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.
3) Source of maintenance is Krishna.
Maharaj was very nicely explaining how everything is temporary here and we cannot carry anything with us in our final journey. Now we shall hear further.
4) Real relish is in glorifying Krishna: Please, please -These are all temporary. However hard we try, we cannot cling onto our own body. What to talk of possessions? And we are in great illusion that, "This is mine, this is mine, this is mine, and that is mine..Mine, mine, mine.." And in moment's notice we leave our lives..Better become grave, before we are forced to go to the grave. Become grave and help others. At the same time, please glorify Krishna. It is our pious duty to glorify Krishna. What is the difficulty in this? Is there any difficulty? What should be done? (Devotees respond saying that we should chant Lord's Names, glorify Him and help each other. Maharaj jokingly says) Not eat others' prasadam. (laughter) But we should sacrifice for others. And as soon as you come to this point, then you will relish chanting of Bhagavad Gita, Bhagavatam or chanting His Names. This is the real relish. We are unnecessarily running after so many relishing things. There are no relish there. The real relish is here. We can nicely sing the glorification of Lord Ram (Maharaj leads singing of Raghupathy rāghava).
Is the message clear? You can ask any doubts or questions. It is so nice to see you all. In Bhagavatam it is said, that whenever we meet, we should be pleased as if it's a rebirth. Because we are staying in such a risky world.
Audience: Can you please tell us who is Radha, who is Krishna and what is their relationship?
Maharaj: Very nice question. Radha word comes from ārādhana. Aradhana means intensive prayer. Personified intensive prayer is Radha. Those who perform intensive devotional service, Krishna is attracted to them. Radha performs intensive devotional service and naturally Krishna is attracted to her.
Krishna willing we shall continue to hear Maharaj's answer to the above question in the subsequent offering.
Thank you very much.
Yours in service of Srila Prabhupada and Srila Gurudeva,
Sudarshana devi dasi.
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