Hari Bhajan - The Only Panacea - Part 2

Hari Bhajan - The Only Panacea - Part 2

Sudarshana devi dasi

Hare Krishna Prabhujis and Matajis,
Please accept our 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 on 23 December 2006 in Sri Sri Radha Neel Madhav dham Rajkot, on verse 15.5 of Bhagavad Gita. In previous offering we heard from Maharaj

1) Life is very short and so we should create favourable situations in life and sort out dilemmas by intense sadhana and Vedic way of life.
2) Illicit ideas are horrible than death and so we should never become a victim for the same.
3) Hari Bhajan is best for everything, be it dilemmas or criticisms.

Explaining about the dangerous diseases like AIDS which are an outcome of illicit life, Maharaj recollected how this world was simple and pure even about 80-90 years ago, during his childhood days. Now let us continue to hear from Maharaj.

"In those days, these so called advancements were not there. Electricity was nil and it was so peaceful. We were children and studying early in the morning. We don't study in the night because there is no light. Early in the morning, we study. We get up early to study, but we cannot disturb our parents because we all sleep together in a hall. If we study, then it will be a disturbance for them. It was a troublesome time. We have to wake-up early, study, go to school and write exams. In order not to disturb our parents, we found out a deserted house nearby, where nobody stayed. So we boys used to go there carrying the kerosene lamp and study in that light. One lamp is enough for two-three boys. It was so peaceful. No disturbance at all. Because the magnetic field was completely absent. Now we can find out the difference that how peaceful we studied and how disturbed these boys are. Its none of their mistake. They are completely consumed by the magnetic field. Now people cannot be without electricity.

Not only this electricity, these phones (Maharaj laughs). In the house, everybody has a mobile phone. Even then landline is there. I told the person "Either you have landline or you have the mobile." But he replied, "No. Landline must be there because it is required for Internet connection etc." So I told, "Fine. Then why mobiles?". He says, "Mobile is required because people may need me anytime." Nobody needs you anytime. But we simply want to have that thing in the head. So we are creating tremendous expenditure and to meet that expenditure he has to work like a mad-man and he thinks that he is very busy. The point is that we must be as simple as possible. We can be. But as soon as you are with family, family might not be simple. Then there is a dilemma again. I can be simple. But my children don't want to be simple. They are affected by illsuory energy. I understand the illusory energy. But the dependants don't want to understand. They want many suits, expensive suits. These dilemmas will always be there. Trying situations will always be there. But scriptures advises us - "To the best of your ability, try to sort out and leave it to Krishna. Even if you are unable to sort out, leave it to Krishna and again come to His lotus feet." This is the answer. Otherwise the madness is there. Madness means you land up in mental hospital. So don't do that. Never. We are completely at ease with Krishna. Whatever Krishna does spiritually we don't know. But He saves us from these mental hospitals. Otherwise we will definitely be mentals. By destroying our own values we have created very risky situation for all the living entities and more is yet to come. This is just the beginning. The West is suffering the results already. But West has some machinery to combat. But we will not have any machinery to combat. This is serious situation. But apart from devotional service there is no other way. Jai Srila Prabhupada ki Jai."

We pray at the lotus feet of Srila Gurudeva, Srila Prabhupada and Lord Sri Krishna to bless us to perform intense devotional service so that we don't get bewildered by the dilemmas and dualities in this life.

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