Hare Krishna Prabhujis and Matajis,
Please accept my humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada and Srila Gurudeva.
This is in continuation of the transcription of the nectarean class given by our beloved spiritual master H H Mahavishnu Goswami Maharaj in Belgium on Srimad Bhagavatam verse 10.8.21, on 26th July 1997. In the previous offering we heard the below point.
1. Drink the nectar of bhakti.
Now let us continue further.
2. Serve Krishna whole-heartedly: The bhakti process should be increased. You are all grhasthas coming from far off places. You should, from today, start naamahatta programs in your own house. Call your friends. If nobody comes, you sit. If your family co-operates, 'thank you very much'. Otherwise, if they don't co-operate, forget about them. You sit and open Srila Prabhupada's books and read just for an hour or two. Perform some kirtans and read. And you will be surprised that after a month or two, some living souls will be attracted to you. And this is how the centres begin. This process being our constitutional position, it attracts anybody. This is how, we should serve Srila Prabhupada. Ours is a preaching institution. We preach and don't do anything else. We are so busy in the service. Our Jayananda prabhu was making the carts - Jagannath rathayatra carts. He was very busy making the carts always, collecting lakshmi and all that. Somebody came and asked him, "Hey Jayanand, Are you progressing spiritually Do you think?" He said, "Don't worry. Don't talk about it. I am busy at the moment." (laughter) This is how we should not think whether we are spiritually progressing or not. If we don't think, then we are progressing. If you think, you stop. So please don't bring the mind inside. This is gowbhihi.
And as soon as you start this, then you become gopijana. We are all gopijana. We are the people who have unflinching faith in the teachings of Srila Prabhupada and Caitanya Mahaprabhu and that is why we have sacrificed our lives for this mission. You please, really sacrifice. Not half-heartedly. Don't keep something back. You just sacrifice. And if you do this, then you become gopijana. And as soon as you become gopijana, then Krishna becomes vallabha - means He is attracted to gopijana. saadhavo hrdayam mahyam / saadhunaam hrdayam tv aham. He says very nicely. saadhavo hrdayam mahyam -means "saadhus are My heart". If you want to be His heart, then you have to be gopijana. And who does not want to be in Krishna's heart? And then He says 'saadhavo hrdayam mahyam' - "I am also in the hearts of saadhus". If you want your heart to be Krishna's, then again you have to be gopijana. It is His residence. But unnecessarily we give this residence to wife or somebody else. It is completely ridiculous. This is the residence of Krishna.
And as soon as He becomes vallabha, gopijana vallabha, Krishna is attracted to your devotional service, sincere devotional service, you are completely engaged in His devotional service, forgetting anything and everything, then He is Girivaradhaari. Any impediments, difficulties, He is there to protect. This vraja-jana, they were in difficulty when they obeyed Him to stop Indra's yajna. Nanda Maharaj and others were performing yajna for Indra, thinking him as the supreme as he gives the rain. Krishna said, "He is not the one. Instead you perform the yajna to Govardhan hill. And they obeyed Krishna. Then they were in difficulty and their whole Vraj was inundated in water and everyone were nearly dying. So Krishna took the Govardhana hill in the last finger of the left hand for seven days. This is how our difficulties are nothing really. He is completely powerful to eradicate everything which comes in the way of continuous devotional service. This is how 'gopi-jana-vallabha girivaradhaari' should be understood. And if you understand like this, then you will develop love for Krishna.
Krishna willing we shall continue to hear more nectar from Maharaj in the subsequent offering.
Thank you very much.
Yours in service of Srila Prabhupada and Srila Gurudeva,
Sudarshana devi dasi.
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