Never Leave the Bhagavatam Shelter - Part 7

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 we should habituate to see Krishna through the pages of Srimad Bhagavatam. Now we shall see further.

Maharaj: (Continuing to explain verse 1.6.26 of Srimad Bhagavatam) - Now the practical thing is given. gāṁ paryaṭaṁs, he says, gāṁ means planets, you go from one planet to the other planet. Narada Muni was able to go. Saints and sages, they were also, they had the interplanetary travel system. Now unfortunately Kali Yuga is there, we can’t do it. So, we restrict ourselves to one planet. So, on this planet you should move as much as you can move. That is gāṁ paryaṭaṁs.

 Suppose we are not able to go on this planet also, then what is to be done? He says don’t worry, so you are staying in some country, so you should move about in that country. So, you are in India. So big country, from one corner to the other corner, from Dwaraka to Calcutta, will take ages to go. And there are millions of villages and thousands of towns and hundreds of cities, and everything is there. So, you please try to move about in India. But somebody will tell, ‘No, no I am a family man, I can’t go anywhere, I have to work here’. So, he says don’t worry, you are staying in the house in one city, so you move about from house to house in that city. Somebody says ‘no I am in the house, and I can’t go from house to house, city is too big for me’. Alright you are staying in one lane, you just go to your lane. Somebody says ‘no, I can’t do that’, he says don’t worry, take Japa mala and chant continuously. This is gāṁ paryaṭaṁs, everything is included in gāṁ paryaṭaṁs.

Whatever you can do, you please do. The bodies are there, and the bodies are going to lose their energy, whether we want or not, they will definitely lose. And the anti-Krishna conscious life, will force us to lose very soon. Krishna conscious life, is life. So, this way we should try to understand this gāṁ paryaṭaṁs. And then there are two adjectives that how you have to move. The first adjective is tuṣṭa-manā, gāṁ paryaṭaṁs tuṣṭa-manā, completely satisfied mind. Don’t hanker after anything, no desire, vigata-spṛhaḥ, all desires are gone. spṛha means desire. We don’t have any desire and we move about. Then people will be benefited. Otherwise every time you run after the riches or whatever, then they will get fed up. And what we are going to do? Suppose we ask money from everywhere and we amass wealth, what are we going to do? We understood that wealth maybe helpful for Krishna’s activities, more than that there is no value for wealth. This is how we should be completely tuṣṭa-manā vigata-spṛhaḥ

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