Drink the Nectar of Bhakti - Part 13

Drink the Nectar of Bhakti - Part 13

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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 were hearing from Maharaj about how Putana was attempting to kill Krishna. Now let us hear further. 

9. Krishna is the Supreme Absolute Truth: Putana didn't know that Krishna is Supreme Person and cannot pass away like that. She did not have any idea at all. This is how we also don't have any idea (about Krishna's Supremacy) and that is why so many times during the day, we lose the faith. Shraddha is completely gone, more so in Kali-yuga. Otherwise there is no need of losing our shraddha and here we are just 50 to 60 devotees, at this moment, but there are millions and millions of people outside. They don't have any shraddha at all, no faith at all. If we take these pages to them, they will just throw away, because they don't have any relishing effect of these things because they don't know what they are touching. But even then if they hear, that is why ours is a Harinaam movement, we go around the town chanting the Hare Krishna Mahamantra. Anybody hears the names of Krishna, they will get the touch of Krishna. Putana, came with malicious idea to kill Krishna. Krishna closed His eyes and He sucked the milk from the breast of Putana and with the sucking of the milk, He sucked out her life-air also. And her whole vital parts were pressed. 

At the time of death, our whole vital parts are pressed. We cannot tolerate it. Our breasts are pressed, lungs are pressed, heart is pressed, all vital parts are pressed. And particularly it comes to the throat. And eventually it becomes very difficult for us to gasp the air. And as soon as we stop gasping the air, the soul eventually leaves the body. So this happened to Putana also. There is a nice verse in Putana's pastime. Srimad Bhagavatam verse (10.6.11)

saa munca muncaalam iti prabhaashini
nishpidyamaanaakhila-jiva-marmani
vivrtya netre caranau bhujau muhuh
prasvinna-gaatraa kshipati ruroda ha

"Unbearably pressed in every vital point, the demon Putana began to cry, "Please leave me, leave me! Suck my breast no longer!" Perspiring, her eyes wide open and her arms and legs flailing, she cried very loudly again and again."

There is no end to these things, as soon as the death approaches us. There is a nice description in this regard. Krishna is the reason for the death. But Krishna can never be blamed. We cannot blame Krishna any time. He keeps always a smile. As soon as He sucked the life and milk from the breast, Putana was dying. She was screaming, "saa munca munca". She started to scream, "You, please leave me alone, leave me alone."  Krishna said, "I didn't come to you. You have come to Me. Now I have caught you and will not leave you." This is how unknowingly we walk into the jaws of Krishna. If you don't come voluntarily to Radha Gopinath, He will catch you at the time of death. And at that time, you cannot deny. You have to obey.

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.