There are three things, celestial influences, then the earthly disturbances and bodily pains and aches something. This is it. Inshort if the noise level is not in control, then these things will increase and they will create disturbances in the society.
An intelligent person does not take part in the sources of misery, which are due to contact with the material senses. O son of Kunti, such pleasures have a beginning and an end, and so the wise man does not delight in them.
Yudhishtira Maharaj never told a lie in his life, not because he wanted to be famous for that virtue, but genuinely he didn't like lying. Still Krishna forced him to tell a lie in a crucial juncture in the battlefield, that too to his own spiritual master who taught him the lesson, 'Never lie in your life'.
It is because we do not enjoy doing that service itself, we are looking for enjoyment in the results of the service. Service is non-different from Krishna. When we do any service sincerely, we associate with Krishna in the form of that service.
When all these questions pounded me, one thing became clear to me - If I am not able to do a service with full heart, the problem is with me and not the service. There are many times Krishna will put us in situations where we are forced to do what we don't like to do or where we cannot enjoy. But still He expects us to execute them in the same way we would do a service that we enjoy.
Every living entity is always distressed in this material world because this place is such that at every step one has to meet with some kind of distress. But one who is supported by his past good deeds engages himself in the devotional service of the Lord, as confirmed in the Bhagavad-gītā (7.16). Those who are supported by impious acts cannot be engaged in the devotional service of the Lord, even though they are distressed.
And the frog is in the well you know. And some frog comes as a guest to that frog. So he says that, "You know there is an ocean?" So that frog, well frog has a well in mind. So he said how big is it? Is it two wells? Is it three wells? Is it five wells?
There was only one doctor and he was completely free. I remember in the afternoon, he didn't have to do anything. So he will collect the boys like us and go to well and we all take a dip into the well and we swim nicely. It was his job and in the evening, may be one or two people come. That's all. He was completely free.
The beauty of ayurvedic treatment is that it never increases our necessities. It is a very simple medicine. You know ginger, ginger powder or cinnamon or cardamom or something, may be turmeric powder, some salts. These are all the medicines. And mustard seeds, these cumin seeds, we use in our sabjis and everything. That is medicine.
Maybe your drain is blocked. But as soon as the drain is blocked, "Aye! What is the prime minister doing man. My drain is blocked". Man the prime minister has nothing to do with your brain or drain. But we have that tendency that even if a drain is blocked, we cannot tolerate. What you have to do is to take a pump and just do it. No. We just blame everybody and then we destroy ourselves and go away.
So the snake appears like a snake but it does not have any capacity to harm. Even if it bites maybe the blood will come out but otherwise it doesn't have any effect. So our miseries are like that, like those snakes. The poison tooth of misery is missing. And that's why miseries do come, they may bite also, we may have blood also but it doesn't have any effect, it doesn't do any harm.
Even the heaviest type of calamities, you'll not be disturbed. That is peace. That is peace. Not that little pinching, you are disturbed. If you're actually fixed up in Kṛṣṇa consciousness, you'll not be disturbed in the greatest form of dangerous condition. That is the perfection of Kṛṣṇa consciousness.
He always engaged in devotional service with full joy and enthusiasm, su-sukhaṁ kartum avyayam - whether it is building carts for rathyatra, driving people in his car or cleaning the temple, clearing the trash in garbage bin. He could inspire all those who came in touch with him, to do some service for Krishna, chant Hare Krishna and in the end.
Simply wiring will not help you. The connection must be there. And if you lose the connection, then it is of no value. Therefore Krishna consciousness movement means you have to keep yourself always connected with the original powerhouse. Then wherever you'll go, there will be light. There'll be light. If you're disconnected, there will be no light.
Whenever you are perplexed, you read Bhagavad-gītā; you will immediately get relief. That's a fact. Bhagavad-gītā, even if you read without any actual knowledge of the Bhagavad-gītā, still, you will feel relief
The tenets of the Bhagavatam and Bhagavad Gita will help you to dig your life very contently in any situation of your life. That is Bhagavatam. Otherwise there is no end to Bhagavatam. In any condition of life you will find the solace from every page.
Hare Krishna Prabhujis and Matajis,
Please accept my humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada and Srila Gurudeva.
The following is continuation of the transcription of one of the nectarean Bhagavatam class given by our beloved spiritual master HH Mahavishnu Goswami Maharaj on Srimad Bhagavatam verse 7.6.9 in Sri Sri Radha NeelMadhav dham, Rajkot on 26th October 2008. In the previous offering we heard from Maharaj the below point
The difficulty is that as soon as you are increasing your attachment means, your material mind is there. The mind becomes material. Instead of spiritual it will become material. And as soon as the mind becomes material means, it cover the living entity's soul.