Hare Krishna Prabhujis and Matajis,
Please accept my humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada and Srila Gurudeva.
This is in conclusion 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 few points. 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
a) Krishna is the source of everything, Radha also.
b) We can get a glimpse of His creation by studying Srimad Bhagavatam.
c) Krishna's form is full of eternity, knowledge and bliss.
d) The relationship between Radha and Krishna is spiritual. We cannot imitate.
e) When we chant Hare Krishna Mahamantra sincerely, Krishna will reveal Himself to us.
f) Until we mature and advance in devotional service, we should not study about the confidential pastimes.
g) Absolute Truth could be realised by spiritualising our eyes, by taking shelter of Bhagavatam translated by Srila Prabhupada.
Now we shall hear further.
"Whole of lifetime goes in for trickle of happiness. And then again there are so many sickness we incur, so many inebrieties we incur. Just to give birth to child in material body, it is a death experience. It is not an easy joke. We don't know that. Only the Matajis know how difficult it is. We don't have any idea about this. And this is completely absent in spiritual relations. This much if you can relish, then you will be attracted to the pleasure potency of Krishna, which is expansion of Krishna and being expansion, She is non-different from Krishna. This is the answer in short.
And more than that, please I would request you to go through Bhagavatam at least 10 times and then in the 11th time you might have some idea. So please forget about these things and go to Prabhupada's books. Easy way is to read Krishna book before studying 10th Canto. But before that first and second canto we must thoroughly study. Again and again you should study and discuss. These are the basic cantos. If you are expert in understanding the first and second cantos, then you will be able to understand the pastimes. Each verse in Bhagavatam is full Bhagavatam. So we have to discuss whole Bhagavatam if we take one verse. So much to do. Everything is squeezed by His potency into:
Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare
Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare
It is very vast and at the same time short also. That is His potency. It is big - inconceivably large and inconceivably short. If you don't remember Mahamantra at least remember "Ram" or "Krishna". If you are unable to remember Krishna or Ram, then just think that you want to chant. That is also enough. Don't do it. (Loud laughter) Then everyone will lazily say, "I am thinking." If you think of going to satsang, kirtan, you get the result of going to kirtan. That is Kali yuga's mercy. In this age, you think of the pious activity, you get the result of it. Whereas sinful activities, unless you perform, you will not be punished. Suppose I think that tomorrow I should break the bank, that idea will not result in punishment, unless if I really break the bank and do the theft. Otherwise I go scot-free. But here, Krishna is very merciful. You think of going to the temple, you get the result of it. But don't do it. (laughter) You have to go there. In the beginning you may think like that. But these things also will give the return. This is mercy of Krishna. And don't dwell into the confidential topics. Just study the preliminary thing. Eventually you will know yourself. Jai Srila Prabhupada ki Jai!"
HH Mahavishnu Goswami Maharaj ki Jai!
Our heartfelt thanks to Maharaj for thought provoking class on how we should feel the pain of others and try to help them to remember Krishna, and also for his crystal clear explanation on Sri Sri Radha Krishna.
Thank you very much.
Yours in service of Srila Prabhupada and Srila Gurudeva,
Sudarshana devi dasi.
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