Steadiness in Bhakti - Part 7

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 offerings 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.
5.  If we take shelter of Bhagavad Gita and Bhagavatam, we will be saved from all contaminations.

Now we shall hear further.  

In Srimad Bhagavatam verse 11.7.43, first line is tejo-'b-anna-mayair bhāvair - tejah āpah anna. There are three words tejah āpah anna. tejah means fire,āpah means water and anna means earth. These three things are present always in the material things. (SB 1.1.1) tejo-vāri-mṛdāṁ yathā vinimayo. tejo-vāri-mṛdāṁ, tejo means fire, vāri means water, mṛdāṁ means earth. These words are different but same meaning.

Every material object has fire, then water and earth. And tvak carma māmsa rudhira medho majjasi dhātavah - All these material elements they are all comprise with tejaḥ, fire, water and earth. There is fire, water and earth. These three things are here. In this wall also there is fire, there is water and there is earth. That is why it is sticking, you know. It looks like it is dry, there is no water but there should be some water otherwise it will not stick. So it appears dry but everywhere water is there. In the land also you go few feet down there is water and tejaḥ warmth has got to be there. Warmth is the nature of the Super soul. Inside our body, soul and Super soul. The dead body goes cold, ice cold because they have left. The warmth has left. So warmth must be there, water must be there and earthen part must be there. But to purify these things saintly association is required. So we may carry the three elements, they could be very well purified because of our constant association with the scriptures, with the devotees, with the deities and with the service. This is required. Scripture are required, association of the devotees is required and service. SDS, Scriptures, Devotees and Service, SDS. These three things purify. So wherever the saintly person goes he purifies. And that’s why he goes to the tirthas the pilgrim centers and takes bath in the river. So whatever sins are left there by the ordinary persons, he purifies.

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