Sanity will Give us Satisfaction - Part 7

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 of one of the nectarean class given by our beloved spiritual master HH Mahavishnu Goswami Maharaj on Bhagavad Gita verse 3.36 in Sri Sri Radha NeelMadhav dham Rajkot on 10th May 2009. In the previous offering we heard from Maharaj that, we should think how we are able to satisfy Krishna by improving our character. That is the main concern. Otherwise, character is gone, and we are gone.  

Now let us hear further.

Maharaj: The thing is, the rajo guna is there. The mode of passion. Mode of passion and ignorance, they are the lowest modes. So, our endeavour should be to go to the higher modes. And to go to the higher modes, we have to have the higher association. If our association is lower association, then we glide down more and more low. If we are lucky to have the devotee group or whatever they are interested to know about Krishna, then our modes improve. So, we soon leave even rajo gun and come to at least the mode of goodness. Sattvam. This Sattvam is also not enough, and then we have to purify the mode of goodness also. But at least we should be in the mode of goodness always.

And goodness gives you a very peaceful atmosphere in your own body. That’s why mode of goodness is very healthy. You see Vaishnavas, they do, everything, they have big businesses, they are not poor, but they are always in the mode of goodness. No shouting, no screaming, nothing at all. They are very peaceful and in being peaceful, the unnecessary diseases don’t creep in. As soon as you go to rajo gun, it is the factory of disease and tamoh gun – is already you are in the godown of disease. So, if not for anything else, for your own health, you should come to the mode of goodness. And the easiest way is, to read any Prabhupada’s book – small booklet keep please, small books are there. Beyond birth and death, Path of perfection, Matchless gifts, Isopanishad. So many are there, keep some books, you also read, and those who come in contact with you, give them also. It is hardly 10-15 rupees. How much, 2 dollars maybe. 2 dollars in Singapore, please, they are very cheap also. You can afford to distribute also.

This is how please, come to the mode of goodness. And in studying the small books, please whichever verses that are quoted by Prabhupada, learn those verses. That should be on the tip of your tongue. So, start with little things, and then you develop the taste for Bhagavad Gita or Bhagavatam. Or you find out the mandir if there is somewhere. And you young people should be the guardian of this culture. We are here today and tomorrow we are not here. Who is going to guard this culture? It is in your hands, if you are not serious, our culture as it is, is vanishing. So, it will soon ruin away. If you are consumed by the unwanted lusty desires, there is no chance of this culture being continued. You are now, simply soon you will be married; you will have your own children. So, next generation is coming. To them also we have to give, so what are you going to give to the next generation? Give him Bhagavad Gita from the beginning. Bring him from the lower modes to the higher modes. And in order to do that, we should know that what is the enemy, mahāśano, all devouring, mahāśan is another meaning also, mahā means great and āśan means eating, it eats everything. It is all devouring.

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