The Greatest Achievement - Part 2

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

This is in continuation of the previous offering "Greatest Achievement" which is transcription of the nectarean class given by our beloved spiritual master HH Mahavishnu Goswami Maharaj on Srimad Bhagavatam verse 1.19.5 in Sydney on 6th July 2003. In the previous offering we heard from Maharaj as to how

1. Demigods are also eager to be born on earth planet, so that they can engage in devotional service nicely.

Now we shall hear further.

2. Krishna is Inconceivable:
Gurudev: As we see, this planet (earth), is one out of the millions and millions and millions of planets and universes. Can we imagine the extent of the mahat tattva, which is the material manifestation. Even mahat tattva is inconceivable for us. Such a highly complicated situation is managed, Kṛṣṇa says - aṁśena mātrena, "by My fraction of energy I manage all these things." So how great He should be!  Inconceivable, cannot be conceived. That is the meaning of inconceivable isn't it? Inconceivable, how can it be conceived? If He is conceived, then He cannot be inconceivable. And this inconceivable substance is always meditated upon by brahmā varuṇendra-rudra-marutaḥ. We cannot even touch them. Brahmā is the supreme one. He created all this. We living entities, are coming from Brahmā. How much powerful he should be? Even then, all they are running after the Supreme Absolute Truth.

And because He is inconceivable, all attempts to conceive are a failure, great failure. And because we are failure, then we think that He is not there. This is the difference. We are completely ignorant about the way to approach the living, the Supreme Absolute Truth. And that's why our material attempts are going to be failed, always defeated regarding Supreme Person. This is one of the reason that we completely deny His existence. (Atheist) He said, "Because I can't conceive, He is not there". Full inconceivable cannot be conceived, acintya guna svarupam, acintya guna svarup, His quality, His vigraha is completely inconceivable. It is beyond our capacity to go to Him. And even then, He is incharge of everything, including all these demigods and everything. 

Otherwise why should demigods pray then? Shankar Bhagavan is regarded as topmost powerful person in this arrangement of the material manifestation. But Shankar Bhagavan also you see, unless they are weird pictures, I don't know. But the orginal picture of Siva, he is always meditating. So Parvati once asked him - "I thought you are Bhagavan, whom you are meditating?" He said, "My Supreme Lord Kṛṣṇa. I have to meditate, to acquire, this position. So that I can annihilate everything in one go." Everywhere the meditation in some form or the other form is going on. But we are, we think that we are highly intelligent than the demigods, than even Shankar Bhagavan. So what we do that we manufacture so many things to go to Him. And therein we go wrong.

Krishna willing we will try to hear more nectar from Maharaj in the subsequent offering.

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