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 one of the nectarean class given by our beloved spiritual master HH Mahavishnu Goswami Maharaj on Srimad Bhagavatam verse 7.7.48 in Mumbai in 1994. In the previous offering we heard from Maharaj that we have to
1. Surrender to Krishna.
2. Death is inevitable.
Now let's hear from Maharaj.
3. Follow Krishna's instructions:
Gurudev: If you don't surrender voluntarily, then He will come. Like Putana, He will catch you and then you have to scream. "Hey! Leave me, leave me alone." He says, "No! No! Your time is over. I want to do it now, I will sit on you." And you have to come. niṣpīḍyamānākhila-jīva-marmaṇi, and then vivṛtya netre caraṇau bhujau muhuḥ, then eyes go wide and then the balls go in the forehead. Our eyes are gone. And we see that living entity, is suffering. vivṛtya netre, his eyes becomes wide like this and the balls go up. And the balls are not under our control. At the moment, the balls are under my control. But that time when Kṛṣṇa sits on it, it is under His control. And He, He just pulls the ball up. And I am helpless. What's happening, I don't know, I can't speak. There is no strength left in my mouth to speak the words. vivṛtya netre caraṇau bhujau muhuḥ, and I am just throwing my hands and legs. But there is no life into it. I can't throw them also. They are already thrown by Kṛṣṇa.
Jai! Sri Sri Sri Radha Rasbhiharji ki Jai!!! and prasvinna-gātrā kṣipatī ruroda ha. And then she perspires. The whole body is perspiring and ruroda ha, she tries to scream and cry but that also she cannot do. This is the result of the mundane sound. Instead of this sound, we must come to the transcendental sound. This is the request, satataṁ kirtayanto māṁ yatantaś ca dṛḍha-vratāḥ. With full determination, you should always perform My kirtan. And, and these words, they are more than hundred percent correct. Don't think that He was writing Bhagavad Gita for Himself. No! He doesn't need Bhagavad gita. vedānta-kṛd veda-vid eva cāham, He is the compiler of the Vedas and He is knower of the Vedas. So He knows Bhagavad-Gita fully within His heart. He doesn't want, but He has given us the instructions that, "you jiva, if you want to be happy on this planet, I am sending you son there, so you follow my instructions, satataṁ kirtayanto māṁ, yatantaś ca dṛḍha-vratāḥ."
And kirtan, how can we perform kirtan unless we depend upon Him, unless we know He is something and we please Him? Even our boss, don't we please? If mundane offices and factories are there, they want to please their boss. After a month they must have the salary. And we have to please our boss. The mundane boss, they are never pleased. And we try to please them again and again. And he always frowns. This boss is very easily pleased. tuṣyaty āśu janārdanaḥ, tuṣyaty āśu janārdanaḥ - He says in Bhagavatam (SB 4.31.19) and there are three things you have to follow.
dayayā sarva-bhūteṣu santuṣṭyā yena kena vā
sarvendriyopaśāntyā ca tuṣyaty āśu janārdanaḥ
He says I am completely satisfied, āśu means immediately. As soon as you follow these three things I am satisfied. And what is that? dayayā sarva-bhūteṣu, we have to be merciful to all the living entities.
Krishna willing we shall 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
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