Power of Vedic Vibrations - Part 6

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

This is in continuation 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.
2. We should devote sincerely to Krishna - whole heartedly.
3. We must steal time from our busy schedule and study Bhagavad Gita.
4. We should always carry japa mala with us for chanting and cleaning our mind and duster for cleaning our surroundings.
5. Temples are built by devotional service and not by money.

Now we shall hear further.

Maharaj: Hoarding is nonsense. To some extent we are Grhasthas, we must have some money at our disposal. But too much hoarding is bad. By hoarding, the money reduces. Suppose today we put 10 lakh rupees in bank, after 10 years they look 10 lakhs, but they will not be 10 lakhs. Because the inflation is raging. So automatically those 10 lakhs will be 5 lakhs or maybe less than that. Please, hoarding reduces the money. Money can never remain the same. Savings must be there. Children we have, education, then sicknesses are there, houses are to be bought or whatever. A bit of savings must be there, but hoarding as such we should avoid. That is phalaṁ tyaktvā. And as soon as you do this, then the third line comes. karma-jaṁ buddhi-yuktā hiphalaṁ tyaktvā manīṣiṇaḥ then what happens, if you behave like this, janma-bandha-vinirmuktāḥ, you are completely liberated from the vicious circle of birth and death. Finished. That is the goal of our existence.

As soon as you are free from this birth and death, padaṁ gacchanty anāmayam, you go to Goloka Vrindavan straight. This is how easy verse – it starts from your karma and brings you to Goloka Vrindavan. This is Bhagavad-gītā. Please try to understand and try to remember this. We will go through the equivalents and translation. 

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

karma-jam — due to fruitive activities; buddhi-yuktāḥ — being engaged in devotional service; hi — certainly; phalam — results; tyaktvā— giving up; manīṣiṇaḥ — great sages or devotees; janma-bandha — from the bondage of birth and death; vinirmuktāḥ — liberated; padam — position; gacchanti — they reach; anāmayam — without miseries.

 By thus engaging in devotional service to the Lord, great sages or devotees free themselves from the results of work in the material world. In this way they become free from the cycle of birth and death and attain the state beyond all miseries [by going back to Godhead].

In the whole world, there are so many religious literatures, different religions are there, so many things are there, but nothing is like Bhagavad-gītā. In four lines, in 8-9 words, nobody takes you from your karma to Goloka Vrindavan, this whole journey. And very easy, in our own language it is very easily described. Why we are delaying to learn Bhagavad-gītā? That we should understand. Please, read, recite, try to understand, try to think over it. tac chṛṇvan, first hear, then su-paṭhan, you should study, then third thing is vicāraṇa-paro, think over it. Everybody has Krishna in his heart or her heart. Krishna will reciprocate and Krishna will give you the realisations.

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.