Hari Haraaya Naama Krishna Yadavaya Naamahari, Gopal Govinda Ram Sri Madhusudhan
Mukham karoti vaachalam…
The repeater said:
So today morning physiotherapist did not turn up as he had headache. So guru maharaj with the help of some assistants he cycled around 613 cycles. Then in the evening also he went cycling. Noon he did Gayatri in the sun. Voice therapist came in the evening and he had a session in which he practiced the words which the devotees gave on Facebook. So he is very thankful, voice therapist is happy that the devotees are helping guru maharaj in his speech improvement. Also one of the voice therapists, a devotee from Mayapur, Geeta mataji, she is also interested in helping guru maharaj in improving his speech when guru maharaj returns to Mayapur.
This was guru maharaj’s health update. He will be joining soon for the class. We will do kirtan till guru maharaj comes. Hare Krishna…
Guru maharaj commenced his class:
Sorry that we are late today. There was some meeting. Doctor had given me injections, so we got little late. Heard you already got the report of today so I will go directly to the class. Since half of my face is paralyzed, since my stroke in 2008, so I wanted some voice therapy so if there are any words you find difficulty in understanding, please note it down or send it by internet. On internet we have the two sisters Giteshwari Vishnupriya and Kairavachandrika devi dasis, who are noting down the words and here Ekarani is taking the notes of the words and she is the beautiful lady at the back. So those who are here, you can give the words to her. So Devagauranga will read the verse in Bengali and I will translate it.
Srivas Pandit was dear to all the vaishnavas. They all became happy simply by entering into his house.
The Supreme Lord who was offered prayers by the four Vedas on the basis of their realizations was easily seen by Srivas’s servants and maid servants. So the Supreme Personality of Godhead who is realized by the four Vedas, by the different literatures that come from the Vedas, by mantras, by the different teachings of the realized souls, recitation of Vedic mantras by great personalities, what to speak of these highly qualified personalities? The servants and maid servants of Srivas Thakur could see the Lord FACE TO FACE!! That is why it is said that even if we have sadhu sanga sadhu sanga sarva shaastra koi, lau matra sadhu sanga sarva siddhi hoi. Thati f one has the darshan of a pure devotee of Krishna even for a second or less, they can get all perfections. So those entering the house of Srivas and those who worked for Srivas, because he was such a great devotee, a pure devotee, therefore they got all kinds of perfections.
So here service of vaishnavas is glorified. That serving a vaishnava is the supreme method. Certainly they receive Krishna by the mercy of the vaishnava.
Lord Vishwambhar instructed Srivas prabhu “Don’t tell anyone these topics.”
On attaining again His external consciousness, Lord Vishwambhar, He felt ashamed in His heart. After solacing Srivas prabhu, He went to His own home.
Srivas Pandit and his wife, his brother’s wife, brother, servants and maid servants they all along with them felt immense happiness.
When Srivas Prabhu offered prayers when he saw the Lord’s manifestation, anyone who hears these prayers will certainly become a servant of Krishna.
Lord Balaram Bhagavan in the form of the Supersoul had ordered me to sing the glories connected with Shri Caitanya Mahaprabhu.
I fall at the feet and offer my respectful obeisances to all of the vaishnavas so that they give me their blessing that I can, birth after birth, Haladhar may be my Lord, birth after birth. Haladhar is another name for Balaram. Krishna is known as the Gaurakshak as the protector of the cows and Lord Balaram is famous as the carrier of the plough and promoting the krishi, the nobility of agriculture. One part of vaishyas’ qualities is krishi Gaurakshak. So Balaram is krishi, he is the farmer and Lord Krishna is the Gaurakshak or the protector of the cows. Therefore, He is known as Gopala or Govinda.
Lord Nrsimha and the Yadu Simha are different names of the same person. In this way, I know that Nityananda and Balaram, Baladeva are different only in names.
Balaram or Balaai is the dearest person to Caitanya Chandra. He is now known as Avadoota Chandra.
So in the Caitanya Bhagavat, Vrndavan das Thakur says, listen brothers to the Madhya kanda topics. Listen very attentively. These describe the kirtan pastimes of the Lord over the course of one year.
Thus ends the chapter, the Lord proves His words to remove the doubts of Srivas Thakur of the book Shri Krishna Caitanya the Supreme Personality of Godhead as a devotee.
Normally we have verses from various books which tell something of the pastimes of Lord Caitanya. These particular pastimes are described in the Caitanya Bhagavat and I asked why other scriptures are not given. But aaparently these particular leelas are mentioned in the Caitanya Bhagavat. Sometimes a particular leela is mentioned in a number of different scriptures but each pastime being a little different in each scripture. This particular leela, the scripture Caitanya Bhagavat is used.
Are there any questions? Any questions on the internet?
Question: Gauranga Karuna Sindhu das: How to properly understand the statement that all perfection can be achieved by having darshan of a pure devotee even for a second and at the same time, Srila Prabhupad saying it is a gradual process?
Guru maharaj: The process may be gradual, but you have to start it somewhere. By seeing a vaishnava, you may be inspired to start your own process of Krishna consciousness. It is also gradual but it depends how intensely you want it. If you want it very intensely it can happen very quickly. I gave the exam like a baby cries whaaaa… mildly, mother says well, oh, the baby always cries. But if the baby really cries. Whaa MUMYYYYYYYYY AHHHH mother drops everything. So if you want Krishna so bad, then the spiritual process will be very fast. Problem is we don’t usually want as Lochanadas is saying how Nitai Gaur are most merciful, how they got even the animals to cry, they got the stones to melt by Their chanting. But then he says, samsara majiya. Rohili podiya, sei pade nahilo aasha – I am lost in this material world of birth and death, trying to enjoy my senses, I have fallen in this illusion, I don’t have any hope to get the mercy of Nitai Gaur, to get Their lotus feet. I am suffering and enjoying just according to my karma. So sings Lochanadas. Apana karama bhunjaya samana kohoye Lochana dasa.
One more question.
Question: Lord Caitanya was ashamed when He went back to His external consciousness, I did not get what He was ashamed of?
Gur maharaj: Seeing Lord Caitanya is manifesting three types of consciousness, His external consciousness, where He can relate with the ordinary things of the world, and His internal consciousness where He is seeing everything with a spiritual perspective. And something in between, He partially see the world and He can partially see the eternal leela. So in the third consciousness He sometimes tells what He is experiencing. So this pastime with Srivas Thakur was in the internal consciousness and He was speaking from the spiritual platform. He was manifesting Himself as Vishnu but when He came back to His external consciousness, He felt a little ashamed that He had spoken so many secret things, confidential matters. That is why He told Srivas that don’t reveal these topics to anyone. So these things were revealed only after Lord Caitanya left. The little girl Naranyani she told Vrndavandas Thakur and he wrote down the Caitanya Bhagavat.
Alright thank you very much.
Transcribed by Jayaraseshwari devi dasi
18 January 2018