Depend upon Krishna - Part 5

Hare Krishna Prabhujis and Matajis,
Please accept my humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada and Srila Gurudeva.

This is in conclusion of the transcription of the nectarean lecture given by our beloved spiritual master HH Mahavishnu Goswami Maharaj, in Minneapolis, in August 2002. In the previous offering we heard from Maharaj the below points.

1. Chanting is basis for all projects. 
2. Bhakti builds temples.
3. Read Prabhupada's books.
4. Sinless life improves health.
5. Depend upon Krishna.

Now let us continue to hear more nectar from Maharaj.

6. Krishna rasāyanam piba - Take Krishna elixir: You will see that if you are vegetarian, if your life is religious, then the lakshmi which you are earning, will go long. And if you are going hither and thither, then the money will always be short. And for getting more income we will have to kill ourselves. So please don't follow this. Come to this side and spread to the best of your ability. You are all young people. So many young people may be coming in contact with you. So try to spread these things. (Pointing to a devotee Maharaj said), You are here only for 2 days and you look much better. Otherwise you would have to work in inconvenient hours. Then you spoil the health and there is nothing to eat. This is how you are put into difficulties. During day time we cannot sleep, whatever black-out we try to do at home, day is day. Night is meant for taking rest. So as far as possible, don't work at nights. If there is no other way, then please carry on for a while. But night work should be stopped. This is how slowly we get our life together, based on nice brahminical principles.

One doctor told me to take Aspirin. I told, "Aspirin is meant for ass. I am a human being. So what can ass medicine do to me? I told we have "Krishna-spirin". So we will take Krishna's name and be cured." The doctor said, "I cannot talk with you. Get out." (laughter) Please avoid these medicines. Aspirin or no aspirin, if you are going to die, you are going to die. if you are going to live, you are going to live. Don't fall prey to these medicines. But because at any cost we want to survive, that is our foolishness. We cannot survive on our own. It is He who helps us to survive and we think that, "Oh, I don't have medicine. I will die." Better to die than to take the obnoxious stuff, even if we have to go away. One day we have to go away. Isn't it ? So why to delay? Let us go. Those who are ready to die, they never die. Those who are not ready to die, they hurry up the death. Because they run after this medicine and that medicine. It is a madness. Because we don't have faith in God, because we lack the faith, we run around, here and there. And that obnoxious doctor, we have full faith in him. He says, "You will suffer after six months. Eat chicken" and we believe. That doctor prescribed chicken for the patient and he himself died (laughter).

Please don't be ignorant about these things. If doctors can cure the diseases, why should they die? They are limited. They try here and there few things. We can also try. Ginger is best medicine. You know, green ginger, you can squeeze it and take out the juice. Mix with honey and eat in the morning and evening. And you will not have any trouble at all. If you are staying near ocean, sea-coast, go and swim in the ocean and your stomach trouble will go away. Take bath daily and you will be completely fresh. Chant Krishna's names and you will always be happy, because Krishna is happy. He transfers His happiness to us. There is no need of artificial intoxication for keeping us happy. People who don't have faith in God, they have faith in dirty glass of beer and whisky. And they think that because they are taking it, they are enthusiastic. We are enthusiastic, without anything. We wake up at 4:30 am and we are enthusiastic. We want to see Krishna. So this enthusiasm is better than that intoxicant.

So please understand these things and for the worldly life, here on this planet, you must be free. And for that also, we must follow this path. And there is no expense involved. We chanted 1 round together. How blissful was it? We must continue chanting. That is it. Nothing to be done. Only chanting will help you. All these books and everything to understand this philosophy is to increase our firm faith in the names of Krishna. That is it. There is no need of anything. All these pravacans and discussions is for our chanting. So you please chant 1 round. But chant it nicely. Don't worry about the number. So far as possible we should go to 16. But if your work doesn't allow, don't feel short. Whatever you can do, do it very sincerely. And that will definitely have results. Srila Prabhupada ki Jai!

Our heartfelt thanks to Maharaj for his powerful, practical instructions. We pray at lotus feet of Srila Gurudeva and Srila Prabhupada to give us strength to abide by their instructions and just depend upon Krishna and His Holy Names.

Thank you very much.
Yours in service of Srila Prabhupada and Srila Gurudeva,
Sudarshana devi dasi.