Uproot the Weeds of Bhakti - Part 5

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

 This is in continuation of the previous offering titled, "Uproot the Weeds of Bhakti" which is transcription of 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. In the previous offering we heard from Maharaj that

1. Instead of wasting time running behind other things, we should sit in front of Deity and sing atleast one shloka lovingly.
2. If we run after Krishna, He will arrange everything.
3. Don’t mow, your bad qualities or your miseries don’t mow, you uproot them - unmūlanam - with the help of Srimad Bhagavatam.
4. Study of Prabhupada's books is the best medicine for good health.

Now we shall hear further.


śrī kṛṣṇaḥ śaraṇam samasta jagatām kṛṣṇam vinā kā gatiḥ
kṛṣṇena pratihanyate kali malam kṛṣṇāya kāryam namaḥ
kṛṣṇāt trasyati kālā bhīma bhujago kṛṣṇasya sarvam vaśe
kṛṣṇe bhaktir akhanditā bhavatu me bho kṛṣṇa tvam eva āśrayaḥ

Then fifth quality is the best; what Krishna does, kṛṣṇāt, from Krishna trasyati, is afraid of, who, kālā bhīma bhujago, the eternal time kālā is completely afraid of Krishna. If you don’t want to die, then this is the medicine. (laughter) And we very much want to stay. That’s why we run here and there, here and there. Somehow or other, we must treat ourselves. This is the way of the treatment because kālā personified is afraid of Krishna. So, if you are really sacred of the kālā, then you have to have the unflinching devotional service, twenty-four hours a day, unbroken. What is it, apratihatā and ahaituky, without any purpose and unbroken, apratihatā, yayātmā suprasīdati by which you soul will be completely satisfied. And soul on its own cannot survive unless it is completely backed by the Supersoul. To take rest is in our hands, but to wake up is in His hands. So, you have to pray before you go to bed, again you stand up and again you chant Mahamantra or some sloka or whatever. Then that gives you a very nice satisfied sleep.

There are no need of pills or this or that, suppose on the day you can’t sleep, don’t sleep, read, learn something, chant. Don’t be sacred that I didn’t sleep, I didn’t sleep, I didn’t sleep, Man one day you will not sleep, two days you will not sleep, third day you will snore. Definitely. But don’t feel that, "oh I couldn’t sleep yesterday night, I didn’t sleep."  Aare man you have slept for seventy years, all nights, so one night if you don’t sleep then what’s wrong with that? (laughter) How many years you have slept? Come on, how many years you have slept, you don’t know. What’s your age, one and the half? (laughter) 29 years old, then at least 15 years you have slept. 12 hours or so - you are sleeping more? More than that. (laughter) So maybe 16, 17 years. And if you don’t sleep for a day or two, doesn’t matter. (laughter)

This is how, please, please, engage yourself in these activities and sleep will definitely follow. As soon as you chant one or two slokas, you will feel like dosing because this is blissful, completely at ease you know. As I told you, you must be at ease with this. (Bhagavatam) Otherwise you are always diseased. Without this, we are diseased. And then you try hard and your disease will not vanish and again and again it will come, then again stomach operation and this operation and that operation, everything operated and the whole body is operated. And eventually salam Goloka Vrindavan or to hell, whatever it is. (laughter) So please try to save ourselves with this thing. This is the meaning, Sing now. kṛṣṇāt trasyati kālā bhīma bhujago kṛṣṇasya sarvam vaśe, everything is under Your control Krishna. So our body is under His control also. Our mind is also under His control. Nothing we have to do, we just have to do one thing, that somehow or other we have to get attached to Him, that’s it.

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