Continue Appreciating the Lord's Potencies

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

With reference to my recent offering, "Just appreciate" it is very much necessary for devotees of the Lord to go on appreciating the Lord's potencies. Otherwise our mind which is presently colored with fruitive mentality, will never make any effort to appreciate and thereby continue the material existence. Recently Maharaj was telling that everything is done by the Lord and we should just appreciate His inconceivable potencies and cooperate with Him. Maharaj was referring to sunshine which gives us Vitamin C in unlimited quantities is the most essential ingredient for our good health and in the absence of Vitamin C we are completely diseased. The Lord is giving you abundant Vitamin C from the sunshine and does not charge you anything. But you go anywhere for any service, there will be a charge. Maharaj was advising that those who don't have sunshine (like the European and other cold countries) are prone to diseases than those who have sunshine. Without sunshine the whole world will be in darkness and nothing can manifest in this earth for our sustenance. It is very important to see the hand of the Supreme Lord in everything. To see the Lord and to know His unlimited potencies we have to come to the pages of Srimad Bhagavatam and Srimad Bhagavad Gita. Srila Prabhupada is the only acharya in this kaliyuga who has enlightened us to understand the Vedic culture and how this scriptures practically can be realized in our day to day activities. The scriptures have intimate connections with our day to day lives and this point need to be sunk in our minds.

In Srimad Bhagavatam verse 5.5.6, Lord Rshabadeva while advising His sons says,

evaṁ manaḥ karma-vaśaṁ prayuṅkte avidyayātmany upadhīyamāne
prītir na yāvan mayi vāsudeve na mucyate deha-yogena tāvat

When the living entity is covered by the mode of ignorance, he does not understand the individual living being and the supreme living being, and his mind is subjugated to fruitive activity. Therefore, until one has love for Lord Vāsudeva, who is none other than Myself, he is certainly not delivered from having to accept a material body again and again.

We have the tendency to appreciate and love so many other living beings and appreciate their brilliance, but we fail to understand the root cause is the Supreme Lord Himself. Because of our basic ignorance we try to appreciate and start loving all living entities in an unlimited manner other than the Lord Himself. In Tamilnadu some people are so much crazy about one Chief minister (who was a famous actor also). They started worshiping him and some of them committed suicide after his death out of so much love for him. It is completely crazy mentality because of the deep rooted ignorance of the people of kaliyuga (totally misdirected civilization). Therefore Srila Prabhupada writes in the pages of Srimad Bhagavatam, "that literature which is full of descriptions of the transcendental glories of the name, fame, forms, pastimes, etc., of the unlimited Supreme Lord is a different creation, full of transcendental words directed toward bringing about a revolution in the impious lives of this world's misdirected civilization."

Maharaj was telling that we have to meditate upon each and every word of Srimad Bhagavatam and link it with our day to day lives. Once we start linking our day to day lives with scriptures, we may develop some appreciation towards the Lord. Otherwise without Vedic culture being applied in our day to day lives, the knowledge simply becomes a mental speculation without any realization of the Lord. Unless we realize the Lord we may not be able to come out of the polluted condition of life. Our lives must change. We have to understand that our constitutional position is "servant of Krishna". We have to come to our senses and dig it with our own mind and meditate.

My mind is very much eager and ready to engage in full force in fruitive activity all the time even after hearing so many instructions on this matter. I therefore pray to the Supreme Lord, my spiritual master and Srila Prabhupada to bestow their causeless mercy on this misdirected soul to understand the unlimited potencies of the Lord and may start to appreciate His potencies in this life itself by start digging my own mind on these transcendental subject matters.

Thank you very much,
Yours in service of Srila Prabhupada and Srila Gurudev,
Sajjana Priya Krishna das,
Chennai.