Hare Krishna Prabhujis and Matajis,
Please accept my humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada and Srila Gurudeva.
This is in conclusion of the transcription of the nectarean class given by our beloved spiritual master HH Mahavishnu Goswami Maharaj on 12th August 1996 in Vrindavan on Srimad Bhagavatam verse 6.3.22. In previous offering we heard from Maharaj about:
1. The way to study the verses
2. Recognise the Transcendence.
3. Faith in Krishna is beginning of devotional service.
4. Difference between Statue and Deity
5. Pride clings.
6. Say no to material identification.
7. Study Prabhupada's purports: We should mould our life in such a way that we should become simple to that effect, that in any circumstance we will be completely happy. We should be only morose if we are not able to chant
Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare
Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare
This is the main thing to be understood. And once you try, as soon as you touch the Mahamantra, as soon as you hear, you will be happy. That is why Srila Prabhupada was insisting that you should have Harinam daily two times. In the London, in the beginning we had Harinam two times in a day and that is why so many people were attracted. I was also the person who was attracted by hearing Harinam. Otherwise I was thinking that our religion is completely non-sense. Somebody worships Shiva, somebody worships Ganapathy, somebody worships something else. So I thought, "What is this?", and started going to church. Everyone were in suits and ties. I thought this is the best system. (laughter)
And one day what happened a priest gave a nice sermon. I could not understand anything, because he spoke so very high. So I thought that somehow or the other I will go and see him. So I went and inquired, "Where is the father?" And they said, "If you want to see him, then you should go to the pub." (laughter) So immediately after the sermon, this guy goes to the pub! Then the idea came in my mind that whatever we are, we are best. At least there are no pubs involved. How can a man sitting in a pub direct you about religious principles? And this flash of light stopped me from becoming Christian. Without Srila Prabhupada, definitely I guarantee you, that I would have been a Christian by now, because there was no direction. It was he alone who pulled us out of the rut. And in one piece he has given us everything. And now it is our duty to take out everything written from his purports. For us there is no Ramayan, for us there is no Mahabharat, for us there is no Vedas, for us there are no Puranas. We don't know anything. Whatever we have, is from Prabhupada's purports. And that is more than enough for this lifetime. Even if you come back after death to Vrindavan in some cockroach form, even then, you hear this and you will be elevated. This is the best effect of one sincere devotee. And he says about this movement that, "Our ISKCON movement will expand unlimitedly, if we dedicate our lives to the lotus feet of Krishna sincerely." Then there is no limit for expansion. And we have the experience. All over the world, it is expanding unlimitedly, we cannot control it now. People are completely miserable outside and they want to have some comfort. With so many comforts at their disposal, they are completely frustrated. This is the only way that you come to the right point and increase the transcendental realm in your life.
Our heartfelt thanks to Maharaj for his simple and sublime instructions.
Thank you very much.
Yours in service of Srila Prabhupada ad Srila Gurudeva,
Sudarshana devi dasi.
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