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
4. Sadhana has got to be there.
5. Come out of Maha Moha.
Now let's hear from Maharaj.
6. Study Srila Prabhupada's books:
Maharaj: Srila Prabhupada is very capable. He has explained everything in his books. But we are lazy. And because of our laziness, many times we blame him. This is our tendency. Because we blame everybody and sometimes we catch Prabhupada also. But as soon as Putana wanted to blame Kṛṣṇa, Kṛṣṇa caught hold of the neck and Prabhupada is Kṛṣṇa's pure devotee. He also has Kṛṣṇa's potency. And he also catches the neck. He said many times you know that, "It doesn't matter whether you come and go in the temple. It doesn't matter much for me, because I have thousands of disciples and I have so many followers. But it does matter to you. Because you will be completely destroyed." And he was not proud of it. It was not pride that he was telling these things. He was requesting us that, "Please for your good you just stick to me." "Me", means in the sense of his books. He was asking us many times that, "why am I writing? Why am I getting up at one o’ clock? You people are not reading. Why am I doing?"
Once there were so many persons in his class you know. Fortunately I was there and after the class so many hands went up to ask questions you know. They wanted to talk to Prabhupada, you know. Everybody loves Prabhupada. so, they wanted to talk to you. So many hands went up. Prabhupada became very angry. He said, "you are rascals." And then he stopped, you know. "No, no, no, no you are not rascals, tenth class rascals." (Gurudev and devotees laugh). So he was not satisfied by calling rascals you know. And then he gave the reason. "Everything is in my books, because you are not reading, so many hands are up. You rascals, you read my books anyway." (Gurudev laughs) This rascaldom we have to stop. This is our mundane platform to avoid these things. And until and unless you raise yourselves as, as I told you, you have to communicate with Kṛṣṇa. And the way of communication is very nicely described in the pages of Srimad Bhagavatam, Bhagavad Gita and in the life of Prabhupada, through whatever, whichever he has written. Everything here is present. He says communion with the Lord is very much a reality by the transmission of the transcendental sound.
Hare Kṛṣṇa Hare Kṛṣṇa Kṛṣṇa Kṛṣṇa Hare Hare
Hare Rāma Hare Rāma Rāma Rāma Hare Hare
This is the way to communicate, this is the way to communicate.
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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