I'm at ease, because very nicely Krishna has helped me to arrange everything. Otherwise I would have been completely disturbed and with the disturbed mind, I would have not been able to do these things. And now I am proud really that even if I sit for 12 hours with Bhagavatam or any other scriptures, I don't have any disturbance in my mind.
Hare Krishna Prabhujis and Matajis,
Please accept my humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada and Srila Gurudeva.
This is in continuation of the transcription of one of the powerful, thought provoking, instructive discussion by our beloved spiritual master HH Mahavishnu Goswami Maharaj in Singapore on 26th March 1993. In the previous offering we heard from Maharaj
1. Whatever work that has to be done today, do it now - don't delay.
2. Procrastination is indeed the thief of time.
So unless Prabhupad touches, we don't have any knowledge and that is the potency of Prabhupad. And in order to acquire this potency you know how much labour he might have done! And he was a grhastha like us. He had to maintain children, he had to carry on the show, he had to work with all the community and everything.
When we relish the service, then nothing is impediment - neither time, place, circumstance, people, health, old-age, disease, travel etc. As mentioned by Srila Prabhupada, he was able to get up 1 am every single day irrespective of whichever country he travelled on the globe and could translate the scriptures - simply because of his attachment to Sri Guru and Gauranga.
Just like if after eating something you feel refreshed and get strength, that is quality. You haven't got to take certificate: "Will you give me a certificate that I have eaten?" You'll understand whether eaten or not. That is quality.
Please, they have tremendous capacity. And even now if they are not lazy, oh! they will read nearly the whole Bhagavatam. At least they will read fluently and learn many verses you know. And reading Bhagavatam means that they are there with Kṛṣṇa. Then material existence, they will be in material existence, but it will never touch them. The same thing, never miserable really.
And then we blame younger generation that my children, problem child. Arrey man! I told you they are not problem, you are problem father. (Gurudev laughs). Some how or the other please try to love the children and give them some nice engagement.
What does it matter to you whether two people come or twenty thousand come? What difference does it make? But we are so excessively attached. So how, how are you going to pass to the younger generations? And the result is, such a nice prime minister, he didn't prepare any younger man and we were in chaos.
The real, the secret of activities, karma, is that by doing it very sincerely, we escape from it. The day we work very nicely without keeping the fruit in our mind that day we are very satisfied. "I have done my duty, I am very happy." And with that satisfaction you come to one verse of Bhagavad Gita or Bhagavatam and the lamp will be rekindled, transcendental lamp.
To remember Prabhupada is the perfection of this existence. And not only remember but to run after him like this. Otherwise he was telling always that, "I am writing so much, you rascals are not reading, for whom am I writing?" So now we have to understand that conversations and everything and put our heads into these things time permitting.
This body is known as paśu. Without the touch of Kṛṣṇa, without the association of the saint this is paśu. So they kill the paśu. That is how. Please! Those who know, don't want to commit suicide they come to this side.
Whatever condition we are in, that is sanctioned by Kṛṣṇa. It's good or bad, whatever we think. But whatever condition is in, our lot He has given us. So completely depending upon Kṛṣṇa we should be very satisfied.
Anything which satisfies the senses of the Supreme Lord, Śrī Kṛṣṇa, is also Śrī Kṛṣṇa. For example, Śrī Vṛndāvana-dhāma is nondifferent from Śrī Kṛṣṇa (tad-dhāma vṛndāvanam) because at Vṛndāvana the Lord enjoys the transcendental bliss of His internal potency. Similarly, the house of the Pāṇḍavas was also the source of transcendental bliss for the Lord.
The Supreme Lord keeps on His neck those living entities who are pure, as one protects the jewels and pearls on the bosom and neck of one’s body. Those living entities in pure Kṛṣṇa consciousness are symbolized by the pearls on His neck.
Simply by decorating ourselves with the garlands, fragrant oils, clothes and ornaments that You have already enjoyed, and by eating the remnants of Your meals, we, Your servants, will indeed conquer Your illusory energy.