Hare Krishna Prabhujis and Matajis,
Please accept my humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada and Srila Gurudev.
This is in continuation of the transcription of the nectarean class given by our beloved spiritual master HH Mahavishnu Goswami Maharaj on Srimad Bhagavatam verse 10.1.4. In the previous offering we heard from Maharaj
1. Practise before you preach.
2. Be Sincere worker and not shirker.
3. Krishna is the source of maintenance:
Gurudev: The devotees are sincere workers and not shirkers you know. The, the thing is that the workers, as I was telling you, sincere workers are always nice devotees. Those who do their duties, they can perform devotional service also very nicely. It doesn't matter which circumstances you are in, the bhakti can never be conditioned. If you tell that "No, you only come to the temple, then only you will be complete" - Christianity will say you come to church only then you will be complete, so don't be fanatics like that. Bhakti can be performed anywhere. But sincerity must be there.
Our forefathers don't, didn't have anything and even then, they had unflinching faith in the Lord. Oh! Every time or the other, my mother was very angry with my father always because he had ten brothers and sisters. So she was saying, (Gurudev laughs) "You don't do anything. What is going to happen to this children? How are they going to be educated?" So when she was angry my father will not react anything but in the evening when the anger subsided he was telling to mother 'You know our Lord Ram is there, He will do everything'. (Gurudev and devotees laugh).
Really, as he told, to my surprise, everybody was married, everybody was educated, What else? We are clever also. Somebody went to foreign countries also. Wherever they are, they were happy. This is how, we don't have faith in Kṛṣṇa. We put ourselves in between. That's why we make a mess of (everything). Just go on with your life unflinching in devotional service and everything will be arranged. Otherwise (children) are very dear to us. But their breathing is carried on by the (Lord). Maintenance, source of maintenance is not the human being.
Conditioned human being can never be the source of any maintenance. We are all conditioned. I have to become old, I have to die. That is the greatest condition I am in. How can I help them? How can a conditioned soul remove the condition of the other soul (Gurudev laughs). You have to surrender to Kṛṣṇa. And from the beginning, beginning of life they must be given Kṛṣṇa consciousness as Prabhupada's mercy. Otherwise nobody heard this word Kṛṣṇa consciousness. We didn't know that we are conscious (Gurudev laughs). To that extent we are indebted to Prabhupada. How can brush, how can we brush him aside? This is how it is, Oh! Oh! Whatever he has done nobody can do.
Krishna willing we shall continue to hear more nectar from Maharaj in the subsequent offering.
Thank you very much.
Yours in service of Srila Prabhupada and Srila Gurudeva,
Krishna Rati devi dasi
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