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 killed by Krishna. Now let us hear further.
10. Voluntarily submit to Krishna: Few years ago, there was a doctor, who was fighting along with Mahatma Gandhi against the British rule. He was a very powerful doctor. His son was doctor, daughter was doctor, son-in-law was doctor, daughter-in-law was doctor. So there were nearly 12 doctors in the house. And the whole house was full of medicines. (laughter) He was very old. And people were telling him, "Doctor, now you are very old. Please chant Krishna's names." He said, "Forget about it! Do you think all these 12 doctors will allow me to go?" Krishna heard it and said, "Alright I will see how your 12 doctors will help you?" And Krishna caught him at the station of Benares. The doctor was travelling from Calcutta to Delhi by train. And he was in first class compartment. No doctor was with him. He was all alone. And Krishna came in his compartment in the Benares station. He said, "Come on, doctor!". Doctor said, "Wait, wait. I have to go to my house." He said, "No, No. I don't have time now. You didn't have time for Me for the whole of lifetime. Now how can I give you time?" Our material arrangements can never help us. Instead voluntary submission to Krishna is the safe way. He is the Supreme safe shelter. We are very lucky to come to this point. And as soon as you voluntarily approach the 10th Canto, you understand the intricacies. Otherwise you are going to be caught, like Putana. This Putana story is wonderful story for children also, for adults also. From grand child to grand parent, every body can relish this story.
In the same way in this verse 10.8.21, we find that Krishna and Balaram are crawling in the courtyard of Mother Yashoda. Yashoda is not an ordinary lady. Those who go to Yashoda she bestows the benediction that, "that living entity will be glorified." That is Yashoda - yasho dadaati. She gives away the glorification, because she has plenty of glorification with her. She always glorifies Krishna. And Krishna is very merciful. Krishna will not select any ordinary living entity as His mother. And His crawling is also not ordinary. He is doing it, in order to satisfy His own devotee. He many times appears on this planet, not to kill the demons. That is a by product. But He wants completely to give very nice comfort to His own devotees. Otherwise devotees will complain that, "I am doing this and I am not relishing it." If they don't relish, then devotee community will not increase. He wants all His children to come back to Him. That is why He is performing these kind of pastimes. Otherwise there is no need at all.
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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