Surrender to Krishna Solves All Problems - Part 5

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 Srimad Bhagavatam verse 13.3 in Sri Sri Radha NeelMadhav dham, Rajkot in the year 2006. In the previous offering we heard from Maharaj that

1. Inorder to get out of the miseries we have to take guidance from higher source.
2. If there is disturbance in celestial influence, then there are earthly reactions, which inturn affects our body and mind.
3. Material advancements leads to more miseries. So better to lead simple life.
4. Those who surrender to Krishna can easily overcome the modes.

Now we shall hear further.

Maharaj: These are the technical points. (Referring to the purport of verses 13.1-2 ) The first six chapters are for the soul. The second one is subordinate position of the living entity.  And the third one, is our liberation - how to get out. These are general divisions. And with these points in mind, with this diagram in mind, we should study Bhagavad Gita. And we are here to find out the ways to counteract the so-called material advancement. If we can get rid of so-called advancement, we should try the maximum way to get rid of it. And to that extent, we will be benefited by not having celestial influence, earthly reactions, or resultant bodily pains or disturbance in mind. This point should sink in our mind. And that’s why whether we are able to do or not, I don’t know, but we should try at least to be very simple, to the bare necessities. Very simple in our habits. Very caring for each other, at the same time, very much devoted to Krishna. Through chanting or studies of scriptures or whatever. If we can, we should have hundreds of acres of land wherein we will not allow the electricity or other developments to go on. We should be completely natural. These are the teachings of Bhagavad Gita. And if we really follow, in whichever condition we are, we will be helped. Those who are running after the material advancement, they have to suffer from the reactions of the modes and resultant celestial influence, earthly reactions and bodily pains and disturbance of mind. And it is in front of us.

Formerly, the village had only one policeman. In our village there was only one policeman, I remember that time. And his duty was to bang the time, you know, 2 o’clock – two, 3 o’clock – three times 4 o’clock – four times. Thaat time we thought that is duty for the policeman. We didn’t know that the policeman is there to control us. (laughter) Society was controlled by Bhagavad Gita; society was controlled by Bhagavatam. These traditions were very nicely followed, and everybody was free to act. They were assembling together, thousands of people. There was no disturbance. Even now in Kumbha Mela, population, huge population gathers together but not much disturbance, and we don’t see policemen anywhere. If in the western countries such a big mela is there, there will be hundreds of policemen maybe and so many cars and so many ambulances and so much of beating and killing should be going on. This is the difference between the following of the scriptures and following the material advancement. And then we know, what Prabhupada means by celestial influence, earthly reactions and bodily pain and mind disturbances. Please, this is the thing to be understood.

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 Gurudev 
Dinavatsala Krishna das