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 one of the nectarean classes given by our beloved spiritual master HH Mahavishnu Goswami Maharaj on Srimad Bhagavatam verse 1.6.7 in Rajkot on February 1st 2009. In the previous offering we heard the below point from Maharaj.
1. Everything is alright.
2. Contaminated intelligence leads to anxiety.
3. Disobedience leads to destruction
Now we shall hear further.
4. Bhagavatam is our aim:
Maharaj: This society is meant for Bhagavatam. Except Bhagavatam nothing should be done. The first thing should stop, is collection. This society, if they want to survive, first thing they stop is collection. Because of collection, we are completely misled here and there. We think that collection is the main thing. It’s not collection, diacritic marks and Bhagavatam is our aim. Bhagavatam is our aim. Don’t do anything at all. Do Bhagavatam. That’s it. And you will get rice or dal, whatever. We don’t want rasgullas daily. What is the use of the rasgulla if you eat and sleep? Better rise and wake up. We can't cure. But we should have a wing in ISKCON, which doesn’t collect and it only does Bhagavatam. I want to (have that wing). This ISKCON wing is not after money. People know that and they only to do Bhagavatam. That’s it. That wing is the desirable wing and that wing eventually will be more prosperous than the wing that collects. That is guaranteed. Guaranteed! (Maharaj says this with full conviction.) We are only 10 years in this area, and Dwarka and this place including, you have 65 crores worth property. Which business is there, in 10 years you earn 65 crores and we don’t collect anything. Please He gives. But we are missing the point. We think that we are doing, we are collecting. No need of collection. This Bhagavatam is required. And this is only one sentence. Please try to remember this and the translation.
Come on. Repeat īśasya hi (Devotee starts reciting, Maharaj with loving smiles and gravity chastises - insisting the importance of correct pronunciation) We had one teacher. He will just hit, that’s it. And because we are afraid of hitting, we will correct it. (Maharaj says like that out of fear of being hit by Maharaj, better we pronounce properly) Please, we are losing everywhere. In dress we have lost. Our clothes are gone. And now, day by day, the clothes are less on our body. We don’t have body to exhibit. Whatever, bamboo sticks are there, they are exhibiting. Instead of that, just please have a nice way that, no money or few money and everybody should come and recite Bhagavatam try to understand Bhagavatam. That is the only use of these places. Otherwise what is the use of all this invented iron. Thousands and lakhs of rupees are gone in this. There is no use. This is the only use. And please, try to increase the wing which does not run after money, only reads Bhagavatam. Nothing else. Nothing else. We don’t want. We just have a little bit of prasadam and Bhagavatam, that’s it. Nothing. This is the way to run after Bhagavatam. Prabhupada had made Bhagavatam as his goal of existence. He wanted to translate the whole thing and in the end of the life, he stopped anything and everything, but he continued with this translation. So how much important he might have thought about this? Why can’t you follow Prabhupada in that way? We sing Prabhupada, Prabhupada, Prabhupada, Prabhupada. We cry day and night, but doesn’t follow at all. Really if you care for Prabhupada, you should not leave Bhagavatam for a single second. That is the way. This sentence, at least one sentence you remember, and everything is there. viśuddha buddhi. We want completely purified intelligence. So why to get the contaminated intelligence and purify it. Already the purification is there. Just remember this one sentence and your intelligence is purified. So why to carry the contaminated one? But we contaminate first and then purify.
(Maharaj coughs badly, but still continues to speak) I don’t have sufficient breath to insist this point. But please come to the pages of Bhagavatam if you want your elevation. Also forget about the progress of the world or preaching or whatever. You have to progress yourself. Unless you are up to the mark, what are you going to preach. And for "upto the mark", there is only one sentence. Come on read. (Devotee recite and other follows) īśasya hi vaśe loko, yoṣā dārumayī yathā “The world is under the full control of the Supreme Lord; therefore, everyone is like a wooden doll in the hands of a puppet master”.
Krishna willing we shall continue to hear more nectar from Maharaj in the subsequent offering.
Thank you very much.
Yours in service of Srila Prabhupada and Srila Gurudeva,
Vaikunthanath Krishna das
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