Way to Peaceful Family Life

Hare Krishna Dear Prabhujis and Matajis,
Please accept my humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada and Srila Gurudev.

Here are some of the beautiful realizations of our spiritual master H H Mahavishnu Goswami Maharaj that we noted down from his Bhagavatam class in Rajkot. Maharaj spoke these points for leading a peaceful and successful family life, however these principles can be universally applied in all our day-to-day dealings.

1. Simple life means loan-free. Loan destroys the calm in the house.

2. As soon as there is argument or disagreement in the house, at least one partner should keep quiet.

3. There should be free flow of air in our house. As soon as there is no free air and good space in our home, there is disruptions. Space is also energy of Krishna, so if there is not enough space in our house, there will be quarrel. If the space is less, you have to increase the spiritual vibration, because spiritual vibration increases the transcendental space.

4. Scarcity always means there is no Krishna. With Krishna there is never scarcity.

5. Harmony means 'being with Krishna'. As soon as you come to Krishna ALL inebriety vanishes.

6. One word we should remember in grhastha ashram - 'Adjust'.

7. As long as the child is there it should see only harmony in the house.

8. Don't brood over the past. Our past karmas are like shot arrows. Once the arrow is shot we cannot do anything. Whatever planet you may go, the karmic reactions will follow.

9. The seed of envy and doubt should never be entertained.

10. Instinctive behavior is animal behavior (eating, sleeping, mating and defending). More association with scriptures will give us immunity from instinctive behavior.

11. Inner voice coming from the Supersoul always shows us the 'good' side.

12. Except Bhagavatam there is no peace in this world. Never it is too late. Don't waste a single second. Your time must be squeezed for Bhagavatam.

13. The delay you make in understanding Bhagavad-gita and Bhagavatam is the fatal delay in your life.

14. If we have benevolent ideas (viśadāśayaḥ - wide-hearted), Krishna arranges everything. We are trained to think about ourselves, that is our pitfall. Unless Krishna approves, nothing materializes.

Thank you very much.
Yours in service of Srila Prabhupada and Srila Gurudev,
Kalacakra Krsna das and Sudarshana devi dasi.