Control Your Senses - Part 2

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

The following is continuation of the transcription of one of the nectarean Bhagavatam class given by our beloved spiritual master HH Mahavishnu Goswami Maharaj on Srimad Bhagavatam verse 7.6.9 in Sri Sri Radha NeelMadhav dham, Rajkot on 26th October 2008. In the previous offering we heard from Maharaj the below point

1. Be pure to approach the Supreme Pure

Now we shall hear further.

2. We have to leave
Gurudev: Attachment is the nature of the mind. So either you are attached to Kṛṣṇa or you are, you are attracted to the material things. There is no in between. (Gurudev speaks in Gujarati). No, either you are detached or attached. There is no both mixed. And we always try  to carry on both, mixing both. This ignorance has got to be eradicated. Otherwise saktam is very easy. Very much attached attitude, is very much easy. Because I see this building, so I am attached - because seeing the building. When you don't see, then there is some chance of being detached from it. And how to see and not to see? That's again there are problem. I am seeing with my eyes and we have built it or whatever. So the attachment is more you know? But if you can easily leave it, the attachment is not there. And attachment cannot survive. That is reality. How attached you may be, but one day you have to leave everything. Whole thing we have to leave. That is the real detachment. 
 
The root of the detachment is to have a clear idea that one day we have to leave everything. That is the fact. Nobody can deny this. But even then, we are so very attached you know. Till death we are attached, eventually we have to leave. But we don't want to leave. Then it goes very difficult for this body to drop. Again and again. So that's why our funeral ceremony is best that we burn the body, and as soon as possible. You have to burn it. Probably ashes are remaining or whatever and they also, we go to Ganges river or somewhere and drop it. So there is nothing left. So the soul doesn't have anywhere to go. Whereas those who carry the burials, their soul are hovering around the burial place. The soul wants to enter the kabrasthan (graveyard) also. The tomb also, if it can enter it would have entered the tomb. And that's why where there are burial place, there are subtle living entities, subtle living entities are there.

Krishna willing we shall continue to hear more nectar from Maharaj in the subsequent offering.

Hare Krishna
Thank you very much,
Yours in service of Srila Prabhupada and Srila Gurudeva,
Krishna Rati devi dasi
Singapore.