And this is our duty to come to the scriptures and get the authoritative clearance. If you can't get the authoritative clearance then your talking or my talking will not add any value at all. We should not really talk; we should not really talk unless we give some particular thing.
Maharaj says the greatest hindrance in our progress is our habit of looking at others. "In devotional field, we must have the vitality. Otherwise we cannot carry on the devotional service. Please stop looking into others, this is the greatest offence you are committing. Don't look to others. Whoever does, he or she is bound to suffer or whatever. tu kyon udhaas, why you unnecessarily worry about it? Please stop this."
The tree takes all the sun on its head and gives the equal shade to everybody. Wether the child or small or big man or a rich man or poor man, criminal or a learned sage. It doesn't differentiate. Any colour black, brown or blue, white, any colour, or a man or lady, anybody goes on under a tree, it will get the equal shade. And tree tolerates the sun on its head. This is how we should behave that we should take all the hardships on our head. We should tolerate and give a very nice soothing shelter to anybody who comes to take shelter of us without discrimination.
On the night when Bhishmadev took a vow that next day he would kill all the Pandavas, Krishna could not rest and He was walking hither and thither - thinking of ways to protect the Pandavas. But Arjuna peacefully slept.
I am such a fool that I have given up the service of that person who, being eternally situated within my heart, is actually most dear to me. That most dear one is the Lord of the universe, who is the bestower of real love and happiness and the source of all prosperity.
I am not young, but even now you heard my voice, singing also. It doesn't choke. Otherwise in old age the voice vibrates, it jerks and it doesn't sing. But you can see, I am not proud of it, but because we have devoted ourselves to Kṛṣṇa somehow or other He has kept the voice intact so far. This is how the neckbead improves the quality.
We were all completely in ignorance. He forced open our eyes. And he peeled our ears. And he told, "Rascals what are you doing? The things which you are doing is not the duty of the human existence. But instead the human existence should be intoxicated by the devotional activities of Kṛṣṇa."
In a simple life you are very good. You be simple and be satisfied in your earning. And just try to concentrate on these verses of Bhagavad Gita. And Kṛṣṇa will give you the intelligence to nicely understand the verses. It is very easy, provided we try to do the labour.
And as soon as the honesty is there your life will be completely changed. You will become big bosses. If you thieve then your name, you will be sacked. This is the thing. This is very clear, very clear. If you learn Bhagavad Gita we have to be very honest in our dealings.
We are bound to go in the lower modes. And that is why inorder to check the lower modes these 3 personalities, the Supreme Lord Himself, the gurus, the saints and the sages has given us a very simple very easy weapon, it is not difficult at all. You may not remember the verses, but you can remember Mahamantra any time, provided you take help of the Mahamantra
Mere jnān has no value unless it becomes the realized knowledge which is known as vijnān. All these principles which are enunciated in the Bhagavat Gita, if they are put into practice very seriously according to the instructions of Srila Prabhupada then your life must change for good.
At least those who have taken to Kṛṣṇa consciousness, you become, each of you become a moon and enlighten the world. These so-called glowworms, they'll not be able to do anything. That's a fact. Don't remain a glowworm. Just become a sun and moon. Then you will..., people will be happy, you will be happy."
And these scriptures, they are very much intimately related with our day to day life. And if our day to day life doesn't improve, then we are putting ourselves in a dangerous position. With all the facilities available, we are killing ourselves. ātma-hā in short you know.
We may take something today. I may take the glass - but I will have to come back here. Again birth, again death, again disease, again old age. Why? why? why? We don’t want it. This is the Bhagavatam philosophy and this is the way to understand.
We should be very, very, very organised. Very organised. And if you are not organised, then you cannot understand the highly organised knowledge which is Krishna. Organisation has got to be there. Such a beautiful hall you have constructed. Keep it completely clean. Daily you should devote, daily you should sacrifice yourself and try to clean the whole place.
Our life also, if it is not related to Him, it has no reality. This is the instruction of Srimad Bhagavatam. Anything this kartal - if is not used for Krishna, it is not real. This microphone, if it is not used for Krshna, it is not real. If our house, if it is not used for Krshna it is not real. If our life if it is not devoted to Krishna, it is not real.
The faces are glowing because Krishna inside is pleased and that's why His glorification should go on non stop. If you stop, you are in bed. Without glorification of Krishna we are breathing dead. If you want to be alive, you have to be always with Krishna.
All other species try to inflict misery on you. So how can you ward it off? You have to tolerate and don’t get agitated at all. These are the instruction of the scriptures so that your health will be alright.
Every day you see you are serving. Serving your family, serving your wife, and children, you are serving yourself and you see always you are serving. We the constitutional position of our soul being very tiny can only be servants and never the lord.
You people are lucky here that 12'o clock you take the prasadam. Otherwise in modern cities which are called the first world they don't eat at the time when they are hungry. And when they are not hungry in the evening they take big meal. And then there is indigestion.
We had heard that there is a vehicle running without the bullock. And if we want to see the car we had to walk, you had to go nearly twenty miles from our village and may be during the day one car will pass. These are the time, very peaceful time. And people were staying, people were eating very nicely. There were no disturbances of the electronics.
And as soon as this knowledge is there all other activities, material activities, responsibilities they become very easy, atititīrṣatāṁ, we can cross over these things. And the material responsibilities as I always insist, by renouncing them we cannot go ahead. By doing very carefully, honestly we can cross over it.
Mere austerity will not help you. This way, we, our vaishnavism is the best way in which we don't unnecessarily curse our body. Then we unnecessarily don't finish our body. We maintain yuktāhāra-vihārasya, we are very moderate in behaviour.