Losing interest in serving the Deity? Here is the answer why, by Srila Prabhupada

October 23, 2014 in Articles, Damaghosa Dasa by Nityananda Rama dasa

Dhṛṣṭaketu: …that one is making progress by how he feels, or should he just simply execute the order of the spiritual master and not worry about how he feels? How should… In other words…

Prabhupāda: If he is making progress, he must feel. If he is not making progress, then he will not feel.

Dhṛṣṭaketu: And that feeling is a willingness to serve Kṛṣṇa or…

Prabhupāda: No, that is always. Whether he is actually serving Kṛṣṇa… That is devotion. So if he is actually serving Kṛṣṇa, then anarthanivṛttiḥ syāt bhajanakriyā. Bhajanakriyā meansanarthanivṛttiḥ syāt. This is the result. If his anartha is not decreasing, or becoming zero, thenhe is not making bhajana. He is doing something else.

Dhṛṣṭaketu: And if he’s not feeling increased ecstasy, then he should try to change his position or try to perform…

Prabhupāda: No. There is no change of position. Position is the same.

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Words from Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakur

October 23, 2014 in Articles, Damaghosa Dasa by Nityananda Rama dasa

Words from Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura

1. We are put to test and trial in this world. Only those who attend
the kirtana of the devotees can succeed.
2. Every spot on earth where discourses on God are held is a place
of pilgrimage.
3. Possession of objects not related to Krsna is our main malady.
4. Let me not desire anything but the highest good for my worst
enemies.
5. As dalliance with the body in luxury increases, so wanes the
spirit of service of the Lord.
6. Those favored by God find their paths set by thorns.
7. There is no peace or happiness in our worldly life. Circumstances
create turmoil and annoyance.
8. Chant the mahamantra loudly and with attachment. This will drive
away inertia, worldly evils and pests.
9. Be indifferent to bazaar gossips, stick firmly to your cherished
goals, no lack or impediments of the world will ever stand in your
way.
10. Pay due respects to the extroverts of the world, but do not be
appreciative of their manners and conduct. They are to be shaken
off from your mind.
11. A devotee feels the presence of God everywhere, but one averse to
the Lord denies His existence anywhere.
12. You cannot appreciate transcendental matters with the reasoning of
the world. It is sheer nonsense to decry them with the measuring
stick of your intellect.
13. To recite the name of Sri Krsna is bhakti.
14. Life is for the glorification of topics on Hari. If that is stopped,
then what need is there to carry on life.
15. Physical illness with Hari-bhajana is preferred to physical fitness
without Hari-bhajana.
16. Our span of life on earth is short. Our life will be crowned with
success if the body wears out with constant discourses on Hari.
17. We are here on earth not to work as artisans for making big
buildings with wood and stone but to work only as messengers for
the teachings of Sri Caitanya Deva.
18. A sycophant is neither a guru or a preacher.
19. To transform the adverse desires of the jivas is the supreme duty
of the most merciful. To rescue one person from the stronghold of
Mahamaya is an act of superb benevolence, far superior to opening
innumerable hospitals.
20. Unless we are devoted to God, secularism shall not leave us.
21. Look within. Amend yourself, rather than pry into the frailities of
others.
22. In this world of Maya, averse to the Lord, full of trials and
tribulations, only patience, humility and respect for others are
our friends for Hari-bhajana.
23. The Lord, Gaurasundara, puts His devotees in various difficulties
and associations to test their patience and strength of mind.
Success depends on their good fortune.
24. When faults in others misguide and delude you – have patience,
introspect, find faults in yourself. Know that others cannot harm
you unless you harm yourself.
25. I wish that every selfless, tender-hearted person of Gaudiya Math
will be prepared to shed two hundred gallons of blood for the
nourishment of the spiritual corpus of every individual of this
world.
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The Sraddha ceremony for departed ancestors/relatives–SP

October 23, 2014 in Articles, Damaghosa Dasa by Nityananda Rama dasa

SRADDHA CEREMONY — What follows is a series of quotes from Prabhupada’s books wherein he explains the importance of devotees or anyone, for that matter , to perform the annual sraddha ceremony for departed relatives. The underlying principle he seems to make in most if not all of the statements, is that if one is FULLY SURRENDERED to Krsna,then these lesser dharmas are not necessary. The pivotal point in these quotes is that one be already fully surrendered in order for him/her not to be required to perform the sraddha ceremony.

Letter to Russian "…..So, this sraddha ceremony is not required for a devotee fully surrendered to the lotus feet of Krsna….and one who has taken shelter of Krsna, he has
no other duty."

Conversation between Maitreya and Vidura "… The devotee of the lord, or one who is in Krsna Consciousness, however does not need to perform such ritualistic ceremonies as sraddha because he is always pleasing the Supreme Lord"

Observing the Armies on the battlefield of Kuruksetra "According to the rules and regulations of fruitive activities, there is a need of offer periodical food and water to the forefathers of the family.THis offering is performed by worship of Visnu, , because eating the remnants of food offered to Visnu can deliver one from all kinds of sinful actions……thus when remnants of prasadam food are offered to forefathers by descendants, the forefathers are released from ghostly or other kinds of miserable life.
Such help rendered to forefathers is a family tradition, and those who are not in
devotional life are required to perform such rituals. One who is engaged in the devotional service is not required to perform such actions……."anyone who has taken shelter of the lotus feet of Mukunda, the giver of liberation, giving up all kinds of obligations,and has
takenTO THE PATH IN ALL SERIOUSNESS, owes neither duties nor obligations to the demigods, sages, general living entities, family members, humankind or forefathers."

SB 4.18.18 "…..It is the duty of family members, especially the son, to offfer oblations
to the demigod Aryama or to Lord Visnu. From time immemorial, In India the son of a dead man goes to Gaya and, at a Visnu temple there, offers oblations for the benefit of his ghostly father. It is not that everyones father becomes a ghost, but the oblations of pinda are offered to the lotus feet of Lord Visnu so that if a family member happens to become a ghost, he will be favored with a gross body.

SB 4.27.8 " ..The offering of oblations in the name of Lord Visnu is called pindodaka,
and it is necessary that the descendants of a family offer pinda to the forefathers…."

SB 6.14.26 "According to Vedic civilization, one gets married simply to have a son, who is needed to offer oblations to his forefathers."

ADI 17.8 " Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu went to Gaya to offer respectful oblations to his forefathers. This process is called pinda-dana. In vedic society, after the death of a relative, especially one’s father or mother, one must go to Gaya and there offer oblations to the lotus feet of Lord Visnu. Therefore hundreds and thousands of men gather daily to offer such oblations, or sraddha. Following this principle, Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu also went there to offer pinda to his dead father…"

NOD 5 " There are many other sages, like Sankaracarya, Gautama Muni and Narada Muni, to whom we are indebted because we take advantage of their knowledge. Similarly, we are obliged to our forefathers, because we take birth in a particular family, where we take all advantages and inherit property. Therefore we are indebted to the forefathers and have to offer them pinda (prasad) after they are dead.Similarly, to the people in general we are also indebted, as well as to our relatives, friends and even animals such as cows and dogs who render us so much service.
In this way we are indebted to the demigods, to the forefathers, to the sages, to the animals and to society ingeneral. It is our duty to repay them all by proper discharge of service. But by the one stroke of devotional service,is someone gives up all obligations and simply SURRENDERS unto the Supreme Personality of Godhead , he is no longer
a debtor, nor olbiged to any other source of benefit." ……As the regulative principles of
scripture are not required by a liberated person, so the ritualistic principles indicated in the Vedic supplements are also not required for a person duly engaged in the service of Lord Ramacandra, Or Krsna, are already liberated persons and are not required to follow all the regulative principles mentioned in the ritualistic portions of the Vedic literature."
(see later quotes, the qualifications of a liberated person)
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The beginning of bhakti—SP

October 13, 2014 in Articles, Damaghosa Dasa by Nityananda Rama dasa

…mayapur mar 1976

Naturally Kṛṣṇa does not take any chop cutlet, so you cannot offer it. Kṛṣṇa personally says, patraṁpuṣpaṁphalaṁtoyaṁ yo me bhaktyāprayacchati [Bg. 9.26]. So you have to prepare foodstuff for Kṛṣṇa from patraṁpuṣpaṁphalaṁtoyaṁ, nothing else. Although He can eat… Kṛṣṇa can eat fire also or anything, all devour. ButKṛṣṇa prescribes for us that “You can give Me this in bhakti, with devotion and faith, then you’ll be benefited.”

If Kṛṣṇa eats from your hand, then your life is successful. If Kṛṣṇa accepts any bit of service from you, then your life is successful. Immediately you become liberated, because bhakti is not for the conditioned soul. As soon as… Kṛṣṇa therefore adds this word. Kṛṣṇa is not hungry for eating anything from your hand. He’s not hungry. But He wants to teach you how to become abhakta. Madbhaktaḥ. Man-manābhavamadbhaktaḥ. He wants you to become His devotee. Then your life’s problem is solved.
…therefore He comes. Yadā yadā hidharmasya glānir bhavatibhārata [Bg. 4.7]. When we forgetKṛṣṇa, then He comes to convince us that “This is not good. You are trying to satisfy your senses. It will never end. Simply you’ll be complicated from one body to another for satisfying senses, sometimes eating stool also. That is satisfaction of the senses. So this business will never make you happy. Better just surrender unto Me, and what I say, you do. Just begin your service. Surrender. Give Me something eatable.” Patraṁpuṣpaṁphalaṁtoyaṁ yo me bhaktyāprayacchati [Bg. 9.26]. This is the beginning. The Deity worship is the beginning of devotional service.
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Let us” enjoy” until we die-the fool’s philosophy–SP

October 10, 2014 in Articles, Damaghosa Dasa by Nityananda Rama dasa

Hare Krsna to all

Pranams

All glories to Srila Prabhupada

Below we have a short piece out a longer conversation where the devotees ask Srila Prabhupada

many of the same questions we get while trying to convince others about taking this life seriously.

I think anyone will find his answers very clear and easy to understand and accept.

Some topics covered below:

1.) Where’s the “enjoyment” here if you know you have to die. He says If I give you a

beautiful woman to enjoy and then afterwards, I will shoot you, where’s your enjoyment then?

2.) Demigod worship also means- sucking up to your boss, or anybody, for “favors”.

3.) Many people think they can help future generations-he says,help your self first because

you cant even help your own children when they get sick. So where’s the future help then?

4.) Best thing is to make your son/daughter Krsna Conscious-That you can do, but change their

destiny or keep them from getting sick or suffering, is out of our hands.

Hare Krsna

Damaghosa das

Mauritius Oct 4 1974 conversations

Cyavana: So if death is imminent, then I should simply try to enjoy myself as long as I can.

Prabhupāda: Enjoy. What is that enjoyment if you are going to die?

Harikeśa: It’s so incredible how crazy everything is.

Brahmānanda: Well, at least before I die, I can get as much pleasure as I can.

Prabhupāda: Nobody can, if he is actually afraid of death. Suppose if you are given a beautiful woman—”Enjoy, and as soon as you come out I will shoot you.” (laughter) Will you enjoy?

Puṣṭa Kṛṣṇa: That’s a great example. That example would change the world.

Prabhupāda: That is the difference between a man of knowledge and a fool. Man of knowledge, that is that he knows he has to die. “But I don’t wish to die. So what is the solution?” That is man of knowledge.

Harikeśa: Sometimes they say “Well, why worry about death? It’s gotta happen anyway, so why should we worry?”

Prabhupāda: But you… You… Because you are rascal number one, you don’t worry, but that is the psychology. This is the example.

Harikeśa: But I want to enjoy right now.

Prabhupāda: Suppose that you enjoy this woman for few minutes. Then you will be shot down. Then will you be able to enjoy?

Brahmānanda: Actually they do that. When some man is to be executed in the prison they give him one woman the night before as a special consolation.

Cyavana: But death is very far away from me. I am only thirty years old. I don’t have to worry about death.

Prabhupāda: What is the guarantee that you will live thirty-one years? What is the guarantee that you will live thirty-one years? There is no guarantee.

Cyavana: But everyone else around me appears to be having fun and enjoying.

Puṣṭa Kṛṣṇa: They can use this argument though, Prabhupāda. I’ve heard it before, that “So God has placed us in this world. Okay, there is God, and He has placed us in this world, and He has created the world also, and He has made these things very, very enjoyable, sex life, and this and that. So why not enjoy if God has created it?”

Prabhupāda: That is foolishness. That is foolishness. It is not enjoyable. That is… If a criminal says, “The prisonhouse is very enjoyable,” it is like that.

Cyavana: But all the travel brochures and the advertisements, they say it’s nice here. All the advertising and travel brochures, they say it is nice.
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A test by Srila Prabhupada to see if we are getting purified

October 10, 2014 in Articles, Damaghosa Dasa by Nityananda Rama dasa

May march 4 1976
This is the position. PrahlādaMahārāja, humbly submitting, because he is Vaiṣṇava, that “What is my position? My position is that I am born of rajas-tamo-guṇa.” This birthtakesplaceaccording to quality we acquire. Just like I was rebukingthat toilet. This is so nasty, tamo-guṇa, and if I have no response to such tamo-guṇa place, that means I am also of that quality. Just like fire and fire, there is no reaction, but in fire and water there is reaction. Between fire and fire there is no reaction, but fire and water there is reaction. Similarly, sattvaguṇasattvaguṇa, there is no reaction. Tamo-guṇa—tamo-guṇathere is no reaction. It is… In English it is called incompatible. When different qualities, there is reaction, chemical reaction, acid and alkaline. Acid and acid, you mix; there is no reaction. But acid and alkaline, if you mix, there will be effervescence immediately. Sokāraṇaṁ guṇa-saṅgo asya sad-asad-janmayoniṣu [Bg. 13.22]. If one is developing tamo-guṇa, then, if he becomes, he becomes a pig next life, there is no reaction. He’ll be very glad that “I am pig,” “I am dog.” There is no reaction. But if one is sattvaguṇa, then he cannot tolerate. Immediately obnoxious: “Oh, such a nasty condition.”
So I am very sorry there was no reaction in such nasty toiletroom. And you are getting sacred thread, the quality of brāhmaṇa, sattvaguṇa.It is very regrettable. Nobody reacted.
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Perfection of life is to become lazy–SP

October 10, 2014 in Articles, Damaghosa Dasa by Nityananda Rama dasa

Prabhupada: Perfection of life means ultimately you become lazy; you haven’t got to work. That is perfection, they say. Otherwise why they get a cottage in a secluded place and live? All these Americans, they go weekend. They leave aside all working, they become tired, hard working, and they go. That is the intention, that you should live peaceful life, not working very hard. That is human life. Huh? Otherwise why they go outside the city at the weekend? Why do they go? Hm?

Indian man (1): They want rest, I suppose. They want rest.

Prabhupada: So that means lazy.

Indian man (1): No.

Prabhupada: Yes. Rest means lazy; you don’t work.

Indian man (1): If one works five days a week, you rest for two…

Prabhupada: That is another thing. You have to work to become lazy. (laughter) That is another thing. But the goal is to become lazy. You work five days very hard just to become lazy for two days. That’s all. So if you have got means to become seven days lazy, you’ll prefer it.

Pusta Krsna: But I think people would… Most people would go crazy if they didn’t have any work.

Prabhupada: No, that means their life is not properly conducted. And therefore the word laziness has come. Laziness is not actually the word. Laziness means minimizing the bodily labor and engaged in spiritual work.If you ask people, “Please come to our temple,” who is coming? Because he says, “I have no time.” But we are not working hard. So real aim of life is to… In German, I think, or somewhere there is classification: “Lazy intelligent, busy intelligent, lazy fool, and busy fool.” So at the present moment (laughs) the whole world is full of busy fools. But the first-class man, he is lazy intelligent. Lazy and intelligent, that is first-class man. And second-class man, busy intelligent. And third class means lazy fool and fourth class means busy fool. When the fools are busy… Just like nowadays they are busy but they are fools. Like monkey, he is very busy. You see? And they prefer to be generation of monkey, busy fool. That’s all. Fools, when he is busy, he is simply creating havoc. That’s all. Better… Lazy fool is better than him because he will not create so much harm, but this busy fool will simply create harm. And first class-man is lazy intelligent. He knows the value of life, and soberly he is thinking. Just like all our great saintly persons. They were living in the forest, meditation, tapasya, and writing books. All, you will find, lazy intelligent. They are first-class men.

Indian man (1): Not like the monkey jumping from one …

Prabhupada: Busy fool, what is the value? He is fool, and he is busy. So nowadays the education is to make busy fool. That’s all.

Indian man (1): About the busy intelligent?

Prabhupada: The second class.

Indian man (1): How does he behave?

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Liberation-the understanding, re- visited–SP

October 6, 2014 in Articles, Damaghosa Dasa by Nityananda Rama dasa

Hare Krsna to all
Pranams
All glories to Srila Prabhupada

After sending out this quote (below) yesterday about liberation (pure devotional service) I began to think more about it and realized that hearing what Srila Prabhupada said might seem un-attainable for many of us average folks. Then I remembered another statement he made in a purport in SB and thought this one would go nicely to the first one as an explanation of HOW we ( the common man ) , can actually become liberated persons and thereby regain our natural constitutional position. So please re read this again and see how it can be done.

Hare Krsna
Damaghosa das

Lectures : Srimad-Bhagavatam Lectures : Canto 7: Lectures : SB 7.9: Lectures : Srimad-Bhagavatam 7.9.28 — Mayapur, March 6, 1976 : 760306SB.MAY :
So “How it can be zero? I am a living being. How it can be zero? I am always thinking, planning. I have got so many desires,” they say. One who does not know what is the position of a living being,they say that “Give up desires. Desireless.” That is not possible. Desirelessness is not possible. Because I am a living being, I must desire. Therefore desires may be purified. That is wanted. You cannot make the desires zero. That is not possible. Sarvopādhi-vinirmuktaṁ tat-paratvena nirmalam[Cc. Madhya 19.170]. Now our desires are there according to my designated position. “I am Hindu,” “I am Muslim. Why shall I take Kṛṣṇa consciousness?” Because I am designated, I have taken this designation, “I am Hindu,” “I am Muslim,” “I am Christian.” Therefore we cannot take Kṛṣṇa consciousness. “Oh, this is… Kṛṣṇa is Hindu God. Kṛṣṇa is Indian. Why shall I take Kṛṣṇa?” No. “You have to be desireless” means you have to purify your this false understanding that “I am Hindu,” “I am Muslim,” “I am Christian,” “I am Indian,” “I am this.” This has to be purified. One has to understand that “I am gopī-bhartur pada-kamalayor dāsa. I am the servant of the servant of the servant of Kṛṣṇa [Cc. Madhya 13.80].” That is purification. Then desire. Then you’ll not desire anything except Kṛṣṇa’s service. That is perfection. When you come to that platform, that you desire nothing but to serve Kṛṣṇa, always, twenty-four hours, then you are liberated. Sarvopādhi-vinirmuktaṁ tat-paratvena nirmalam[Cc. Madhya 19.170]. Then you become nirmalam, without any material tinge. In that position only, hṛṣīkena hṛṣīkeśa-sevanaṁ bhaktir ucyate. Then… My senses will be there; not that I become senseless nonsense. No. My senses are there. They will act. They’ll act for simply to serve Kṛṣṇa. That is wanted. So that can be possible when you are trained up by the servant of Kṛṣṇa. Otherwise it is not possible.

SB3.29.8 purport
To act under the direction of a bona fide spiritual master with a motive to satisfy the Supreme Personality of Godhead is pure devotional service. But if one has a motive for personal sense gratification, his devotional service is manifested differently.

Srila Prabhupada used to give as an example many times that when an apprentice works under the direction of a master electrician, then even though he knows practically nothing about
electricity, because he exactly follows the directions of the “master”, then his neophyte work is as good as the masters because it is done under his direction. This is the key to pleasing the Lord, and being properly situated under His lotus feet thru the blessings of a bona fide spiritual master.

Definition of liberation–SP

October 5, 2014 in Articles, Damaghosa Dasa by Nityananda Rama dasa

Lectures : Srimad-Bhagavatam Lectures : Canto 7: Lectures : SB 7.9: Lectures : Srimad-Bhagavatam 7.9.28 — Mayapur, March 6, 1976 : 760306SB.MAY :
So “How it can be zero? I am a living being. How it can be zero? I am always thinking, planning. I have got so many desires,” they say. One who does not know what is the position of a living being, they say that “Give up desires. Desireless.” That is not possible. Desirelessness is not possible. Because I am a living being, I must desire. Therefore desires may be purified. That is wanted. You cannot make the desires zero. That is not possible. Sarvopādhi-vinirmuktaṁ tat-paratvena nirmalam[Cc. Madhya 19.170]. Now our desires are there according to my designated position. “I am Hindu,” “I am Muslim. Why shall I take Kṛṣṇa consciousness?” Because I am designated, I have taken this designation, “I am Hindu,” “I am Muslim,” “I am Christian.” Therefore we cannot take Kṛṣṇa consciousness. “Oh, this is… Kṛṣṇa is Hindu God. Kṛṣṇa is Indian. Why shall I take Kṛṣṇa?” No. “You have to be desireless” means you have to purify your this false understanding that “I am Hindu,” “I am Muslim,” “I am Christian,” “I am Indian,” “I am this.” This has to be purified. One has to understand that “I am gopī-bhartur pada-kamalayor dāsa. I am the servant of the servant of the servant of Kṛṣṇa [Cc. Madhya 13.80].” That is purification. Then desire. Then you’ll not desire anything except Kṛṣṇa’s service. That is perfection. When you come to that platform, that you desire nothing but to serve Kṛṣṇa, always, twenty-four hours, then you are liberated. Sarvopādhi-vinirmuktaṁ tat-paratvena nirmalam[Cc. Madhya 19.170]. Then you become nirmalam, without any material tinge. In that position only, hṛṣīkena hṛṣīkeśa-sevanaṁ bhaktir ucyate. Then… My senses will be there; not that I become senseless nonsense. No. My senses are there. They will act. They’ll act for simply to serve Kṛṣṇa. That is wanted. So that can be possible when you are trained up by the servant of Kṛṣṇa. Otherwise it is not possible.

Literature meant for swans, not crows

October 5, 2014 in Articles, Damaghosa Dasa by Nityananda Rama dasa

760225SB.MAYŚrīmad-Bhāgavatam 7.9.18

So here Prahlāda Mahārāja said that… Prahlāda Mahārāja is alsomahājana because he follows mahājana. He says, viriñcagītāḥ: “I’ll enjoy. I shall relish tava līlākathaḥ, Your pastime, the narration of Your pastime.” But it is not that narration, as it is written by some mundane dramatic drama writer or novel writer. No, not that. That is useless. You should not touch. If some ordinary person has written something about Kṛṣṇa’s līlā, you should not touch even. It must be in the sampradāya, must be authorized person. Otherwise it is useless. You should not touch even. Therefore he especially mentioned, līlā-kathās tava nṛsiṁha viriñcagītāḥ: “which is given by mahājanas like Brahmā.” Just like we offer prayers from Brahmasaṁhitā. We cannot offer prayer from any other persons, written by any other nonsense. No, that is not possible. Viriñcagītāḥ. There is power. If you recite the prayers composed by mahājana, it has got spiritual power. Just like in your country, Mr. Max Mueller, he’s very famous as translator of Vedas. But… Many scholars, they have read the translation of Max Mueller, but nobody could understand what is the purpose of Vedas because he’s not in the line. He’s useless.

(When I was in high school I read Max Muellers BG and could not understand anything from it at all-this is 100% correct)

Similarly, that French professor, he has mentioned specially… In comparison to my writing—he has rejected even Aurobindo and Dr. Radhakrishnan. Yes, that is right. What Dr. Radhakrishnan, Aurobindo, knows about Kṛṣṇa consciousness? Because they are not in the line. They simply tried to exhibit their erudite scholarship. So that is useless. Nāyam ātmā pravacanena labhyo na medhayā nabahunā śrutena. This is the injunction given in the Vedas. Ayamātmā, self-realization, God realization… Nāyam ātmā bala-hīnenalabhyaḥ: “One who has no spiritual strength, he cannot understand.” It is not possible. Nāyam ātmā bala hīnena… Na medhayā. If you have got very good fertile brain for manufacturing concocted ideas, that doesn’t mean you’ll be able to understand Kṛṣṇa. That is not possible.
. Any literature, very nicely written, just like Shakespeare writing or some other, big, big mundane writers, their writing, it is very nicely written, grammatically very correct, and metaphorically very nicely meant… Na tad vacaś citrapadam. Citrapadam means very artistically written. There are literatures very artistical. Na tadvacaś citrapadaṁ harer yaśo pragṛṇīta karhicit. But there is no glorification of the Lord; simply literary presentation. Such kind of literature is described, tad vāyasatīrtham: “This kind of literature is preferred by the class of men who are like crows.” Crows. But the Vedic literature, which is sung by Lord Brahmā or Lord Śiva or a devotee, even that is broken language presented, tad gṛṇanti śṛṇvantisādhavaḥ: “They’ll be accepted by saintly person. They’ll sing it and they’ll accept it.” That is the secret of success. If your literature is exactly following the mahājano yena sa gataḥ, then it will be liked by highly advanced saintly person. And if it is a presentation of mundane literary career… Therefore that gentleman has rejected even Aurobindo and Dr… Others he has rejected: “They are useless.”