The Five Great Elements - 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 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.
3. Krishna is non-different from Bhagavad Gita.

Now we shall continue to hear more nectar from Maharaj.

4. Come to the pages of Bhagavad Gita: Fortunately we are here seeing each other and discussing these eternal things. Otherwise people may see each other and simply ask, "How are you? How are your children? How is your wife?" Wife is not good at all. But simply you have to tell, "She is alright. Since the time I got married, I am very happy" (laughter). But face reveals some other thing. (loud laughter) Same is true with wife also. She says, "My husband is very good." She doesn't mean a single word. Please, please. This is not about wife or husband. But it is the material existence. Material existence is like that. 'duḥkhālayam aśāśvatam' - full of miseries. And the only comfort is that it is temporary. Otherwise, we don't know really what will happen. And that is why we must come to the pages of Bhagavad Gita and let Bhagavad Gita rule our life and then life has some meaning. Otherwise it is all miserable. And those who want to be miserable, we can't help them. Let them be miserable. They enjoy their miseries and we enjoy them more. If some one is suffering, we are very happy. As it is we are envious and we don't want anyone to be happy except ourself. But we don't have the dint of idea that, 'unless everybody is happy, I cannot be happy.' That is absent in my mind. And shastras say that, 'unless everyone around you is happy, you can never be happy.' That we don't know. 

And shastras insist that we should always chant the Holy Names. Srila Prabhupada said that if you are not able to know or see God then simply chant His Names and the whole world is chanting 

Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare
Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare

But we think, 'that which the whole world is chanting, I will not chant'. This is ahankār. Whole world is getting peace by chanting Krishna's names. Why are you suffering? Because you prefer suffering. What is to be done? Simply chant the Names. If you don't know what to chant, I will give you the Holy Names. Please chant. Why you are ignoring, we don't know. 

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.