Canto 4

Verse
SB 4.9.6

SB Saptah Day 1B - The Real Meaning of Detachment (Hindi)

Year
Location
Fiji
Verse
SB 4.9.6

SB Saptah Day 1A - Krishna is Realized by Hearing (Hindi)

Year
Location
Fiji
Verse
SB 4.12.37

Inculcate Devotional Qualities in your Life

Year
Location
Minneapolis
Verse
SB 4.22.39

Sincere Bhakti Pleases the Lord (Gujarati)

Year
Location
Nakuru
Verse
SB 4.31.19

Be Merciful to Everyone Except yourself

Year
Location
Rajkot
Verse
SB 4.24.66

VP Lecture - Utilize your Time for Krishna (Gujarati)

Year
Location
Rajkot
Verse
SB 4.29.39

Devotees are Wide-hearted by Nature

Year
Location
Rajkot
Verse
SB 4.26.11

Always Magnify the Good Qualities in Others

Year
Location
Wellington
Verse
SB 4.7.28

Pure Bhaki Extinguishes the Forest Fire of Miseries

Year
Location
Singapore
Transcription

 The following discourse by His Holiness Mahavishnu oswami maharaj was delivered in  44, jalantharobog singaore on Saturday 21st march 1992 Hare Krishna 

Devotes chants 12th chapter Bhagavad Gita. Maharaj helps in between.

śrī-bhagavān uvāca
mayy āveśya mano ye māṁ
nitya-yuktā upāsate
śraddhayā parayopetās
te me yukta-tamā matāḥ

ye tv akṣaram anirdeśyam
avyaktaṁ paryupāsate
sarvatra-gam acintyaṁ ca
kūṭa-stham acalaṁ dhruvam

sanniyamyendriya-grāmaṁ
sarvatra sama-buddhayaḥ
te prāpnuvanti mām eva
sarva-bhūta-hite ratāh

kleśo ’dhika-taras teṣām
avyaktāsakta-cetasām
avyaktā hi gatir duḥkhaṁ
dehavadbhir avāpyate

ye tu sarvāṇi karmāṇi
mayi sannyasya mat-parāḥ
ananyenaiva yogena
māṁ dhyāyanta upāsate

teṣām ahaṁ samuddhartā
mṛtyu-saṁsāra-sāgarāt
bhavāmi na cirāt pārtha
mayy āveśita-cetasām

That’s right. From yesterday it is better. The more you repeat you know, it will come. It will be second nature then. You will not forget it. Keep on repeating it. Don’t give up that you can’t do it. You have done it. Bit more endeavour and it will come. Now we go to this verse you know beautiful verse from. This verse is very easy to remember. Fourth canto seventh chapter then you multiply it by 4 and 7 you get the verse number 28. you know 4 multiplied by 7 is 28 so this way we should remember  and this verse is beautiful to remember. Bit difficult in the beginning.  It’s a long verse. But it gives us the picture of the ordinary persons. How they behave and Vyasa bhagavan is really in a dilemma to ask himself that when these persons will come to you  just to get relief from all this anguish. So see now. 

4.7.28 repeat 

sadasyā ūcuḥ

utpatty-adhvany aśaraṇa uru-kleśa-durge ’ntakogra-
 vyālānviṣṭe viṣaya-mṛga-tṛṣy ātma-gehoru-bhāraḥ
dvandva-śvabhre khala-mṛga-bhaye śoka-dāve ’jña-sārthaḥ
 pādaukas te śaraṇada kadā yāti kāmopasṛṣṭaḥ

Maharaj leads word by word and devotees repeat 

first we will go thru the  meanings. Then it becomes clear. Once the words become clear it is easy to remember. 

sadasyāḥ — the members of the assembly; ūcuḥ — said; utpatti — repeated birth and death; adhvani — on the path of; aśaraṇe — not having a place to take shelter;  

These three words are very important. Utpatti, adhvani and asharana.  Utpatti means repeated birth and death and adhvani means on the path of. We are on the path of repeated birth and death. Frankly speaking we don’t have time because the body demands our time. We got up early in the morning and the body demanded that we must have rest and we had to take rest. This is how the demands of the body. It is very difficult to control. To control the demands of the body is to purify our food. If you can take less food particularly in the advanced stage, then it will help you. Otherwise these body’s demands they can never be controlled and unless they are controlled, our life has no value. We have to give in, but once we give in,   it should be in a limited sense you know to give into it. Not that we just give into the body’s demands the whole day we don’t get up  or we snooze up to mid-day or this and that. If you require rest then you have rest in a limited period.  Without that you cannot function normally. In order to function normally, don’t force your body, but at the same time don’t relax too much. What happens if we give into bodily demands and if we don’t control them, then you are prone to continue that and these are the most important things you know.  That’s why we don’t have time on this path because we are continuously on the path of this repetition of birth and death.  You don’t know that. We may think that our life is 60 years or 80 years whatever it may be, but it is just you know a flash of the eye the time passes away. We have passed.   I have passed 65 years. I don’t know really how it went. It appears as if yesterday I was a child and today suddenly the whole time is gone and particularly when we marry you know once the education is finished means you enter into grhasthasram. As soon as you enter into grhasthasram means 40  50 years.. just gone like that because  we are so very busy with the making money and children and this  and then  by the time you come to the end of your responsibilities, , your whole time is gone like a dream you know. And the dream, and as dreams are never true, the same thing happens regarding our life also.  Whatever we have done is not at all true. We have done it is not at all.. and now we think. Regarding me also only the list of names are with me. That’s all. That is a long list of names of the whole family. That’s al. Everybody is engaged in their own maayic activities. Activities of the illusory energy. They don’t have clue that we are not here permanently.  Generally people don’t believe these things and that’s how asharan the third word we come to. Utpatti and Adhvani. Utpatti means repeated birth and death and adhvani means on the path of. We are on the path of repeated birth and death. So very busy that we don’t have time to take sharan  means surrender to the lord . Some shelter we don’t have the time  and because we don’t have time then we are just busy accepting one body after the other  and once we accept the body, we repeat the same thing. That we don’t understand and that is what is known in srimad bhagavatam pages chewing the chewed punah carvita carvanaanaam that verse is beautiful you know 

matir na kṛṣṇe parataḥ svato vā
 mitho ’bhipadyeta gṛha-vratānām
adānta-gobhir viśatāṁ tamisraṁ
 punaḥ punaś carvita-carvaṇānām( SB 7.5.30)

very beautiful verse. It says matir na krishne paratah svato vaa Matir na krishne.. mati means our sense doesn’t accept Krishna  Parato , by the advise of others and by our own endeavors it doesn’t accept. Matir na krishne we don’t have the sense of accepting the lord as the supreme person. And people tell us that Krishna is supreme. we don’t believe. Our own endeavors tell us thru the pages of Bhagavad gita and Bhagavatam that Krishna is the supreme. But matir na krishne parato svato vaa parato means others svato means by our own endeavors.

Mithobhipadyaeta grha vratanaam we are so very engrossed into grha vrat you know. We are so very attached to this paraphernalia and that’s why by our own endeavors we don’t come to Krishna and by other’s advise we don’t come to Krishna .those who fortunately come to Krishna, they escape from these clutches you know there is a clutch. a very powerful clutch. You know in car also it is known as clutch because as soon as you are caught into the clutch, you have to change the gear and do this and do that. Unless you do that, even the car doesn’t go smooth. You know you have experienced that you start a car in its first gear. It can’t go after some time the gear seems to be tired and then you have to change the gear but you can’t change the gear like that unless you press the clutch because the gear is in the clutch. Gear is caught in the clutch. And unless you release the clutch, you cannot change the gear and if you force without pressing the clutch that unless you release it from the clutch and if you are trying to change the gear you will break the gear.  But it will never change. That is what is happening in our life also. That we don’t press the clutch so as to release ourself from all these things. We are in a sort of clutch you know. Our gear is fixed in the clutch. And unless that is relieved, the gear cannot be changed. It is a rule you know and we drive daily it is our nature while driving that we first press the clutch and then the gear. We never do it without pressing the clutch and if you try without pressing the clutch you will break it. It won’t go and that is what is happening you know that however hard the other people try to convince us, however we try ourselves. Sooner or later we also get frustrated by all these things and we try to find a way out of it    because when it comes up to the neck, these material activities they drown you up to the neck and because you don’t like it    then you become frustrated, then you become angry and then you do what is not to be done and all these activities are because we are not releasing ourselves we are not pressing the clutch. And to press the clutch means to come to these activities. Atleast for some time you know. 24 hours a day we are just going on in our daily routine and that’s why Prabhupada advises that one hour  if  you can do it then you escape this utpatti and adhvani. You are not on the path of repletion of birth and death. Unless you press your clutch, unless you develop krishna consciousness it is very difficult to change your gear and we have to change our gear. Otherwise we are already tired in the first gear.  And this is the position. This is the meaning of utpatti adhvani and..  if you don’t remember the whole verse, don’t worry but remember these three words utpatti adhvani and asharan. utpatti mean repetition of birth and death. Adhvani means on the path of  and asharan we don’t take shelter. Because we are very busy accepting the bodies, we are on the path of repletion of birth and death and because we are on the path of repletion of birth and death, we don’t take sharan.  We drove on the way from kualalampur to penang you know. We were on the path. We were on the path. The car was not in the bushes. It was on the path. And the car was so busy travelling that it did not have any sharan. It did not have any shelter because it was busy on the path. The same thing is happening to ourselves that our soul is so very busy on the path of travelling and what is this travel? It is repletion of birth and death. And because it is travelling, it doesn’t have any capacity to acquire shelter and that is our position. We wonder many times if this is so good then why everybody is not attracted. But everybody is helpless. This is not a potato shop you know that you just pay 10 pens and get a pound, 10 pens and get a pound. Then there will be a crowd. But this is a diamond shop. In diamond shop, during the day, may be there are one or two customers. Potato shop is crowded because you go pay 10 pens and get potato. You pay 10 pens and get potato. But who will come to the diamond shop? Those who have money and very rare because it costs thousands of dollars. So anybody Tom, Dick and Harry cannot go to the diamond shop. So diamond shop is always empty. And that’s why these temples are always empty. Because this is a diamond shop. Those who have cultivated Krishna’s knowledge they can only see Krishna and then again Krishna should allow you to see. Otherwise without His mercy we can’t see him. Now this is our house. You have locked the door. Now If somebody comes there, you will see whether that person is worth allowing in or not. So if you see that person is yes, your friend or your acquaintance, or he rings you before that I am Satyanarayanan coming would you please allow me in your home? And then if you decide that he should be allowed then he will come here and get in. but if you decide that he should not be allowed then you will say so on the phone. And even if he comes here and he knocks the door you will not allow him. The same position with Krishna also Krishna will not allow you unless He decides that you are a favourable person the owner of the house must decide whether the visitor is favourable or not. And if he is favourable, then  

Maharaj Lecture#47b

SB 4.7.28

sadasyā ūcuḥ

utpatty-adhvany aśaraṇa uru-kleśa-durge ’ntakogra-
 vyālānviṣṭe viṣaya-mṛga-tṛṣy ātma-gehoru-bhāraḥ
dvandva-śvabhre khala-mṛga-bhaye śoka-dāve ’jña-sārthaḥ
 pādaukas te śaraṇada kadā yāti kāmopasṛṣṭaḥ

Maharaj: We know adhvany means on the path of, and we know aśaraṇa, we haven’t taken shelter because there is no time to take shelter. This is how we should understand. Then uru, uru, uru means great; you know uru-klesa and klesa again. Uru; uru means great and kleśa means troublesome. Means great trouble is awaiting on the path. The path is not smooth. Then he says durge- in the formidable fort, antaka  - termination, ugra- ferocious, vyala- snakes, anviste -being infested with. So it completes us one line, you know. Please repeat:

Devotees repeat after Maharaj:

Utpatty, adhvany, aśaraṇa, uru

Someone leaving………….. Maharaj say ‘See you then’……

Devotees again repeat after Maharaj:

Utpatty, adhvany, aśaraṇa, uru, kleśa, durge, antaka, ugra

Maharaj: So it is first line, utpatty-adhvany aśaraṇa

Devotees: utpatty-adhvany aśaraṇa

Maharaj: uru-kleśa

Devotees: uru-kleśa

Maharaj: durge ’ntakogra

Devotees: durge ’ntakogra 

Maharaj: durge ’ntakogra

Devotees: durge ’ntakogra

Maharaj: vyālānviṣṭe 

Devotees: vyālānviṣṭe

Maharaj: viṣaya-mṛga-tṛṣy 

Devotees: viṣaya-mṛga-tṛṣy

Maharaj: ātma-gehoru-bhāraḥ

Devotees: ātma-gehoru-bhāraḥ

Maharaj:  On that path viṣaya means we have sense gratification. mṛga-tṛṣy means like mirage. You know mirage? In the desert you see and if the animals try to run and they die of the thirst, because there is no water and they see the water. That is what viṣaya is. We are attracted to sense gratification there is no happiness, and we try to find out the happiness. That’s why Prabhupada says that the happiness in the material world is a myth you know. There’s no happiness. 

Maharaj: viṣaya-mṛga-tṛṣy

Devotees: viṣaya-mṛga-tṛṣy 

Maharaj: ātma-gehoru-bhāraḥ

Devotees: ātma

Maharaj: geha

Devotees: geha

Maharaj: uru

Devotees: uru

Maharaj: bhāraḥ

Devotees: bhāraḥ

Maharaj: ātma means our own body; geha means our house and uru great bhāraḥ burden. We carry this burden because we don’t know that for happiness which we are trying is just like mṛga-tṛṣy; it’s just like a mirage. That is the meaning of the second line.

Maharaj: dvandva-śvabhre

Devotees: dvandva-śvabhre

Maharaj: Then happiness and misery. dvandva means two. On that path there are two obstacles. Sometimes we are very happy sometimes we are very unhappy. 

Maharaj: khala-mṛga-bhaye

Devotees: khala-mṛga-bhaye

Maharaj: khala, khala means ferocious, mṛga means animals and bhaye means being afraid of. On this path there are so many ferocious animals attacking us. Ferocious animals in the sense of people you know? So many people we come across they are very ferocious you know. They want to strike you like a snake. They will bite you without any reason; they will just bite you know. And these people we cannot avoid. 

Maharaj: śoka

Devotees:  śoka

Maharaj: Then lamentation

Devotees: Lamentation

Maharaj: We are lamenting. dāve means forest fire. The forest fire of lamentation is there. And the main thing in forest fire is that it doesn’t burn only over the land but below the land for 5 feet it burns. So when there is a forest fire, the specialty of the forest fire is, it doesn’t require any reason. Why the forest catches fire? We don’t know. Just two bamboo trees may rub against each other by the wind and just it starts you know. Without any, without any really tangible reason. So this forest fire of difficulties in our life, they also start without reason. Many times we blame somebody you know for our own misery but frankly speaking there is no reason. And once it starts it blazes like anything. See it blazes and not only above the ground but below the ground also. And that’s why not only the trees are burnt or the animals who are above the ground are burnt but even the snakes who are under the ground they also die. It’s so very powerful. And these….these difficulties in our life are so powerful that way. We cannot get rid of them, we cannot tolerate them. That is the meaning of forest fire because there is no remedy for it. Our whole this paraphernalia of fire extinguishers you know this big-big…what is it called, Fire engines?

Devotee: Fire engines

Maharaj: Yeah they come and they try to hose the whole thing. It cannot stop forest fire. The more you pour water it blazes more, you know. So there is no way and there is no way we can tolerate it. That is also with it. But we have to do it or either we die or we tolerate. That is the thing with this śoka, śoka-dāve the forest of…forest fire of lamentation.

And then ajña-sārthaḥ for the interest of rascals *laughs*. “For the interest of rascals”. Prabhupada is very teevra you know very hard. This is what is for these rascals we have to tolerate. You know around us there is a market of envious people. Market, so wherever you go they are just staring at “oh! Is he still alive?” *laughs* Kill him! you know because they don’t want to see us happy you know. They don’t want to really NO. That we have a house and it’s completely free and this because they are under the burden of the house really. For house they have to just destroy their whole of lifetime. Yesterday we saw some cottages. Just to buy that cottage now and to repay it, they have to spend 25 years. Within no time, and 25 years gone means their whole youth is gone and life is gone. At the end they may make houses free. And in London it is a punishment really because we have to buy the houses, we have to pay the installments there must be some place to stay and man works hard for 25 years just to meet the installments because of the high prices.  And in London because of the weather, bad weather, by the time you make house free it dilapidates, completely because of cold weather and snow and rain and everything. It enters into the wall, and the wall cracks and the decoration is gone completely by in 25 years because you were just working for clearing it, clearing the mortgage. And then you just breathe after 25 years that at last the place is mine and as soon as you think that the place is mine, it is sinking down and then counsel comes and they want you to renovate and if you don’t have any money now old age, in old age you don’t have money. You don’t have strength to earn money and counsel forces you to renovate the whole thing and unless and unless you renovate you can’t stay in it. So you have to sell it back to the counsel. And counsel will say now your house is only for 2000 pound and you have paid nearly 200,000 pounds for it for the whole of lifetime and then you have to take 2000 pounds quietly without talking anything and you go to the counsel flat or somewhere where in again heavy rent is to be paid and this is the system really. It just kills us you now, it kills us. Instead, Malaysia is best you know! that from the local material they may create a small humble residence with a roof, thatched roof or something. If it goes wrong again the local material is available which will not be that costly and you are not paying any installment or anything just have a nice piece of land, grow something yourself or buy some humble, build some humble hut or something and stay there. That is the best way to pass the life instead of getting ground into these installment businesses. And particularly in Singapore it’s like a bird you know. You now birds have nest on a tree. So you also have some nest on the skyscraper *laughs* and for that nest you are killing yourself daily just to have that nest and that nest is not self-sufficient. Birds nest at least self-sufficient. The bird doesn’t have to pay the installment.

You have to kill for installments, then water charges, then light charges, then phone charges. All these bills have to come. And this is how the living entities, the human energy, instead of it being diverted to Vedic culture, it is just destroyed, just to have some nest in the sky scrapper. And this is śoka-dāve - forest fire of lamentation. And when it cease, then there is some earthquake or this or that. Now this island is very small. And being very small, the place is very short here. And then everybody wants to crowd here, so that means that they have to fly in the sky. That is why they go up. Up, up and up. And now for examples, these islands, they are very much prone to have earthquakes. Because from all the sides they are surrounded by water and water always have a tendency to enter into the land……under you know. And because it is the tendency, these islands are more prone to have earthquakes than other places. And if unfortunately there is earthquake again the whole sky scrapper becomes rubble. And you think about these things, you now. This is describing this.  And he says in these terrible conditions, these living entities, when are they to take your shelter.

pādaukas te śaraṇada kadā yāti kāmopasṛṣṭaḥ

This is a beautiful. Repeat now:

Devotees repeat after Maharaj:

utpatty-adhvany aśaraṇa uru-kleśa-durge ’ntakogra-
 vyālānviṣṭe viṣaya-mṛga-tṛṣy ātma-gehoru-bhāraḥ
dvandva-śvabhre khala-mṛga-bhaye śoka-dāve ’jña-sārthaḥ
 pādaukas te śaraṇada kadā yāti kāmopasṛṣṭaḥ

Maharaj: kāma means desires, upasṛṣṭaḥ means afflicted by different desires. It is we our life is kāmopasṛṣṭaḥ, being afflicted by all sorts of desires. 

Then we go to the translation. It is beautiful translation you know. Please repeat:

Devotees repeat after Maharaj:

“The members of the assembly addressed the Lord: O exclusive shelter for all who are situated in troubled life, in this formidable fort of conditional existence the time element, like a snake, is always looking for an opportunity to strike. This world is full of ditches of so-called distress and happiness, and there are many ferocious animals always ready to attack. The fire of lamentation is always blazing, and the mirage of false happiness is always alluring, but one has no shelter from them. Thus foolish persons live in the cycle of birth and death, always overburdened in discharging their so-called duties, and we do not know when they will accept the shelter of Your lotus feet.”

How beautiful it is, you know! Very clear!

 Prabhupada is very nice. Again we will repeat:

Devotees repeat after Maharaj:

“The members of the assembly addressed the Lord: O exclusive shelter for all who are situated in troubled life, in this formidable fort of conditional existence the time element, like a snake, is always looking for an opportunity to strike. This world is full of ditches of so-called distress and happiness, and there are many ferocious animals always ready to attack. The fire of lamentation is always blazing, and the mirage of false happiness is always alluring, but one has no shelter from them. Thus foolish persons live in the cycle of birth and death, always overburdened in discharging their so-called duties, and we do not know when they will accept the shelter of Your lotus feet.”

Purport by Srila Prabhupada:

Persons who are not in Krishna consciousness are living a very precarious life, as described in this verse, but all these circumstantial conditions are due to forgetfulness of Krishna. The Krishna consciousness movement is meant to give relief to all these bewildered and distressed persons; therefore it is the greatest relief work for all human society, and the workers thereof are the greatest well-wishers, for they follow in the footsteps of Lord Caitanya, who is the greatest friend to all living entities.

Maharaj: Very short but very effective purport you know. He says because of forgetful of Krishna, we are putting our self into these. As soon as you come to Krishna you know, then we are not allured by false happiness, then no body troubled us. Nobody can touch you really. If you are fully Krishna Conscious, then you are completely liberated from all these things. It’s only when we are one among that crowd we are in trouble. As soon as you don’t care for the material things weather it comes or not, it doesn’t matter, then you are at ease.  But the ordinary person will lament like anything if he loses the business. It is our experience you know, that we are situated in a person, in the group of the persons who are always trying to be prosperous materially and we are also one of them. And if we behave like one of them, means we are afflicted then by their bickering or this and that .But if you get out of that, that tendency then there is no trouble. Then let them take you know. You are free. 

You know that story. Who was it? Santana Goswami! Who had a touchstone in the garbage box, in the dustbin you know. Now! this is the position. If Santana Goswami would have been attached to that touchstone then there would have been a clash. The person wanted and if he also wanted means it is a competition. And then there won’t be any difference between Santana Goswami and that ordinary man. Because he is also running after money, Santana is also running after money. Then both will be in trouble and both will compete with each other, both will try to inflict miseries on each other. But if one gives it away; then he is away from the trouble. Santana had no worry, whether the touchstone is there or not, he was completely satisfied with Hare Krishna Mahamantra. Chanting and reading and writing whatever it is, these sad Goswami were completely satisfied. They didn’t even worry about the clothes, they didn’t have practically. Just a half lungi that’s all. And may be one pancha, you know. That is how, they were completely satisfied. Till they were ministers, they were afflicted by all these things but as soon as they left their job and they forgot about their riches, the whole thing is, they brought their riches that time to have a minister post was not an ordinary thing you know. And there are so many riches that the whole nearly steamer was full with golden coins. At the moment we don’t have golden coins at all. It’s our paper money you know, which don’t have any value at all. So, even then they finished that story and they went, they closed that chapter.  They were completely free. Then even the king was not able to do anything to them. Otherwise they were the slaves of the king. Every day, day in and day out the king was sitting on their head. Because they had to earn their bread and they have to go into that and when they were one among them, they were afflicted by these miseries. So Prabhupada is very clear, that If you remember Krishna, you have to be released from all these things. He didn’t worry about the touchstone, so he had thrown it into the dustbin. Then if somebody comes here and demands that, O! I want that plastic bag from your dustbin. Would you care for him? Just ignore it because for you it is the clearance of the dustbin. So you don’t worry, it is good for you. And this is how Santana was very, very favorable, very happy to give him the touchstone. Then that idea came to his mind that if it is so valuable why that person has thrown it into dustbin. And then fortunately he came to the right sense. But ordinary person, they don’t come to the right sense. …..That is what Srila Prabhupada says: very few persons come to Krishna consciousness and that is the gist of this whole thing. But this verse is very beautiful to describe what our position is and what our position should be. That’s why this is very important.

How to stress the importance of Krishna Consciousness that we fail to understand? It’s so very important and even then people are not ready to take these things. But whether anybody takes or not, it is better that we force ourselves to take. We also don’t want, 99 percent of our time we don’t want these things and we have to force ourselves. The only force with us is the death is starring at us. That is a great force behind all these activities. And very few persons are conscious of that. You go to the ordinary market, nobody is conscious that they are going to die and that’s why in their dealings also they want to cheat. There is no love in the dealings. They are very cruel to each other. These things are because; they don’t know that we have to go after two days. They don’t know that. And because we forget that, then we don’t come to the Lord also. We don’t cultivate Krishna consciousness. Somehow or the other by force of the circumstances, or by our sheer luck, if we can come to Krishna, that is really perfection. And that may not appear to be perfection. In the eyes of the ordinary person you become lunatic, they say why are you….why wearing these clothes?…….why are you chanting always? This is lunacy, because for them to be engrossed in the material activities is the best occupation. And when we leave that occupation, they think he is gone he has lost his balance. Whereas, they have lost their balance.  ”laughing”. And we have got the balance. 

This, there is a one very nice man who visits our south London namhata very regularly, you know. And he is a goldsmith and you know these jewelers they are really after money, like anything they are after money. So some other relatives met him and they said that ‘you are gone deep into Hare Krishna’ you know. He said No! I haven’t gone deep into Hare Krishan. I was deep, but I have come out. ”laughing”. He gave very nice answer. They told him ‘that you are gone deep’. He said No! I didn’t go deep, I was deep before I came to Hare Krishna. I was deep in maya he means to say but now I have come out. You are deep. ”laughing”. And he always explains this very nicely in namahat you know. He married four times and he came from Mumbasa you know, east Africa to London and when he came he was very young.  So he married one white girl, then had two children. Then she separated. She sued him for the maintenance. So he had to give the maintenance to that family. Then again he married. Again the other girl also didn’t …… So again she sued, so second maintenance was to be given. Then third time he married again. Again she separated, again sued. So, three wives to be maintained and this fellow going to work and after a week he used to have five pounds in his hands. With all his maintenance is to go. ”laughing”. So at the end he was so very miserable that he stopped working. What is the use of working, says I am only getting 5 pounds. It’s better to stop the work. And as soon as he stopped the work, the whole maintenance and everything was to be met by the government. And government is paying now, and government is paying him also.  ”laughing”. So he sit silent and whatever comes from the government he is satisfied.

And then somehow or the other we came in contact with him. He said I am the most miserable person, I lost three wives and six children and this and that. We told him don’t worry, you are lucky that they are gone. Now take Sri mad Bhagwatam, so he has bought that big copy you know, one volume copy. And day and night he reads. He said, If I could have got Bhagwatam in the beginning, I would never had married.  ”laughing”. And now because he is deep into this the relatives think that instead of running out of this jewelry business, he has lost everything you know. And that’s why they say that you are gone deep in Hare Krishna. He said no, no I was deep already, I have come out of it…you are deep and that is the meaning of this verse also. If you don’t want to come out…..  ”laughing”.

Maharaj: Have you any comments? 

Devotee (Some time “(Inaudible)”): Tried to explain………so purely explained in the Bhagwatam. I feel that Bhagwatam is telling my story

Maharaj: I also feel that it is my story. He, she also feel…

Devotee (Some time “(Inaudible)”): It is talking about business, failure and success, everything. Tell him your life is…………all your problems are there 

Maharaj: Remedy! Remedy! That is the beauty of our scriptures, not only it describes the life but it shows the remedy.

Devotee (Some time “(Inaudible)”): Momentarily they, they listen you know. But after sometime they still think: “I am stuck…..we are stuck in all this……. Momentarily it does strike them.

Maharaj: And then one thing I will tell you that because we are at ease, whatever our position is. Frankly speaking materially we people are completely poppers you know. Completely day to day we are living. But nothing stops, we are moving in airplanes, we are moving around the world, we go everywhere there are places to stay, there is prasadam to eat. Every, every facility is there. Why for we require money? You take the example you know, suppose you completely dedicate and tomorrow you put on saffron and get out even then nothing is going to stop. You will do everything, but then the difference is the ordinary persons do everything for themselves and you do for Krishna. That is really worth following, so many times we don’t, we don’t really encourage people to leave the activities you know, because that is shastrik injunction. That we should not disturb, the varnashram system. Otherwise same attitude to leave everything and finish it off, until we have some strength. And then fully devote and really once you fully devote means you really relish then. Otherwise till that time we don’t know what the devotional service is? I was also in the family and till that time very hard to understand this. But as soon as you follow, the family will object, friends will not like because we have to keep up that show. And as soon as we get detached they think that you are completely gone and start envying you. Because we are very happy, without anything we are very happy, we are very healthy, very nice you know! Who can keep good health after 60 years of age, tell me. Just we like we, completely we are bed ridden, completely bed ridden.

Devotee (Some time “(Inaudible)”): I want to tell my family members, they have seen the way my father really suffered. Cough and you know……..miserable man, he suffered you know, all the mental anguish he went thru from his own children you know. It’s all explained here……so nice. How he was…………word and pain and……all seen from my own eyes. Each and every one of us has seen it happened you know. And yet they can’t see it. I can see it so clearly explained here. And the feeling is that you never grow old that is the reason………………. “Interrupted………”






 

Verse
SB 4.13.25

Incessantly Chant the Holy Names

Year
Location
Kuala Lumpur
Transcription

TAPE 42A Uma Prathap

arjuna uvāca
paraṁ brahma paraṁ dhāma
pavitraṁ paramaṁ bhavān
puruṣaṁ śāśvataṁ divyam
ādi-devam ajaṁ vibhum (BG 10.11)

In the first line four characteristics of the Lord are described. And that is how we glorify the Lord, describing His different potencies and His different characteristics. And that is the main purpose of glorification. This verse is beautiful.

 paraṁ brahma paraṁ dhāma
pavitraṁ paramaṁ bhavān
puruṣaṁ śāśvataṁ divyam
ādi-devam ajaṁ vibhum

very nice verse. 

paraṁ brahma paraṁ dhāma
pavitraṁ paramaṁ bhavān
puruṣaṁ śāśvataṁ divyam
ādi-devam ajaṁ vibhum

how beautiful to understand the verse! Jai. Srila Prabhupad ki Jai. This verse in two lines gives you ten characteristics of the Lord. In no other sect, they describe the Lord. These are our scriptures. Should you not get attached to these scriptures? Why are we wasting our time? Why the hair is on the head after 6 years? If you cannot forego the hair, what are you going to forego? Are you here to keep the hair on? We don’t, we don’t mind anything and everything. We do one thing and that is to glorify our Lord through the pages of Srimad Bhagavad Gita and through the pages of Srimad Bhagavatam. And if you are really attracted to the scriptures, everything else becomes secondary things. What we do out of foolishness that we give importance to all other things first and ignore these things completely. And then we become animals, more degraded than the animals. The dog, if you give a beer glass to a dog, the dog will never touch beer glass. But we go in the pubs and drink beer. We are more degraded than the animals. Because we are not coming to the right point. We are in the temple, we are trying to devote our life to the, may be half-heartedly. And because we are half-hearted even now we stick to our hair. This is really surprising. Anyway, the main thing is we must understand and once you understand you will never forget this verse. Every time you have to glorify the Lord. As I told you we cannot live without the Lord. And if we try to live without the Lord we are completely dead. yat pratīyeta na pratīyeta cātmani tad vidyād ātmano māyāṁ yathābhāso yathā tamaḥ (SB 2.9.34) Very nicely in Srimad Bhagavatam it is described. If you are without the Lord, you know, na pratīyeta cātmani, that which is not related to Me, is completely null and void. And tad vidyād, you must know, ātmano māyāṁ, it is My maya, it is My illusory energy. Why? Why are we wasting our time? If you are interested in these topics, we should be fully sincere to glorify the Lord. If you are not interested in these topics don’t waste your time here. Get out and do your job. Don’t remain here half-heartedly. Remain here with sincerity. If you don’t want, the world is large, go and drown yourself. is the sea far away from here? How long is the sea? Radhakrishna, put this lot in there and let them be there. (Maharaj laughs). These things are very clear. And then with this we understand it. paraṁ brahma He is the Supreme Brahman, No 1, one quality. paraṁ dhāma, He is the Supreme refuge, and then He is the pavitraṁ 3rd quality, purest, then He is the paramaṁ bhavān transcendental to everything. He is the transcendental Supreme Lord. Then, puruṣaṁ enjoyer, śāśvataṁ eternal divyam divine. And then ādi-devam oldest, ajaṁ means without any birth, and vibhum means greatest. These are the ten qualities in one verse. Should you not learn that verse? And nice.

paraṁ brahma paraṁ dhāma
pavitraṁ paramaṁ bhavān
puruṣaṁ śāśvataṁ divyam
ādi-devam ajaṁ vibhum

and again from the 13th chapter we glorify the Lord (BG 8.9)

kaviṁ purāṇam anuśāsitāram
aṇor aṇīyāṁsam anusmared yaḥ
sarvasya dhātāram acintya-rūpam
āditya-varṇaṁ tamasaḥ parastāt

Beautiful, beautiful, Srimad Bhagavad Gita ki jai! We can understand these verses. Srila Prabhupad has done very hard labor, and explained these things in the pages of Bhagavad Gita and referred continuously these verses in the pages of Srimad Bhagavatam. If you are really attracted to these scriptures, then you should make best use of it without wasting a single second anywhere. And then your life will be successful. With the Lord’s knowledge, you will not be moved, you know, you will be completely firm, completely firm. And unless you are firm, unless there is foundation to this building, the building cannot stand. If the building is standing that means there is a strong foundation. We have been to Singapore and there are hundreds of storeys standing. How can they stand if there is no foundation? Our life is like that. We don’t have foundation. And we want to build the building. Then what happens, durashaya, completely frustrated, and then we try to commit suicide. There is no other way. Then go and please yourself. these are the only two ways. Either you come to the Lord and be happy, or go outside and finish yourself. this is the only thing we have to understand from the pages of Bhagavad Gita and from the Bhagavatam and that’s why with all our heart we should always glorify the Lord. It’s not that one minute we do, or one hour we do and then we forget about Him and roam about everywhere. No, as soon as you get up, utter Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare / Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare. While you are walking, traveling, utter, Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare / Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare. Sleeping, you have to utter Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare / Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare. Who stops you? Who stops you, tell me. who stops you from uttering? And if you really think that this is the only way, according to our scriptures, gurus and everybody, then why are we keeping shut? Who is keeping our mouth shut? Why must we utter every time? Because we don’t understand the importance of His name. We are in the temple, but I am sorry to tell you that we are completely out of the temple. If we are really in the temple, then who stops you from continuous chanting? Tell me. As soon as your eyes open, in sleep you may not do, but as soon as your eyes open, the tongue should vibrate and vibrate favorably. Our tongue does vibrate but it vibrates unfavorably. And because we are away from the Lord, we are then in the scratch, the material scratch. We talk nonsense, we eat nonsense and we behave nonsense. Who is going to correct you? Who has the time in the world to correct you unless you yourself correct yourself? This is the daily, day to day life is very nicely connected with these scriptures. We don’t want to study anything which does not make us happy. We don’t want. Our scriptures are very nicely connected with our day to day life. And if you cannot apply these scriptures in day to day life, then you throw your dhotis and put on trousers and run away. Hare Krishna. Then we glorify Radharani. What is it?

tapta-kāñcana-gaurāńgi

rādhe vṛndāvaneśvari

vṛṣabhānu-sute devi

praṇamāmi hari-priye

Then we glorify Vaishnavas

vāñchā-kalpatarubhyaś ca

kṛ-sindhubhya eva ca

patitānāḿ pāvanebhyo

vaiṣṇavebhyo namo namaḥ

śrī-kṛṣṇa-caitanya

prabhu-nityānanda

śrī-advaita gadādhara

śrīvāsādi-gaura-bhakta-vṛnda

hare kṛṣṇa hare kṛṣṇa

kṛṣṇa kṛṣṇa hare hare

hare rāma hare rāma

rāma rāma hare hare

Have you any time set to finish? 8:30? Yes, okay. Just we will.

So we are reading from 4th Canto 13th Chapter The descendants of Dhruva Maharaj. Jai Dhruva Maharaj ki Jai! maitreya uvāca This Verse No 25.

Beautiful chapter you know, very nice. We are reading Verse 25 today. 

Om namo bhagavate vasudevaya

maitreya uvāca

aṅgo ’śvamedhaṁ rājarṣir
 ājahāra mahā-kratum
nājagmur devatās tasminn
 āhūtā brahma-vādibhiḥ

in āhūtā u u is long. So long and short words should be pronounced that way. Not very long, but there must be some difference. āhūtā āhūtā brahma-vādibhiḥ, vādibhiḥ bhi and v both are short, vādibhiḥ. Very nice. You can read it? Okay, leave it.

maitreyaḥ uvāca — Maitreya answered; aṅgaḥ — King Aṅga; aśvamedham — aśvamedha sacrifice; rāja-ṛṣiḥ — the saintly king; ājahāra — executed; mahā-kratum — great sacrifice; na — not; ājagmuḥ — came; devatāḥ — the demigods; tasmin — in that sacrifice; Are you hungry? Bit loudly. Are you hungry? Yesterday was Ekadasi, is it? āhūtāḥ — being invited; brahma-vādibhiḥ — by the brāhmaṇas expert in executing sacrifices.

Translation by Srila Prabhupad, Srila Prabhupad ki Jai! Please repeat.

Śrī Maitreya replied: My dear Vidura, once the great King Aṅga arranged to perform the great sacrifice known as aśvamedha. All the expert brāhmaṇas present knew how to invite the demigods, but in spite of their efforts, no demigods participated or appeared in that sacrifice.

Purport by Srila Prabhupad.

A Vedic sacrifice is not an ordinary performance. The demigods used to participate in such sacrifices, and the animals sacrificed in such performances were reincarnated with new life. In this Age of Kali there are no powerful brāhmaṇas who can invite the demigods or give renewed life to animals. Formerly, the brāhmaṇas well conversant in Vedic mantras could show the potency of the mantras, but in this age, because there are no such brāhmaṇas, all such sacrifices are forbidden. The sacrifice in which horses were offered was called aśvamedha. Sometimes cows were sacrificed (gavālambha), not for eating purposes, but to give them new life in order to show the potency of the mantra. In this age, therefore, the only practical yajña is saṅkīrtana-yajña, or chanting of the Hare Kṛṣṇa mantra twenty-four hours a day.

In this Age, Srila Prabhupad says therefore the only practical yajña is saṅkīrtana-yajña, or chanting of the Hare Kṛṣṇa maha mantra twenty-four hours a day. It’s about sacrifice, Srila Prabhupad makes the point very clear. That is Satya yuga, then particularly in Treta yuga, these sacrifices were very prevalent because brahmanas were very powerful. We very well know the recent example before 5000 years that brahmana boy cursed Parikshit Maharaj. And it did occur. Now we may curse 1000 times and nothing will happen. This is the potency. They had the mystic power because of their purity. As Srila Prabhupad correctly says that purity is force. And how the purity could be cultivated? unless you come to the Lord who is the purest, we saw just now, paraṁ brahma paraṁ dhāma pavitraṁ paramaṁ bhavān, pavitraṁ, He is the purest one. And if we want to approach the purest Lord, then we have to be pure. With the dirty life we cannot approach the Lord. With the dirty mind we can never dream to approach the Lord. Everything should be very suchi. Our life should be spotlessly clean. And then only we can just dream to have a glimpse of the Lord. Or we may feel Him, His presence. It’s very difficult, very difficult with the body. We are already encaged in this body and because we are encaged in this body, all inebrieties we have to accept. There are so many inebrieties which we have to accept. But apart from those inebrieties, apart from those impurities, we must try ourself, to the best of our ability, to cleanse our life. That is the instruction of the scriptures. And if you can do it to some extent, to the extent you purify your existence, to that extent, you will come near to Him. And then we have to request Him to be merciful to us. Unless there is Krishna kripa, nothing can happen. With Krishna kripa, everything can happen. Everything becomes very easy by the mercy of the Lord. And we are waiting, we are waiting to obtain His mercy. What is that verse in 10th Canto? Very nice verse you know. (SB 10.14.8) 

tat te ’nukampāṁ su-samīkṣamāṇo
 bhuñjāna evātma-kṛtaṁ vipākam
hṛd-vāg-vapurbhir vidadhan namas te
 jīveta yo mukti-pade sa dāya-bhāk

Very nice four lines. Srimad Bhagavatam is very beautiful scripture, we are very fortunate to be with the scripture. Srila Prabhupad has given us opportunity, he is extra merciful to give all of us this book, the Granthraj, and he has completely made it very clear with the equivalents, translations and purports. Somehow or other by the force of the circumstances, or somehow or other, with some motivation, we have already come to the temple. Now let us make best use of this scripture. And He says, in tenth canto, Krishna Himself says, tat te ’nukampāṁ su-samīkṣamāṇo bhuñjāna evātma-kṛtaṁ vipākam hṛd-vāg-vapurbhir vidadhan namas te jīveta yo mukti-pade sa dāya-bhāk. Very nice verse. In the first line, Vyas Bhagavan is very clear regarding our position. And our position is that tat we want to try, therefore we are trying. Our own life is completely miserable. And that’s why day in and day out we want to find out some medicine to make it a good life and because of that somebody told that you just go to the temple and pray. So we are praying to obtain the mercy of the Lord. And that is anukampā tat te ’nukampāṁ te means all living entities. Anukampā means mercy, daya. And we are waiting, su-samīkṣamāṇa su-samīkṣamāṇa means waiting. We are eternally waiting to obtain the mercy of the Lord. And till that time what we are doing? bhuñjān we are suffering. And from what we are suffering? bhuñjāna eva, definitely, certainly we are suffering. ātma-kṛtaṁ, whatever activities we have done, vipākam, the reactions of our own activities, we are suffering. we have to undergo the suffering. we cannot escape the suffering. because we have committed sinful activities. And once we commit the sinful activities, we have to suffer. There is very nice story in Mahabharat you know. It shows how you have to suffer. You cannot escape the stringent laws of Krishna, you can escape the material laws. If you commit murder and if you are not arrested you will not be punished. But Krishna definitely will catch you. And this story shows it. You know Dhrtarastra. Who is he? Duryodana’s father. That’s right. Kauravas’ father. You know that. Jai, jai, Balval ki jai. (laughs) you understand Hindi? Eh no? balvala, balvala means? Fair. You understand. No, no, you may have some reasons you know. You may have some reasons to keep the hair. Otherwise I am sure you will not keep it. Anyway. You please yourself, you know, if you are working outside or this or that, some many reasons. But so far as we can, if we can make it clean, it saves our time you know. Just to make up, this gives us very bodily consciousness, you know. We stand in front of the mirror, yah, yah, beautiful. Frankly speaking we are the most ugliest person. But even then our eyes have to come to our terms ‘oh how beautiful I am’. (laughs) anyway it’s a waste of time. So, Dhrtarastra was blind himself you know. And Ghandari his wife was not blind. But because the husband can’t see so she also bandaged her eyes. So she was also as good as blind. Then they had 100 sons, Duryodana, etc, you know, Kauravas. And all those sons were murdered in the battle of Kurukshetra by Bhima. Bhima was the murderer of all 100 yah. They were all finished completely killed, gone. And in the old age, this Dhrtarastra being blind, was completely helpless. Ghandhari was also completely helpless. And they both had to take shelter at the Pandavas’ palace, with whom they had fought. They were really speaking, Pandavas were their enemy. But there was no other way but to take shelter at the Pandavas’ place. And there was no other way but to eat the food offered by Bhima who was the murderer of their sons. And they were carrying on their life like that. So one day the idea came to Dhrtarashtra’s mind that “what I have done to deserve this situation? Why I am put into this situation?” So he called Krishna, you know, Krishna was on the planet at that time. So he called Bhagavan and he said “Prabhu, what have I done to deserve this situation? Why am I miserable in this life?” Krishna said that, “you will not understand these things, unless I give you the divine sight, you can look to your previous birth and then you will understand these things.” And what He did, that He gave the divine sight to him and as soon as he was given the divine sight then he could see his previous births. And before four births he was hunter, shikar. And for hunting, for catching the birds he had gone to the forest. And there were quite so many birds sitting on one tree. So he was very much attracted to that tree and if could throw the net and catch the birds it would be better. So he wanted to definitely catch the birds, whether dead or alive. So he threw the burning net on the tree, burning net, you know. And all the big birds they flew away. But there were almost 100 small birds, they were caught in the burning net. So few were burnt and few were blinded, dead you know. This was his activity. And every activity has got to have the reaction. Every activity, whatever you do, you can’t escape as I told you. There is a very fine computer system in Goloka Vrndavan. And all our separate computers are there, accounts are there. And Krishna does not have to struggle with the button, automatically everything goes into our account. And credit and debit, is always we have to answer when we go away from here. Yamaraj will take the whole account from you. So this man had to suffer then because of that sinful activity. But there was no chance that he could suffer to that extent because he had already killed the 100 birds and blinded and everything, so that reaction had to wait for four births. And this is how the karma’s reactions when they have to wait they become our destiny, bhagya we call it. Bhagya is nothing else but the reactions to our own activities performed in innumerable births, knowingly or unknowingly. And these reactions are much more higher than the Himalaya mountain. Have you seen Himalayas? More than higher higher these are reactions like. And we have to suffer. As soon as you perform the activity, with the bad intention, we have to suffer for it. If you perform good activity, there will be a good reaction. But reactions are there. And in order to suffer, or enjoy these reactions, the result is, horrible result is we have to accept bodies, material bodies, again and again and again and again till we clear this account. And this is the horrible thing. That’s why we are very much in great danger. And in order to relieve us from this danger, there is no other way but to counter act it by awakening our own Krishna consciousness, by chanting Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare / Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare. There is no other way, no other way, no other way, nasty eva, nasty eva, nasty eva. Vyas Bhagavan was mad to write three times? Eh was he? Did He have hair? Yes. Yes, He had jada. (laughs). I will remember you. What is your name? your name? Nagampati. Naganampati. Oh so nag, you know the meaning of nag? Yes, python. And pati is the protector. Naganampati, very nice name, you know. You have come to Krishna so please now chant Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare / Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare. Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu once you know Prakashananda Saraswathi he was a mayavadi philosopher. He went to see Chaitanya Mahaprabhu. He said, Chaitanya Mahaprabhu was chanting Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare / Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare, so he said, “why don’t you study Vedant?”

End of Tape.

                                                                     Hare Krishna

Tape 42 B

And so I went to my Spiritual master and he agreed that I am the greatest fool on this planet and so he has instructed me to chant ,  “Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare” and because I was always chanting , “Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare”, i feel very happy. Something new came to my life and i was very happy. Very happy chanting , “Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare”. Then i went back to my Guru Maharaj and told him according to your instructions, I was always chanting  “Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare”, something good has happened in my life and I am very happy. My Guru Maharaj was very kind to tell me again you because you are  according to my instruction you are chanting , “Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare”, this is the natural result. If you want to be happy then continue chanting, “Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare”. I came back from him and that is why continuosly i am chanting, “Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare”. And if you also want to be happy, continuously chant , “Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare”. And Prakashannd Saraswati in the end became the disciple of Chaitanya Mahaprabhu.  Vedais ca sarvaih aham eva vaedyo. The whole purpose of the Veda is i should be known. Aham eva Vedyo, certainly i must be known from the pages of Veda. Otherwise Vedas are mental speculation. Without the Lord everything is mental speculation. Tad vidyad atmano mayam yatha bhaso yatha tamah.,very nicely said in Shrimad Bhagvatam. With this we will stop now. Hare Krishna...

Very nice to be with you.

Please chant.

Please ,please , please chant Hare Krishna 

If you, if you want to be get rid of the misery, this is the only way. We are completely miserable upto the neck all the time. Completely. As soon as you go away from chanting you destroy yourself completely. We have been with the Lord. Lord is fully present in chanting. Naam naam akaari bahudaa tatraarpita niyamita there is no niyam that you must chant this time or that time. As soon as you open your eyes tell me whon stops you from chanting. Why your lips don’t vibrate? Why your tongue keep quiet? There is something wrong with you, definitely there is something wrong with you. And if this is wrong then your life is miserable. No wonder! No wonder that your life is miserable.

Jai! Jai Shri Jagannath baladev Subhadra may ki Jai! This is the jist. There are so many things to be told, but this is the sum total of everything. “Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare”.

Have you any comments?

.. yes ,  yes prabhu.. no questions. 

Where is your bead bag?  What is it doing there?Just keep the bead bag with you . don’t chant, keep it with you and that will remind. Just keep it. If you cannot chant just  forget about  it. Just  keep it. And its very nicely said in Shrimad Bhagavatam. That  Shrila  Prabhupad advises us to chant for 24 hours a day. Which is completely impossible. But the impossible thing Shrila Prabhupad will not advise us in the pages of Shrimad Bhagvatam. In the pages of Bhagavatam Prabhupad has described the practical facts. How to chant 24 hours a day, that very cleverly we have to find out. And in Shrimad Bhagavatam pages it is very nicely described. At the moment we don’t have much time. But sometime we will have  again opportunity totalkabout Shrimad  Bhagavatam and then we will see that if you continuosly chantin your waking hours then till you take rest you keep on chanting “Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare”. And then you will feel in 5-10 minutes you are going to go off. Then naturally will stop, you know. And then again as soon as you get up again you chant “Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare”. And then the sleeping period is regarded in your account as chanting period. And you will see this, if you continuously chant, and if somebody wakes you up during your sleep then first thing will come out of your mouth is Hare Krishna. But because we are not with it our sleep is sleep. Really we sleep. And thats why Chaitanya  Mahaprabhu has to come, “ jiv jago jiv jago Gaurachanda bole kota what is it.. kota nidra chayo maya pishachira gole.. Really sleeping , sleeping  in the laps of Maya. Because our lips are completely tight. Who who stops you from chanting? Tell me if there is anybody. Is there a ghost putting hand on your mouth? Why cant you chant continuously? And if you do even sleeping period resting period even taking bath or this or that we do, every period is regarded as chanting period. Shrila  Prabhupad cannot be wrong. Can never be wrong. We commit mistakes. He is self realised he cannot commit any mistakes. This is , this is the thing we have to understand. And this is the way how these scriptures should be woven , interwoven with our day to day life. Otherwise it is useless. Mogham partha sa jeevati. You are wasting your time. Hare Krishna....

Shrila Prabhupad ki jai..

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