Steadiness in Bhakti - Part 6

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 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 the below points.

1.  The spiritual, transcendental nature of the soul.
2.  Supersoul is all pervasive and is steady. By attaching ourselves to Krishna we also become steady.
3.  Need for steadiness in bhakti as well as in material life.
4. Steadiness of Sky.

Now we shall hear further.  

Srimad Bhagavatam verse 11.7.44

svacchaḥ prakṛtitaḥ snigdho  mādhuryas tīrtha-bhūr nṛṇām
muniḥ punāty apāṁ mitram  īkṣopasparśa-kīrtanaiḥ

O King, a saintly person is just like water because he is free from all contamination, gentle by nature, and by speaking creates a beautiful vibration like that of flowing water. Just by seeing, touching or hearing such a saintly person, the living entity is purified, just as one is cleansed by contact with pure water. Thus a saintly person, just like a holy place, purifies all those who contact him because he always chants the glories of the Lord.

Maharaj: Jai! This is example of water, being repeated in this verse. Water is beyond contamination, but really it appears contaminated. For example if coca cola is prepared from water, so coca cola has the nature of coca cola and not the water. It appears very contaminated but actually water can evaporate. Coca cola can't evaporate, the ingredients, they can't evaporate. So water is clear. The same way the spirit completely is clear, it may appear contaminated. Thieving person may appear that he is a thief by nature but frankly speaking his soul or Super soul has nothing to do with these material activities. This is contaminating disease. 

So water, the example of water is best here. The things to be meditated on this, is the saintly persons touch. We should try to be saintly like that. Everybody is free to choose whether he wants to be saintly or he want to be demoniac. Saintly person means inclined to Bhagavad Gita and Bhagavatam. If you have association of Bhagavad Gita and Bhagavatam, the contamination will never be there. So it is saintly. And even then, the body is there you know. Many times we see that they are studying Bhagavad gita or Bhagavatam and even then some inebrieties may occur. But then it is pardonable. He can be  pardoned.  kshma is the best quality. We should not meditate on others inebrieties. As it is we all have material lump. 

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