The Best Mode of Worship - Part 5

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

This is in conclusion of the previous offering transcribing the class by Maharaj in Minneapolis. In the last offering we heard the below points.

1. We survive only by Krishna's mercy.
2. Be saintly in behavior.
3. Don't tolerate the sufferings of others.
4. Source of maintenance is transcendence.

5. Benevolent attitude attracts Krishna's mercy: We always expect mercy from Krishna. Krishna will only be merciful, if we are merciful to somebody else. Otherwise don't hope for the mercy of Krishna. Everywhere benevolent attitude should be there and those who are following this path, they get everything possible. This is how we should transform our life for good and forget about these narrow feelings. Very easy for me to tell, very difficult to put into practice. But we have to do it. There is no other way and for that thing only we are coming to the transcendental absolute truth.

6. Our real relish: And one thing we have to remember very well ābrahma stambha paryantam sarvaṁ māyā mayam jagat. From Brahma the most powerful living entity, our great great great grandfather to the tiny ant, all are illusory. They are not here permanently. America is the best country. Do you think you will survive here all the time? You have to go. Isn't it? Will you survive in this country eternally? No. You have to go. What is this? Who will take care of your dollars? We may have so many riches, so many houses. But what is the use of it? It is momentary. You have to leave and go. Nobody has taken house with him. So many millions of houses are here and everybody is dying. Have you seen houses going with them? If that would have been the case, we would be in difficulty know? ( Maharaj laughs) If the house takes off with the owner then where will others eat? and where can they cook their food? Please please… this is all temporary.

However hard we try, we cannot cling on to our own body, what to talk of possessions? We are in illusion that, 'this is mine, this is mine, this is mine… my, my, my…' and one day ah..(opens the mouth) he goes to grave. Better become grave before we are forced to go to grave. Become grave and help others and the same time please glorify Krishna and that is how it becomes our pious duty to glorify. What is the difficulty on this? Is there any difficulty? We have to sacrifice. Please please… Krishna will give intelligence and come to this point and as soon as you come to this point, you will relish chanting of Bhagavad-gita, you will relish chanting Srimad Bhagavatam and His names. This is the real relish. We are unnecessarily running after so many other relishing things. There is no relish there, the real relish is here.

Our satakoti dandavat pranams at the lotus feet of our beloved Gurudev for these all time valuable instructions. Maharaj has been a personification of the following beautiful subhashitam.

pibanti nadyaḥ svayameva nāmbhaḥ
svayaṁ na khādanti phalāni vṛkṣāḥ
nādanti sasyaṁ khalu vārivāhāḥ
paropakārāya satāṁ vibhūtayaḥ

Just as the rivers do not drink their own water but flow for others' benefit, just as fruit-bearing trees do not eat their own fruit but bear it for others, and just as clouds do not drink their own rain but shower it down for others, so saintly devotees live simply for others.

Thank you very much.
Yours in service of Srila Prabhupada and Srila Gurudev,
Vaijayantimala devi dasi
Abu Dhabi.