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 nectarean class given by our beloved spiritual master HH Mahavishnu Goswami Maharaj in Sri Sri Radha NeelMadhav dham, Rajkot in October 2009 on verse 11.26.26 from Srimad Bhagavatam. In the previous class we heard from Maharaj as to how
1. We should not be carried away by whims of the mind.
2. When anything is connected with Krishna, it becomes glorious and worshipable - eg brass arathi plate, cotton wicks, etc.
3. Understanding the temporary nature of the material world, we should be satisfied with Supersoul.
4. Bhagavad-Gita is the essence of all Vedic literatures and must be studied again and again.
5. Purify intelligence by chanting.
Now we shall hear further.
Japa is the best. They don't belong to the indriya, they don't belong to the mind or they don't belong to the intelligence. They have heart to heart contact. So you are species of Krishna. As soon as you are successful in this, then you will be able to experience Krishna's reciprocation. Everything depends on Krishna's selection and it is best. As soon as we understand these eternal truth through the pages of Bhagavad-Gita and Bhagavatam, there is no way that we will again glide down to the lower modes. Nowadays men are somehow the other attracted to women and associate with them even before marriage. They don't know what family she is, what is her back ground. Then eventually there is separation. These things in vedic culture were done very safely. Nobody asked us whether we want to be married or not. As soon as we reached the age, the elders fixed it. The elders select and they consult with the girl. They knew about the family background etc and such arranged marriages lasted longer. Krishna has told in Bhagavad-Gita - "cātur-varṇyaṁ mayā sṛṣṭaṁ" - So these varnas and ashramas are important in society. But now-a-days the sanctity of marriage is getting degraded day by day and it is very disgusting. Illicit connections should not be there. Try to be serious and look to your own defects.
Krishna willing, we shall continue to hear more nectar from Maharaj in the subsequent offering.
Thank you very much.
Yours in service of Srila Prabhupada and Srila Gurudeva,
Sudarshana devi dasi.
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