Hare Krishna Prabhujis and Matajis,
Please accept my humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada and Gurudeva.
This is in continuation of the transcription of the nectarean class of our beloved spiritual master H H Mahavishnu Goswami Maharaj on Caitanya Caritamrta Adi-lila verse 2.117 on the occasion of the disappearance of Krishna das Kaviraja Goswami, author of the great literature Caitanya Caritamrta. In the previous offering we heard from Maharaj about
1. The three wishes of devotees.
2. Bhagavatam and Caitanya Caritamrta are non-different.
Now let us continue to hear further.
3. Be Simple: By reading and appreciating the scriptures ourselves, on our own, with the guidance of Srila Prabhupada and all the guru parampara, we can only learn 40% of Srimad Bhagavatam. But when we preach we learn 100%. That is the secret of learning. That is why everyone has to preach. As soon as you learn one verse, you appreciate that verse and you preach that verse. This is how from the life of these great persons, we have to derive two important things. On one hand they were completely simple. To the minimum extent, they had their own necessities. The sad-goswamis won't even stay under the same tree for two nights. And we fight for a room. Simplicity - on one hand we have to learn the simplicity. I am very happy when I see somebody wearing the clothes without ironing. This ironing may be needed for impressing outside people. But not needed really, because our body is round, hand is round. How can pressed clothes remain pressed? It is completely contradictory. We are pressing the clothes and putting it on a round body. It is a waste of time and waste of energy.
For this pressing, the iron has to be manufactured and the labour force and the whole paraphernalia. Again we are utilising the electricity and expenses are there. Not only that expenses are there, but the electricity needs to be produced, for which there is again a factory and the power house is there. As soon as power house is there, there is question of consumption is there. The oil has to be consumed or nuclear energy or something. As soon as these things are consumed, the dumping of nuclear energy is a big problem in front of us. We know just 3 to 4 years ago there was the Chernobyl disaster in Russia. Even now it stands. They have just dumped it and don't know when it will erupt again. The dumping ash also has the erupting quality. This is effect of our excessive use of electricity. You may think, "O, if i stop ironing, what is there?". No it is nothing like that. You start and so many other people start. This is simplicity. By becoming simple we save so much. Otherwise these children will curse us. They will have the drastic effect. And the third generation, children's children will kill us. They will throw our pictures out of the house saying, "This is a rascal. He has utilised the whole thing and now I don't have anything." And the ground will not produce anything, if it is covered by the nuclear ash. And it is going to be covered with the usage of excessive electricity. We fly over the cities and cities at night, they appear burning. So much electricity at night. Night is meant for darkness and may be you can have very soothing lights. These are the few things to be learnt from the lives of these great personalities.
Krishna willing we shall hear more nectar from Maharaj in the subsequent offerings.
Thank you very much.
Yours in service of Srila Prabhupada and Gurudeva,
Sudarshana devi dasi.
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