Never Leave the Bhagavatam Shelter - Part 3

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 instructive nectarean initiation class given by our beloved spiritual master HH Mahavishnu Goswami Maharaj, in Sri Sri RadhaNeel Madhav dham Rajkot on 8th January 2005. In the previous offering we heard from Maharaj that

1. even in difficult situations, if we take shelter of brahminical culture, religion and Krishna, then we will be saved
2. If we direct people to Krishna, then that is great help because everyone is suffering.

Now let us hear from Maharaj.

Maharaj: Pollution here in the city is hell really. Everywhere it is bad, particularly in India. In addition to the pollution, there is dust also, so many things are there. Everyday people will be coming to you. This is a nice thing to see and to get in touch. The thing is, this is real initiation. You have fortunately, you have so much large group in front of you. Prabhupada wanted the educated people to understand this. Today he should be really happy. (Referring to another doctor devotee Taral Prabhuji, Maharaj says) Both of you are in the same profession. Moreover our Taral, and his name is always Tarun, I said always you have to remain tarun (young) (laughter). He is educated in Australia. How many years you took the education?

Taral Prabhu: 30 (laughter).

Maharaj: How much you might have done? (Taral Prabhu: 30 years in Australia) 30 years? Whoa. It is a long, long time (laughter). I don’t know really what you did in 30 years (laughter.) And after that again, I remember you were taking training in some hospitals, and day duty and night duty and shift duties. And even now you are working. Now he is able to start the practise. These foreign countries, they are very honest about the profession. Very honest. Here everything is really Vedic culture. 

Such elevated persons you are coming to Krishna, that is really Prabhupada’s mercy. One thing is definite, that we belong to Prabhupad. And Guru tattva is same, so please don’t differentiate. No differentiation at all. Tattva is same, it is parampara, so same message has got to be repeated. There is no new message. If you create a new message, then we don’t belong to the Parampara. It is the same message. Whatever Sukhadev Goswami has given, Vyasa Bhagavan has given, Narada has given, the same message we have to continue. And it is very clear in the pages of Srimad Bhagavatam:

SB 1.6.26
nāmāny anantasya hata-trapaḥ paṭhan
guhyāni bhadrāṇi kṛtāni ca smaran
gāṁ paryaṭaṁs tuṣṭa-manā gata-spṛhaḥ
kālaṁ pratīkṣan vimado vimatsaraḥ

This is our parampara. This one verse describes everything from Srimad Bhagavatam. There are 18,000 verses, each verse has the same message. Each verse is full Bhagavatam. Any verse you learn, one verse, and it will give you the same message. But this is Narada Muni – Mahajana explaining what is our duty. nāmāny anantasya hata-trapaḥ paṭhan. paṭhan means study, chant, that is paṭhan. nāmāny anantasya, Krishna’s names.

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
Singapore