Scriptures Strengthen our Faith in Holy Names - Part 3

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

This is in continuation of the transcription of one of the nectarean discussion by our beloved spiritual master HH Mahavishnu Goswami Maharaj in Auckland on 15th July 2003. In the previous offering we heard from Maharaj that.

1. Prabhupada helps us to realise our true ego that we are servants of Krishna.
2. Unless Krishna sanctions our plans won't work.
3. We thank everyone except Krishna. That is our ignorance.

Now we shall hear further.

Maharaj: The people who see the reality, and ‘isation’- who follow, reality is Krishna - vāsudevaḥ sarvam iti sa mahātmā su-durlabhaḥ. And then again there is conditioning – in Bhagavad Gita, vāsudevaḥ, bahūnāṁ janmanām ante, after many, many births, at the end of many, many births, only a few rare living entities can real-ise. This is real. ‘Real’ word is very important here. In realisation please remember, the ‘real’ word is there. And as soon as you see the reality, and then you try to put into practice, that is realisation. And as soon as the realisation is there, then you are there. Realising of Krishna is non-different from approaching Krishna and to go to Krishna. It is non-different. Everything you do regarding Krishna is Krishna Himself. That’s why what we do in ignorance, that we don’t hear properly, we don’t put into practice, and we think that “Oh I’m chanting but Krishna is far away”. No, He is right here. As you see the real thing, then you are realised. 

ātma sākshātkār, as soon as you see atma and the Paramatma, both go together and that is sākshātkār. sākshāt is here. See the words, how nice is the word sākshāt. sākshāt means right here, He is. Atma is here, Paramatma is here, and we are seeing Him, and we are putting into practice, so that is atma sākshātkār, self-real-isation. Reality is self and isation means I put into practice. As soon as you come to His conditioning, then all our conditioning – artificial conditioning- vanishes. This is our duty. As soon as the artificial covering is removed, then pure living entity in the form of servant of Krishna remains. Otherwise, there is nothing. In this purity, there is only one thing that remains and that is service. Nothing else, and that which we are following, to the best of our ability, we should try to put this into practice. It is so easy to give that service to these young people. (Appreciating 2 devotee kids who were trained nicely buy their parenrs to do Mangala-arati daily Maharaj said) These two boys were with me and seeing them, everywhere the (other) boys were enthused, and they started doing devotional service, because these boys are surcharged with the devotional service. So, this is how we pass on. The credit goes to his parents. This is how everybody should follow. 

Please don’t neglect your children and try to give these things to the children. So far our group is going on, please push these young ones forward. I heard that you are performing dramas etc. That are very nice things. Thank you very much for propagating these things. And please try to start something for these young ones and they will manage really. Please, take example from these boys, and they really have tremendous capacity to manage, tremendous capacity. They can run around and do so many things. Please enthuse them – our main duty is to give these things to the younger ones as best as possible. They will carry on.

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

Thank you very much.
Yours in service of Srila Prabhupada and Srila Gurudeva
Dinavatsala Krishna das