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 should not spoil human existence. Now we shall hear more nectar from Maharaj.
9. Don't leave the scriptures:
Gurudev: If you see that donkey, I don't know if you have seen that donkey’s. We have got some pictures of that donkeys who are bleeding you know. Ah! We will show you. But this is how in our villages we see even now donkey’s punishment. And we are donkeys at the best of our existence in the material world. We have got so many kicks, we are bleeding, but then there is no distaste. And unless we develop the real distaste for the material activities, you will never come to Kṛṣṇa. And Kṛṣṇa will never talk to you at four-thirty. He will reject you. And as soon as He rejects you may be in the temple for fifty years, doesn't matter. But you have to come back again. Maybe if you are lucky, śucīnāṁ śrīmatāṁ gehe, maybe you come back to a yogi’s house or the rich person’s house. This is how He threatens us, He requests us. It is better to voluntarily surrender to these activities and if you want to elevate, please then don't leave these scriptures for a single second. And Prabhupada will definitely pick us up. Otherwise we are completely gone. There are so many things to be told.
We had one very nice example, how the people are elevated you know from the hellish condition.- narakād api uddharāmyaham, we were in Radhadesh and what was his name that Yugoslavian boy who is druggist, Ah! Dhruv, Dhruv? Pradhruk, Pradhruk, this is our Prahlāda, Prahlāda's name is also Prahlāda you know. hlāda means blissful and Prahlāda means completely blissful. You know pra means greater. You know pitamaha is grandfather. Pra-pitamaha means great, great grandfather. That's how hlāda means anand and it is beautiful you know. This, Hiranyakasipu and Kayadhu had four children, four male children and one daughter. And all these children their name ended with hlāda. You know what is the first? Samlāda, Samlāda, you know very good anand, very good blissful nature. Then Anuhlāda, you follow anand. Then, then only Hlāda, anand, and Prahlāda, all these are four. And Simhika is the daughter who was married to Vipracitti, demon Vipracitti and Simhika had Rahu as their son. Rahu we know. This is how Hiranyakasipu had four male sons.
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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