Final Destination - Part 6

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 the nectarean class of our beloved spiritual master H H Mahavishnu Goswami Maharaj on Srimad Bhagavatam verse 1.14.35-36 in Sri Sri RadhaNeelMadhav dham, Rajkot on January 24, 2006. In the previous offering we heard from Maharaj about,

1) Lord's abode is transcendental. 
2) This material world is not our final destination and material body is not permanent.
3) We should not hanker for things which are not in our quota.
4) Nobody is permanent.
5) We should give up grabbing tendency and be attached to Srimad Bhagavatam.

Let us hear further.

We are completely lazy, we never touch the scriptures and even if we touch we are very careful that nothing should go into our life. (laughter) Once it so happened that a man took a vow that daily he will hear from Bhagavad Gita. So without hearing Bhagavad Gita, he will not start his job. So he appointed one brahmin to recite Bhagavad Gita. So he will sit for five minutes and hear Bhagavad Gita and then go to work. So this was his practice. Once it so happened that he had to go to some other city. So he said, "Oh, my vow will be broken now. I will not be able to hear Gita." So the brahmin suggested, "Daily you were hearing Gita. Now till you come back, may your son hear Gita." The man asked, "Oh is it? Is it alright?" "Yes, it is alright", the brahmin said. "But Swami, will my son become sadhu?" (laughter) So the man was afraid whether the son will become sadhu if he hears the Bhagavad Gita. So the brahmin realized what the man meant and so he said, "Since last 10 years you were hearing Bhagavad Gita. You never became sadhu. In 4 days how can your son become?" (laughter)

The point is we want to read the scriptures, but we don't really want read it, we don't want to take it in our life. But Srila Prabhupada has shown us the way. He has very expertly guided the whole population to defnitely know that this is a practical philosophy and we are spending our lives accordingly to whatever extent we have the capacity. Here so much is there. Nothing belongs to anybody and everything belongs to everybody. And because this idea is very good, that permanent life is there in spiritual atmosphere, these people have improved their economic situation within 3 years. (Referring to few devotees Maharaj said) When I had initiated them, they were barely eating anything. Sufficient prasadam was not there. And now they have the place. Somebody has donated a big house for preaching. Why should they donate them? Because the person concerned might have seen, that these people are doing quite good. So money is not a problem for Krishna. So the only thing is that the philosophy must be realised and that is again the speciality of Srila Prabhupada. He has shown us, that these scriptures are not only to recite, but to put into practice. And even a grain of these philosophical points put into practice is much better than tonnes of reading. We read so much, but nothing is in practice. Prabhupada hated this. That is why he has proved by introduction of these communities that, "if you work under my instructions, these things are very easy to put into practice."

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.