The Five Great Elements - Part 12

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 offerings we heard about 9 points from Maharaj. Let us continue to hear more nectar from Maharaj. 

10. Get Attracted Only to Krishna: Many a times we think, "Oh, I have to go. So let me collect few thousands before I go." Why don't you think, "I must leave few thousands before I go?" (laughter) In death also we have our own concoctions. "Oh, I am going to die. So let me enjoy myself. I don't want to leave anything, otherwise people will be in trouble." Nobody will be in trouble. But he will hang on to the key of the safe. (laughter) Mothers-in-law in particular. I don't mean any of the mother-in-laws here. All of you are very good. (loud laughter) But generally mother-in-law will never leave the key. And daughter-in-law always looks to the key. She knows that she is going to pass away. But she says, "No, no. You are not fit at the moment. Key will be with me." (laughter) Please, please, just get rid of the keys. The less we are attracted to these things, the more we are attracted to the shastras. And then you can guide the future generation. Otherwise it is a suicidal process. If we are not going to do anything for the kids, for their spiritual progress, then they are just going to be royal edition of the animals. Please try to follow these things and just remember this verse. It is very easy to remember now. 

  bhūmir āpo ’nalo vāyuḥ khaṁ mano buddhir eva ca
ahaṅkāra itīyaṁ me bhinnā prakṛtir aṣṭadhā
 

bhinnā prakṛtir aṣṭadhā -  aṣṭa means eight. These are the eight elements and bhinnā - means they are separated. Because they are separated, we are really completely separated. And as soon as you are separated, you have to suffer your own karmas. These children, so far as they obey the parents, their karmas are covered by the parents. As soon as they stop obeying, they have to fight with their own karmas. This is the case with us also. As soon as we are attached to Krishna, our karmas are under His control. There is no reaction and if there is reaction, it is very mild. But as soon as you go independent, then you have to face the consequences and it is very horrible. We lose our health. We lose our thinking power, in the correct direction. We lose our own existence and we think that, 'I am enjoying' and that is again maya. Please, know the definition of enjoyment. Enjoyment is enjoyment with Krishna. Without Him, it is all miseries. This is simple truth. We must stop here as we are controlled by time. I hope the message is clear to you all.

Krishna willing, we shall hear the concluding part of Maharaj's class in the next offering.

Thank you very much.
Yours in service of Srila Prabhupada and Srila Gurudeva,
Kalacakra Krsna das.