The Five Great Elements - Part 4

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 nectarean class given by our beloved spiritual master HH Mahavishnu Goswami Maharaj on Bhagavad Gita verse 7.4 in Singapore on 29th December 2001. In previous offering we heard from Maharaj about 

1. The five great elements - bhumi, āpa, anala, vāyu and khaṁ. (earth, water, fire, wind and ether).
2. We are kinkarās and not ahankāra.

Now we shall continue to hear more nectar from Maharaj.

3. Krishna is non-different from Bhagavad Gita: We don't want to change anybody's faiths. There are different faiths. Follow your own faith. But this is common that everybody should know that niḥśvāse nāhi viśvāsaḥCan't trust this breathing in and out. Anytime it will stop - kadā ruddho bhaviṣyati. When it will stop we don't know and as soon as it stops, it is zero - full stop completely. We cannot say, "I don't breathe. But I am alive." No. It is not in our capacity. As soon as it stops, everything stops. All your different ideas, different likings and hatings - they come to an end. So the shastras again rule our society. And that is what Indian society means. Bharathiya culture is ruled by Bhagavad Gita and Bhagavatam - This is the meaning of shastra. It rules over us and at the same time 'tra' is there. trāyate mahato bhayāt - As soon as you digest this idea from the shastra that niḥśvāse nāhi viśvāsaḥ - you have digested this idea, which is the universal truth. It doesn't matter if one is Mohameddan or Hindu, doesn't matter at all - this is shastra. It rules the society equally. And there is no differentiation at all. 

As soon as it is digested, then the idea comes to us that, 'if I have to end any time, then what is my duty?' We may be consumed by the material activities as we are. They are needed. So we can't escape. But there is a way how to perform the material activities. As soon as you are free, you must come to the shastras. Being non-different from Krishna, Krishna is always present with us in the form of Bhagavad Gita. We are discussing these things here. They are non-different from Krishna. We are completely in illusion that, 'I am studying Bhagavad Gita and Krishna is somewhere else.' 'No. no.' He is here. That is why with all reverence, we handle this book. We don't mishandle this book. Why we have awe and reverence for this book and not other papers? There are plenty of paper lying in the godown. But nobody cares for it. But as soon as Bhagavad Gita is on it, it becomes a reverential thing. What is the difference between this paper and the ordinary paper? The only difference is that, it has the print of Krishna's words. Your life is also completely useless, crores of living entities, millions of living entities are flapping around here and there and they don't have any value at all. Why this group has value? Because you have Krishna in your life. You have Bhagavad Gita with you. Otherwise your life is moghaṁ pārtha sa jīvati. mogham - uselessMoghāśā, mogha-jñānā, moha vicetasaḥ - We are all endevaouring to fulfill  our own desires, which are completely useless. And vicetasaḥ - you are completely bewildered because you are not coming to the shastras.

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,
Kalacakra Krsna das.