Enjoy Krishna in Sound Vibration - Part 20

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

This is in continuation of the previous offering titled, "Enjoy Krishna in Sound Vibration", wherein we were transcribing one of the nectarean Bhagavatam classes given by our beloved spiritual master H H Mahavishnu Goswami Maharaj in Rajkot on 28th January 2007. We heard few points from Maharaj and now we shall hear further.

I would like to share with you one verse, which we shall put into practice. Srimad Bhagavatam verse 4.12.37,

śāntāḥ sama-dṛśaḥ śuddhāḥ sarva-bhūtānurañjanāḥ
yānty añjasācyuta-padam acyuta-priya-bāndhavāḥ

Persons who are peaceful, equipoised, cleansed and purified, and who know the art of pleasing all other living entities, keep friendship only with devotees of the Lord; they alone can very easily achieve the perfection of going back home, back to Godhead.

In this verse 5 things are mentioned that we should cultivate. But don't be afraid seeing the number five. Only one thing is required and that is sincere devotional service and when that is there, everything else is easily available. But because physically we are not following the intense devotional practice, that is why these qualities are not shown in our personality. But if the devotional service is very intensely followed, then there is no dearth of these qualities. They will be automatic. But we have to understand ourselves and find out some tricks so that we remember these verses.

And as I told you, unless you try to churn the mind and try to understand these things, how are you going to preach? Our main duty is to preach and preaching is not the goal of our existence. But we want to intensify our own devotional service. For intensifying our own devotional service, preaching is required. Otherwise, we lose the goal of devotional service. And that is why each one of you must have separate programs. Read Bhagavad-Gita and Bhagavatam - verses, translation and purports whatever Prabhupada has given and by his mercy, you will have the intelligence to speak and discuss with the people. People will enjoy. If you don't know anything, then sing at least Mahamantra. If you don't want to do that, just think that you are going to start the program. (laughter) But don't remain in that position for long. Try sincerely. If you can't do that at least chant Mahamantra yourself.

Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare
Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare

If you can't do that atleast remember Krishna's names - Krishna Krishna. If you can't do that atleast think that you are going to chant Krishna. Thinking atleast should work. If you can't do that, then do one thing. Come to Dwaraka - there is nice sangam - Gomati river, very powerful. Tie the stone to your waist and throw yourself into it, so that your dead-body should also not come out. (laughter) There is no need to live. Please don't be discouraged. And the courage will take you forward and try to understand this Bhagavatam verse."

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.