Sanity will Give us Satisfaction - Part 13

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 how we should be satisfied with whatever we get by thinking that we do not deserve it at all and only by Krishna's causeless mercy that we are able to get it. Now let us hear further from Maharaj.

Then nirapekṣaṁ muniṁ śāntaṁ, that verse is very important, again this gives the satisfaction. The root of the dissatisfaction is that we try to exploit the other living entities, whoever comes, we look to his purse and not to him. We are after money, and we don’t require money really. We are afraid, our greed doesn’t stop. That’s why everywhere collection, collection, collection. Anybody comes, just bite him. This is completely degraded. nirapekṣaṁ, don’t have any apekṣa, don’t except anything from the living entity. People will not be able to pay. nirapekṣaṁ, if you don’t expect, then you will be peaceful, expectation will give you misery. No expectation. Man, Krishna has given me money, whatever I deserve, I am satisfied, sva-lābha-santuṣṭān, simple life is there, sādhūn bhūta-suhṛttamān, I am friendly to all the living entities to the best of the ability which I have. nirahaṅkāriṇaḥ, I am without false ego. Śāntān, I am completely peaceful in my situation, santuṣṭyā yena kena vā, satisfied in any condition of life. And namasye, thus to this living entity Krishna says, I bow down to him. How much importance this should be?

SB 11.14.16
nirapekṣaṁ muniṁ śāntaṁ nirvairaṁ sama-darśanam
anuvrajāmy ahaṁ nityaṁ pūyeyety aṅghri-reṇubhiḥ

Those who follow these five things, nirapekṣaṁ, don’t expect anything from anybody, muniṁmaun for things, only talk about Krishna, śāntaṁ, because of that, you are peaceful, you are not talking anything else. If you talk anything else then you are aśāntaṁ, you are not peaceful. So, be peaceful. nirvairaṁ, you don’t have any enmity with anybody. sama-darśanam, you are equipoised. And He says, to such living, anuvrajāmy ahaṁ nityaṁ, I follow him, I follow him, so that the dust from his feet, may pour on Me, and the whole of the manifestation and it will be purified. These five qualities are very important. That He is purified He says.

These things have got to be studied from Bhagavatam, remember a few verses here and there and get rid of this kāmaIf you can save yourself from these lusty desires, you will be the king of the whole situation. And that’s why all over the world, our Indian students, they do in academic section much better than the other people. Because other boys, they are disturbed with kāma. The society doesn’t have natural control, whatever we are so far, we are controlled. The day we lose this control, we will also sit on the same line. At the moment our intelligence is intact, that’s why we do good in the academic studies as well. So, please increase this Vedic culture activities and guard it till you are alive so that it will flow in to your generation. That’s how the generation will be saved. Please, read the purport of this verse.

Madan Mohan Prabhu reads 3.37 Purport: When a living entity comes in contact with the material creation, his eternal love for Kṛṣṇa is transformed into lust, in association with the mode of passion. Or, in other words, the sense of love of God becomes transformed into lust, as milk in contact with sour tamarind is transformed into yogurt.

Maharaj: This lust is nothing, but love of Krishna transformed because of the material association. And then, we are fed up, for example, we have lust for money, that I must have so much of money, I must have so much money. And maybe Krishna’s mercy you get the money. Then we realise that how troublesome it is. To earn money is troublesome, to guard it is troublesome, and to spend it is troublesome. Everywhere the money is pinched. Your relations are waiting, your friends are waiting, they will ask you money, they will ask you this, they will ask you that. Then, you can save from everybody and put in the bank. The manager one day Haribol and he performs Kirtan. And all our deposits are gone. What to do he will say. He did not give 10 rupees to his wife to buy the vegetables and put the money in the bank. The bank man swallows. What to do Maharaj? The next day that man came to me, and he forgot that he told me yesterday that he doesn’t keep 500 pounds in his house. He said, "My house was searched and 88,000 pounds was missing." (laughter) I didn’t tell him anything. What to do. This is how this money never stays. It has to go. So, either it should go in a good cause or for Krishna. This is how it should go. As I told you, you need not donate, but even then, you can do yourself so many things. Please, try to do. Our Bapuji doesn’t donate, and he looks after the Goshala, the whole thing. So much of money he is spending. That is as good as donation, why should we get money, and we spend? Instead of that, he is spending. That is nice. This is how. He spends for bills, so many bills are paid, that’s our job. Please, whatever you want, you do it. But remember to get rid of this kāma.

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.