Do Your Duty - Part 9

Do Your Duty - Part 9

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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 how we should depend on Srila Prabhupada and continue with devotional service, irrespective of people coming and going in our lives. Now let us hear further.

Concentrate on Devotional service: You are self-sufficient. Please remember always that you are very self-sufficient. Just you have to do one thing and that is dhrada - very determined effort. And that determined effort is required to learn these things. Even now with all the atmosphere around us, we are wasting our time. If we are conscious not to waste our time, then it is very easy to learn these things. Prabhupada is glorified for putting Krishna's glorification first. Why can't we follow Prabhupada? We should also glorify Krishna day and night. The way to glorify Him is given here - shrotavyah - you please continue to glorify, think about it and the best way to do this is to preach. 

Ours is a preaching society. We don't sit silent. We speak about Krishna to anybody. And when you speak, you realise your own knowledge more correctly. This is essence of preaching. We have studied this verse many times. But when we study again, some new thing comes out because Krishna is situated in our hearts. This is how instead of diverting our attention from this point to any other obnoxious behaviour, it is our pious duty to concentrate on this. The more difficulties are there, the more we should be determined to understand these things. This is the main thing to be understood. Otherwise everytime some body leaves us, we will be completely gone and thinking that, "He has gone, he has gone", and we will stop our devotional service.

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.

Moderator's Note: Today is the most auspicious occasion of the appearance of Srimati Radharani. She is mercy personified. Let us pray for Her mercy and more opportunities to be engaged in Their service.