Just Chant - Part 2

23rd Nov 2021
Srilakshmi devi dasi

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

This is in continuation of the previous offering, "Just Chant", which is transcription of one of the nectarean class given by our beloved spiritual master HH Mahavishnu Goswami Maharaj on Srimad Bhagavatam verse 12.13.23. In the previous offering we heard from Maharaj that

1. Krishna's name is the Supreme medicine for all situations. 

So let's hear further from Maharaj.

Maharaj: (Addressing a devotee's mother Maharaj says) Jai! you are Naresh’s mother, aah I was remembering. How are you? But we lost your phone number you know. He told, oh that was very nice, somebody gave you the message. Its really we are lucky to see you. Because, it is very difficult in this world to see each other. Even in one house we cannot see each other. People will be staying in one house, he will not talk to you, she will not talk to you, you know? So if you really see the living entities, you should be happy like rebirth. Bhagavatam says, it is very difficult to see each other and even if you see, without talking we part, that’s our experience. And there is no reason - but kali yuga is very powerful. And we are here now, we are assembled here in sankirtan. But frankly speaking, we have our own circle, we are completely entangled in those circle. We have a family, we have businesses, this we have that. We have just come here accidentally to chant Krishna’s names and that is helping us. But as soon as we leave this, then back we are in the circle. We have our own circle, then we don’t have any time to look at others. That circle has the issues.

So this is how, when we see the living entities again we must chant loud. This breath, life breath when it will stop we don’t know. And these are few things to be learned with sankirtan. And any process you take, you know any religion so called you take, Christian they assemble in church and they have to sing something, that is their prasadam. We have our way to sing the glories of the Lord. Buddhists also do their prayers. Then Mohammedans also, go to the mosque and they pray. Nobody is off the prayer. Any religion you take so called in all over the globe, they have some sort of prayers. May be they are attached to demigods or very terrible form of Krishna you know, Kaali, Durga, some other form very terrible form.  In Bhagavatam it is very nicely mentioned that those who are under lower mode, lower stage of the devotional service, they are attracted to ghastly forms and this is the one. The Durga comes out with the sword and kills everybody and they are like, "oh oh oh mata mata", they love. And our Krishna stands with the flute, "hey what is this?" (Some people) They want ghastly. We have somehow or the other Prabhupada’s mercy, that we have understood these things. The ghastly forms are the lower type of worship, so we have to raise ourselves to the pleasing form. And then that form also is described very nicely through the pages of our scriptures. The Narada muni who use to see Krishna daily, so he know what Krishna looks like and then that description pleases actually. You chant one verse it’s a nice description:

barhāpīḍaṁ naṭa-vara-vapuḥ karṇayoḥ karṇikāraṁ
bibhrad vāsaḥ kanaka-kapiśaṁ vaijayantīṁ ca mālām
randhrān veṇor adhara-sudhayāpūrayan gopa-vṛndair
vṛndāraṇyaṁ sva-pada-ramaṇaṁ prāviśad gīta-kīrtiḥ

Wearing a peacock-feather ornament upon His head, blue karṇikaara flowers on His ears, a yellow garment as brilliant as gold, and the Vaijayanti garland, Lord Kṛṣṇa exhibited His transcendental form as the greatest of dancers as He entered the forest of Vṛndaavana, beautifying it with the marks of His footprints. He filled the holes of His flute with the nectar of His lips, and the cowherd boys sang His glories.

Krishna willing we will continue to hear more nectar from Maharaj in the subsequent offering.

Hare Krishna.
Thank you very much.
Yours in service of Srila Prabhupada and Srila Gurudeva,
Srilakshmi devi dasi
Kurnool.