The Waves and Whirlpools of Material Modes - Part 2

Hare Krishna Prabhujis and Matajis,
Please accept my humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada and Srila Gurudev.

This is in continuation of the transcription of one of the nectarean Bhagavatam class given by our beloved spiritual master, HH Mahavishnu Goswami Maharaj on verse 2.3.12 in Sydney on 6th July 2003. In the previous offering we heard that

1. Whenever we meet someone we should make best use of every second of meeting, by discussing with them about Krishna.

Now let us hear from Maharaj

Maharaj: Your activities - niyat karma - they are known as - the prescribed duties, have got to be performed very expertly. Then you are at peace. You are sitting here peaceful, because everybody of you, have continuous flow of Lakshmi. That is required. We don’t hide these facts. On the contrary these activities which are got to be done, we perform it expertly, nicely, and then by performing nice activities, there will be continuous flow of Lakshmi in your lives. And then you will get some moments, very peaceful moments. Please utilise them in understanding these scriptures and try to realise and try to put it into practise, whatever you see from the scriptures. This is why we come to the pages of Bhagavatam and it is said nityam bhāgavata sevayā and whatever ineberities we have, we may be having some defects, we may be having our own modes, our own moods, our own good behaviour or bad behaviour. Everything will be purified eventually by regularly hearing Srimad Bhagavatam or more so by reading it yourself. So please make it a point to read Srimad Bhagavad Gita and Bhagavatam and if you have time, please try to chant Krishna’s names.

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

Young ones - we claim that we love them. If we really love them, please, you elders, you put these things into practice. They are looking at you. So they will take up the same process. These eternal things have got to be given to the younger generation, so that it continuously goes to their lives and their lives are getting purified. This is our great responsibility. Otherwise for the young ones, they don’t have any direction in this life. Without direction, they try here and there few things, they are completely lost. And because of their condition, eventually, they may become mentals and may be admitted to the mental hospitals. Please always consider about these things, very seriously and try to follow these activities in your life and very soon young or old, everybody  must come to this point.

To follow these instructions is very easy because it is favourable for our healthy condition of living. These activities being very essential for the spiritual existence, it definitely gives us the material well-being. Spiritually if we are strong, material well-being follows it. On its own, material well-being is not there. There must be some spiritual backing. And you can see those who come to the temple, just you decide, "today I want to go to this place," since then your devotional service starts. As soon as the bhakti starts, from the time you decided to come to this place, Krishna is always with you. Krishna has suggested you that, "today instead of going anywhere else, you please go to hear and try to hear about the Supreme Lord." This is the starting point of bhakti. And as soon as the devotional service starts, Krishna is definitely there. And you definitely become very simple, you are  sitting here cross-legged. That's way we could accommodate hundred to two hundred living entities here. Otherwise if you had artificial standards of living, then hardly 10 to 20 people may sit. Please you have to become simple.Those who have become simple, they are known as sadhus. Sadhus don’t have horns on their head. There is no need of changing anything. The only attention to be made, is make our life as simple as possible.  

Krishna willing we shall try to hear more nectar from Maharaj in the subsequent offering.

Thank you very much
Yours in service of Srila Prabhupada and Srila Gurudev
Suchitra Vijay
Abu Dhabi