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Hare Krishna Prabhujis and Matajis,
Please accept my humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada and Srila Gurudeva.
This is in continuation of previous offerings titled, "Recite Lovingly" which is transcription of class given by our beloved spiritual master HH Mahavishnu Goswami Maharaj on Srimad Bhagavatam verse 1.17.45. In the previous offering we heard from Maharaj about how Austerity, Cleanliness, Mercy and Truthfulness - the basic principles of religion and form the foreground for the advancement of spiritual knowledge. Now we shall see further.
Maharaj: It’s a nice verse, in 2nd canto, you know, 2.2.37. Very beautiful verse, you know
pibanti ye bhagavata ātmanaḥ satāṁ
kathāmṛtaṁ śravaṇa-puṭeṣu sambhṛtam
punanti te viṣaya-vidūṣitāśayaṁ
"Those who drink through aural reception, fully filled with the nectarean message of Lord Kṛṣṇa, the beloved of the devotees, purify the polluted aim of life known as material enjoyment and thus go back to Godhead, to the lotus feet of Him [the Personality of Godhead]."
Beautiful to understand, you know. He says pibanti ye bhagavata ātmanaḥ satāṁ.. Those devotees who drink the nectar of Srimad Bhagavatam, kathämåtaà, nice topics of Krishna, śravaṇa-puṭeṣu sambhṛtam, always your ear holes are filled with the topics of Krishna. Then what happens? punanti - They purify viṣaya-vidūṣitāśayaṁ, means the goal of our existence. Our polluted goal of our existence is completely purified if you continuously hear the Krishna katha, the topics of Krishna. This goal of existence must be purified. Please remember, the goal of existence is not to marry, the goal of existence is not to amass the wealth, the goal of existence is not to build the house, goal of existence is not to stay in America. We’re very much proud, you know we Indians are very much attracted to stay in America and run after green card. And then next life you become a dog here. And get automatic green card. This is how. Our goal is not this. We have completely polluted our aim of existence. The human life is not meant for building one house in America. The human life is not meant to acquire some property on the whole planet. That is not the aim at all. Falsely we are running after these things and because we are not purifying our aim of existence, we are in difficulty. The aim of existence is to develop unflinching faith, unflinching devotional service to the Lord. In Bhagavad Gita verse 8.14 Lord Krishna says
ananya-cetāḥ satataṁ / yo māṁ smarati nityaśaḥ
tasyāhaṁ su-labhaḥ pārtha / nitya-yuktasya yoginaḥ
Don’t meditate [laughs] I told you ananya-cetāḥ satataṁ, means without deviation, without deviation of the mind, if yo māṁ smarati nityaśaḥ, those who remember Me, without deviation, the effect is tasyāhaṁ su-labhaḥ pārtha, I am very easy to obtain, very easy to obtain beause they’re nitya-yuktasya yoginaḥ, always they are engaged in My devotional service. And as soon as we forget this then we are in difficulty and if you abide by the instructions of the Lord, then He’s very kind.
Krishna willing we shall continue to hear further from Maharaj in the subsequent offering.
Thank you very much,
Yours in service of Srila Prabhupada and Srila Gurudeva,
Ananta Vijaya Krishna das
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