The Waves and Whirlpools of Material Modes - Part 7

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 from Maharaj that mode of goodnessis favourable for successful bodily existence, whereas other modes trouble our body.

Maharaj: As soon as you start these things, get up early in the morning - early to bed, early to rise is the way to be happy, healthy, wealthy and wise. We all want to be happy, we all want to be healthy, we all want to be wealthy and we all want to be wise. But the conditions we don't follow. Just by going to bed early, and rising up early, you completely come out of the modes of material nature. Only after 10 o'clock at night, you are in the mode of ignorance, because that is the sleeping time. And sleep is definitely in the mode of ignorance. Please sleep, so that you don’t talk. In the lower modes, we should never open our mouth. If you are angry, don’t speak please. If you don't speak.then you are quite safe. As soon as you start speaking, the modes will be completely create disturbance, in your body and the other’s body. We don’t know these things. By giving unnecessary vent through our mouth, for the lower modes, our own health is deteroirated. By becoming angry, you don’t harm the person to whom you are angry. But your circulation becomes completely irregular. And if irregular blood circulation is there, it gives rise to blood pressure and so on. And if unfortunately, the clot is formed, you can die within no time. Please please, save yourself from this unsurpassable miseries and come to this point to understand the waves of the modes of the material nature and the whirlpools, and the ways to save yourself from these whirlpools.

Never give-in to these things. As soon as we try to do these things, we control our greed also for this material acquisition. We are very greedy by nature. Extremely greedy. And why because we have passion mode - "I want to have one house, two houses, 3 houses and have big business. I want to do this, do this, do that." No please take your turn, regarding the material proprietorship. Everything belongs to Krishna. And He has reserved quota for each one of us. tena tyaktena bhuñjīthā mā gṛdhaḥ kasya svid dhanam - (Isopanishad mantra 1) You please enjoy your own quota, and don’t try to grab others' belongings. As soon as the greed is decreasing, the sign is very good, because then you are not running here and there unnecessarily, to increase the material possessions. The thing which is not ours, how can you possess? You have come here through the door and we are welcoming you, but if you sit here and tell that, "this hall belongs to me", may be the police will come and drive you out because this doesn’t belong to you. So if anything belongs to Krishna, how much Krishna would be upset when you try to grab. This is the bad result of the greed. 

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.