Do not Lament - Turn to Krishna - Part 7

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 Bhagavatam class on verse 1.9.15 given by HH Mahavishnu Goswami Maharaj given in Hawaii on 22nd June 2003. Maharaj had explained,

1. The seed verses of Srimad Bhagavatam 2.9.33 through 36.
2. We were hearing from Maharaj on verse 1.9.15 as to how Pandavas always turned to Krishna when they had a problem and did not lament. So they were at ease.

Now we shall hear further.

3. We need to re-establish our connection with Krishna through association, mangala-arati etcAs soon as the ease vanishes, you are suffering from disease. Because you are not at ease, then you are diseased. Then one thing you understand from this is that medicines cannot cure our disease. We have to go to the reality. The connection with Krishna is already there. Every living entity is part and parcel of Krishna. Father may have ten children. But every child has a connection. Some child might recognise. Some child might not recognise. But every child is equally connected to his father and mother. Please this is reality. As soon as you re-establish this connection - then very minimal medicines which don't give any side-effects may be required here and there. Otherwise for diseases, medicines cannot help. In emergencies, we may have to take help here and there. But this is the reality. If you have to die, you will definitely die. That is how it is. Regarding these reverses in life, we should never be afraid of it. Why it takes our whole existence? Because we don't have our connection with Krishna. Or the connection is not re-established. We have connection. But we don't know. The connection with Krishna has to be re-established through association. Parikshit Maharaj says in Srimad Bhagavatam 1.19.16,

punaś ca bhūyād bhagavaty anante
ratiḥ prasaṅgaś ca tad-āśrayeṣu

Parikshit Maharaj says, "I am a sinful man. So I will have to take birth again. But please give me the benediction that I must have attraction to You." And this connection has to be re-established. For re-establishing, Srila Prabhupada has kindly given us this process. Please crowd around here. Please take this with you. Wherever you stay, have a humble altar. Have an incense or something and do mangala-arati daily. (Referring to two young devotees Maharaj says) These boys are products of Mangala arati. Ever since I know this family, say for the past 11 years, they are doing mangala arati at home. And they are very nicely placed. They are young boys and like to enjoy like others. But because they have touch of Krishna, they are serious about these things and very obedient - Good Kids - For every letter in these words there is a quality for Good Kids.

G - Good, O - Obedient, O - Orderly, D - Disciplined K - Kids, I - In this, D - Divine, S - School

They get up at 5 am and 5:30 they start mangala arati, kirtan, few rounds of chanting and few pages of study of Bhagavatam. This is how they are habituated. Now for the whole of time, they cannot be without it. And this is the realization. If we are happy in the morning, then through out the day we are happy. And for happiness we do so many other things. But we fall short of it. The same thing has to be learnt from the Pandavas also. They just follow Krishna. That's it. Nothing more. And then He solves.

Krishna willing we will continue to hear more nectar from Maharaj in the subsequent offering.

Hare Krishna.

Thank you very much.
Yours in service of Srila Prabhupada and Srila Gurudeva,
Sudarshana devi dasi.