Bhagavatam Gives Bliss - Part 3

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 one of the previous offering titled, "Bhagavatam Gives Bliss" wherein we were hearing the nectarean class given by our beloved spiritual master HH Mahavishnu Goswami Maharaj on Srimad Bhagavatam verse 11.7.10. In the previous offering we heard the below points from Maharaj 

i) humility is required for getting jnaan  
ii) lead a simple life

Now we shall hear further from Maharaj.

iii) Decrease Artificial Necessities: Earlier there was no disturbance at all. We have to experience the natural disturbance - I mean to say that we cannot avoid disturbance like birth. Birth is great disturbance. We cannot avoid it. We cannot avoid death. Death is a great disturbance. Then sickness we cannot avoid. Old age we cannot avoid. These are all forced disturbances. But apart from these forced disturbances, there was no disturbance. And because the life was going very naturally, they were all aatma-bhut, they were satisfied with the self. Everybody were looking to the self. They knew that everyone was part and parcel of Krishna. So there was not much differentiation. Anybody was welcome everywhere. So we used to go the fields - say if it is orange garden, the person would have so many oranges and he would say, "Eat son". Plenty of oranges were there and we were eating plenty. Now you go to the orange garden. You will not get even one orange. This is the point. The scarcity starts only when disturbance is there. And disturbance is there because our lives not God-centric. We don't know the highest authority at all. 

The Supreme Personality of Godhead is completely absent in our sight and that is why the disturbance is there. There is no other reason for the disturbance. Only if we add Krishna to our life style, then our life is simpler. Artificial necessities we have to decrease. The lesser the artificial necessities, less money is required. We don't have to run after money hither and thither. Otherwise as the necessities increase, then by foul means also we would try to earn money. Not legally really. Our money is also contaminated. The way we earn money is also contaminated. Foul means you have to apply if you have to pay the bills for the artificial needs like AC etc. In this age also things are worst. We cannot do much really. But one thing we can do is that our life must be very simple. That we can manage. The more simple you are, the less disturbance you have in your life. Depend upon natural things. Don't depend upon man-made things. Man-made things are always defective.

Krishna willing we shall continue to hear more nectar from Maharaj in the subsequent offering.

Hare Krishna.
Thank you very much.
Yours in service of Srila Prabhupada and Srila Gurudeva,
Sudarshana devi dasi.