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.
3. Follow Krishna's instructions:
Now let's hear from Maharaj.
4. Sadhana has got to be there:
We were in, driving in America you know. And this American people, at times they are sane you know. Ninety five percent they are not sane. But five percent they are sane. Except devotees you know. So, there was a car going on, there was a banner on the car. And that banner said that how do you feel if your finger is squeezed between the car door and the frame? That was the first sentence. I don't exactly remember the sentences you know. But this was the meaning.That if your finger is squeezed between your car door and the frame, how much pain you feel? So please think about the animals. That was the karmis’ banner. Today I got my finger into the bathroom door and the frame. And it was horrible time, horrible time for two minutes at least. Oh! God I thought that I am just going to pass away before the class. This is, this is our experience, daily experience. And the mundane people, they know this and he is advising us that you please feel that, "How do you feel when your finger is squeezed? And how can you take a knife and cut the neck of chicken or cow or sheep or whatever it is?"
This is, this is the way we should keep our eyes always open. We should keep our eye, mind always open. And you try to take the instructions, good instructions from wherever you can get. Always absorb the good instructions. The sponge, if it is new, it will definitely absorb the water. The old sponge, they become hard and they don't have any absorption capacity. We are becoming, our sponges are becoming old, because we are connected to the destructive mundane activities and mundane sounds. This is our own defect. And unless you come to this transcendental platform, it is very difficult that you get out of this mundane rut. And you have to have the communion with the Lord if you want to above, rise above the mundane platform. You have to have the communion with the Lord at four o’ clock in the morning. Not at nine o’ clock when you get up. No, nine o’ clock, He shuts His mouth. He doesn't speak. He only speaks at four-thirty. And if you want to have communion, you have to be here at four thirty. And if you have to be here at four thirty means, you have to get up at quarter to four at least or four clock if you are very sleepy. And somehow or the other like a donkey, we dip ourselves and then come out and then some kurta is somewhere, some, something is somewhere. "Hey! Hey Maharaj", and then he comes here in a beautiful form you know. Kurta is topsy-turvy, button is here and there. This is, this will not do. This is a mundane activity. This is a mundane activity. Don't perform the mundane activity under the roof of Srila Prabhupada.This is what is today's purport is. Sadhana has got to be there.
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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