Please accept my humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada and Srila Gurudev.
Last night as I was listening to on of Maharaj tapes this nice realization came up, please see it is about the way to satisfy the Lord, we are all trying somehow to satisfy the Lord and this is given way in Srimad Bhagavatam 1.2.13 as follows:
ataḥ pumbhir dvija-śreṣṭhā varṇāśrama-vibhāgaśaḥ
svanuṣṭhitasya dharmasya saṁsiddhir hari-toṣaṇam
O best among the twice-born, it is therefore concluded that the highest perfection one can achieve by discharging the duties prescribed for one’s own occupation according to caste divisions and orders of life is to please the Personality of Godhead(hari-toṣaṇam).
And the way to please the Lord hari-toṣaṇam is given in the following verse 4.31.19 of Srimad Bhagavatam:
dayayā sarva-bhūteṣu santuṣṭyā yena kena vā
sarvendriyopaśāntyā ca tuṣyaty āśu janārdanaḥ
By showing mercy to all living entities (dayayā sarva-bhūteṣu), being satisfied somehow or other (santuṣṭyā), and restricting the senses from sense enjoyment (sarva-indriy-upaśāntyā), one can very quickly satisfy the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Janārdana (tuṣyaty āśu janārdanaḥ).
Krishna is completely satisfied if you follow these 3 things:
1. By showing mercy to all living entities
2. Being satisfied
3. Controlling the senses from sense enjoyment.
Now let us see each of them:
a. Stop eating meat first of all
b. Preaching to all living entities (in purport Srila Prabhupada describes this as most merciful service)
c. Prasadam distribution
2. Satisfaction: Devotee is satisfied in any condition of life; maybe today we are staying in the palace and the next day under tree, maybe today we have feast and the next day we have to fast.
3. Controlling the senses: All senses under control, like tortoise our senses should be used only for survival and then withdraw. The senses are automatically controlled when one's mind is engaged in the service of the Lord. (From purport by Srila Prabhupada). In addition Maharaj says that for all this Krishna Krpa is required and how to get Krishna's mercy is by chanting the minimum of 16 rounds, chanting is the basis of understanding of everything (Sri Krishna says in Bg 10.10, I give the understanding (buddhi-yogam) real intelligence, by which they can come to Me). Maharaj takes the example of computer how it is always depending on energy and has limited capacity. Our computers are unlimited. "We eat Kichadi and the computer works".
In the purport to this verse Srila Prabhupada writes: It does not matter to the pure devotee if he has to go to hell to preach. The Supreme Lord lives in the heart of a hog, although the Lord is in Vaikuntha. Even while preaching in hell, a pure devotee remains a pure devotee by his constant association with the Supreme Personality of Godhead.
I thought about the meaning of "Constant association" what dose it mean and one day as I was looking one of Srila Prabhupada acharya videos, Srila Prabhupada was asked by reporter "Why do you people chant all the time?" Srila Prabhupada answers, "Because this is the way to be constantly in touch with God, like radio contact if it is on (chanting) you are constantly in touch with the base (Krishna) and you know what is going on and you are safe, as soon as you stop the radio (chanting) you are in danger since you lost the contact with the base (Krishna)." I thought about this and notice that Srila Prabhupada never left His fingers out of the chanting bag, even when he was talking with reporter His fingers where active and somehow He was chanting in background and talking to reporter of course this is perfection of yoga and we can not do it, but the meaning is Chant and Chant and Chant and never stop.
Yours in service of Srila Prabhupada and Srila Gurudev,
Murlidhara Krsna das
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