Transcendental Tit-bits

Dear Vaishnavas,
Hare Krishna. Please accept my humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada and Srila Gurudeva.

When I visited Rajkot recently and spent a little time with my spiritual master, I had noted down some of the profound realizations that he spoke out of his vast and transcendental experience. I am sharing those points with you all. We will definitely find these punching realizations as very helpful in our day to day dealings as well as to increase the fabric of our devotional service.

1. When Krishna is really merciful with us, we will dig into our own heals and see the faults in ourselves.

2. Our tendency is to blame everybody except ourselves. That is completely barred in Srimad Bhagavatam.

3. There is always a grain of truth in any criticism. So let us always try to improve ourselves.

4. You should find out your own service to your taste. You alone or with your friends. If you don’t find any service, japa mala is there. Just chant. If you chant loudly and hear your own sound vibration, your mind will not freak out.

5. Effective path is not defective. Defective path is not effective. According to the scriptures, our path must be organized.

6. Unless we come to the right understanding, our mind will not work transcendentally. Always sinful activities have a toll on our mind. Since mind is the controller of all the senses, our bodily function is spoiled. If mind is disturbed, digestion is disturbed. If digestion is disturbed, blood circulation is disturbed. Eventually sanction of Krishna is required for the normal functioning of the body.

7. It is only by Prabhupada’s mercy that some mumbling of mahamantra is there. Our mind is in so many things that we do not concentrate on the chanting.

8. Do anything and everything but do not disturb your mind and also do not disturb the mind of others. Disturbing the minds of others is the greatest violence. That is why Prabhupada did not allow even TV in our community.

9. Even when we are within the Kali yuga, we can be out of Kali yuga by following Prabhupada’s chalked out path.

10. Our intake of prasadam must be in proportion to our body. All the ingredients that we consume come from Krishna’s energy. Krishna and His energy are non-different.

11. Vedic tradition is “As soon the child is born, the father and mother should keep quiet.” No raising voice. Otherwise the children get the habit. Ultimately they become royal edition of animals.

12. I remember we were all sleeping on the floor. There was no separate bed-room. Nobody had back-ache. My sister, mother and all had to pull the water from the well, carry them on their heads and then walk miles together. Today’s lady will not survive for one day in their life-style. The men folk were also working hard in the fields. But we were all healthy because there was no pollution. The ladies were so strong that if the doctor comes and they hit him, the doctors will fly 80 miles.

13. As soon as you give importance to the body, austerity will disappear. Our life minus austerity means hospitalization.

14. The doctors were so pure during our time. They were called vaidyas. They were bhaktas. They sit only on the ground and they find out all our problems only with the pulse. There were no operations at all. Nowadays the doctors kill you even before you die.

15. Service is very much required so that our mind won’t freak out.

Though there is volumes that can be spoken on each of these realizations, I shall leave it to you for your personal meditation. By meditating on these transcendental words of wisdom and practicing them we can definitely improve the standard of our lives tremendously.

Thank you very much.
Yours in service of Srila Prabhupada and Srila Gurudeva,
Kalacakra Krsna das.