Arjuna didn't know really what is happening. So he immediately went to Krishna for guidance. This is the way to stop the reverses. Reverses are bound to come. But we have full faith as we saw in the first seed verse.
"There is nothing to be lamented, when a matter is beyond the control of any human being." We are all conditioned souls. There are few conditions we cannot avoid. For example birth is a condition. And those who are born, they have to die.
Please, we are self-sufficient to understand Bhagavatam with the help of Prabhupada. How can we neglect such a highly merciful soul? Please don't fall prey to the misguidances. Please come to this realisation and dig into your own heels.
We have the bones in our body, flesh in our body, blood in our body. All this are His energy in the form of water and earth. All this are His energy in the form of water and earth. But we know that apart from the water inside the body, there is great mass of water outside the body.
In the material world, the process and goal are different. In spiritual world the process and goal are same. Our goal is to know about the Supreme Lord, the Supreme Absolute Truth Krishna and re-establish our own relationship with Him.
Our beloved spiritual master H H Mahavishnu Goswami Maharaj says that the root word of shaastra comes from shaasan which means to rule. If we let scriptures rule our life, then our life will be glorious.
Lust includes all kinds of unwanted desires. The lives of demons like Ravana, Hiranyakashipu, Hiranyaksha, Kamsa etc all show how when their unwanted or undeserving desires were the seed for their downfall
Lord Sri Krishna repeatedly insists in this chapter that we all need to realize Krishna in every one and see all equal. When we follow His instructions bad tendencies of rivalry, envy and abusiveness, along with false ego, are very quickly destroyed
In our lives, when we see certain triggers or sources of apprehension, we begin to speculate, often ignoring the variability and uncertainty of the Lord's plans. The duck curve represents one such speculation
One devotee, who was once a temple president for one of the temples in US shared with us about an interesting exchange which he had with Maharaj many years ago when Maharaj had visited the temple for the first time
"In year 2007 when we met Maharaj in Rajkot, one of our Godbrother, HG Shyamcaran Prabhu along with his wife and daughter met Maharaj. They were telling how their daughter Gaurangi was studying shlokas but was not interested to study the translation. Maharaj immediately spoke with the daughter lovingly and asked her what verses she had studied
We are all from different backgrounds and different nature. But Maharaj never hated us. He never wanted us to be with whatever this mterial body would have given to us. Maharaj wanted us to rise above all material designations, material things and material ideas. He was very particular about this. Very particular
"For those who don't know about Anand Prabhuji, based on my frequent visits here as well as what I have heard from Vaishnavseva Prabhu, his sadhana is impeccable. What is the important lesson we have to take away from him is that, he has not even physically met Maharaj, never had a single day's physical association with our spiritual master
Usually in beginning of Krishna consciousness, we are attracted by either seeing the devotees or listening to kirtans or prasadam or reading books. And in the beginning, when we chant the holy names, we get lot of bliss and taste and this makes us enthusiastic to take the process seriously.
I am very fortunate to be here. When I came here, I was bored with material life. And whatever I knew about spiritual life was based on my understanding of Srila Prabhupada's books. I used to follow very hard and fast rules.
This is in continuation of the previous offering titled "Srila Mahavishnu Goswami Maharaj Vyasa Puja 2016", wherein we were hearing some of the glorifications of Maharaj, which were shared by the devotees in Sri Sri Radha Neel Madhav dham, Rajkot on the auspicious occasion of his Vyasa Puja in the morning. Now we shall hear the memories shared by the devotees in the evening.