Attach to Krishna and Be Peaceful - Part 5

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 be with Krishna by lovingly reciting seed verses of Bhagavad Gita and Srimad Bhagavatam.

Now we shall hear further.

6. Be Attached to Krishna:
(Gurudev then began to recite the seed verses of Srimad Bhagavatam (2.9.33-36) and explain it one by one.)

aham evāsam evāgre nānyad yat sad-asat param
paścād ahaṁ yad etac ca yo ’vaśiṣyeta so ’smy aham

Brahmā, it is I, the Personality of Godhead, who was existing before the creation, when there was nothing but Myself. Nor was there the material nature, the cause of this creation. That which you see now is also I, the Personality of Godhead, and after annihilation what remains will also be I, the Personality of Godhead.

This is the philosophy of Srimad Bhagavatam that it fixes you firm with Krishna. When this creation was not there, He was there. In the creation He is there. After the annihilation, the creation is going to be destroyed - this planet and the whole material creation, there are millions of universes are there. They all will be destroyed. As such the material creation is functioning on a certain time scale as our body has its own time scale. The number of breaths are fixed. You cannot breathe one more and every breath goes, your life is decreased. In the same way, the life of this whole manifestation is also decreasing. It is also functioning on a certain time scale. And that’s why in the material manifestation, everything is very temporary and full of miseries, because it is going to be destroyed. As soon as I get attached to this part of the creation, it is going to be destroyed. As soon as it is destroyed, I will be misterable. Because destruction is the main thing in this material world.  And He says, "Even if it is destroyed, whatever is remaining - that is I am." And that’s why we have unflinching faith in the existence of the Lord according to the instruction of Srimad Bhagavatam. This is the first verse. Then we go to the second verse. (2.9.34 from Srimad Bhagavatam)

ṛte ’rthaṁ yat pratīyeta na pratīyeta cātmani
tad vidyād ātmano māyāṁ yathābhāso yathā tamaḥ

   O Brahmā, whatever appears to be of any value, if it is without relation to Me, has no reality. Know it as My illusory energy, that reflection which appears to be in darkness.

It is clear. Bhagavatam philosophy is clear. Our life also, if it is not related to Him, it has no reality. This is the instruction of Srimad Bhagavatam. Anything  this kartal - if is not used for Krishna, it is not real. This microphone, if it is not used for Krshna, it is not real. If our house, if it is not used for Krshna it is not real. If our life if it is not devoted to Krishna, it is not real. Then it is the illusory energy of the lord. Whatever is without relation to Krishna, it is completely illusory. Completely maya. In the first verse, He has given instruction that He is the permanent source of everything. aham sarvasya prabhavo — He explains again in Srimad Bhagavatam aham evāsam evāgre - I was in the beginning, I am present now, and after this also I will be there. This is very easy principle. And because He is always there, if we get unflinchingly attached to Him, our life will be very comfortable. There won't be any worry at all and if there is no worry, and if our relations are good, if we don’t have any bad ideas about anything, then our health is bound to be blooming. Our health will improve. And with this philosophy, on the other hand, our life must be very simple. We are already simple in our life. We should be completely simple.

The artificial necessities will disturb your health. Too much attachment to TV, television etc disturbs our health. Too much attachment to the sound system disturbs our health. Too much hearing of this karmic music  rock music etc..I don't how they can hear and whole night they dance and next day they snore...it disturbs. Completely disturbing. Not only that. But I will give you the example. You should remember that how far the life should be simple. We should not use soap anytime. Soap is very harmful. Soap has the caustic soda and it burns your skin. Instead of that we should use the natural material to clean our body. In the olden days not very long ago we used to use the earth, pure earth to wash our body. But now unfortunately we don't have the pure earth also. Next to pure earth is the chick-pea flour—channa dal. It is a best cleansing agent and it will not burn your skin. It will soothe your skin. As soon as you become simple like this, you discard the soap. Not spending money for that. Chikc peas flour is very cheap and daily there is no need of using it. Water is sufficient. Water is anti septic and a best cleansing agent. 

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
Chennai.