Control Your Senses - Part 5

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.
2. We have to leave.
3. Attachment leads to Anger
4. Control your senses.

Now we shall hear further.

5. Be Attached to Krishna:
Gurudev: (Referring to the verse 5.1.17 from Srimad Bhagavatam - Maharaj said)

bhayaṁ pramattasya vaneṣv api syād
yataḥ sa āste saha-ṣaṭ-sapatnaḥ
jitendriyasyātma-rater budhasya
gṛhāśramaḥ kiṁ nu karoty avadyam

And again here in this verse also jitendriyasyātma-rater, ātma-rater budhasya, real intelligence is that you have to be attracted to ātma, ātma-rater, you have to be attracted to the Supreme Personality of Godhead. And in order to be attracted there, you have to conquer your senses. There is no other way. If you let loose your senses anywhere, one sense, 

indriyāṇāṁ hi caratāṁ yan mano ’nuvidhīyate
tad asya harati prajñāṁ, vāyur nāvam ivāmbhasi
 

Like the wind drives the boat, small boats are there on the ocean and then they will not anchor. So anywhere they will go. Like that, our position becomes like that. If there is anchor, ātma-rater, we are completely attracted to Kṛṣṇa, then they will anchor and we are attracted to Kṛṣṇa. Don't want anything else. Then you have all senses, they become blunt. Even you, even you want, they are not there. This is the only way. Otherwise gṛheṣu saktam, pumān gṛheṣu saktam, and the difficulty is that as soon as you are increasing your attachment means, your material mind is there. The mind becomes material. Instead of spiritual it will become material. And as soon as the mind becomes material means, it cover the living entity's soul. Isn't it?

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.