In Kunti's prayers also, Kunti Maharani very nicely prays in verse 1.8.40, "All these cities and villages are flourishing in all respects because the herbs and grains are in abundance, the trees are full of fruits, the rivers are flowing, the hills are full of minerals and the oceans full of wealth.
We live in the age of Kali - age of quarrel, wherein there is always chance for some misunderstanding or othe other. With the so called advancement in technology in the form of Whatsapp, Facebook etc, its indeed true that communication speed has increased to a great extent.
As long as we are doing our sadhana as per the instructions of the spiritual master, our days are good irrespective of whatever bad thing might happen. And when we forget or don't follow the instructions of Guru and Krishna, then our days are bad.
"A car ahead was moving like a turtle and not giving me way in spite of my continuous honking! I was on brink of losing my cool when I noticed the small sticker on the car's rear!
"Physically challenged; Please be patient."
The thing is the root has to become powerful and powerful day by day. And the root is sincere devotional service. Please, even if you carry some scratch even now, in your mind, throw it away as soon as possible
"You know there is some pilgrim place where there are small wells you know, not very deep, in the rock of the river. I forgot where we saw. 10 - 12 wells you know. So, the arrangement was natural arrangement because of the water you know. In the rainy season, there is the water all around, they have cut the stone, so you enter one well and then you have to go to the next well. And again, you have to go to the next well and again go to the next. There were nearly 10 – 12 wells.
Yesterday, Maharaj was explaining to us how this hurdle of birth and death keeps pulling us again and again back into this vicious cycle, because of the millions of combinations of the three modes of material nature which ensnare us.
Yesterday, so very nicely Maharaj was explaining to us how to utilize our riches most diligently. He was saying how if we hoard money in banks or elsewhere, we are actually losing each time there is a depreciation in the currency.
This gives us the clue on how very powerful is the chanting of the holy names of the Lord. And the practical example of the power of the Holy name is seen in how Srila Prabhupad could build up the entire empire of Krishna consciousness
We saw the nine different types of fears that bother us in our daily life. Maharaj was also explaining yesterday the solution to get out of these fears as given in the verse of Bhartrihari. And that is vairaagyam eva abhayam
We should learn from Sukadev Goswami that our time with any living entity ends the moment we give them Krishna. Then Krishna takes over. Any moment spent further waiting for reciprocation or reward will adversely affect us.
In our last two offerings we were discussing on the 'Art of forgetting the help rendered' through the different qualities delineated in SB 1.6.26 specifically on how 'Serving without Pride (vimada) ...
Recently we all celebrated the appearance day of Lord Narasimhadev who is glorified as Krpana vatsala by Prahlada maharaj. Krpana vatsala means 'one who is extremely merciful to the fallen conditioned souls'.