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 the importance of studying Srila Prabhupada's books. Now we shall hear more nectar from Maharaj.
7. Just depend on Krishna:
Gurudev: (Quoting Srimad Bhagavatam verse 12.13.1, Maharaj said)
yaṁ brahmā varuṇendra-rudra-marutaḥ stunvanti divyaiḥ stavair
vedaiḥ sāṅga-pada-kramopaniṣadair gāyanti yaṁ sāma-gāḥ
This is communication, this is communication from Bhagavatam eleventh canto (twelfth canto) first, best, best verse. Then our Prahlāda Mahārāja's verse (SB 7.6.14) is there for our instruction.
kuṭumba poṣāya viyan nijāyur
na budhyate 'rthaṁ vihataṁ pramattaḥ
nirvidyate na sva-kuṭumba-rāmaḥ
Very nice, very nice verse. It's beautiful to understand these verses. kuṭumba poṣāya viyan nijāyur, kuṭumba poṣāya, for the maintenance of the family, viyan, you decrease, you waste, you spoil your āyuh, your life. The time allotted to our body, we waste for the maintenance of family. Some brahmachari will stand up and say that, "I don't have family, I don't waste my life, I don't spoil." So, just try to understand this. Brahmacharis will explain that, "I don't have anything to maintain." No, you are maintaining your bad habits. You don't, you don't come for mangal arati, you don't chant your rounds, you don't read Srila Prabhupada's books at least for two hours a day. We are somehow or the other haphazardly doing our service, doing our service. Then we make the garland, one flower is up and another flower is down and the garland is ready and "somehow or the other I must run home or stay in my ashram you know." The people love ashram very much, very much. And our Bombay ashram is beautiful, you know. Like hospital beds there are so many beds. And everytime I went there, somebody was sleeping there. Because that place is very, you know on the fifth floor. Nobody goes there. Hardly some Maharaj come somewhere, sometimes. But nobody goes there. And as soon as the brahmachari is free..boom, and then he sings with his nose.(Gurudev laughs).
So this is, this we have to avoid, completely avoid, kuṭumba poṣāya viyan nijāyur, we are spoiling our existence for this kuṭumba. We have our own kuṭumba, our own cat, cot, own chadar, my own bed, nice cushy you know. "I must have foam bed you know. Because I have to get up at four o'clock in the morning, I must have a very soft bed." And that soft bed then forces us to sleep more. (Gurudev laughs). Because it is soft. It forces us to sleep. Everything is cushy, you know. The quilt is cushy, the bed is cushy and very nice and if you are lucky the wife is smiling. And otherwise I don't know really, what is happening. If you are unlucky then finished. So instead of getting into this rut, please if at all you have to go into the rut also, in order to come out, - unless you go in, how can you come out? So you have to follow Kṛṣṇa’s instructions that after brahmachari ashram, we have to get into grahastha ashram. And we have to do it, in order to come out of it. But always we have to keep Kṛṣṇa and depend upon Kṛṣṇa.
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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