The Waves and Whirlpools of Material Modes - Part 11

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

This is in conclusion 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 chanting is the basis for everything. Now we shall see further.

Devotee: (asks a question - inaudible)

Maharaj: Pardon.

Devotee: (Repeats the question)

Maharaj: That's right. It is a very good question. You see, there is a factory. There are so many factories are running. The owner of the factory has selected a manager, deputy manager, supervisor, labourer. Everything is carried on according to His will. He really is present in His factory, in the form of His instructions. But He is outside also. He is with His family also. He is with His friends also. He goes and attends the parties also. So He is inside and outside both - He is inside. But He is not here, but we cannot tell that He is absent In accordance to His will, everything is going on. But He has so many business. May be other factories, other building or whatever..So He goes everywhere. So He may tell that, "I am not in that factory, I am here. I am doing this." But that doesn't mean He is not there. This is how Krishna has so many things to do. His energies are working. na tasya kāryaṁ karaṇaṁ ca vidyate
na tat-samaś cābhyadhikaś ca dṛśyate.
He doesn't have to do anything. Nobody can be instrument of Him. na tat-samaś ca - There is nobody equal to Him. That is the fact. ābhyadhikaś ca dṛśyate - If there is no equal, how can there be, "more powerful" than Him? There is no one powerful than Him.

parāsya śaktir vividhaiva śrūyate - So many energies He has and all these are svābhāvikī jñāna-bala-kriyā ca - svābhāvikī - by their own nature they are working. If there is a seed of mango tree, mango tree will come out and it will give you mango fruit. Never Krishna will come to you and tell,  "Please excuse me. This is a mango tree. But I forgot and kept banana in it." Never, Never. svābhāvikī jñāna-bala-kriyā ca - svābhāv - These energies have svābhāv. Whatever is going on in your mind is also known to Him. Because the night watches you, the sun watches you, the moon watches you. Everybody is watching you. The sky watches you. He has so many witness around us.We are not alone here. Any discussion in the mind, it goes to Him and either you enjoy or you are punished. He is everywhere. But at the same time His own business is to go and graze the cows. He is a cowherd boy. He doesn't get entangled with your sex life here. But He knows that your sex life is regulated and you are not going outside. You are not irregulated.  And if you go irregular then AIDS will be punishing you and we cannot blame Krishna then. He has chalked out a lifestyle and if you go out of it - you will be punished. His laws are very stringent. Here you may commit murder. And if you are arrested, you will be punished. But there is no question of escaping there.Definitely you will have to suffer. This is how His energies work. He is with this and at the same time He is out of this. Yes. Hare Krishna.

Jai. Srila Prabhupada ki Jai

Heartfelt thanks to Maharaj for wonderfully explaining to us the meaning of waves and whirpools of material nature and also the ways to come out of it. HH Mahavishnu Goswami Maharaj ki Jai! Srila Prabhupada ki Jai.

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