Transcendental Jewels - Part 2

Dear Prabhujis and Matajis,
Hare Krishna. Please accept my humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada and Srila Gurudeva.

We would like to share with you some of the jewel like instructions that I had written in my notebook from our Maharaj's transcendental pravacan in Feb 2007.

1. As we grow old we lose the spongevity of the brain and the absorbing capacity. Hence we are not able to learn the verses. Prabhupada was dictating purports and verses till his last breath. How was he able to do? It was only because of his intense association with Krishna. I am over 86 now (Maharaj told this in Feb 2007) and still I am learning verses. But I now see people are 40-50 years and they completely lose their memory capacity.

2. Unless you preach your life is null and void. The first requirement for preaching is humility. What are you proud of? Be on the ground.

3. Challenging attitude will reveal your madness. Unless we humbly submit to Him, we cannot understand Him. Your pride will stop your learning.

4. Unless you come to Krishna, you can never be glorified.

5. By ignoring Srila Prabhupada we are commiting suicide. Srila Prabhupada's writing instigates your intelligence.

6. Srila Prabhupada has given us a process which is self-generating and self-funding. Collection should be avoided. We should be satisified with whatever Krishna gives.

7. The gopis glorify Krishna by singing jayati te 'dhikam janmana vraja - By Krishna's appearance even the land is glorified. When even a land is glorified by Krishna's appearance, will you not be glorified if you chant His names?

8. The demigods pray to Lord Krishna when He is in Mother Devaki's womb - aavishta cetaah na bhavaaya kalpate - Those who are completely absorbed in Krishna's appearance, for them this material world does not exist even if they are in this material world.

9. Devotional service gives immunity from all troubles.

10. We can speak so many things but when the question of leaving the body comes, our devotional service is tested. Even a worm in the stool is attached to its body.

11. Constant association of Krishna gives us the capacity to be detached from the body. Gopis in Dwaraka were taken away by some cowherd men after Krishna left Dwaraka. Arjuna could not defeat them. The gopis immediately left the body without any attachment.

12. The more money we have the more we have to be Krishna conscious.

13. Our real business starts at 4:30 am. Fake business starts at 9:30 am.

14. Gold is the biggest illusory energy. Gold merchants sit in the shop all day, don't do exercise, get sick and spend money with the doctor. Simple life requires hardship, more so in the waning years.

15. Krishna consciousess, whatever it may do to us, one thing it definitely does is it improves our health.

Krishna willing, we will share more transcendental jewels in our ensuing offerings.

Thank you very much.
Yours in service of Srila Prabhupada and Srila Gurudeva,
Kalacakra Krsna das.