Appointment With Krishna - Part 3

Appointment With Krishna - Part 3

Tusta Krsna Das

Hare Krishna Prabhujis and Mathajis,

Please accept my humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada and Gurudev.

Last week in Abudhabi, it was our great fortune that we could have the association and blessings of our spiritual master, H H Mahavishnu Goswami Maharaj who opened our eyes by explaining how material association disturbs our spiritual existence. We always hanker for association, which is not desirable, and toovercome this we need the constant hammering of the scriptures. Maharaj explained that to find the quite corner is very difficult. Everywhere there is noise pollution. Still we can perform devotional service and come out of the danger by following the verses of Srimad Bhagavatam and Bhagavat gita. This is light house. Anytime, unexpected thing may happen. But for those who are attached to Krishna there is no padam padam vipada. Though everything depends on Hissanction we must submit. Without His sanction we can't do any thing. When we chant He selects us and gives us appointment to see Him. Krishna is specialist doctor and we should not miss the specialist appointment. We must organize our life and then only we can get consciousness and can fix our mind. Then only Super soul will be merciful to us. Every thing is watched by Him. We can only watch the door in fear of thief but Krishna is watching everywhere. Because Heallows us, we automatically get up early for mangala arti without any alarm. In Srimad Bhagavatam 7.4.25-26,

maa bhaishta vibudha-shresthaah / sarveshaam bhadram astu vah
mad-darshnam hi bhutaanaam / sarva-shreyopapattaye
jnaatam etasya dauraatmyam / daiteyaapasadasya yat
tasya shaantim karishyaami / kaalam taavat pratikshata

"The voice of the Lord vibrated as follows: O best of learned persons, do not fear! I wish all good fortune to you. Become My devotees by hearing and chanting about Me and offering Me prayers, for these are certainly meant to award benedictions to all living entities. I know all about the activities of Hiranyakashipu and shall surely stop them very soon. Please wait patiently until that time."

Srila Prabhupada explains in his purport that the ability to understand the Supreme Personality of Godhead or to see Him or talk with Him depends on one's advancement in devotional service, which is called bhakti. There is no difference between worshiping the Deity in the temple, seeing Him and chanting His glories. Indeed, all of these are ways of seeing Him, for everything done in devotional service is a means of direct contact with the Lord. there is nodifference between seeing the Lord, offering prayers and hearing the transcendental vibration. Performing kirtana and hearing the vibration of the sound HareKrishna is actually seeing the Supreme Personality of Godhead directly. One must realize this position, and then one will be able to understand the absolutenature of the Lord's activities.

I pray at the lotus feet of the Supreme Lord, Srila Prabhupada and my spiritual master to bestow their mercy upon me so that I will understand this technique and intensify my devotional service.

Thank you very much,
Yours in service of Srila Prabhupada and Gurudev,
Tushta Krishna Das and Suniti devi Dasi.