Sanity will Give us Satisfaction - Part 12

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 can be satisfied only when our needs are less. Let us hear further.

Don’t increase your artificial needs. If your needs are less and more money comes, it is alright. But if needs are less, you will be satisfied in meager income also. Our all these bhaktas, they don’t have any income. They are really very satisfied. And Krishna, since last 15 years we are together, we never slept without food, isn’t it? Without prasadam, we never slept. We got something. Full thali always and no anxiety. Such a big construction is going on, and we are all enjoying. Nothing to worry. It is going on and we are going on. (laughter) This is the secret.

Really Krishna gives very nice quality. That you are satisfied, and you don’t have money. The whole ashram is just wiped out and hardly 10 rupees will be there. (laughter) No money and the labourers are paid, and everything is paid. Iron bill is paid, iron bill is paid by you. (Referring to Bhupati Prabhu) You come from Chennai all the way and bills are cleared. (laughter) Please, this is not the concocted idea, it is our own experience. How this satisfaction gives you all the desires fulfilled! More than that. We get more than what we deserve. We don’t deserve really. As I told you, those people who are staying outside also, they are in a good lifestyle, they don’t deserve that. We don’t deserve what we are getting. In order to retain that, daily continuously without fail we should thank Krishna by remembering Him through Bhagavad Gita, Bhagavatam or programs or whatever. We don’t deserve. This is how.

Since we have come from our rut to Krishna, we never lament. No worries, anxiety-free life. Why everybody should not add Krishna to his life? And why kāma, why we are adding kāma, and we are ignoring Krishna? That’s why we don’t remember. Yesterday we studied the verse and today we forget. The kāma is our goal, Krishna is not our goal. That is our mistake. And here Krishna says kāma eṣa krodha eṣa rajo-guṇa-samudbhavaḥ mahāśano, all-devouring, all-devouring and sinful enemy. And even then, we stick to kāma. Why we are doing, I don’t know. So, this has got to be changed according to Bhagvatam also. Viprān are those who are Brahmanas, they are running after Krishna, sva-lābha-santuṣṭān, whatever automatically they get, they are satisfied. And nothing stops, every day till you are alive, your bread is reserved. Not bed, bread. (Laughter) This one is very comfortable; my bed is reserved. (laughter) This one is a magician, whatever suites him, he takes. Then comes to Nasik and comes to Rajkot – Mahan sage. (laughter) Go back to Chennai, 10 o’clock getting up early in the morning (laughter). He says 10 o’clock is too early for me (laughter)., I had to attend so many Mangal Aratis in Rajkot, Mom, I am tired. (laughter) This attitude will not help; we have to be serious about this. These are the qualities.

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.