Doing Work without Proprietorship is Renunciation - Part 8

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 class given by our beloved spiritual master HH Mahavishnu Goswami Maharaj on Bhagavad Gita verse BG 5.2 in Sri Sri RadhaNeel Madhav dham Rajkot on 16th May 2009. In previous offering we heard from Maharaj that the remedy for sense gratification is that we must habituate ourselves to renounce atleast a small percentge of what we have.

Now let us hear from Maharaj.

Maharaj: Our Vedic culture is there. And really, those who are sane, they should think this that in the end everything is to be renounced. So, better we form the renunciation habit. Please don’t hesitate and try to understand in the right perspective. Don’t doubt. Don’t doubt Bhagavatam. As soon as you doubt Bhagavatam, you are vinaśyati, saṁśayātmā vinaśyati. Yes. (Maharaj requesting devotee to continue reading the purport)


nūnaṁ pramattaḥ kurute vikarma
yad indriya-prītaya āpṛṇoti

Maharaj: The result is indriya-prītaya, we want to satisfy our own senses. Preyas that is prītaya.

na sādhu manye yata ātmano ’yam
asann api kleśa-da āsa dehaḥ

 This body is asat, fallible, but we think that it is permanent. Then the next verse.

parābhavas tāvad abodha-jāto
yāvan na jijñāsata ātma-tattvam
yāvat kriyās tāvad idaṁ mano vai
karmātmakaṁ yena śarīra-bandhaḥ

And the result is that we are always defeated – parābhavas, abodha-jāto – ignorant. Until and unless we inquire into self-realisation. And till you follow the fruitive work, this mind, it becomes a working consciousness and that’s why there is a bondage of the body.

evaṁ manaḥ karma-vaśaṁ prayuṅkte
avidyayātmany upadhīyamāne
prītir na yāvan mayi vāsudeve
na mucyate deha-yogena tāvat

"The mind becomes attracted to the fruitive karma. Unless and until you develop the real love for Me, Vāsudev."

This Vāsudev word is very good. His name is very nice. Vāsudev means with His all potencies, He is one block, that is Vāsudev. (Maharaj explains Vāsudev in Gujarati) So, that is the difference between Vāsudev in Vrindavan and Vāsudev in Dwarkadish. There is no first or second, but the energies are different here. He is king (in Dwarka), so He has so many ministers and this and that. There in (Vrindavan) all the play mates are there, they are equal. He is completely One. So, that is the difference.

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 Gurudev,
Dinavatsal Krishna das