The Soul is Nourished Only by Bhakti - Part 2

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 Bhagavad Gita verses 2.62-63 in Auckland, Newzealand in the year 1995. In the previous offering we heard from Maharaj,

1. Bhakti purifies our life.

Now let's hear further nectar from Maharaj.

2. Wind up from illusory energy:
Maharaj: The outer things we do require,  your nice houses are nice decorated places, but it’s all meant for Krishna. (Quoting Srimad Bhagavad Gita 5.29, Maharaj said)

bhoktāraṁ yajña-tapasāṁ sarva-loka-maheśvaram
suhṛdaṁ sarva-bhūtānāṁ jñātvā māṁ śāntim ṛcchati

He is the one enjoyer. Owner of all the planets, spiritual and material. And such a big person, is suhṛdaṁ sarva bhūtānāṁ - He is your Friend. Suppose the Prime Minister comes here and he talks with us, how elated we are? "oh such a big person you know?!" - because you are associated with big person. So Krishna is the father of thousands of Prime ministers. Can we not be proud of His association? As soon as this understanding takes root in our brain, in our psychology, then that psychic activity becomes a spiritual activity. Otherwise all other psychic activities drag us to the material rut. And fortunately these souls are selected here by Krishna to become His associates. He selects His you know? We also select our associates. We don’t associate with A B C D or everybody. We select our associates and the same way Krishna also selects to whom to associate. Unless we become like Him, He will kick us out of this group. So please feel very proud, transcendental proud that you are selected.

And as soon as you are connected with Him, through His names, very loving chanting the names, you go nearer and nearer and nearer and the same quality is transferred to you. The same - because qualitatively we are one. But because of the covering of the material desires etc we are a bit dragged away from Him. As soon as you come to Him, it’s a loving relationship and you feel His presence there. There is a feeling, (it) is important. And as soon as you feel the loving relationship, naturally you may do the material activities.We have to carry on somehow or the other, but we are not then that much attached to it and everything goes on. (Quoting Srimad Bhagavad Gita 3.27 Maharaj says)

prakṛteḥ kriyamāṇāni guṇaiḥ karmāṇi sarvaśaḥ
ahaṅkāra-vimūḍhātmā kartāham iti manyate

  It’s according  to niyams of  prakrti, according to the regulations of prakrti, His energy goes on working. We were not here and everything was going on, we are here and everything is going on and maybe we will not be here and everything will continue. The rain will be there, the wind will blow, the mountains will stand, the sun will shine. Everything happened before we were here, everything is happening in front of us and after we go away, everything will continue. We have nothing to do with these activities. The same way, whatever our maintenance activities are, they are of this type. They go on. A bit of endeavor here and there you have to do. That’s all and they go on. This is how we completely wind ourselves up from the illusory energy of Krishna and bring it to the names of Krishna. That is our perfection in this age.

Krishna willing we shall hear more nectar from Maharaj in the subsequent offering.

Hare Krishna.
Thank you very much.
Yours in service of Srila Prabhupada and Srila Gurudeva,
Govindang Krishna das