Steadiness in Bhakti - 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 offering titled, "Steadiness in Bhakti" which is a  transcription of a nectarean class given by our beloved spiritual master HH Mahavishnu Goswami Maharaj on Srimad Bhagavatam verse 11.07.41-45, in Sri Sri RadhaNeel Madhav dham Rajkot on 2007-01-06.  

In the previous offering we heard from Maharaj giving the example of moon and its reflection in water said that just like how moon is not actually affected by the disturbances in water, similarly soul is spiritual and has nothing to do with bodily designations like rich, poor, dull, intelligent. Now we shall see further.

pārthiveṣv iha deheṣu praviṣṭas tad-guṇāśrayaḥ
guṇair na yujyate yogī gandhair vāyur ivātma-dṛk

"Although a self-realized soul may live in various material bodies while in this world, experiencing their various qualities and functions, he is never entangled, just as the wind which carries various aromas does not actually mix with them."

Maharaj: Srila Prabhupada concludes that Krishna conscious person should not be seen in body (bodily platform), because we know that the spark of the Krishna is already in your heart. So everybody has the same incentive. Everybody gets the power from the same reservoir of the power. So power may fluctuate according to the watts of the bulbs. But the power is power always. Bulbs may have different strength. The power doesn't have anything. So wherever you see the bulb or light we actually see the light and we don't see the strength of the bulb. This is the thing.

This is because we are prone to be covered by the elements, material elements. So somebody is more covered, somebody is less covered but they don't have to do anything with the covering. This is how the paṇḍitāḥ has sama-darśinaḥ. In Bhagavad Gita, Lord Krishna says that the cow and the elephant and everything you have to regard the same. That is the sama-darśinaḥ. As soon as you come to this, then  the same air, he is continuing you know. So this is second face of the air. (Maharaj is referring to how in SB 11.7.40 it was mentioned that air remains undisturbed even when it blows in forbidden or dark places. And later in this verse 11.7.41 also the nature of air not getting mixed with the various aromas is being mentioned. In both the verses the nature of wind is being mentioned.)

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

Thank you very much,
Yours in service of Srila Prabhupada and Srila Gurudeva,
Vaikuntha nath das