Do Your Duty - Part 6

Do Your Duty - Part 6

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Sudarshana devi dasi

Hare Krishna Prabhujis and Matajis,
Please accept my humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada and Srila Gurudeva.

This is in continuation of the previous offering titled, "Do Your Duty", wherein we have been hearing one of the nectarean Bhagavatam class given by our beloved spiritual master H H Mahavishnu Goswami Maharaj on Srimad Bhagavatam verse 3.32.6 in Brisbane. In previous offering we heard from Maharaj that since our human existence is very rare we should glorify Krishna and not waste our time in glorifying other living entities. Now let us continue to hear further.

Earlier there were three newspapers in a town. Now there are so many different kinds of newspapers and so much time is wasted in these things. And what do we do in them - just glorifying living entities who are going to die. When the living entity is in a big position like Prime Minister or President, then he is glorified. After that he is forgotten. This is biphale sevinu - without any serious consideration of whom to apply the glorification, we just apply to the wrong person and here Prabhupada insists in purport that glorification must go to Krishna and we remember one verse in 10th Canto about the jaya - glorification. That verse gives the point of the glorification, which Prabhupada is giving here. Because we want to do glorification, but we don't know whom to glorify. Prabhupada's example is best example. He did not glorify anybody. He glorified Krishna. This verse (Srimad Bhagavatam 10.31.1) puts us in right track

gopya uchuhu
jayati te 'dhikam janmanaa vraja
shrayata indiraa shashvat atra hi
dayita drshyataam dikshu taavakaas
tvayi dhrtaasavas tvaam vicinvate

"The gopis said: O beloved, Your birth in the land of Vraja has made it exceedingly glorious, and thus Indira, the goddess of fortune, always resides here. It is only for Your sake that we, Your devoted servants, maintain our lives. We have been searching everywhere for You, so please show Yourself to us."

The gopis say that the Vraja bhumi is very much glorified. They have full idea that Vrajabhumi has same type of land, as it is present all over the world, same stones are there, same dry places are there, same roads are there, same trees are there, everything is same. But why it is glorified ? They give the reason - "janmanaa vraja" - "Because You (Krishna) have appeared there. That is why it is glorified." This is the point. You go to Bhagavatam and you get the right direction.

Krishna willing we shall continue to hear more nectar from Maharaj in the subsequent offering.

Hare Krishna.
Thank you very much,
Yours in service of Srila Prabhupada and Srila Gurudeva,
Sudarshana devi dasi.