Time is Fearful - Part 5

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

This is in continuation of the transcription of the nectarean class given by our beloved spiritual master HH Mahavishnu Goswami Maharaj on Srimad Bhagavatam verse 1.14.3,

kālasya ca gatiṁ raudrāṁ viparyastartu-dharmiṇaḥ
pāpīyasīṁ nṛṇāṁ vārtāṁ krodha-lobhānṛtātmanām

He saw that the direction of eternal time had changed, and this was very fearful. There were disruptions in the seasonal regularities. The people in general had become very greedy, angry and deceitful. And he saw that they were adopting foul means of livelihood.

In the previous offering we heard from Maharaj as to how in ancient times, people knew the effects of kāla and so they behaved properly. Now we shall hear further.

Maharaj: "Everybody had the idea that he is going to be old or she is going to be old. But now we try to cover up the old age or advanced age and that's why we continue the anomalies. We think that, "I can never be old. He is old, he is old, she is old, but I will be always young." This is the thing. The "kāla" is completely absent in our life. In the modern times we try to forget the kāla and one of the meaning of the kāla is a draconian thing. Its not only time, it’s draconian eternal time. It forces you to become old, it forces you to loose everything. In front of your eyes, you loose everything. Wife also collect all the riches, son wants to grab whatever he can. So fights with wife, mother and son they also fight. How much they take in this and that, one can’t understand what is going on."

(Referring to one of the devotees Maharaj said) He and his brother were fighting in the house and their father is a very peaceful man. So he will wake up from the sleep you know and these fellows were throwing chairs at each other. So he will just say, "What is going on?" He couldn't believe that his own children are fighting tooth and nail. So after two minutes, again he will sleep. I mean to say he was not affected by these things. This is the thing to be remember. We are going to see these anomalies definitely and in our own family may be. Because you may be godly man, she may be godly woman whatever. But children we don't know really whether godly combination comes out. Nescafe it’s a blend and it is known as Nescafe. These, our children are Nescafe. (laughter) So may be we are godly, she is godly. But Nescafe, what will come out, we don’t know. (laughter)

Devotee: It's a gambling.

Maharaj: Nice word gambling. Gambler is there. He is the head of the gambler. The thing is that this is kāla and that word is very important here. kālasya ca gatiṁ raudrāṁ, fearful isn't it (bayānak, bayankar). They have to be married isn’t it so? The girls will have boys from the other families, the boys will have girls from the other families so the difference and it is considered mix. And they never mix and there is friction. You know their chemical combination always produces warmth. You combine the different chemicals, energy comes out. And this combination has a energy; Man, this is a combination. And they have their own way to produce the warmth. You don't know what you are upto. And that's why I am telling you, if you want to take sannyas, you please marry and marry your children. And then you will really leave the family, never to go back to the family. (laughter) Then you (experience) warmth. You are already baked in there. (laughter) You are roasted. Roasted potato is very sweet. Ya, roasted potato is very sweet because it is roasted. Please this roasting, nobody can stop. And that's why it is important saḿsāra-dāvānala-līḍha-loka- trāṇāya kāruṇya-ghanāghanatvamIf He is kind, He may send the rain and may be some burning will be less. But burning sensation is already there. And this is the meaning of kāla and nobody can avoid it, unless you keep quite and see whatever is happening.

Krishna willing we shall hear further nectar from Maharaj in the subsequent offering.

Hare Krishna.
Thank you very much.
Yours in service of Srila Prabhupada and Srila Gurudev,
Srilakshmi devi dasi