How to Become a Devotee? - Part 7

Hare Krishna Prabhujis and Matajis,
Please accept my humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada and Srila Gurudeva.

This is in continuation of the transcription of the class given by our beloved spiritual master HH Mahavishnu Goswami Maharaj on Bhagavad Gita 9.34, in Sri Sri Radha Neel Madhav dham Rajkot on December 26 2006. In the previous offering we were hearing from Maharaj about how to become a devotee, how devotee does everything for satisfaction of Krishna.

Safest way to stay in this world: So many innumerable instructions are there in the scriptures. Everywhere He shows the way how to control the senses. Everywhere He shows the way, how to be merciful to others. Everywhere He shows the way how to be satisfied in any condition of life. These are three main principles we have to follow to satisfy Janārdana. The whole Bhagavatam is surrounding these things. Those who try to follow these three things, they are dear to Him. Otherwise they have to suffer for their own actions. These actions which they are following for satisfying Krishna, they don't have any reaction. 

As soon as you control your senses, you speech is completely controlled. Bad words will never come out of your mouth because the mind is pure. First the mind contaminates and then your mouth opens. So don't open your mouth for bad things. Not to even think about the bad things. We have to stop completely thinking about the worldly process. Anyway, we cannot dictate anything in the world. Everything is going on according to the desire of the Supreme Personality of Godhead. So why to meddle into Him ? Just speak minimum for material things and maximum should be for Krishna consciousness. Our tongue should only open for Krishna and nothing else. That is the safest way to behave in this world. Nobody can blame you. You are not talking anything else at all. 

Don't exploit: Worldly returns we are not interested in. If you are not interested in worldly returns, then naturally you will not exploit anybody. This exploiting attitude is going on because we want to grab others' possessions. And that's why the exploitation is going on. The exploitation is going on unlimitedly. We want to exploit the situations because we have increased the artificial necessities. So in order to meet the artificial necessities, you have to grab.  

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.