Hare Krishna Prabhujis and Matajis,
Please accept my humble obeisances! All glories to Srila Prabhupada and Srila Gurudev!
This is in continuation of the transcription of class given by our beloved Gurudev HH Mahavishnu Goswami Maharaj on Srimad Bhagavatam verse 1.17.45. We thank HG Ananta-Vijay Krishna Prabhuji for transcribing the below lecture.
In the previous offering we heard from Maharaj about the importance of chanting the verses lovingly. Maharaj then began to describe the special features of verse 10.12 of Bhagavad-Gita and now we shall see further.
Maharaj: And this verse can be very simply nicely recited. You recite after me please. (Maharaj recites the verse responded by devotees)
paraṁ brahma paraṁ dhāma pavitraṁ paramaṁ bhavān
puruṣaṁ śāśvataṁ divyam ādi-devam ajaṁ vibhum
"Arjuna said: You are the Supreme Personality of Godhead, the ultimate abode, the purest, the Absolute Truth. You are the eternal, transcendental, original person, the unborn, the greatest."
Very clear. As soon as you understand the meaning and you recite clearly each word of Sanskrit language, the potency is already there. Param brahma means the Supreme Absolute truth. Param dhama is Supreme refuge. Shelter, the Supreme shelter is Krishna. All other shelters during our life they all crumble down. We had our parents, they might be here on this planet, or maybe passed away, that shelter is crumbling down. Completely temporary shelters we take. We have our own businesses, we have our own work, it also crumbles down eventually. But this shelter never goes away. It is firm shelter. This building is standing, on the nice foundation, If the foundation is firm, the skyscrapers we can erect on it. But if the foundation is wrong, if the shelter is wrong, then everything crumbles like a card. We may think that our position at the moment is very secure, but it can be never be secure on the material foundation. We must have the spiritual foundation. And this is the point Srila Prabhupada discusses in this purport also. And these verses, different verses we chant it has definitely effect, on our practical life.
Krishna willing we will continue to hear more nectar from Maharaj in the subsequent offering.
Thank you very much,
Yours in service of Srila Prabhupada and Srila Gurudeva,
Kalacakra Krsna das
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