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.
3. Elevate from the lower modes
Now we shall hear further.
4. Be with Krishna - Be at ease:
Gurudev: Srila Prabhupada went all the way from Vrindavan to America and the first thing he did was that he went to that Thompkinson Park and just chanted Mahamantra. That's it. Nothing else. There were no lectures, nothing at all. Mahamantra is the essence of everything. Why can't we understand these things? This is the necessity of the present age and all the ages. And in this age particularly, when we are completely short lived. Unexpectedly we leave this body, we are consumed by the chronic diseases, so many anxieties, our health is deteriorating. All the forces which we are following, they are completely anti our health. Why can't we come to this side? I don't know.
Just coming here and hearing these things or performing kirtan or assisting in a bit of whatever we can, you are completely at ease. And if you are at ease, you can never be diseased. Isn't it? Ease, E A S E, (Gurudev spells each letter separately) we are all searching this ease and because we are not at ease, naturally we are 'dis' 'eased.' So if you are diseased, then you must find out ease. Isn't it? So this is the place where in you can find the ease. If you have to perform bypass operation, you will spend millions of dollars maybe to go to America or here or there. And you are operated. Then you don't hesitate to spend for the medical things. This is the real hospital. We should build these hospitals. Why do you not spend millions of dollars in this? Man! Just to cut your breast, you are spending millions of dollars and fondle with Krishna's machinery inside. Take out this, tie there, tie there and tie there and eventually the nerves break down and you are Haribol! (Gurudev and devotees laugh) So all expenses will be completely gone.
This investment is for, forever here, for our generations together. These places are not meant for 100 years. Thousands of years. And our generations great, great, great, great grand children will also be proud that my great, great grandfather had built this institution or he had helped here. This is the way to completely give the ease, continuously to our coming generations, innumerable and the same time to help to liberate the generations which are already passed. Our forefathers may not have done that, but may be getting rotten in hell so they will also be liberated. And then we will save ourselves from this pursuit of lust and greed. That is the best effect of these - just by donations, just by coming here and encouraging the devotees, we do so much for our own health and so much for our own, own spiritual well being - is it not the necessity nowadays? What, what mistake these young devotees have done to sacrifice their life? And this is the way we should sacrifice. May not be that everybody is not ready to stop his or her activities. Nobody tells to do that. No shastra insists that you have to leave everything. But the consciousness has got to be changed. However you might be busy in your own things, you may have so much wealth as it is mentioned you know. So much you have. Doesn't matter, keep it, but look to these eternal things. This is missing in our society and that's why we are in anxiety. That is the purport of this verse - aneka-citta-vibhrāntā.
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,
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