ignorance. So, we have the other three anarthas Mada, Moha and Mātsarya even if we are in goodness. This can be observed in simple grhastha families too. They may be harmless to other living entities at large and have some service mentality but still they want to enjoy with their family and there are always subtle misunderstandings due to being illusioned (moha) and tendency to become envious (mātsarya) and proud (mada). Hence our Bhagavatam insists that we have to become completely transcendental to these three modes as explained by Lord Siva in SB 4.3.23:
sattvaṁ viśuddhaṁ vasudeva-śabditaṁ
yad īyate tatra pumān apāvṛtaḥ
sattve ca tasmin bhagavān vāsudevo
hy adhokṣajo me namasā vidhīyate
I am always engaged in offering obeisances to Lord Vasudeva in pure Krishna consciousness. Krishna consciousness is always pure consciousness, in which the Supreme Personality of Godhead, known as Vaasudeva, is revealed without any covering.
In the purport Srila Prabhupada says a beautiful point about the state of existence called 'vāsudeva'.
"This verse explains that the pure state is called vāsudeva because in that state Vāsudeva, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, is revealed without any covering."
He then relates one of the most famous verse from the Bhagavad-gita 14.26:
māṁ ca yo ’vyabhicāreṇa bhakti-yogena sevate
sa guṇān samatītyaitān brahma-bhūyāya kalpate
This verse gives the solution as to how to completely transcend the three modes and permanently stay in the Śuddha sattva stage.i.e., Only by avyabhicāreṇa bhakti can one transcend the three modes. And if we stay fixed above the three modes, as Srila Prabhupada says above in the purport, the Supreme Lord is revealed without any covering. So then, what does He do to those who are still under the control of the material modes? The Lord gives the answer again in Bhagavad-gita 7.25:
nāhaṁ prakāśaḥ sarvasya yoga-māyā-samāvṛtaḥ
mūḍho ’yaṁ nābhijānāti loko mām ajam avyayam
I am never manifest to the foolish and unintelligent. For them I am covered by My eternal creative potency [yoga-maya]; and so the deluded world knows Me not, who am unborn and infallible.
Maharaj finally gave a punching statement, "We can see how difficult it is to explain to the living entities the process of devotional service. Hence I was telling them today in the class that Please, if you do not have the time to study Bhagavatam also it is alright. But at least carry Bhagavatam with you wherever you go. Some day Krishna may inspire you to open it and read it." He stopped for a moment, burst out his trademark thunderous laughter and said, "We have to bend that low to help these people appreciate the message of Bhagavatam, Kalacakra!"
Thank you very much.
Yours in service of Srila Prabhupada and Srila Gurudev,
Kalacakra Krsna das.
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