That when he was grhastha during the daytime, I don't know how he studied and when he studied with all the responsibilities, but he must have done it. And every evening he would have his program. Doesn't matter, even 2 people, he will just start preaching. His family didn't like that at all. His wife said that, "I wanted to marry a nice smart businessman, I ended up with this preacher." (laughter)
Krishna's speech is very very awesome you know. It is guhyam vishuddham, durbodham. Durbodham means very difficult to understand. Anything which is very difficult to understand, if you go to a superior authority, it becomes simplified. It requires some Sadhana. It requires the full faith into the process. Unless you have faith you will not be able to progress.
The life of Pandavas shows us how much they were surrendered to Krishna in all circumstances. Never did they grudge or complain to Krishna. In the battlefield of Kurukshetra, Arjuna's son Abhimanyu was killed mercilessly in the chakra-vyuga, by foul means.
Thus I began chanting the holy name and fame of the Lord by repeated recitation, ignoring all the formalities of the material world. Such chanting and remembering of the transcendental pastimes of the Lord are benedictory. So doing, I traveled all over the earth, fully satisfied, humble and unenvious.
The point is that spiritual master's position is very unique and everybody has to be that. These qualities have to be grained in us. And because the limited sphere is there for preaching, that's why the society is not guided properly.
Our grandmother was always hungry you know. Morning she will get up at 5 'o clock. Since then she will work very hard. So naturally she was very hungry. And our grandfather, he starts the pooja at 10'o clock in the morning and it goes upto 2 'o clock.
Means we have to be austere. You have to sleep on the ground. During day time, all the beds were kept aside. There was thin beds, cotton beds - pathaadi - we call it as just mattress you know. Then we roll the mattress and keep it at one side. During the day there was no mattress in the house. And now the bed is ready - Any time boom, "I am not well." Arey man you are on the bed. That's why you are not well. Get out and you will do well.
The reason of sickness is excessive artificial standard of existence. Otherwise if the artificial standard is not there, there may be sickness and we may die. There is only one sickness, there is no recovering sickness at all because he doesn’t have any sickness. If the body is slim, where the sickness can stay? Sickness also wants some fat. If excessive fat is not there, then where the sickness is going to stay. Excess food is not there excess juice is not there.
if the digestive power is powerful, you can digest anything. If the digestive power is not there, then anything you eat, becomes the source of sickness. Undigested food always is the source of sickness.
And it is written in Bhagavatam in 7th canto 15th chapter that in the mode of goodness, if the food is reduced to the requirement, that reduces sleep and plus gives the healthy body. And apart from that in the health the main ingredient is the names of Krishna. Otherwise these things will not work. The more sick you are the more chanting should be there."
tejasvī tapasā dīpto, and as soon as tapas is there, we saw that austerity gives us the brilliant luminity. And then the same time it gives you glow. So please for our own health, this austerity is required. That's why one thing - we have to stop to look at others, what they do. As soon as we stop this, then we encourage ourselves to do whatever is correct.
In the above verse the word bhajanti is translated as "flatter". The real object of glorification is Supreme Lord. He alone is the ultimate shelter of all surrendered souls. He alone is capable of giving whatever is needed for us.
This forgetfulness of the living being—beginning from Brahma down to the lowest insignificant ant—is a tendency which can be counteracted by meditation on the virat-rupa of the Lord. This chance is available in the human form of life, and if a human being follows the instruction of Srimad Bhagavatam and begins to meditate upon the viraat-rupa, then revival of his pure consciousness and counteraction of the tendency to forget his eternal relationship with the Lord can follow simultaneously
The Ganges, emanating from the toe of Lord Vishnu, purifies the three worlds, the upper, middle and lower planetary systems. Similarly, when one asks questions about the pastimes and characteristics of Lord Vasudeva, Krishna, three varieties of men are purified: the speaker or preacher, he who inquires, and the people in general who listen.
He humbly repented for his offense of putting the dead-snake over Shamika rishi and considered the curse as apt punishment for his misdeed and gracefully accepted it. Also instead of spending the remaining days lavishly enjoying the royal comforts, he went to the bank of Ganges and vowed to fast until death.
Not a single moment passes without us doing anything. So you may not chant, you may not read Bhagavatam. But you are doing some action, activity. So whatever you are doing, you should be completely, immaculately good, and people will be pleased with you.
We are not really in good terms with our own body. We are just destroying the body, by not following the Vedic way. So don't destroy your health, unnecessarily following nasty things. And try to be very lovingly dealing with every living entity, but minus lust. Love minus Lust is Pure Love - it should be.
So before my work started, daily I used to go to Mangala arati there. And he was speaking very good. I asked, "From where did you know all these things?" He said, "From Bhagavatam. So I took out one month from my duties. And I went to Manor daily. And from morning 8 o'clock, till night 8 o’clock, I was reading Bhagavatam.