How to Become a Devotee? - Part 4

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 class given by our beloved spiritual master HH Mahavishnu Goswami Maharaj on Bhagavad Gita 9.34, in Sri Sri Radha Neelmadhav dham Rajkot on December 26 2006. In the previous offering we heard from Maharaj about:

1)  Material things are temporary and destructive.
2)  Transcendental Solution from Vedic scriptures alone can solve material problems.

Maharaj was also explaining how the whole world is full of suffering and also mentioned the nice acronym for WORLD Walk oRun Lose Definitely, coined by Nirmal Prabhuji. Now we shall hear further.

3) Win means great loss: "You walk or run, you do the work slowly, silently or you do the work very passionately, but lose definitely. There is no gain in these activities. We may have the argument that there are people who win and they have factories etc. The more material things you have, the more worried you are and all valuable time is allotted to this body. The time which has to be allotted in realising the Absolute Truth is wasted in managing the material things which are very temporary. So winning here in this world is a great loss. Instead, a man who doesn't possess anything is the best wealthy man. Because he don't possess anything, he doesn't waste time at all. And he also eats two chapatis. The rich man may be suffering from diabetes and he will not be able to even eat chapatis. Conditioned eating again. This is the result. You are completely misguided regarding the winning point in this world. Here win means great loss. Loss is alright. He doesn't have anything. He can allocate some time at least for the spiritual things. If he cannot do that, then this human existence is useless. 

4) Don't hoard: Except human being, nobody hoards. There are so many species. Pigeons want to eat grains. But they don't carry a bag with them. "Oh, there are some grains here. Let me put them in the bag and fly with it." No. They will just eat and go away. For tomorrow, they don't worry. Cows cannot hoard. Dogs cannot hoard. Nobody has any hoarding capacity, except the man. We are the only greedy pigs. You go and take whatever you need and then again take whatever we can to hoard. These tendencies are driving us away from the reality. We don't understand that Krishna is the cause of all causes - Supreme prime cause. And we have completely overlooked it and because of that we are suffering, unsurpassable miseries."

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.