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 the wonderful class by our beloved spiritual master His Holiness Mahavishnu Goswami Maharajji on Srimad Bhagavatam verses 10.3.1-2, on June 8 2003 inAlachua. In the previous offerings we have heard 11 wonderful ponts. Now let us continue to hear more nectar from Maharajji.
12. Do your duty and be satisfied: In India, we have our friends and relatives around, the expenditure is less, so with little money we can carry on. But here it is not like that. Everybody has to work. (Looking at the devotee children there, Maharaj said) You are so nice here. And one thing I tell you also. You have to really put into practice. You should be expert in your duties, prescribed duty. At the moment your prescribed duty is to complete the studies, complete one course, whichever course you select. There are some devotee children whose father is quite rich, and by nature also he is very good. But those boys work during the weekend. So that keeps them straight. And they don't spend single penny here and there. They may spend for useful purpose otherwise no. This is how we should allow the Vedic culture to control us. Otherwise we will be controlled by maya. And maya's control means no control. That is maya's control. So these boys must be looked after like that, and Vedic tradition is there. Otherwise father might have told them that, "You are 18 years old. Now get out." No, he is very caring. Now also he spends so much for the welfare of the children. Very, very careful. This is caring. We have to be careful regarding our prescribed duty. No scripture has not said that you leave all this. [Maharajji quotes Srimad Bhagavatam verse 4.20.9]
yaḥ sva-dharmeṇa māṁ nityaṁ nirāśīḥ śraddhayānvitaḥ
bhajate śanakais tasya mano rājan prasīdati
The Supreme Personality of Godhead, Lord Viṣṇu, continued: My dear King Pṛthu, when one situated in his occupational duty engages in My loving service without motive for material gain, he gradually becomes very satisfied within.
This is how our mind is satisfied. This is the formula in Bhagavatam. yaḥ sva-dharmeṇa māṁ nityaṁ nirāśīḥ śraddhayānvitaḥ - one who always faithfully worships Me by doing his prescribed duties, without any expectation, bhajate śanakais tasya mano rājan prasīdati, then immediately he becomes satisfied within. And more the mind is peaceful, disease will not touch you. And even if it comes, you will experience that body suffers the pain; but the disease will not touch you. The soul never suffers. If you are suffering from cold, the body suffers, you don't suffer. This is devotional service. We have such as sublime way at our disposal, and kaudi na lage dām, there is no expense. Fifty thousand rupees you have to spend in this connection, that connection (TV, Internet etc). But Mangal-arati, Haribol [laughs]. What more we want? Otherwise computers are there, television is there, everything goes in and Krishna goes away from us.
Krishna willing, we shall hear more nectar from Maharaj in the subsequent offerings.
Thank you very much.
Yours in service of Srila Prabhupada and Srila Gurudeva,
Manohar Krishna das
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