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 about how we must just depend on Krishna. Now we shall hear more nectar from Maharaj.
8. Do not spoil human existence:
Gurudev: Whatever we do, we cannot do on our own at all. Superintendent, He is the Superintendent, mayādhyakṣeṇa prakṛtiḥ, sūyate sa-carācaram. And this is very clear that as soon as you come to Kṛṣṇa, your life is bound to be completely cleansed, whether you are in grahastha ashram, whether you are in brahmachari ashram or vānaprastha or sannyās. sannyāsas, duḥkham āptum ayogataḥ, even sannyāsi is duḥkham āptum, it will give you so much miserable condition, why? ayogataḥ, because you are not a devotee. If you are not interested in the scriptures even sannyās is great utpāta, is a great disturbance because we, we are here with the living entities for a very less time. Maybe one hour or two hour you know. Then eventually we are locked up in a room and there are four walls. Those four walls will kill us if we are not interested into this. And that is the reason that why we are so many times tired of sannyās, sannyās because we are duḥkham āptum ayogataḥ, sannyās is also very highly elevated position but unless you please utilise into this, that will also create miseries.
And this is the instruction of Kṛṣṇa, kuṭumba poṣāya viyan nijāyur, we are just spoiling the valuable human existence. And then He says, because we are completely spoiling the human existence, we don't have anything left and that living entity sarvatra tāpa-traya-duḥkhitātmā, everywhere he goes, he is suffering from threefold miseries, bodily miseries, then other living entities inflict miseries and the Kṛṣṇa given miseries. All these miseries trouble us. And then, even then he is troubled so much, but even then, he does not develop a distaste to the material activities. That is our defect. We are suffering, all of us are suffering, but we like it, like a donkey. He, he goes behind the she-donkey and requests pa...pa..pa..(Gurudev making funny sounds sarcastically), he has his own language. Donkey’s language is a completely beautiful language. Because she-donkey is very pleased. As soon as she-donkey is pleased, she gives a return gift to him, a kick on his head, face. And as soon as he kicks, he's kicked, the blood is coming out of the face. He says, "Oh! God I will never follow this she-donkey now." He walks two steps and he forgets, forgets the kicks. Again he...he...he...he...( Gurudev makes funny sounds) and again a kick, again blood is flowing like anything.
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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