Attach to Krishna and Be Peaceful - Part 4

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

This is in continuation of the transcription of the nectarean class given by our beloved spiritual master HH Mahavishnu Goswami Maharaj on Srimad Bhagavatam verse 1.18.30. In the previous offering we heard from Maharaj as to how we can see Krishna in the taste of water, sunshine, moonshine, omkar and sound. Now we shall hear further.

5. Be With Krishna:
Gurudev:And we have seen in the 3rd verse of Bhagavad Gita seed verse (10.10) teṣāṁ satata-yuktānāṁ. That's why the people who are always engaged in understanding Krishna, teṣāṁ satata-yuktānāṁ bhajatāṁ prīti-pūrvakam and we worship Him lovingly. Those people who are always engaged in understanding Him through the scriptures and those people who try again and again and again by worshiping Him daily, then "dadāmi buddhi-yogaṁ." It is easy to understand and as soon as this intellect is given by Him, through the mercy of the guru, then we revere our guru as Krishna Himself. And this is the secret of the mantra. oṁ ajñāna - we are ignorant and because of ignorance, we are in darkness. andha – andha means dark. oṁ ajñāna timirāndha. Because we are in timir, timira means darkness. Here there is light in sunshine. And that's why we can see everything here. But as soon as it is dark, with all eyes open, we will not be able to see. It is like that. We are completely in darkness and because we are in the darkness, andha, we are blind. We cannot see with our open eyes also. So we must go to the person who knows and who can kick away our ignorance. teṣām evānukampārtham aham ajñāna-jaṁ tamaḥ - teṣām evānukampārtham - "To be merciful to those living entities, I sitting in their heart dissipate the darkness of ignorance by the shining lamp of knowledge." This knowledge is coming from the gurus, the people who know about Him, who has realized Him. This is the main thing to be understood from this verse. 

This we should daily (recite) in Bhagavatam class. You should recite 4 verses from Bhagavad Gita. Those 4 seed verses (Gita 10.8-11). Daily make it a practice to recite the verses and the more you come, the more you hear about Krishna. Krishna is inside our heart. sarvasya cāhaṁ hṛdi sanniviṣṭo He says in Bhagavad Gita. "I am situated in everybody's heart." And when we hear about Krishna, Krishna inside is very pleased. You know when someone praises, we are very pleased and we become proud of him and our blood increases. So Krishna also when He hears His glorification, He is very pleased and as soon as Krishna is pleased, it shows on your faces. The faces are glowing because Krishna inside is pleased and that's why His glorification should go on non stop. If you stop, you are in bed. Without glorification of Krishna we are breathing dead. If you want to be alive, you have to be always with Krishna. We talk four verses from Bhagavad Gita. They are known as seed verses. The same way Srimad Bhagavatam also, there are 18000 verses. Out of 18000 verses there are four verses in Srimad Bhagavatam. In those four verses, the whole Bhagavatam is preached. And these verses we sing today. You sing after me. They are in the second canto 9th chapter. The title of the chapter is "Answers by citing the Lord's version." Lord replies to Brahma. Krishna instructs to Brahma the whole Bhagavatam in 4 verses. So we may not read 18 thousand in the beginning. But at least these 4 verses (SB 2.9.33-36) should be learnt and understood.

Krishna willing, we can hear more nectar from Maharaj in the subsequent offering.

Thank you very much.
Yours in service of Srila Prabhupada and Srila Gurudeva,
Purna Prajna das