Hare Krishna Prabhujis and Mathajis,
Please accept my humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada and Srila Gurudeva.
Today I was listening to one of the Bhagavatam class given by HH Mahavishnu Goswami Maharaj in Shree Shree RadhaNeelMadhav dham on 9 Dec 2008.
While speaking to a grahastha devotee, Maharaj said, "Ashram doesn't matter really, whatever ashram we are, we have to remember Krishna's words.
caatur-varnyam mayaa srishtam / guna-karma-vibhaagashah
tasya kartaaram api maam / viddhy akartâram avyayam
"According to the three modes of material nature and the work associated with them, the four divisions of human society are created by Me. And although I am the creator of this system, you should know that I am yet the nondoer, being unchangeable."
There is nothing wrong in changing the ashramas. But whichever ashram we are in, we should follow Krishna's words. Hari-toshanam should be in our sight always. Satisfaction of Krishna is possible only by three things - Please remember this verse from Srimad Bhagavatam verse 4.31.19
dayayaa sarva-bhuteshu / santushtyaa yena kena vaa
sarvendriyopashaantyaa ca / tushyaty aashu janaardanah
By showing mercy to all living entities, being satisfied somehow or other and controlling the senses from sense enjoyment, one can very quickly satisfy the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Janardana.
Krishna is completely satisfied if we follow these three things.
1. We have to be completely merciful to all living entities. It is very easy to realise. Reading scriptures or hearing alone will not do. First we have to hear - shrnvan and then study - supatan. We are all intelligent. Real intelligence is to go through the scriptures and try to find the practical point for the young ones. They don't understand at the moment. But we should chew the scriptures for them nicely and guide them. Otherwise their life will be animal life. Our responsibility is there that our young ones must be raised in nice Vedic atmosphere.
Our house must be converted into a temple. We may not be able to go temple daily. But our house must be a temple. Otherwise as human being we are missing the point. We have regulated our food habits by Srila Prabhupada's mercy. Never touch eggs, fish, meat. When animal is dead - how can it give any strength or energy for you ? Dead body is dead body - rotten and full of poisons. How can it nourish us ? Our grains are alive. Rice, wheat grains have millions of living cells squeezed in them by Krishna. It has nourishing effect. So children should be taught to be merciful to animals also, other living entities also. We should be merciful to everybody except ourselves. Else we will get up at 10 am. We should get up at 3:30 am. We should not eat anything that is not cooked in our house. This is best way to save from violence and disease. As soon as you become non-violent you don't trouble anybody, then your house becomes like Vaikuntha - otherwise you yell like anything at each other even for little misunderstanding. Shouting and screaming is there - That is not the house. Please.. our wholelife should stand on this principle if we really want to satisfy Krishna. Krishna is really satisfied if you are merciful to each other merciful to the cows.
Nowadays we are not able to protect the cows. Cow is such a holy animal. Everything is useful. Cow dung is the best antispetic material-No need of any chemical powder. When we were young, all our floors were covered by cow-dung. Cow-urine is the best medicine. One lady whom we know here, was suffering from cancer. Doctors advised her for chemo-therapy and said she would survive only for 3 months..But she didn't go for that..She came to this hospital started by Manikchand Group near Valsad - where they treat all diseases using cow-urine and milk. She was treated with cow milk and urine and she is normal. Previously her digestion was stopped, body was not functioning at all - By the help of cow's urine and milk she was brought back from death. I don't know how much more to insist on the mercy shown by cows to us. Nowadays we are living in flats - no farm lands and so no ways to maintain the cows - This is real suicide..But we should have some cow protection centers. If Krishna gives excess money- please grhasthas - some percentage atleast you should spend for cows - Instruction of Srimad Bhagavtam should be translated for practical life. Please interpret the message and give the practical instruction to younger generation. Srimad Bhagavatam infiltrates through the younger generation. Please remember this.
Krishna willing - I will continue with the remaining part of Maharaj's nectar on this verse in subsequent mails.
Thankyou very much,
Yours in service of Srila Prabhupada and Srila Gurudeva,
Sudarshana devi dasi.
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