The Waves and Whirlpools of Material Modes - Part 10

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 as to how Krishna takes charge of us, when we voluntarily surrender to Him. Now we shall hear further.

Maharaj: (Referring to devotees in Sydney, Maharaj said) You would be pleased to know that these people very hardly they are trying, our Atmaram Prabhu and crew, for a very big project. Fortunately it is very near to the world attractive place called "The Blue Mountain" and they are a organising a big thing. May Lord bless them and may something comes up there soon. So please help these people by coming here and chanting Hare Krishna Mahamantra rounds. If you chant, that project will come up. We want you to be sincere and always chanting

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

And remember that bhakti is the root of all manifestation. These manifestation are the result of our Guru Srila Prabhupada's unflinching faith in Krishna and his devotional service

We are at the moment proud, transcendentally to inform you, at the moment that more than 3000 temples are there all around the world. Biggest communities are there. Everywhere continuous Krishna katha is going on, prasadam is prepared, distribution is going on. All these require lakshmi no doubt. More than lakshmi, we want you to be fixed in Krishna consciousness and chant for us.

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

With this we must stop here. Have you any questions?

Devotee: Maharaj, can we hear Krishna katha outside ISKCON?

Maharaj: Krishna katha is Krishna katha. It is not ISKCON Krishna katha. When did I tell so? I told Krishna katha. Isn't it? We have our own father. Everyone has one father. Isn't it ? Have you more than one? (laughter) I have my own father. But I respect my uncles also I have my uncles also and elders in the society also. It is my duty to welcome everybody. But I don't leave my father and go to everybody and tell, "You are my father." Father cannot be changed. No. It's not my selection. Did I select my father? Did you select your father? It was selected by Krishna. I stick to my father and I go to everybody and respect everybody that, "you are my uncle, you are my cousin or whatever." This is how, Krishna katha is everywhere. But my father is Prabhupada. He has given the capacity to hear these things. Outside India particulary, those who are attracted to Krishna, those who are here, their guru is Srila Prabhupada. You cannot create any offence against Prabhupada. You go anywhere and hear. Who stops you? When did I tell you that you have to come to ISKCON? Wherever Krishna katha is there, you also can hear. In your own, house you read. I told you, you have to set the precedence. Go anywhere. But don't leave Prabhupada. That's my request. Your father is Prabhupada. You cannot change your father and go here and there....(mimicking) .."you are my father" (laughter). I will slap you if you change your father. (in a strict tone) You can't do it. So this is the thing. Krishna katha - hear anywhere. But this is the point. Anything else?

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

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