Feel the Pain of Others - Part 3

Hare Krishna Prabhujis and Matajis,
Please accept my humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada and Srila Gurudeva.

This is in continuation of the previous offering titled, "Feel the Pain of Others", which is a transcription of class given by HH Mahavishnu Goswami Maharaj in Minneapolis. In the previous offering we heard from Maharaj the below points:

1) We must always remember Krishna.
2) Feel other's pain and help them.

Now we shall hear further nectar from Maharaj.

"Krishna will not neglect any living entity.  And if you are chanting, if you are worshiping, if you are glorifying Him through His names or if you are working for Him, then definitely He will look after you. His attention will be on you. In Srimad Bhagavatam verse 9.4.68 Lord Krishna says,

sādhavo hṛdayaṁ mahyaṁ sādhūnāṁ hṛdayaṁ tv aham
mad-anyat te na jānanti nāhaṁ tebhyo manāg api

The pure devotee is always within the core of My heart, and I am always in the heart of the pure devotee. My devotees do not know anything else but Me, and I do not know anyone else but them.

sādhavo hṛdayaṁ mahyaṁ - Saadhu does not mean having beard or wearing saffron. It is not just about changing clothes. If you change, so far so better. But if you can't, don't worry. Be sadhu, be simple, be honest man, be with the suffering mass. Don't tolerate the suffering of other living entities. That is the nature of mother and father. Mother and father, they cannot tolerate the sufferings of  the children. They will run in the midnight, they will kill themselves to save the children. That is known as mother and father. Mother and father are not just for decoration. No. It's not that when children become 18 years old, you just drive them out. No. They are completely helpless. Children may have difficulties. And it is the duty of the mother and father to stand beside them, to help them, to encourage them. This is tapyante loka tāpena and that is param ārādhanaṁ tad dhi - It is the best mode of worship.

Krishna says that this is the best mode of worship. "If you want to worship Me, then just don't go to the Deities and put some food or flowers. You please convert this devotional service into your own day to day behaviour." And that is how we should behave. Otherwise we are making a show of devotional service. Show cannot continue for long. Show may be for just three hours. Isn't it? I am not Ravana. But I may be playing the part of Ravana. For three hours I may pretend to be as Ravana. But I cannot pretend for long time. So please be genuine about these things. Be honest to your own self. Don't tolerate the suffering of others. You are all elders and these are all like your children. Don't tolerate their suffering. So when there is suffering, all of you must come together and try to reduce the suffering of the person. It will go away. Again that person will help you in turn to reduce the suffering of some other person. And this is how the group can go on. And this is Krishna conscious group. And thats why we are coming together. It is not about just coming together and eating prasadam and leaving."

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

Hare Krishna.

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