The Waves and Whirlpools of Material Modes - Part 9

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 the thoughtful story about how the human skull is unlimitedly greedy and it will never be satisfied with any amount of material enjoyment. Let us continue to hear from Maharaj further on this topic. 

Maharaj: Control your skull. And come to the right point and Krishna will bless you and you will be very happy. From today, don’t follow this skull. As soon as we realize this, we will understand that the unlimited amount of sense gratification also is not enough to satisfy this skull. We are running after here and there like mad persons for sense gratification. All the way we are coming from India to Australia just to fill the skull fully. And here we find that the skull is empty again. This is our guna urmi cakram - the waves of the modes of material nature and we are completely stuck in the whirlpool. The parents are shouting in India, "where is my son gone?" The son is shouting here, "I don’t have anything, I can't come there." Please please save yourself from this.

We are honestly trying to increase all these things, but it is not under our control, nor we can control these things. Please try to start chanting. You have your own circumstances, whatever they are. Try to improve. If you cannot improve, surrender to Krishna and He will improve us, He will take the charge. Those who voluntarily surrender to Krishna, He takes the charge. Ramachandra Bhagavan says in Ramayan that, 'sakrt eva prapannoyas - those who perform the pious activities, and the greatest pious activity is to chant whenever you get time, chant Mahamantra

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

and the effect will be the Lord is completely pleased, and then He says abhayam sarvadā tasmai dadāmi etad vrtam mama - those who come to Me and only say that tava asmi iti ca yācate - those only beg to Me that 'I am Yours, please accept me', I accept them and I give them the abhayam, fearlessness. Then they are not afraid in the material existence.'

Always we are scared about these things. Save yourself from this guna urmi and cakram and you will be completely happy. As soon as you realise this, then you are unconsciously attracted to the good activities and Krishna katha and celebration etc. 

Krishna willing we will continue to hear transcendental realizations from Maharaj in the subsequent offering.

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