Nullify the Miseries - Part 2

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 HH Mahavishnu Goswami Maharaj in Singapore on 15th March 1992 on Srimad Bhagavatam verse 1.7.6. In the previous offering we heard that unless we understand the purpose of the scriptures, we will not be attracted to them. Now we shall hear further.

2. Come to Bhakti Yoga: All these duhkhas, all these miseries are called threefold miseries. Number one, arising out of our own body, Number two, arising out of other living entities inflicting miseries and Number three even Krishna tries to give miseries in the form of earthquakes, floods etc. And these are the three duhkhas which we have to tolerate. We have to tolerate. There is no other way you can escape. The bodily miseries are bound to come. Your mind will create miseries. And your mind when it is your enemy, it will drag you away from these scriptures. It will never help you to open these scriptures. As soon as you try to open, it will say, "No no, you have to go to the market to buy the camera." And immediately we run to buy the camera. "Oh no no, you are very important person, don't waste time in this. You have to do very important work." And that important work is completely temporary. In this way, your mind also becomes your enemy. Unless we understand by our intelligence the importance of these scriptures, we will not be able to read it. And this is the way to understand the importance. anartha upashamam, all these anarthas, all these duhkhas, all these miseries, are upashamam if you want to get rid of. If you want to get rid of your miserable life, your miseries which you are facing anartha upashamam sakshad bhakti yogam, then you have to come to the point of bhakti yoga. Bhakti to whom? We have bhakti, but we are Singapore dollar bhaktas (laughter). We are not Krishna bhaktas (laughs).

You know Krishna bhaktas come and they describe very nicely Krishna you know.

adharaḿ madhuraḿ vadanaḿ madhuraḿ
nayanaḿ madhuraḿ hasitaḿ madhuraḿ
hṛdayaḿ madhuraḿ gamanaḿ madhuraḿ
madhurādhi-pater akhilaḿ madhuraḿ

That is how the devotees glorify the Lord. "Your adharaḿ madhuraḿ – Your lips are very madhur, you know very sweet." adharaḿ madhuraḿ vadanaḿ madhuraḿ – "Your face is very beautiful", hṛdayaḿ madhuraḿ – "You have a very beautiful heart", hasitaḿ madhuraḿ – "Your smile is very sweet." Gamanam madhuram – You move about very sweetly, because you are madhurādhi-pater akhilaḿ madhuraḿ – because you are the sweet of the sweetest. And that's why Your everything is sweet. And this way devotees come to the Lord and throw themselves on the ground like a stick. But we? For us it is not adharaḿ madhuraḿ.

Dollar-am madhuram, Wife-am madhuram (laughter),
car-am madhuram, putram madhuram,
friend-am madhuram, madhuraadhipater akhilam dollar-am (laughter)

We have changed. Because we are not Krishna bhaktās. We are dollar bhaktās. We arrange everything in the dollars. This destroys us. This completely kills us. You please, please come to Krishna bhakti. And then anartha upaśamaṁ, your miseries are completely destroyed. This is the medicine of reducing your duḥkhās.

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,
Kalacakra Krsna das.