Transcendental Jewels - Part 5

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

The following is some of the transcendental jewels we had recorded from the beautiful realizations of our Guru Maharaj on 7th Apr 2007 when we had the great fortune of being in his association in Nasik.

1. This is the prayer Maharaj introduced in the Sri Prahlad International School in Rajkot and the children sing this everyday.

Happy moments, praise Krishna
Difficult moments, seek Krishna
Peaceful moments, worship Krishna
Every moment, thank Krishna

2. If you surrender to Krishna, even in old age you will be at ease.

3. In the whole world people behave as if nobody is in control. If you do your work honestly, you are real devotee.

4. Our voice is distorted when we are filled with material desires, hence the voice does not come out with feeling when we sing to glorify Krishna.

5. If the full trust is there in Krishna, then He will not cheat you.

6. As soon as the intensity of material desire is there, the result is dissatisfaction.

7. At present we are on a mental level even while reading Bhagavatam. But we have to sing and realize the message with feeling to go beyond the mental level and stay on the transcendental level. When we stay on the transcendental level nothing material touches us.

8. Honest efforts to improve our economic conditions is allowed, not barred. Honesty is Krishna's quality, so there is no disturbance or uneasiness in that.

9. Clean mind is steady mind. Unclean mind is unsteady. Steady minded people are always liked. With steady mind only we can attain the supreme steady person Krishna.

10. Religion must start from purity. Purity depends on following the regulative principles.

11. Continuous remembrance of Krishna and continuous remembrance of the temporary nature of the body is a must. Both are interdependent. Purity and austerity are the cause of devotion. Austerity depends on purity. If you keep on watching TV upto midnight you cannot get up early.

12. Peacefulness is possible only in simplicity. When fresh air is there why do we need A/C? There is so much powercut in the city. What is happening to the cold storage, A/C etc? They are all useless. We have to reduce unwanted necessities.

13. Intensive simplicity is a must for devotional service. From the heart we have to be simple.

Krishna willing, we will share more jewels in the subsequent offerings on this topic.

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