There is a great need to propagate the Krishna consciousness movement in the world so that even though people sometimes become angry and malicious toward one another, because of their being Krishna conscious such rivalry, competition and envy can be adjusted without difficulty.
Devotional service is available to everyone, yet both Bhagavad Gita and Srimad Bhagavatam they give us the point that even though it is available to all, it does not mean that everyone is eligible to take it
Bali Maharaja knew the secret of how he had formerly been victorious because providence was in his favor. Now, since that same providence was not in his favor, there was no possibility of his victory. Thus he very intelligently forbade his associates to fight.
But even after keeping the Deity at home, if we fail to serve Him properly, take Him for granted and speak all kinds of gramya kathaa in front of Him, then as Srimati Kunti rani says He becomes alakshyam or invisible to us.
Grabbing tendency is always there in us and we need to have little grabbing tendency and that is for prasadam. Grabbing a bit of prasadam is acceptable. It is just a bit, little bit. But anything more is detrimental.
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 Srimad Bhagavatam class given by our God brother HG Devakinandan Prabhuji on the lessons we need to learn from Citraketu Maharaj. In the previous offering we heard about 9 points. Now let us continue to hear further.
"Transcendental knowledge in relation with the Supreme Lord Hari is knowledge resulting in the complete suspension of the waves and whirlpools of the material modes. Such knowledge is self-satisfying due to its being free from material attachment, and being transcendental it is approved by authorities. Who could fail to be attracted?"
This is the starting point of realisation. We have to understand that our time together is very limited. Practically, this class will go on for 10 more minutes. Very limited time together. But in life also very limited time together. So Maharaj said, "What is to be understood from this point?"
As long as the mind is not engaged in meditation on the lotus feet of the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Krishna, the mind will desire so many material enjoyments. Sensual images are recorded in the mind in chronological order, and they become manifest one after another; therefore the living entity has to accept one body after another.
"just because your sacrifice could not hit the century, it doesn't mean that you are lost. It doesn't mean that you are frustrated. So why do you want to be agitated or anxious? In case it has happened because of providential arrangement."
The Lord reciprocates in such a way that all living entities in whom the Lord is dwelling as the Supersoul also like a pure devotee because the Lord is present in their hearts and can dictate to them to be friendly to His devotee.