Power of Vedic Vibrations - Part 2

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

This is in contination of the transcription one of the nectarean Bhagavad Gita class given by our beloved spiritual master HH Mahavishnu Goswami Maharaj in Sri Sri Radha Neel Madhav dham, Rajkot on September 28 2007 on BG 2.51. In the previous offering we heard from Maharaj that

1. Everything is miserable in this material world. The best gift we could give to next generation is the transcendental sound vibration.

Now we shall hear further.

Maharaj: 

ṣāntākāram bhujaga śayanam padmanābham sureśam
viṣvādhāram gaganasadṛśam meghavarṇam ṣubhāngam

(Again, four oṁs. In two lines there are eight oṁs).

ṣāntākāram bhujaga śayanam padmanābham sureśam
viṣvādhāram gaganasadṛśam meghavarṇam ṣubhāngam 
lakshmīkāntam kamalanayanam yogibhir-dhyāna-gamyam

(Three oṁs again, so eleven oṁs)

vande vishṇum bhava-bhaya-haram sarva-lokaika-nātham

Three oṁs again, so fourteen oṁs we have in this verse. These oṁkaras are the breathing exercises. That’s why early in the morning, we chant oṁ. (Maharaj demonstrates how to chant oṁ nicely and devotees repeat)  Butt mere oṁ becomes impersonalist. So, Narada Muni has given us the full definition - oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya. When we sing these things, we should feel that we are paying obeisances to The Supreme Person. Otherwise just chanting, "Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya, Oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya", this is impersonalist. We don’t feel that He is there. That’s why somehow or the other we must sing. Don’t twist the words, mean it. As it is you are devoted to Krishna. So, devote it sincerely, don’t half-heartedly devote. We are half-heartedly doing everything. Don’t do that. With this, we start the verse then. We are thinking about BG 2.51 today. 2nd Chapter Verse number 51. This verse is very easy and very instructive.

 karma-jaṁ buddhi-yuktā hi phalaṁ tyaktvā manīṣiṇaḥ

manīṣiṇaḥ - ma is small, nī is long ṣi is small and ṇaḥ is small, so long and short should be pronounced. karma-jaṁ (again oṁ) karma-jaṁ buddhi-yuktā hi phalaṁ. Again oṁ, it is all full of oṁs, everywhere Krishna is there, in this vibration Krishna is there. vicarasy uru-svanaḥ, He says that, "I am wandering in the Vedic vibrations." This is His sentence from Bhāgavatam - vicarasy uru-svanaḥ (SB 5.18.26). Please, that’s why these slokas and their chanda, their correct pronunciation is very much essential. We are calling Krishna, don’t twist the words. Don’t be half-hearted, please put your heart in it.

karma-jaṁ buddhi-yuktā hi phalaṁ tyaktvā manīṣiṇaḥ
janma-bandha-vinirmuktāḥ padaṁ gacchanty anāmayam

Beautiful verse, only 8-9 words are there, but the whole of our life is given here. I will explain to you how it is.

Very easy to understand. karma-jaṁ, ja means janma, janma from karma. Whatever karma produces, it is known as karma-jaṁ. I work in my office, and I get salary. That is karma-jaṁ, fruitive activity. I get fruits. Any activity you do, you want some return, karma-jaṁ it is known as. This is our practical life. We have to have the fruits. That is known as karma. Opposite to this is akarma

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,
Dinavatsal Krishna das
Singapore.