Seed of Devotional Service - Part 14

Seed of Devotional Service - Part 14

30th 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 conclusion 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. 

14. Please approach Prabhupada's book sincerely: "It is nicely mentioned in the scriptures that those living entities who have dedicated their life for sense gratification are like living dead - jivan api mto hi sa. They are just living, but without any touch of Krishna. If you don't have any touch of Krishna, that means you are consumed by the illusory energy. Please remember this and in future you all have capacity to do completely independent services. Please propagate only devotional service. But don't touch illusory energy. If you understand this message from this verse, then our life will be perfect and in future don't misguide the people in the name of religion. That is the perfection. Half-ripe devotees, those who don't go to Srila Prabhupada's books sincerely, they create a disaster in the society. There are already so many disasters in this world. So we don't need to add again one more disaster. Since last so many years it is proved that only devotional service works and nothing else. Thats it. Otherwise it is jjugupsitaṁ - verily condemned. This one word you must remember. Bhakti is like oasis in the desert. Since last so many years it is tested and proved that only devotional service works. Vyasadev was not satisfied with scriptures like Mahabharat also. Can you imagine then how much nirmal Srimad Bhagavatam is? nirmal means no mal - no contamination.

Nowadays everywhere kalma is there. kalmaṣ is nice word to understand. In Mumbai when the gutters are full and water overflows then there is a black mark and you just scratch it to clean. We are full of kalmaṣ - It is like trash. We have to scratch that trash of kalmaṣ, bad ideas etc. In Belgium one devotee had invented a bicycle. It will look like you are driving ahead, but it will go back. if you try to go right, it will go in the left. If you try to go in the left, it will go to the right. It was some weird invention and he only could drive that. So he used to go to the weekly market and tell the people to pay some money to try driving his bicycle. And eventually he took all that money, left devotional service and went away. So even a small bicycle could deviate a person from right path. So what to speak of other distractions? Nothing will work. Only devotional service to eternal Lord will work.

Please carve in your minds that if you want to open centers in future, you should have this as basis that except devotional service, nothing should be in the compound. As soon as you come to this point, we will understand Prabhupada very clearly and without his mercy, we could have never come to this point. Thousands of time, I have read this verse. But I never had the clue. Only one clue was there that by reciting we are getting purified. I didn't know more than that. Please try to turn to Prabhupada. Please don't leave him. As soon as you leave him, you will be left. Even Krishna says that, "If you leave Me, you will be left. If you come to Me, I will make you known to everyone." This is how please remember this."

Our heartfelt thanks to Maharaj for this very inspiring and wonderful class.
Hare Krishna.
Thank you very much.
Yours in service of Srila Prabhupada and Srila Gurudeva,
Sudarshana devi dasi.