An intelligent son hears father–SP

February 12, 2015 in Damaghosa Dasa by Riya

Prabhupāda: Yes. You have got your intelligence. God has given you intelligence. Now you deliberate. But if you… A devotee, without using my intelligence, I surrender. Vāsudevaḥ sarvam iti sa mahātmā [Bg.7.19]. Immediately you become the greatest mahātmā. If you simply believe in Kṛṣṇa, “What my nonsense intelligence…? What Kṛṣṇa says, I shall do. Bas.” Your life is perfect. And if you think still that “I am more intelligent (than) Kṛṣṇa, let me deliberate and consider,” then you remain rascal. You cannot be more intelligent than Kṛṣṇa

He says sarvadharmān parityajya [SurrenderBg. 18.66], you take it. That is real intelligence. That is real intelligence. Just like obedient son, my father says to do it. “All right, I shall take it, although it does not appeal to me.” That is good son. Natural guardian, father, if son understands “My father or mother, whatever they will say, it is surely for my good. They cannot be cheater.” So intelligent son will take “Yes, my father says, I’ll do it. That’s all. Never mind it does not appeal to me.” That is intelligence, real intelligence. “Because I am immature, my father knows my good, he says ‘My dear son, do it. It will be nice.’ I’ll do it.” That’s all. Without any objection. That is intelligence. That is real intelligence. But the fathergives the freedom, “Now you deliberate.” But it is my duty, when father says, what is deliberation? I’ll accept. That is intelligence. And if you do not do it, then you come tothat karmana māṁ duṣkṛtino mūḍhāḥprapadyante narādhamāḥ . God offers, but the rascal,duṣkṛtino mūḍhāḥnarādhamāḥ, will not do it. They’ll suffer. Go on, continue to suffer. He’ll not do it, all right, go on, suffer. Next life if he becomes dog, the ear is there, but he’ll not be able to hear what Kṛṣṇasays: finished. That chance is finished. This is going on.The dog has ear, big ear, bigger than me. But he cannot hear what is Kṛṣṇa saying. That is not possible. But this life I’ve got this ear, I can hear. If I don’t take chance, then how much foolish I am. Next life, tathā dehāntaraprāptiḥ[Bg. 2.13], I’ll get next life, next birth. Now it is not necessarily that I’ll get the next life also same ear. No. The ear may be different. The eyes may be different. The eyes are there, ears are there, nose is, but it is different. So long we have got these eyes, these ears, this nose, utilize it properly. ThatiKṛṣṇa consciousness. Janame janame sabe pitā mātāpāyakṛṣṇa guru nāhi mile bhaja… Every birth you’ll get a father,mother. Because without father, mother, there is no question of birth. But not in every birth you’ll get Kṛṣṇa and guru. That is in this birth.Birth you can have. But to have Kṛṣṇa and guru, that is this birth. So utilize it properly. Janame janame saba pitā mātā pāyakṛṣṇa guru nāhimile bhaja… Very nice. That chance you’ll not get. You’ll get body, you’ll get eyes, you’ll get ear, you’ll get father, you’ll get mother, you’ll get food, you’ll get sex, you’ll get defense, everything you’ll get. Tathā dehāntara.But not this chance, kṛṣṇa guru nāhi mile bhajaYou’ll not get Kṛṣṇa and guru. This is the difference. How nice verse it is. Everything you’ll get, but you’ll not get this. How nice it is. Tathā dehāntaraprāptiḥ [Bg. 2.13],another body you’ll get. Another body you’ll get means you will get all bodily facilities. There is no scarcity between this body and that body. But only scarcity is that in other body you’ll not get Kṛṣṇa and guru. We have to remember this. mayapur mar 2 74