Drink the Nectar of Bhakti - Part 15

Drink the Nectar of Bhakti - Part 15

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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 heard 10 points from Maharaj. Now let us hear further. 

11. Be with Supreme Father:  One thing we must be very clear. When we think about Krishna in His childhood, there is no ineberiety at all. We love our children like anything. We want them to be comfortable. We want to give them very nice life style. We try so many things. But our children have their own karmic reactions with them. So the more you try to make your children comfortable, the more their reactions appear many times. By our own efforts we cannot make them happy. Krishna shows this also here to Yashoda that however you try, We are going to do whatever We are going to do. So please don't run after us. But Yashoda had motherly love. And when the children complained against Krishna that He is eating earth, immediately she was very upset. Because if you eat earth, the liver gets bad always. So she was very curious about these things and she was always running after Him. This is how when we worship Krishna as a child, our mind is completely engrossed in Him. That is why BalaGopal Deity is worshiped in many temples. You have seen in Vrindavan and we also have many times, BalaGopal murti. 

The  mother does the housework. She is very busy. But when the child is playing, her whole attention is towards the child. This teaches us that you do whatever activities that you are prescribed to do. Niyat karma has got to be performed. Don't stop your niyat karma. The time is bound to come when we stop everything and we completely dedicate to Krishna. If you are fortunate, then you will be able to get out grahastha life at the age of 65 or 70 or whatever it is. And if you are able to get out of the grahastha life, then you will be able to dedicate the whole attention to Krishna. But please don't wait till that time. These pastimes are in front of us and these are meant for the devotees. Krishna wants to attract the attention of the devotees and because of this, He is doing all these things. Somehow or the other be with Krishna.The name of Krishna has the potency to stop our birth and death. We are helplessly entangled into janma mrtyu jaraa vyaadhi. The whole attention of the father is that somehow or the other, the child must be very happy. We are all children of Krishna. He also wants us to be very happy all the time and that is why He is performing. 

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.