Nama Om Vishnu paadaaya..
Hari Haraya Naama Krishna …
Jaya Radha Madhava…
So Gopa Gopika received tetanus shots and she apparently is recovering. Her platelets went up to 20,000. We sent 100,000 rupees to Calcutta. Today it is still being counted. Today was a very big day. We had the plenary session of the GBC ,discussing the proposals of the Organizational Development Committee. We had graduation of the GBC College students and I had a graduation of the Bhakti Shastri, Bhakti Vaibhav and Bhakti Vedanta diplomas. So Medhavi Vishakha got Bhakti Shastri! Who else? This was the first year we had 8 Bhakti Vedantas. Rasamayi devi dasi, degree of Bhakti Shastri. Nisthavati Yashoda dd, Bhakti Shastri, Bodalakshmi Carol Bhakti Shastri, Kamalangi dd Bhakti Shastri. Varadaayini Rohini dd Bhakti Shastri, Shreya Sri Singh Bhakti Shastrie, our Japanese leader here, one more Bhakti Shastri, Sumedhavi dd. We collected 23,000 today. Today is the anniversary, tirobhaav of Manurupa. She went to Godhead…
Now the chapter, Sridhar receives gift from Lord Gaurasundar.
There is a Bengali translation of the class on FM 100. If any other language is there which is being translated into any other language, please tell us. Russian, Spanish, Chinese.
Gauranga said, Sridhar, select your boon! Today I will give you eight mystic powers! Today they will be on your grasp!
Sridhar replied, Lord, will You again deceive me? Be peaceful! You will not be able to deceive me again!
The Lord Gauranga said, seeing me will not be a waste. Certainly you will get My boon, whatever you want, whatever you desire!
Vishwambhar said, beg, beg! Tell Me! Tell Me! Again and again, He said! And Sridhar replied, Prabhu, If You like please give me this benediction.
That brahmin who took my banana leaves by force, could that brahmin be my Lord birth after birth? Haribol! Haribol! Haribol! Kolavecha Sridhar ki jai! He didn’t want mystic powers; he could get anything he desired but he desired to serve the Lord!
That brahmin, used to argue with me. Let Him be my Lord! Let me worship His two lotus feet!
As he was speaking in this way, the love of the Lord increased in Sridhar. With two hands raised, he cried with great, loud crying. So he was raising his arms and crying. Haribol!
Sridhar’s pure devotion was seen by all the vaishnavas and some of them became overwhelmed and started also to cry! Ha! Ha! Ha!
So smiling, Vishwambhar said, listen, Sridhar! I want to make you the king of a greaaat kingdom!
Sridhar replied, I don’t want anything! Ha! Please give me this Prabhu that I can always chant Your holy names! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha!
Lord Gauranga said, Sridhar, you are My servitor. That is why you can see My opulence!
That is why your mind does not deviate from Me! Even which is hidden from devotional service, hidden from the Vedas, I give to you!
So Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Prabhupad Thakur, he explains that some people see the karma kanda aspects of the Vedas. They understand the words according to their aagya Rudi, or uneducated, materialistic viewpoint. The vidwad Rudi or the people who are learned in the Vedas can understand the goal of life is to serve the Supreme Personality of Godhead. So the enlightened persons understand this. So they Vedic literature covers the vision of unqualified persons. So those who are blessed by the Lord are most fortunate. It is revealed to them that love of Hari is the ultimate goal of life. So someone want to read the Vedas and see the karma kanda, how they can enjoy sense gratification, without getting sin. Others they are mayawadis, they want to merge in the light. They cannot get devotional service. Those who are favored by the Lord, they get devotional service in their hearts. We sing jiv jago jiv jago Gaurachandra bole! Kotha nidra jao maya pishachira kole! Wake up! WAKE UP! SLEEPING SOULS! HOW LONG WILL YOU REMAIN ASLEEP ON THE LAP OF WITCH MAYA? The witch, pishacha. So this is also said in the Katha Upanishad , in the Shvetaswara U that we should go for the Absolute Truth. That Veda guhyo panisacchid guhyam. That Supreme Abs Truth is indistinctly described in the Upanishads. In the Prema Bhakti Chandrika it says, that we should serve, worship the divine couple Radha Madhav, who are seated on a jeweled throne, beyond the reach of the Vedic injunctions! Haribol!
Ha! Ha! All the vaishnavas chanted Jai Jai! when they heard the benediction given to Sridhar, to have pure love of Krishna! Haribol! This is the end of the chapter.
So we only have 18 minutes. I heard that! So who is going to be introduced to me?
Transcribed by Jayaraseshwari devi dasi
3 March 2019