Uproot the Weeds of Bhakti - Part 1

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

The following is a humble effort to transcribe one of the nectarean class given by our beloved spiritual master HH Mahavishnu Goswami Maharaj on SB verse 11.7.9 in Sri Sri Radha Neelmadhav dham Houston on May 10 2001.

Maharaj sings very lovingly: 

ananta kandarpa kalāvilāsaṁ
kiśoracandraṁ rasikendu śekaram
shyāmaṁ mahāsundaratābhidhānaṁ
śrī kṛṣṇacandraṁ śaranaṁ gatosmi  (3)

vamśī vibhūṣita-karān nava-nīradābhāt
pitāmbarād aruṇa-bimba-phalādharoṣṭāt
pūrnendu-sundara-mukhāt aravinda-netrāt
kṛṣṇāt paraṁ kimapi tattvam aham na jāne

vamśī, flute in His hand. vamśī vibhūṣita-karān nava-nīradābhāt pitāmbarād. Pitāmbarād, His transcendental clothes. pitāmbarād aruṇa-bimba-phalādharoṣṭāt oṣṭāt, how nice, beautiful. This verse is very nice. vamśī vibhūṣita-karān, karā in His hand there is vamśī. vamśī vibhūṣita-karān nava-nīradābhāt pitāmbarād aruṇa-bimba-phalādharoṣṭāt. Bimba, it is reddish like a plum, His oṣṭāt, His lips are reddish, and natural reddish. The speciality of the vigraha is that He doesn’t have to apply something else on His lips. It is natural red. And we people who are running after Him, should also have the same quality because our whole existence is completely regulated under His direction from Bhagavad Gita and the pages of Bhagavatam. pitāmbarād aruṇa-bimba-phalādharoṣṭāt pūrnendu-sundara-mukhāt aravinda-netrāt, how nice it is? Is there anything comparing this? There is no enjoyment, you just sit in front of the Deity and just learn one verse. That’s why He is known as Uttamaśloka, His name is Uttamaśloka, He is glorified by the transcendental verses. And these transcendental verses, they are not the dead material, please take it. Why we are wasting our time, I don’t know. Why can’t we learn, why can’t we cultivate some love. Why are we running after so many other things. If you run after Him, He will arrange everything. He does everything. We don’t do anything.

Ours is only one duty, and it is just please put your heads into these scriptures and take out nice pearls out of it. And just cultivate the love, premā pumartho mahān, that is our Caitanya Mahaprabhu. śrīmad-bhāgavataṁ purāṇam amalaṁ, this is the purāṇam amalaṁ, spotless and the effect is premā pumartho mahān. If you want to become mahān, then you have to have love for Krishna. Whom are you going to love? All other loves are lust at the best. How nice it is!

Krishna willing we shall hear more nectar from Maharaj in the subsequent offerings.

Thank you very much.
Yours in service of Srila Prabhupada and Srila Gurudev,
Dinavatsal Krishna das
Singapore