Feel the Pain of Others - Part 8

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.
4) Real relish is in glorifying Krishna

Maharaj later began to answer one of the questions raised in the audience about Radha and Krishna and their relation between Them. Maharaj very nicely began to explain how Krishna is the source of everything and how we can get a glimpse of His creation by studying Srimad Bhagavatam. Now we shall hear further.

"As we very well know, this material world is just a part of the whole thing. It is very tiny part. More than this is spiritual creation and everything is created by Him and even then, He is enjoying Himself in His own abode which is known as Goloka Vrindavan. And in His constitution, there is sat, cit and ānandSat means eternity is there.

Cit means knowledge - He has full knowledge and ananda means bliss. He is completely blissful. That bliss He wanted to enjoy. In Bhagavatam it is known as hlādini śakti - the pleasure potency. And out of His pleasure potency, He expanded His pleasure potency and that is Radha. Radha is non-different from Krishna and naturally She is attached to Krishna with intense devotional service.

Attachment to transcendence is not like our material attachment. When we think about Krishna, without fail we think that He is like us that He has same type of body like us. No. It is a great mistake. We are feeding in poison by thinking like this. Thats why those who are not full knowledgeable in the spiritual facts, they try to imitate Krishna by doing the rasa dance. Krishna had 16000 wives and these people don't even have 10. And both I and you very well know that one is more than enough. (laughter) One you cannot maintain! And in that also so many times you divorce, then again marry, again marry. How much drama we do with one? We cannot compare ourselves with Him because in the transcendental field, there are no material bodies. That we don't know. And because material bodies are not there, husband and wife relationship is not like that in this material world. This we have to be clear about. There, it is spiritual relationship. In spiritual relationship, there cannot be any ineberiety. But in the beginning if we tell these things to the devotees or mass in general, they will not understand this. Thats why Prabhupada, when he came here, he did not talk about these things. He just went to Tompkins Square and chanted

Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare
Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare

And the more you are addicted to this, the more you are advanced in chanting, automatically these pastimes will be revealed to you."

Krishna willing we shall continue to hear Maharaj's answer to the above question in the subsequent offering.

Hare Krishna.

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