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 7 points. Now let us continue to hear more from Maharaj om good traiditions.
7. Introduce Good Traditions: If we don't introduce the good traditions in our houses, then some other tradition will creep in. We must have some traditions. Instead of acquiring any tradition, we should have these traditions in our houses. As soon as we introduce these traditions, the whole generation is completely uplifted spiritually. By your coming here the whole of your family is uplifted within two days. You may be here for just one night. But this will give you the nice tradition. But you please make it a point, especially those who are coming from far places, that every time you should take the opportunity to come here, instead of going like a mad man to Myoka or somewhere else and dancing naked, without any clothes. Is there any fun in it? Instead last night we heard hari kirtan. This tradition has to be introduced. There is a nice funny story in this connection.
In India, in Bombay, there was a pick-pocketeer who wanted to make quick money, So he knew that ISKCON devotees had come from foreign countries. So he was loitering around our Juhu center and his business was booming really. So people from all over the world, were coming from different countries and they were losing their purses and their dollars and pounds. (laughter) So his business was going very well. So as soon as he became very rich, he thought that "I must get married." Because riches always gives the sense-gratificatory ideas. So he thought, "since I am a pick-pocketeer, I must get a nice pick-pocketeer girl, so that business gets doubled." Doctor must have doctor wife and then only they can start hospital (laughter). I remember there was a big hospital in London, near Oxford stage, by name Middlessex hospital. It was a big hospital. Sometime ago there was a strike in the hospital and nobody was getting admitted. And there was a cemetry near the hospital. So the guard in the cemetry was wondering, "What happened to this hospital? Nobody dies now! (laughter) When the hospital was going on there was a queue in my cemetry. Now nobody is coming. I don't know whether people come here to get cured or to pass away!" (laughter)
Similarly this pickpocketeer was searching for a lady pickpocketeer and he could not find anyone. If he had come to Dwaraka, we would have supplied one immediately, because in Dwaraka thousands of people daily come to have darshan of Dwarakadish. Simply by darshan of the beautiful Deity of Dwarakadish they get all the advantage. And people crowd their like mad person. And ladies they are busy praying "Dwarakadish, Dwarakadish Dwarakadish", and their jewels are gone (laughter). There are plenty of girl pickpocketeers in Dwarka. But instead of coming to Dwarka, he went to Calcutta and there he could get one girl. And eventually they got married. Then they wanted to have a child. So they went and prayed to Krishna, "Please, Krishna give us a child who is supreme pickpocketeer," They had thought, "we both are pickpocketeer. So our child must be greater pickpocketeer".
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.
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