Worship Krishna - 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 previous offering titled "Worship Krishna" wherein we were hearing nectarean class given by our beloved spiritual master HH Mahavishnu Goswami Maharaj in Chatsburg. In the previous offering we heard from Maharaj as to:

1. how devotees should behave, always thinking and discussing about Krishna.
2. how we should link our daily work and Krishna's service.
3. without remembering Krishna, we can never be happy.

Now let us  hear further.

"Please don't get rotten into the material atmosphere. We have a powerful Father. Recognise the authority of the Father and come to Him running not only at the time of difficulties, but all the time, you should run towards Krishna. Parikshit Maharaj before 5000 years, he was in the womb of his mother Uttara. At that time, after finishing His work in Hastinapur, Lord wanted to leave for Dwaraka. Krishna was ready, sitting on the chariot to leave for Dwaraka. In the meantime, Ashwattama, the son of their Guru Dronacarya, released the agni astra to kill Parikshit Maharaj, the last heir of the Pandavas. He wanted to destroy the Pandavas. And before he did so, he had already killed five children of Draupadi. He wanted to completely destroy the race of the Pandavas. He thought that by killing 5 children of Pandavas he will be able to please his master Duryodhana. Duryodhana was at that time lying on the battlefield of Kurukshetra - dying. And he thought that "I will run to Duryodhana and tell him this good news. So at least his death will be alright.

So he killed the five children of Draupadi and went to Duryodhana in the battlefield. Duryodhana was dying. He told Duryodhana, "Duryodhana, I have done a good job for you." Duryodhana asked, "What is it?" He said, "I have killed five children of the Pandavas. Now they don't have any heir apparent." You will be surprised to hear what Duryodhana said. He said, "You have done a very bad job. You have killed our race." At the time of death, even demon also comes to the senses. We have to remember our death. We all have to go sooner or later. In Srimad Bhagavatam verse 10.1.38 Vasudeva says to Kamsa,

mṛtyur janmavatāṁ vīra dehena saha jāyate
adya vābda-śatānte vā mṛtyur vai prāṇināṁ dhruvaḥ

O great hero, one who takes birth is sure to die, for death is born with the body. One may die today or after hundreds of years, but death is sure for every living entity.

These are our transcendental scriptures. You sing one verse and you are connected to Krishna and by His pure contact, you will be enlivened, your health will improve. As soon as your health improves, your material activities will improve and nobody will be able to disturb you, because you are unflinchingly attached to the Supreme powerful Lord. This is the way to come to the scriptures.

Krishna willing we shall try 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.