Control Your Senses - Part 11

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

This is in conclusion 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 about the power of the Holy Names. Now we shall hear further.

Gurudev: I mean to say any situation may be, we may be condemned from everywhere. But there is no need of committing suicide or whatever. But this suicide has to be committed that sacrifice your senses. That's it. Material senses will destroy you. The same senses is purified when engaged in Krishna's service and that will liberate you. This is the message of Bhagavatam. It's the important message. And everywhere see those who have not controlled the senses, within a day they fell down. All these sannyasis, so many they went away, within a day they went away. And they were very kingly position. Oh! What were they lacking? They were not lacking anything. Within a day, as soon as they stopped controlling senses, now they don't even have a sandwich to eat. Formerly Mahaprasad plate was there. See their fate. 

But please, uncontrolled senses will lead you to the hellish life. If you don't hear Bhagavatam, Bhagavatam is not in trouble. But your, your life will be destroyed. So don't fall prey to any propaganda. Wherever you are please be seated in your own house and convert your house. As you have converted it into temple, who stops you? And you will, you are continuously reminded of Jagannath or Lalaji. So what we lose in that? This way we have to convert our house into temple. That's all. That is Vrindavan. What is the difference in Vrindavan? (Gurudev laughs). There is nothing else. If we can go to Vrindavan, so far, so better. But it's not in our control at the moment to leave this place and go to Vrindavan and settle. And those who have gone there, they are in trouble because it is now city-like you know. They have to buy so costly houses are there, expenses are there. And they are misled.

One of our Shah from Bombay. He had built the house there. Now there is nobody to look to that house. He said, "now I don't want to do anything, I just want to serve my Guru Maharaj." And then somebody donated him the house you know in Vrindavan. Now he is again married (Gurudev laughs). "Enough of Guru, enough of your service. I am now a grahastha, alright (Gurudev laughs)." What to do? Please, our senses are not under our control.  

Srila Prabhupada ki Jai !

Heartfelt thanks to Maharaj for this sublime and instructive class. 

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