Location
Sydney

Respect parents and get their blessings

Category
Bhagavad Saptah
Canto
5
Chapter
18
Verse
31
Transcription

Transcription

 

Nama Om Vishnu Padaya Krishna Presthay Bhutale

Srimate Maha Vishnu Goswami iti Namine

 

Nama Om Vishnu Padaya Krishna Presthay Bhutale

Srimate Bhakti Vedanta Swami Iti Namine

 

Namaste Saraswati Deve Gauravani Pracharine

Nirvisesha Sunya Vadi Paschatya Desa Tarine

 

Jai Sri Krishna Chaitanya Prabhu Nityananda

Sri Advaita Gadadhar Srivasadi Gaura Bhakta Vrnda

 

Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare

Hare Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare

 

The following is the 2nd part of the 3rd day of Bhagavata Saptah given by His Divine Holiness Srila Maha Vishnu Gosvami Maharaj recorded on 1st October, 2001 in Sydney Australia.

 

Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare

Hare Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare

 

 

Ye purusha avatara bhi hamne dekna ki bhai Karanodai Vishnu hai, phir Garbodai hai, phir shirodakshayi hai, to ye sab kahan se aa gaye. Bhai factory ka owner ek hota hai, aur uske managers, assistant managers, laborers, sab appoint karta hai wo. Wo khud wahan hota nahin hai, khali uske directions se ye sab chalta hai. Vaisehi ye factory hai uski. Woe ek owner hai. He has invested everything, aur bahut acchi tarah se ye bhagavat ke pages mein samjhaya hai. Aur Bhagavat gita mein bhi jo char sloka jo seed verses hain, jo pahaya sloka hai, usme pahala shabda yahi hai, ki “aham sarvasya prabhavo”. Mere prabhava se ye sab chaal raha hai. Mattah sarvam pravartate, everything is emanating from me. Iti matva, those who know this, bhajante maam, wo mera bhajan karte hain. Ham pagal nahin hain unka bhajan karne ke liye. Usne pahalehi Bhagavat gita mein ye bata diya hai. Ki main hi huin, root cause, main hi huin. Main hone se mere hi charan pakariye. Aur ant mein Bhagavat-Gita mein wo dhamki deta hai. Ki sarva dharma parityaga, tune jo alag alag dharma karke rakhhe hain, wo sab chhad de, maam ekam sharam vraja. Aur vaisehi jab unhonne, material manifestation, prakriti ka, sarjan karna tha. To he just thought over, kyonki, living entities, already they have the fruitive desires. Fruitive desire wale, sab pare hote hain, Karonodayi Vishnu ke stomach mein. Aur wahan see unko nikalna hota hai hamesha. To inko chance mile hamare jaise jivon ko, ki ham bhagavan ko pehechan sakein, aur ye chakkar me se ham bahar nikal jayein, isliye unhonne brahmaji ko pehele utpanna kiya hai. Karanodai Vishnu se Garbodai ai, aur Garbodakshai ke naval mein, the whole material manifestation was situated there. And from that abdomen, by His arrangement, by His will, the lotus stem come out and the bud was created. And that bud included all the material ingredients, for the creation. And on that lotus flower Brahma was created, that’s why he is known as Svayambhu.  And Brahma is the engineer for all creation. All the jivas are coming from him. And then when he was created, he didn’t know what is happening, because he was all alone, it was all dark, and unlimited water was there, he didn’t know what is the lotus flower, where is he coming from, why is he sitting there. He had so many doubts about it. Itne doubts they Brahmaji ke mann mein, ki inko patahi nahin chala. Ki bhai ye kya hai saab, then he tried to enter on his own, into the stem of the lotus flower, for millions of years he went down, and even then he could not find the root cause. On own strength we cannot find out. Then he came up again, completely fed up. He didn’t know, what is to be done. And then there was a voice, that divine voice. And that voice gave him two words, ta-pa, ta-pa, ta-pa. And that is tapa. Without austerity we’ll not be able to find, perform the austerity. The for many many years, celestial years, long long time, brahma was meditating, who is the cause. Here the meditation is very easy, you just chant,

[These Purusha avatara also we have to see, Karanodai Vishnu is there, then Garbodai is there, then Shirodakshayi is there, so where did all these came from. Brother, there is only one factory owner, and there are his managers, assistant managers, laborers, all get appointed by him. He himself is not there, only his via his directions everything move. Similarly is His factory. His is the one owner. He has invested everything, and this has been explained very nicely in the pages of Bhagavatam. And in Bhagavat Gita also the four seed verses are there, in that the first verse; first word is this, aham sarvasya prabhavo.  All this is happening because of me [Krishna]. mattah sarvam pravartate, everything is emanating from me. iti matva, those who know this, bhajante maam, they worhip Me [Krishna]. We are not mad that we are worshipping Him. In the beginning of Bhagavat Gita itself He has told that “I am only the root cause”. It’s me, so catch my feet feet. And at the end of Bhagavat-Gita he has ordered ki sarva dharma parityaga. You have created these separate dharmas, please leave those, maam ekam sharam vraja. In the same way, when He had to He create the material manifestation then he just thought over, because, living entities, already they have the fruitive desires. Those with fruitive desires lie in the stomach of Karonodayi Vishnu and they have to get out of there always.

 

So that the living enties like us get a chance to recognize Bhagavan and get out of this [material world] that is why He first created Brahmaji. From Karanodai Vishnu came Garbodai came, and from the naval of Garbodakshai, the whole material manifestation was situated there. And from that abdomen, by His arrangement, by His will, the lotus stem come out and the bud was created. And that bud included all the material ingredients, for the creation. And on that lotus flower Brahma was created, that’s why he is known as Svayambhu.  And Brahma is the engineer for all creation. All the jivas are coming from him. And then when he was created, he didn’t know what is happening, because he was all alone, it was all dark, and unlimited water was there, he didn’t know what is the lotus flower, where is he coming from, why is he sitting there. He had so many doubts about it. There were so many doubts in Brahmaji’s mind, that he could not find what is all this. Then he tried to enter on His own, into the stem of the lotus flower, for millions of years he went down, and even then he could not find the root cause. On own strength we cannot find out. Then he came up again, completely fed up. He didn’t know, what is to be done. And then there was a voice, that divine voice. And that voice gave him two words, ta-pa, ta-pa, ta-pa. And that is tapa. Without austerity we’ll not be able to find, perform the austerity. Then for many many years, celestial years, long long time, Brahma was meditating, who is the cause.]

 

Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare

Hare Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare

 

And continue chanting, and that is meditation. And you will know everything.

 

And continue chanting, and that is meditation. And you will know everything.

 

Yasmin vignate sarvam evam vignatam bhavati

He who takes Krishna’s name, gradually knows everything because the essence of shastras is in this naam smaram [chanting]. There is nothing else. At the time of death, may be Bhagavatam set is there, Bhagavat-Gita is there, and everything is there, your japa mala is there. Maybe you will lose capacity to pick up japa mala also. Who knows, within no time this chetan could be withdrawn, by Krishna. At the moment I am able to raise my hands, get up and stand up and I can do everything. Within no time you lose the capacity and the life, our material existence, which is against the regulated principles in your youth, the more you suffer in your old age, that we don’t have any idea. Please, teach your young ones, this truth, that you have to have the controlled life. Otherwise the old age will be very horrible and death will be very painful.

 

 

The devotees ask three things from Krishna that please Lord, give me these three things.

anayasya  na maranam, vina devniya jivanam

dehi me kripaya krishna, tvayi bhakti ma chanchalam.

 

These are things that devotees always ask to Krishna. That please, my maran, my death, should be anayasa, instant. Just now I was here, not there; heart fail is the best way. And if there is no heart fail, you fall down. [laughs] that is also another way, just fall [jokes], somehow or the other, instead of lingering on, in wheel chair,  and so many difficulties. Children are tired and eventually we are thrown into some old houses or somewhere. So please this is the first thing they ask, anayasya  na maranam. Otherwise old age is very difficult to bear. For us also it is very difficult to bear, and for the living entities who are around us, they also get fed up. Daily the same thing. Daily the same thing. And then we are not able to do our own activity. Are they are completely tired. Without that also, old men are rejected from the society. They don’t want to see our face. Because we are just sitting there. Only we have the speaking capacity. The more old you become, you speak very loudly aahh aahh aahh [maharajji imitates]. Shut-up and go away. You can’t do anything. Everyday there is disrespect.

 

There was one gentleman, his wife died in his middle age, so he had a son, small son, about 10-11 years. So he rightly decided that I’ll not marry now, I’ll just raise this son, I have got one son. So we’ll carry on. And I’ll educate him, and, eventually I’ll be happy, he will be happy. Otherwise if I marry then again there are step sons and step brothers, so he will be in difficulty. So he did not marry. With so much trouble he just raised him. Eventually the son became a doctor. He was married to another doctor lady. So both were … two doctors were in the house. And the house was very nice. Father was sleeping, they were sleeping and they were enjoying their time. Son knew that father had sacrificed so much, for him, so he should be respected, he should be served. Somehow the other, in the old age the cough increases. Because we go on taking the same amount of food, we have to decrease in the old age, that we don’t do, and that’s why the cough increases. So as soon as the cough increases then you have to cough it out, you know. And during night it troubles us more. So there was coughing sound from the father, so she told son, that:

 “Please, I have to serve your father, your father is very good, I am ready to serve, but he coughs and we are tired, and we have to do this duty and that duty. So don’t want to drive him out, but just give him the last room in the house. So that we don’t hear him coughing.”
So this hen pecked got up, and went to the father, and said:

“Father, better you sleep in the last room.”

He said: “Son I am alright. I don’t have any difficulty.”

He said: “No, No, you cough and sometimes we are disturbed. If it is convenient to you, sleep in last room.”

So the old man was shunted to the last room. Then therein also after six months, again she complained.

“Your father is alone, now I have to look after these children, I have to send them to school, and then I have to work also, so better we rent the house in front of our building, the house is empty. We rent it, your father can be at ease there, and we appoint some servant for him, so he can get tea coffee whenever he wants, and get some newspapers and this and that. So he can …”

So again the son went to the father, he said:

“Father, you are all alone in the house, nobody is there.”

He said: “Son, I am alright, don’t worry about me, you just carry on, I am very happy to see you people happy.”

“No, No, for your convenience we are going to rent the house, opposite to our. And we are here. We’ll be coming to you. And we’ll be at ease, whole house will be at your disposal, and newspapers will be there and servants will be there.”

He said; “Son, I don’t require anything. But if it pleases you, you can do whatever you like.”

So they rented the house in front, then once the house was rented again after six months.

“Your father is all alone there, he broods always, nobody is there to talk, its better that we send him to some old house, old home. Therein the people will like him, and will be there, they can chat.”

So again the son went to the father:

“Father, you are all alone here, and you are really…we feel that always … but we are very busy so we cant visit you that often, so we have decided now that we must go to some old home.”

So father said: “No, No No, there is no need of it. I am quite alright with you, children are here, they come always to me, they don’t require you, you just carry on your duty.”

“No, no father, its very nice …”

“Do please, as you like, I am happy.”

So then it was decided that he should be taken to old home. So son was very compassionate, so brought him two pairs of dhoti and kurta. Two pairs were there.

So he came in the evening and he said; “Father, I have brought dhoti and kurta for you. Two pairs are there, you wash one, and wear one. And you will be always fresh, you know.”

He said, “Thank you son, you are very kind, you know. But I want only one pair.”

He said: “Why, why father, there plenty of money. I can buy, another if you want, three pairs you can take.”

“No”, he said, “One pair is enough for me, and you better keep one pair.”

He said: “No, no, I can have another.”

“No, No”, he said, “Remember, son” (he said), “You are very good son, so you are shunting me to the old home, and at least you have brought two pairs of dhoti and kurtas but when your time comes, your son will not bring dhoti, so you keep one ” [Audience responding]

 

This is how, please, don’t reject the parents, this is the main thing. Father should always be respected, mothers should also be respected. And within our own means, and within our arrangements, in house we have so many problems, but even then, everybody should be very comfortable, and by their blessings, you will advance in your bhakti also. Without the blessings of the parents you can’t go ahead.

 

 

This is how, please, come to this conclusion, and we come back to Brahma. Brahma eventually found out a way, to construct. And he knew there is a Lord. Karanadayi Vishnu is lying on the bedstead of shesha and he prayed to the Lord and that is the second page we are taking.  [Canto] Three, [chapter] nine page. These prayers are beautiful. If you have time please go through the whole chapter, but few verses we are giving you, just as the sample.

 

Om Namo Bhagavate Vasudevaya

Om Namo Bhagavate Vasudevaya

Om Namo Bhagavate Vasudevaya

 

This is a very nice lyric, Brahma Samhita it is called, like Brahma samhita we sing these verses.

[Maharajji recites this thrice]

ye tu tvadiya-caranambuja-kosa-gandham

jighranti karna-vivaraih sruti-vata-nitam

bhaktya grhita-caranah paraya ca tesam

napaisi natha hrdayamburuhat sva-pumsam

 

[O my Lord, persons who smell the aroma of Your lotus feet, carried by the air of Vedic sound through the holes of the ears, accept Your devotional service. For them You are never separated from the lotus of their hearts.] (SB 3.9.5)

govindam aadi purusham tamaham bhajami

 

ye tu tvadiya, didee is long

ye tu tvadiya-caranambuja-kosa-gandham

jighranti karna-vivaraih sruti-vata-nitam

bhaktya grhita-caranah paraya ca tesam

napaisi natha hrdayamburuhat sva-pumsam

govindam aadi purusham tamaham bhajami

 

In this verse, Brahma being aadi gata, is a great, great, great grand father of all the living entities. In our house also, if fortunately grandfather is alive, we are very respectful to him. And whatever he says we obey. Much more than we must than that, we must obey Brahma’s instructions. Here he has shown us that how we must not separate Krishna from our own heart. You can’t separate; as a super soul, plenary expansion again, He enters into everybody’s heart. In the atom He is present. And because the super-soul is there, it always is the strength to our own soul. Our soul being very tiny cannot exist on its own. The measurement of the soul is only given in the pages of Bhagavatam, in no other scripture all over the world. We are very much trying with all our advancement to see the soul; we are not able to see it because it is very, very tiny spiritual spark. The measurement is that you take a hair, one hair, and the tip of hair is very small. Again that tip of hair you have to divide into ten thousand parts and one that, I don’t know what to call it, a very tiny thing. Ten thousand part of the tip of the hair is the size of the soul. And such as small soul is situated in heart and it has to derive the strength from the supreme soul, and that is known as the super soul. Ours is atma, but there must me Paramatma with it. Atma cannot survive. Atma cannot live independently. Atma must be accompanied. It has to have Paramatma along with it. Without Paramatma, we cannot be alive. This is super soul. And he is always there however we don’t know that Krishna is sitting here.

sarvasya caham hrdi sannivisto / mattah smrtir jnanam apohanam ca

 

[I am seated in everyone's heart, and from Me come remembrance, knowledge and forgetfulness.](BG 15.15)

 

I am situated in everybody’s heart, and remembrance, knowledge, etc. comes from me alone. He sits in our heart and brahmayan sarva bhutani. He causes us to wander. We have to wander, he makes us wander.brahmayan sarva bhutani. All living entities, even cat is moving, dog is moving, insect is moving, mosquito is moving, everybody is moving. brahmayan sarva bhutani yanra rudhani mayaya “I have created machine for them to move about”, and that is machine of the external energy.

 

There are two energies that are important. Millions of energies are there. Internal and external, these two energies are very important. Krishna always appears before us through his internal energy. And always He is in his own form. And because He is always Krishna, whether he is one hour old or He is 125 years old. Always He is Krishna. As soon as He was born, he was few days old, he could kill Putana. So Krishna is always Krishna. And how is that? One bushy Krishna is there in south India. And since last so many years he was promising, that I am going to be Krishna, when I will be 75 years old. Now already that time has passed away, now he says in the next birth I’ll be Krishna. Krishna doesn’t promise like this. Krishna is always Krishna. Anybody tells, as I told you yesterday, that Prabhupada very jokingly told, that if anybody claims that he is God, he is reverse of it. D-O-G, God is G-O-D, reverse it D-O-G. We cannot claim that we are Gods. He is always [God]… and why, because he controls his internal energy and then appears before us, atma-mayaya.

 

ajo 'pi sann avyayatma / bhutanam isvaro 'pi san

prakrtim svam adhisthaya / sambhavamy atma-mayaya

 

[Although I am unborn and My transcendental body never deteriorates, and although I am the Lord of all living entities, I still appear in every millennium in My original transcendental form.](SB 4.6)

 

“In ourselves I take birth.” Janma never is used. sambhavamy, “I appear”. And how he appears? He controls himself, through His atma-maya and His atma-maya, His internal agency, internal potency, wherein the external potency cannot touch it. External potency no doubt is coming from Krishna, but it can never touch the internal potency. And that’s why scriptures advise us that we are very busy in the external potency.

Have to open the shop, have to get married, children need to be given education, have to collect money, all these things are external potency and we are very in this. 24 hours a day we are busy in this. And there are so many miseries, concomitant miseries we have to suffer. Sometimes miseries are less and that we regard it as enjoyment. You know, even the sick person …suppose from the bed, he is sitting on the wheel chair, ask him “John how are you today?” “Very fine”, he says. And he feels completely … he cannot walk he cannot do anything, but he thinks he is very fine. Bit better, bit less misery and that we regard it as happiness. Real happiness is not here. Bliss is not in this life. Bliss is only the monopoly of Krishna, Sat-Cit-Ananda. We cannot have ananda. These are all things, niraananda. There is no ananda in it. Otherwise the whole world would have been very happy. But everybody is completely miserable. We fully depend upon Him for our Ananda. And that’s why the scriptures have shown us the short-cut, that you are busy with the external energy, please go to his internal energy. And as soon as you start chanting, Krishna, Krishna Krishna, we are in His internal potency.  And that’s why we escape the misery at least till that time. We may not escape, but till that time we are with this, we escape the misery. And this is what Brahma says here.

ye tu tvadiya-caranambuja-kosa-gandham

 

 

The lotus flower, Your lotus feet is just like lotus flower, and nice aroma is coming from the lotus flower. Generally in the material world we smell by the nose. But this aroma of the lotus flower of Krishna can only be smelled by the ears. karna-vivaraih, jighranti means I smell. By my own ears I am smelling, aroma of your lotus flower. How? Because this aroma comes through the scriptures. And as soon as we read, appreciate the scriptures, then we can have the aroma of the lotus feet.

ye tu tvadiya-caranambuja-kosa-gandham

kosa is the inside red part, inside of the lotus flower. Then we can have the aroma. And His lotus feet it only could be smelled, by struti-vata-neetam. And struti-vata-neetam is all these Vedic literatures. And this Vedic literature insists that only the name will take you ahead. And name is glorified in so many verses. Every page, of Bhagavatam is full of this, that you please come to this point if you want to go to the spiritual nature. And just be engaged in this.

 

There is very nice bhajan also, gives examples from Mahabharat, Ramayana and Bhagavatam and he insists on the name, you know. So please sing after me.

 

Hari se bada Hari ka naam

Name he says, your name is greater than you.

Hari se bada Hari ka naam

Prabhu se bada Prabhu ka naam

Hari se bada Hari ka naam (2)

Prabhu se bada Prabhu ka naam

Ant mein nikala ye parinaam

Sumiro naam rupa bina dekhe (2)

Kaudi na lage dhaam, There is no expense

Kaudi na lage dhaam

Naam ke bandhe khichayenge (2)

Aakhir ek din Shyam

He is bound by His names, He has to appear there, He is very kind.

See, we know thousands of people may be, we have so many friends, relatives, other acquaintances, but those who ring us or send a email now, then we reply immediately, you know. That’s what He also does. He knows every living entity. He knows what is going on in their mind. But those who call Him through the names, he pays attention to Him.

 

Naam ke bandhe khichayenge

Aakhir ek din Shyam

 

Then he gives example from Mahabharat, Draupadi’s example.

Droupadi ne jab naam pukara, jhat aa gaye ghansyam,

Draupadi said to Him, ‘You are late in coming’

He said: “Mata, I am not late, you called me late.” Because she wanted to see Bhishma, that Bhishma may deliver, from this misery, then Bhishma could not do anything, he just looked down. Then she looked to Drona Acharya, then Drona Acharya also …The five husbands… completely gone. And then she started calling Krishna, and immediately Krishna appeared. And she said that, “You are late”

“Mata, I am not late”, He said, “You are late”. We are late in calling Him.  

 

Droupadi ne jab naam pukara,

Jhat aa gaye ghansyam,

Saree khechata araadha dushasana

Saree Badayee Shyam

 

Hari se bada Hari ka naam

Prabhu se bada Prabhu ka naam

Ant mein nikala ye parinaam

 

Then there is nice example from Bhagavatam, you know.

 

Jal dubata Gajraja pukaro,

Aaye adhe naam

 

Just he could not speak out, Gajraj was in difficulty. The elephant was in difficulty, his leg was already caught by crocodile and he was reeling in difficulty, for 12 months the whole struggle was going on.  And he was weak because he was not a water animal. So he could not speak out even, but then just adha-naam you know, half name, Govin, Govin, Govin, even then He came in.

 

Jal dubata Gajraja pukaro,

Aaye adhe naam

 

Nami ko chinta rahti hai

Naam na ho badnaam

 

He is worried, somebody chants His names, and if He does not go there and relieve him or her then His name will be spoiled, nobody will chant His names. He is very compassionate. In the same ways, the devotees are also very compassionate you know.

 

 

There was one sadhu in one village, so village people gave him nice cottage, and nice sleeping arrangement and he was chanting Krishna’s names and he was passing his time in bhakti. So village people thought that sadhu baba is alone, let us give him one nice horse, so that he can ride the horse and go out, you know, or Mercedes car may be. So every day sadhu was very pleased, you know, had nice horse. So everyday in the evening he will go out and come back and again continue his devotional service, you know.    

 

So one day what happened, that one nice horse rider was there in the village. So he saw this sadhu with the beautiful horse. So wanted to take his horse away. So how to take it … So in the evening he goes out and plays some trick and [child crying in background] somehow or other I’ll take his horse. So what he did, he pretended as if he is a lame man, and he just lied down on one side of the road.

And when sadhu was passing he said: “Please, please sadhu you are very kind. I can’t walk to the other village. Please let me sit on the horse. Just leave me there and you can come back.”

Sadhu was very compassionate, the thought “He cant walk, let me help him. As it is the horse is for everybody.(you know).”

So he allowed him to sit on the horse. As soon as he sat on the horse, he was nice rider, so he kicked out sadhu and he ran with the horse. So sadhu came running after him.

He said, “Horse is yours but stop, horse is yours but stop.”

So he heard sadhu telling that horse is yours, stop. So he thought horse is already mine, so let me hear what he says. So sadhu went to him running he said, “Hey, don’t tell anybody how you got the horse from me, otherwise in future nobody will help the lame persons.”

 

This is the fine sentiment. This Krishna also feels. If I don’t help the living entity who is feelingly chanting the day and night my names ‘kabhi to sune pukar’, sometime He will definitely hear. And as soon as he hears, he will definitely work out subtly, we don’t know how. But somehow or other the miseries vanish.

 

Frankly speaking the miseries don’t have factual existence. It is not a fact. Because we identify with our bodies, that’s why we feel miserable. It is very easy for me to tell, but when we are really in misery, we don’t think about these things. But we should. The more miserable condition we have, the more we should go to chanting and go through the scriptures. That time is very disturbing times. But please, somehow or other try to make a habit of going through the scriptures or chanting, daily, regularly. And if you do that then you will have the same habit in the miseries also. And they will work out. Kunti devi prays:

vipadah santu tah sasvat / tatra tatra jagad-guro.

bhavato darsanam yat syad / apunar bhava-darsanam

[I wish that all those calamities would happen again and again so that we could see You again and again, for seeing You means that we will no longer see repeated births and deaths.] (SB 1.8.25)

 

He said please Jagat guru, you please inflict all the miseries upon me again and again. Don’t make us comfortable. bhavato darsanam yat syad. Because as soon as the miseries are there we have Your audience. Within misery we chant very nicely.

 

You know we were in Fiji once. Fiji is not very far from here. This Fijian airline, what is its name, moon…moon or something …. Sunflower [laughs] Sunflower airlines. And our Jagannath bought the ticket of Sunflower. Those planes are thrown by America and reconditioned by Fijians. [laughs]. And the plane is so small you know. Hardly six or eight seat they take. And the pilot is just near us. We can see everything there. And a black pilot was there, he was chewing sandwich and flying the aeroplane. And as soon as you start, grorrrrrr…so much noise was these, I don’t think it would take off you know. Then somehow it took off and lights went off, because everything was dark there. I thought that, this is the end now. Sunflower is going to finish us now. [laughs]. And we were right on the top of the hill. And so nice chanting was there, because danger was in flight. I never chanted my rounds that nicely, again. [laughs]

 

The meaning is, if we really see the danger, we are really are very engrossed. So we should have the Sunflower airlines, to make us chant very nicely.

 

Please, this is the way. As soon as we are in danger, we definitely follow these things very nicely. And if we have unflinching faith, that is required, undeviated attention.

 

ananya-cetah satatam / yo mam smarati nityasah

tasyaham sulabhah partha / nitya-yuktasya yoginah

 

[For one who always remembers Me without deviation, I am easy to obtain, O son of Prtha, because of his constant engagement in devotional service.] (BG 8.14)

 

tasyaham sulabhah partha / nitya-yuktasya yoginah, ananya-cetah satatam. An-anya – not anybody else, ONLY Krishna. ananya-cetah satatam / yo mam smarati nityasah. Those who remember Me nityasah,you know, regularly, everyday, every moment of their existence, if they can.

ananya-cetah satatam / yo mam smarati nityasah

Those who always remember me. tasyaham sulabhah partha. For him I am very easily attained. He is not far. Very near us. But there is no ananya-cetah. Our attention is divided in so many ways. We don’t have the pointed attention to His lotus feet. If it does not work then the defect lies with us and not with Him. We blame Him, “Where is Krishna? So many people died. Where is Krishna?”  

 

Krishna is therebut we are not there with Him. As soon as there is tasyaham sulabhah partha then nitya-yuktasya yoginah. These yogis, they are always there, bhakti yogis, are always with Him and that is spontaneous devotional service. We don’t have to invite somebody to clean the place or to serve prasadam or cook prasadam. Just spontaneously the living entities come. They know that this work belongs to everybody and everybody has to help, otherwise we won’t be able to vacate the hall within the time limit. So this is spontaneous. But it’s only for today, only for five minutes we are spontaneous. Then again we are lethargic.

 

Laziness is the main symptom of Kali yuga. And laziness is another name of the mental concoction. Our mind is fertile. It will try to drag you away from Krishna’s lotus feet. Bring it again and again to Krishna’s lotus feet. And stop the concoctions.  Half the time, more than half the life, we are just concocting. Don’t concoct. Living entities may behave favorably or unfavorably. That is going to go on. Because every living entity has its own way of behaving, every living entity has his own choice. Every living entity has his own guidance or misguidance, whatever it is. So we should not worry about these things. We should only save time, from all these concoctions. And that time that we save should not be wasted again, as I tell you again and again, please save that time and utilize, invest in the pages of scriptures, so that you will have un-deviated attention to the lotus feet of Krishna. And that is what this Gajraj had. 

 

Jal Dubata Jagaraja pukaro,

Aye Ade naam

Naami chinta rahati hai

Naam na ho badnaam

 

Now there is a nice example from our Ramayana

 

Jis saagar ko langh sake naa

Bina pull ke Raam

 

Raam wanted to cross over from south India to Lanka and he had to take all the monkey army also. So he wanted Raam Setu.

 

Jis saagar ko langh sake naa

Bina pull ke Raam

Kuud gaye Hanuman usi ko

Leke Hari Ka Naam

 

Naam is more powerful. Hanuman took the help of the name, and just within a step he was in Lanka, you know.

 

Jis saagar ko langh sake naa

Bina pull ke Raam

Kuud gaye Hanuman usi ko

Leke Hari Ka Naam

 

Hari se bara Hari ka naam

Wo dil wale duub jayeinge

Jinme nahin hai naam

 

 

[break]

[This prasadam is]… very tasty. Offer it to Krishna and take it with you. This is the simplest way. As it is, those whose that gland is removed, I don’t know what gland it is known as. But if it is removed, in old age particularly, then they can only can eat khicheri. Its better to think that your glands are removed. [laughs]. And always please, stick to simple food. Don’t go for so much fried food or this or that and your health will be alright. This is how, Krishna looks after us from every corner. And unless, we try to understand and convince all this factual points to our mind, it will never allow you to come to the lotus feet of Krishna.

 

I am sitting here because I am worried about prasadam. I am very much attracted. “Now it is prasadam time, I must stop.” You know. Because, I am here for prasadam, I don’t know about you. You are all unflinching devotees of the Lord. You don’t come for prasadam. Prasadam is byproduct for you. For me it is the main thing ..because I am not a devotee. This is the main thing. We are all attracted by prasadam. “O, let us go to the hall, nice prasadam he is serving, and have change of air and change of prasad you know.” This is…please please. Its very nice of you that somehow or other we are all here, make best of it and try to utilize this Purushottam maas, and again the days to come. Every maas is Purushottam maas for us. Every time is granted by him, we don’t know when we are to go away. So utilize this, and please come to this conclusion.

 

There are four five verses again [in SB 3.9], you can go through it, we go to the next topic now. And that’s the best thing.

 

 

But in the third canto again, Devahuti was married to Kardama muni. And Kardama was Prajapati afterwards, you know. So Brahma insisted that he should have children. Kardama muni was very nicely situated in his own austerities, but even then, as living entities have the inner desire to marry, he wanted to marry. After 12 years of tapascharya, he had this desire. This is the best chapter for grihastas to go through. How to stay as Grihastha, and how to perfect our live. That’s why we have taken few things here and there. The main thing is to understand how our body is created. And Kapil deva, Devahuti’s son, is incarnation of Krishna. As soon as He was born immediately Kardama muni thought that now this is the time I should go away. I should leave the material matters now. And immediately he left to perfect his life.

 

Everybody has to go away. We may not leave our houses. We may not leave Australia. It’s the nest country, you think. So please, be situated in Australia. Be in your own house. But please take your heart out of the house. Stay there as a guest. Now we are guest as somebody, so we use all the facilities and nothing belongs to us and we are not worried about anything else. This is how the Vanaprashta life should be cultivated. And in order to have the impetus for stopping the material activities, we must come to these scriptures though Gurus and sages.

 

We cannot be ISKCON fanatics. But I am very transcendentally proud to tell you that at the moment this is the only society, which has its own problems, but even then, this is the only society which is really genuinely propagating Krishna Consciousness. Otherwise, [Audience applauding] not only that but we have, our own specialties. Somebody tells that “You have so many problems in your society. We don’t have any problems you know. We have our temple, we open on Sunday, and just… clothes are already are on the deities, we just dust out, take out the dust and they are ready. And then we sit for …two hours we perform continuous kirtan, and we don’t have any problem at all.”

I told “You are correct. How can you have any problem?” In a dead society, you cannot have any problem. Suppose, I am suffering from cancer. So that means that I am alive, isn’t it, isn’t it? Dead man cannot suffer from cancer. In order to suffer from cancer you must be alive, that goes without saying. Or I may have some other disease, but I must be alive to suffer the disease. So problems in the society are bound to be there. Problems are disease but means that the society is alive. Otherwise there is no … there is no puja, there is no food distribution. There is nothing else going on, no kirtan, just half sleep you come half sleep you go, then what problems you are going to have. We are transcendently proud that wherever we have temple at the moment, mangal aarati is going on at 4:30 in the morning. And I visit so many temple, hundreds of temples, ISKCON temple, everywhere mangal aarati is exactly at 4:30. And we attend mangal aarati and I have eventually told them that your temple is alright, no problem. All other problems are just scratch. Mangal aarati is going on, you are alright.If your life also you want to perfect, please carry on mangal aarati. If you can at 4:30. Because of strenuous work or whatever, if you cant you fix your own time, but please perform some mangala aarati. We were in Minneapolis, and there are 8-10 I told you yesterday, and they were initiated, and now they are performing, everybody, they are working, and they are performing mangala aarati at 4:30 then they have humble chanting going on, then few pages from Bhagavatam they discuss, and this is morning program. It will rejuvenate your existence, and make ready to face the material demons during the whole day. You have face the demoniac living entities, or tendencies at least. This will give you the strength, and will fix you at the lotus feet of Krishna. Don’t waste your existence please.

 

This is the first thing, specialty, live symptom, in our temples. Which is the temple, show me, that from 4:30 in the morning, till 9 O clock, seven aaratis is there, seven times prasadam is there, and everything is going on. Which temple is doing? We have Jagann Mandir in Dwarka, Dwarkadhish mandir is very famous all over the world and may be all over the universe. It’s the best mandir we have. Nice lovely murthy we have, Dwarkadhish murty. But the mangla aarati is at 7 O clock. So I told Brahmins, pujaris that please, mangla aarati is supposed to be earlier in the morning,  He said “No, that is in Vrindavana. Because he is cowherd boy in Vrindavana, he gets up early there. He is here king. He gets up late.” [laughs with audience]

 

Our mind is very fertile I told you. It will always find some suitable argument. I told him, “Is He sleeping or you are sleeping?” [laughs]

“No, No forget about it. 7 O clock, mangal aarati”

 

No place…there are beautiful places, nice structure is standing, but its only structure. We don’t have structure. Ours is a house, humble house or some hall or something. But lively bhakti is going on. This is our monopoly, I am very transcendentally proud to tell you. That, “Please, if you want to learn our own culture, and own devotional service, our own bhakti, how to develop, and to carry on, you please come to these temples.”

 

And you are in Australia, nice temple you have. Try to help the temple. Go to the temple. Don’t worry about insults or this or that forget about it. We go there to see the Lord and to increase our devotional service. Please carry on these activities. And not only… one temple is not enough. Sydney is so very big town, have another temple. And if you cannot have temple, then at least have the groups, naam hatta groups. Who stops you? Buy Prabhupada books, read one or two slokas and please carry on your own. There should be millions of groups here. And the more you propagate the more you will be engaged in active devotional service. Krishna says in Bhagavat Gita. That who spreads my message, he is very much dear to me. If you want to be dear to Krishna, this is the activity you have to propagate. Why one boy or two boy or three boy should do? Even one or two or three boys can do such as nice program, why cant you, everybody do something? Everybody of you are staying in the house, you have your neighbors, you know some people, you have some friends, call them for this, and this is the way to propagate Krishna Consciousness. This is sankirtan.

 

nama-sankirtanam yasya / sarva-papa pranasanam

 

It will completely destroy all the sinful reactions. Please attention to anything else. Those who direct you to naam sankirtan, they are real relatives. Otherwise the misguidance is rampant. Please, please, please. Save yourself from this. Nothing else is important. Otherwise Sukhdeva Goswami will not sing the glories of naam sankirtan. In the last verse, before he finished Bhagavatam, he thought that he did not glorify naam sankirtan, so giving two lines only.

 

[SB 12.13.23 (last verse of SB)]

 

nama-sankirtanam yasya / sarva-papa pranasanam

pranamo duhkha-samanas / tam namami harim param

 

[I offer my respectful obeisances unto the Supreme Lord, Hari, the congregational chanting of whose holy names destroys all sinful reactions, and the offering of obeisances unto whom relieves all material suffering.](SB 12.13.23)

 

nama-sankirtanam yasya come on, nama-sankirtanam [audience repeating], yasya / sarva-papa pranasanam

All and we are so very sinful, knowingly or unknowingly, we are committing so many sins.

 

nama-sankirtanam yasya / sarva-papa pranasanam

Not only that but duhkha-samanas tam, duhkha-samanas tam

tam means that sankirtan will mitigate all miseries.

duhkha-samanas / tam namami harim param

To that transcendental Hari I pay my obeisance and in order to fix in this, we must know our self and we must have some idea of Krishna also. Then Bhagavad-gita gives you some preliminary idea, about Isvara, the Supreme Absolute truth. He gives the idea about jiva. He again gives the idea, Krishna Himself, about prakriti the material manifestation, wherein we are passing our life. Then he gives the idea of importance of time and lastly he gives the idea about our own activities, karma. Please come to the pages of these scriptures. And if you come to Bhagavatam, know your own situation and that is we are discussing now. Its the last page, you know.

 

Take out the last page. Yes it is from Third canto and it’s the first verse.

 

[Maharajji leads recitation of SB 3.31.1 twice]

 

sri-bhagavan uvaca

karmana daiva-netrena / jantur dehopapattaye

striyah pravista udaram / pumso retah-kanasrayah

[SB 3.31.1]

 

[The Personality of Godhead said: Under the supervision of the Supreme Lord and according to the result of his work, the living entity, the soul, is made to enter into the womb of a woman through the particle of male semen to assume a particular type of body.](SB 3.31.1)

 

This verse destroys all our ignorance about our living entities’ birth. It is said wrongly, that there is no jiva from the first day of the conception. And they can carry on the abortions. It is completely refutes by Vyasa Bhagavan in the scripture.  From the first day, and the first second of the conception, there is a growth involved, and thets why the jiva is already present. reta gana shraya he is always with the semen of the father. It’s already there, and then only the semen can work out. Otherwise semen can’t do anything. As it is semen doesn’t have any capacity to create. aham bija prajapita, Krishna says that I am there to inject the jivas; it’s already put on the semen. And then as soon as the semen is injected in the female womb, the growth starts. This is given idea here. I’ll leave it to you to study.

 

sri-bhagavan uvaca

karmana daiva-netrena / jantur dehopapattaye

striyah pravista udaram / pumso retah-kanasrayah

[SB 3.31.1]

[The Personality of Godhead said: Under the supervision of the Supreme Lord and according to the result of his work, the living entity, the soul, is made to enter into the womb of a woman through the particle of male semen to assume a particular type of body.](SB 3.31.1)

 

kalalam tv eka-ratrena / panca-ratrena budbudam

dasahena tu karkandhuh / pesy andam va tatah param

[SB 3.31.2]

[On the first night, the sperm and ovum mix, and on the fifth night the mixture ferments into a bubble. On the tenth night it develops into a form like a plum, and after that, it gradually turns into a lump of flesh or an egg, as the case may be.] (SB 3.31.2)

 

 

These verses about seven verses they give the idea about how the embryo grows. And were there is a growth, the atma must be there. And the super soul also must be there. It’s very sinful, just to disturb the living entity, in that delicate stage. He already develops his head and delicate limbs. And he tries to make himself safe, in his own house, mother’s womb. And suddenly the knife is pierced from somewhere and his body is cut and sucked out, or some poisonous liquid is thrown on the delicate lady, the delicate living entity. Please in dream also, don’t do. And those who are already victimized please continuously chant, for living entity whom you have killed. The most disastrous effect is on the ladies. Man may forget. But lady looses her sanity if this is created. Please, please, all the miseries start from this sinful activity. And then in that stage he is fully conscious and he prays. {aside: Our mataji know the prayers, you know, are they here, please let them hear, are the ladies here who know the prayers? No? }

The prayers also we have given you, I think, which number verse? Prayers of the living entity. Some eleven verses are there. All the verses we have given you. I am sorry, the time is up, we will have to stop here.