Save Yourself from Hell - Part 3

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

This is in continuation of the offering, "Save Yourself from Hell"  wherein we are transcribing one of the nectarean class given by our beloved spiritual master HH Mahavishnu Goswami Maharaj on Bhagavad Gita verse 16.16 of Bhagavad Gita in Sydney on June 1 2003. In the previous offering we heard from Maharaj

1. Way to Hell.
2. Art of thinking about Krishna.

Now we shall hear further.

3. Elevate from the lower modes:
Gurudev:  If you want to have head on crash, we are seeing that wall and even then if you continue driving, then whose fault is it? You see the wall in front of you, you should press the brake, isn't it to stop? And this we are not able to do. And this is the real preaching. Otherwise Kṛṣṇa's realm is very beautiful. His relationships are very nice. It's all transcendental. Doesn't have to do anything with the material inebrieties. Everything is there. But before we go, these steps, small steps have got to be taken. I want to go to the first floor, so I have to climb the stairs. Maybe I am staying here since last 20 years. So I am used to these stairs. But no time, I can skip the stairs. I have to climb on my own. The same thing happens in our spiritual life also. These lower steps have got to be taken. Because as soon as we stop bhakti, the devotional service, then we glide down to the lower modes. That's our serious condition

And in order to elevate ourselves from these lower modes, the whole paraphernalia is here. Otherwise what is the use of this? It doesn't have any other use at all. The living entities crowd here. What's the need? There are so many nice buildings maybe in Sydney, much greater than this or much beautiful than this. Why we living entities are crowding here? The result is that we get unknowingly some satisfaction, when we come out of these lower modes. For a while we come here, have darshan, yat-kīrtanaṁ, yat-smaraṇaṁ, yad-īkṣaṇaṁ (S.B. 2.4.15). Just by, just seeing Him we come out of the modes of material nature. Kīrtan - just sing the glories and you will come out of it. As soon as kīrtan is there, smaraṇ is there, remembering is there. Anyone you know, either you perform kīrtan or you remember 

Hare Kṛṣṇa Hare Kṛṣṇa Kṛṣṇa Kṛṣṇa Kṛṣṇa Hare Hare
Hare Rāma Hare Rāma Rāma Rāma Hare Hare

This is smaraṇ. Any, any mantra you take, whichever you have faith in, but please do something. Do something. We are not fanatics but our Guru Maharaj has given Mahamantra. So we are chanting ourselves and we find solace in it, so we propagate it. This is how we are very wide hearted. yatra bhāgavatā rājan sādhavo viśadāśayāḥ. (S.B.4.29.39-40) Our hearts are very wide, viśadāśayāḥ, we are not narrow hearted. Somehow or the other we have the intense desire that, "you please living entities  come to this place, have nice prasadam, be blissful and sing with us - or at least you have darshan or you have vandanaṁ, may be prayers or you have sravanam, you just hear, or you may have arhaṇam, that you may worship". Please! Please these are the nice six ways and it is said very clearly in the pages of Bhagavatam - "Even one, one way you follow and you are perfect." So how easy Kṛṣṇa can be, Prabhupada can recommend. This is it. And all our endeavors are in this direction so that the demoniac qualities and unnecessary concocted miseries may not consume our health and our whole of our material existence. This is the required thing at the moment. Otherwise as it is unnecessarily we are consumed. And in this direction all these devotees are trying and we are very happy really Atmaram prabhu is putting so much endeavor to establish this thing and increase these things. As you might have known that he has ambitious project of that, what Mountain? Blue Mountain yes! Please! The whole world knows Blue Mountain. And now maybe Kṛṣṇa willing, there will nice Narasingha Dev Kshetra there. We already have, excellently we have got a nice more than life size big, deity to be installed in that kshetra.

There are so many institutions, there may be colleges also, there may higher colleges also or the schools also. But there is no kshetra. Kshetra is pilgrim center. And this is what these Prabhupada’s disciples, they are sincerely trying and why? They want us, the living conditioned, conditioned living entities to come together. And the only interest of these devotees is that to serve you and to free yourself from these anxieties, so that you will not be consumed by the demoniac qualities or running after your greed. It’s the only reason. There is no other reason at all. Please don’t concoct other reasons. See the bright side and then it naturally becomes our duty to assist, you know to our, best of our capacity. One man cannot do anything. But together we can really increase these places. Have nice namahatt programs around, so that we will come out from this blinded darkness. Give the people the essence of scriptures. At least they should hear.

 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,
Krishna Rati devi dasi,
Singapore.