Drink the Nectar of Bhakti - Part 7

Drink the Nectar of Bhakti - Part 7

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 transcription of the nectarean class given by our beloved spiritual master H H Mahavishnu Goswami Maharaj in Belgium on Srimad Bhagavatam verse 10.8.21, on 26th July 1997. In the previous offering we heard 5 points. Now let us continue to hear more from Maharaj on why we should steer clear.

6. Please enliven my sleeping senses: Dhruva Maharaj says yo 'ntah pravishyayo antah means  - "You are the end, the Supreme goal". That is why Krishna is also known as Vedanta - Veda means knowledge and the end of knowledge is RadhaGopinathji. That is why His name is Vedanata. yo 'nath - "Please, You are the Supreme goal. I am completely lost."  yo 'ntah pravishya- "Please enter" ; Where? mama - "my"  vaacam - "speech"; Why? imaam prasuptaam - "It is sleeping". "My vaaca is sleeping." Our vaacas are also sleeping. So we have to very submissively come to Krishna and here is the darshan. So you just request Him -yo 'ntah pravishya mama vaacam imaam prasuptaam. He has requested the Lord to enter into his vaacaUnless He enters, our tongue cannot vibrateyo 'ntah pravishya mama vaacam imaam prasuptaam. And then what will happen is given in the second line. sanjeevayaty - This word we know - sanjeevayati. There was always fighting between the demons and the demigods. And demigods were killing all the demons and this Sukracharya, the great guru of the demons will go to the battlefield and utter the sanjeevani mantra and everyone stood up. The demigods were tired of him. So this is the meaning of sanjeevayati

As soon as He enters, our tongue becomes lively. akhila-shakti-dharah - "You are the reservoir of all the energies. If You are merciful to me, then my vaacaa will vibrate and give very suitable description of Your own lila. Otherwise I don't have any capacity at all." This is the humility we must have. By thinking that, "I know everything", you cannot describe anything. This is the main point and that is why we have to become very humble like Dhruva Maharaj. Because he was just five years old and he couldn't understand what to do. So he was just requesting Krishna that, 'yo 'ntah pravishya mama vaacam imaam prasuptaam' and as soon as You enter into my vaaca, then 'sanjeevayati akhila shaktidhara svadhaamnaa' - By Your internal potency, You increase my energy and my vaacaa will describe Your pastimes. These are the first two lines and then Dhruva Maharaj says, anyaamsh ca - there are other things also, hasta- my hands also become lively. carana my feet also become very lively; We can come to Radhadhesh from different parts of Holland or Belgium or wherever it is. How did you come, unless you walk? Krishna gave you energy. Otherwise no doubt you are always walking, but you just go to the Kaliyuga mandir - pubs.  And then you destroy your energy there, and it is completely gone. You come here. Most of us woke up at 3:30 today and nobody looks tired. Everybody is very fresh. Why? And if you go to the pubs, within 1 second you will be tired. Your pocket will be emptied and stomach will be filled with all the garbage. This is how we completely destroy the existence if we walk in the wrong direction

This is what Dhruva Maharaj is praying to Krishna that, "You please give me the sense to think what is right, to walk right" . Then shravana, "Please instruct me as to what is to be heard and what is not to be heard." tvag-aadhin - "my skin, etc everything becomes very lively". hasta carana shravana tvag aadin - And then not only this, praanaan - life air praanaan means our breathing, we exhale and inhale and that also becomes very lively when we are relishing the 10th Canto. In all other cantos we have amassed the knowledge to understand the 10th Canto. We had so much philosophy in all the other cantos and now we are completely prepared for the 10th Canto. This is how Dhruva Maharaj has prayed to Krishna - praanan  namo bhagavate purushaaya tubhyam - "You are the Supreme Personality of Godhead", purushaaya - "the supreme enjoyer" and namo - "I am just paying my obeisances unto You, somehow or the other be kind." As soon as we recite this verse, He is bound to be merciful to us. He is already very kind. He has given us so many things and again He will not stop His mercy. He continuously gives His mercy, but it is your duty to always submissively pray this verse, before you go to 10th Canto, before you even look at 10th Canto.

Krishna willing we shall continue to hear more nectar from Maharaj in the subsequent offering.

Thank you very much.
Yours in service of Srila Prabhupada and Srila Gurudeva, 
Sudarshana devi dasi.