Seed of Devotional Service - Part 9

25th Mar 2016
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 'Seed of Devotional Service' wherein we were transcribing one of the nectarean Bhagavatam classes given by our beloved spiritual master H H Mahavishnu Goswami Maharaj on verse 1.5.15 in Sri Sri RadhaNeelMadhav dham, Rajkot in December 2003. Now we shall hear further.

9. Behave in a manner that you are not condemned by Lord: "All the four principles of the seed verse of Srimad Bhagavatam are here in this one word. What to speak of the whole shloka. When we say 'jugupsitaṁ' - verily condemned - that means Krishna is there. First principle is established. Then anything not connected to Krishna is condemned. - Second principle is there. Then whatever we see is Krishna. So some stock is there. Third principle is there and you have to know only upto this that we should not be condemned and that we must always be with Krishna. All the four principles are there - yat syāt sarvatra sarvadā and that principle is existing everywhere in all circumstances and time. All the four principles are in this one word. Any word you take from Bhagavatam and it establishes the whole Bhagavatam.

Once when I was giving Bhagavatam class there was a small boy who had come with his father and attending the class. He was very young boy, hardly 5 or 6 years old. So I was telling in the class that every shloka has full Bhagavatam in it. So after the class the boy came to me and said, "I want to ask you a question." I was wondering what question this tiny one can have. And he told, "You are telling that every shloka has full Bhagavatam. So I will learn only one shloka. Why should I learn all shlokas?" (loud laughter) Now that child is dreaming to be a lawyer. I told him, "You have right intelligence. You are lawyer from birth." (laughter)

Now we should go further and understand that not just the full verse, even one word has the essence of full Bhagavatam. You take any word and all the four principles are in it.The only thing we have to be awake is that we must learn the four seed verses. Minimum four seed verses we should learn and with the purports. Srila Prabhupada is the best in his purports and the same verses, if you refer from Caitanya Caritamrta, it is more elaborately discussed. So you please only study these four verses. And you always be awake when you read Bhagavatam and even one word will describe you the whole thing. This jugupsitaṁ is only one word. Please remember the meaning of this word - jugupsitaṁ means 'verily condemned'. Think about it and then you will have the Jñāna-cakṣuḥ and this is what we remember always. "Devotional service which is based on the foreground of full knowledge"- All Bhagavatam is in this one word jugupsitaṁ. Only one word you should remember and that is 'jugupsitaṁ'. Those who are not connected with Krishna, those who are engaged in bad things, those who don't want to serve Krishna, they are verily condemned."

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.