While going through the pages of Srimad Bhagavatam especially after Brahma prayers for creative energy in 3 Canto 9 Chapter, we see that Lord Krishna starts answering to the prayers in a wonderful manner and is teaching us how to deal with people who are in anxiety.
3.Vipralipsa - Cheating propensity
Because of our illusion, in order to hide our illusion, we have to cheat others and definitely we will cheat. As soon as we get the opportunity we will cheat and that is cheating propensity. It is known as vipralipsa.
Maharaj was explaining the four defects of all the living entities.
The first defect is known as ‘bhrama.’ Second defect in Sanskrit is known as ‘pramada’ and the third defect is known as ‘vipralipsa’ and the fourth defect is known as ‘karanapatava’.
All the miseries which you are facing, if you want to get rid of, you have to come to the point of bhakti yoga. Bhakti to whom? We have bhakti but we are Singapore dollar bhakta. Krishna bhaktas come and they describe very nicely as follows:
n a lecture delivered on 15th March 1992 in Singapore, our beloved Guru Maharaj very very lovingly explains the reason why the scriptures have been written and the way to get attracted to the scriptures. The following is a transcription of that lecture.
Last month on Dec 21 2010, H G Sajjanapriya Krishna prabhu had sent a nice offering to granthraj on the ways to become sober andgentle. Prabhuji had nicely mentioned that by making Srimad Bhagavatam and Bhagavad Gita our constant companions, we will be ableto develop the qualities of sobriety and gentleness and transcend ourselves from the material modes.
We may sing nice kirtans, but what matters most is singing with devotion for the pleasure of Guru and Krishna and all of us who have heard H G Devakinandan Prabhuji sing will be aware of the loving devotion present in his voice.
When Ravana abducted Sita, Jataayu, the king of the vultures, fought with Ravana. Since Jataayu was 60,000 years old, he was not able to fight with Ravana. Then Ravana cut off Jataayu's wings, feet and flanks causing him to fall mortally wounded to the ground.
It was on the day of 25th Jan, 2010 around 3:35 pm that Maharaj decided to leave this mortal world in the premises of Bhaktivedanta Hospital. This Tuesday, 25th Jan 2011 will be one year since our spiritual master left our mundane vision.
He advises the practical way how to approach Krishna. jnaane prayaasam udapaasya- you forget about the concocted knowledge and come to the altar like this and fall flat. namanta eva- just bow down in front of the deity or wherever you see the picture, you just fall down. Create this tendency.
Srila prabhupada has given us dhotis to wear; he has given us very nice time to wake up early in the morning, very simple process to take rest also. Everything he has given. If we complicate our life, the decay of the body hurries up.
In our limited atmosphere we cannot do away without lights. We remember, we were renting or buying the houses. As soon as we rented the house, nothing else was to be done. We just ordered the coal bags and stove and some grocery and we moved into the house.
Let us continue to hear the offering done by H G Viraja Krishna Prabhu.
H G Viraja Prabhu is very humble devotee living in Sydney, Australia. Srila Prabhupada says - "Humility means that one should not be anxious to have the satisfaction of being honoured by others." Prabhuji puts this is in practice in every walk of his life.
Whatever is not accompanying us, day and night we are very busy. We are very busy in buying cars, houses, skyscrapers. Once the breath goes away, the skyscraper remains here. Somebody else comes and sits in it. May be other people are waiting for your death to occupy the skyscraper.
Caitanya Mahaprabhu has simplified the whole thing and requested us to simply chant the name Krishna and with all this knowledge every living entity has a doubt again whether this is alright or not. So Caitanya Mahaprabhu instructed His followers, the six Goswamis to write the literatures.
H G Vaishnavaseva Prabhuji glorified Maharaj and insisting on the importance of taking association with Maharaj referred to last para of the purport written by Srila Prabhupada for Srimad Bhagavatam verse 1.5.34 - "one has to, first of all, seek the association of pure devotees who not only are learned in the Vedänta but are self-realized souls and unalloyed devotees of Lord Sri Krishna, the Personality of Godhead.
Chaitanya Mahaprabhu has simplified the whole thing and requested us to simply chant the Hare Krishna Mahamantra. But we are not able to chant 16 names. To be very honest with you, we are struggling so much with our mind just to chant 16 rounds or even one round.
Purnendu Krishna Prabhuji from Minneapolis. Prabhuji has been Maharaj's personal servant for many years and has travelled with Maharaj for a number of world tours.
Prabhuji glorified Maharaj for the importance he gave to preaching Srimad Bhagavatam and how Maharaj endured all the bodily troubles and used to travel around the world, to preach the message to suffering souls
Before proceeding to hear the offering just wanted to mention few lines about devotees from Kerala. They are known for their simplicity, austerity and humility. They are one of the unique jewels of Gurudev as they do bhakti and even communicate very nicely to Maharaj in spite of language barrier - as indeed both Krishna and His pure devotees are just bhaava graahi janaradana and not bhaasha graahi.
The first thing that develops when we chant Krishna’s names is that we develop Bhakti or the devotional attitude. All of us have Krishna in our hearts. Krishna says in Srimad Bhagavad Gita, ‘sarvasya caaham hrdi sannivishto’ - I am situated in everyone’s heart.
In Bhagavad Gita verse 18.65, the Lord very nicely instructs us about the short route to reach Godhead. Even though they sound to be simple things like thinking of the Lord, becoming a devotee, worshiping the Lord, most of the times it is extremely difficult with all the Kaliyuga energies oscillating our mind in various directions.
H G Jyeshta Mathaji glorified Maharaj for his gravity, thoughtfulness and pleasing nature.
H G Krpanavatsala Krishna Prabhuji glorified Maharaj for being a perfect acaraya and always practising whatever he preached. Prabhuji recollected one particular instance wherein, when he entered the room where Maharaj was staying and paid obeisances to him. As Prabhuji was getting up, he was surprised to hear Maharaj say "vaancha kalpa tarubhyas ca". Gurudev's humble reciprocation has taught us how we need to respect all living entities irrespective of their age.
The next offering was done by H G Gopal Krishna Prabhu who very nicely presented the offerings of all the Chennai devotees to Maharaj. Prabhuji said how Maharaj by his fatherly love had converted all rejected cases into wonderful gems and thus made everyone instrumental in the service of the Lord.
Today we see that major population of the world prefers to eat outside in restaurants or food joints. In early days people used to prefer cooking food and eating at home itself. And moreover food used to be given in charity and was not considered to be an item to be sold.
H G Manohar Krishna Prabhu from Minneapolis :
Prabhuji was remembering how Gurudev very much insisted on the importance of waking up early for Mangala arathi. Maharaj used to say, "Please, please please", wake up early for your own well being.
The New Year 2011 has already dawned and the year 2010 has already become a dream. Now it becomes our pious duty to evaluate ourselves regarding the progress we have made in realizing the anti-material side of our existence.