SB Classes Vol# 11 – part two

June 12, 2015 in Damaghosa Dasa by Riya

SB vol 11 part 2

mayapur feb 25 1976

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… Natad vacaś citrapadam. Citrapadam means very artistically written. There are literatures very artistical. Natadvacaś citrapadaharer yaśo pragṛṇītakarhicit.But there is no glorification of the Lord; simply literary presentation. Such kind of literature is described, tadvāyasatīrtham:“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, tadgṛṇantiśṛṇvantisādhavaḥ: ”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 exactlyfollowingthe mahājanoyenasagata,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.”  

….. . Reading book is very good, but it must be written by authorities. Then it is good. Now, otherwise, if you read twenty-four hours the newspaper or ordinary book, that kind of reading is simply waste of time. But if we read authorized literature, then that… What will happen then? Then ajas titarmyanugṛṇangua-vipramukto.Very easily, simply by reading such book, we shall be free from material entanglement, simply. Because… Just like Bhagavad-gītā. Bhagavad-gītā and BhagavānKṛṣṇa, they are identical. There is no difference. Don’t think, “When I am readingBhagavad-gītānot with purpose, then I am bereft.” But to associate, to…, with a desire that “I shall be able to associate with devotee andKṛṣṇa,” then Bhagavad-gītā is nondifferent from Kṛṣṇa. There is no difference. Advayajñāna. Advayajñāna means without any difference. Vadantitattattva-vidas tattva yaj jñānamadvayam[SB 1.2.11], Advayam.If you are a devotee, bona fide devotee, when you read Bhagavad-gītā,you must know Kṛṣṇais there. If you are a pure devotee, when you chant HareKṛṣṇa, Kṛṣṇa is there on your tongue, dancing. Don’t think otherwise. Kṛṣṇa is there. 

Why haṁsais taken, paramahaṁsa? Haṁsahas the capacity…Haṁsameans swan. He has got capacity. If you give to the hasamilk mixed with water, the haṁsahas got the capacity, so it will drink the milk and reject the water. Therefore hasa. Andparamahaṁsa, paramahaṁsameans although they are in the material world, they have kicked out the material things, but he has taken Kṛṣṇa. That’s all. Kṛṣṇais there. Everywhere is Kṛṣṇa.Īśāvāsyam idaṁsarvam[Īśo mantra1]. Even in this material world there is Kṛṣṇa, but the haṁsacan take it, not the crows. The crows cannot take it. Therefore difference between the crows and hasas.So those who are in Kṛṣṇaconsciousness, they are being trained up to become hasas, or they are hasas. They don’t care for anything, material thing. They are concerned with Kṛṣṇa. Thereforeparamahaṁsa. Kṛṣṇais everywhere.

Germany  sept 7 1969

  That is also explained in the Bhagavad-gītā. And the Supersoul is conscious of your bodily existence and my bodily existence. Therefore God is present everywhere—in your heart, in my heart, in everyone’s heart. Īśvarasarvabhūtānāṁhṛddeśe ’rjunatiṣṭhati [Bg. 18.61]. It is specifically mentioned that Supersoul is everywhere within the heart of every living entity. The exact Sanskrit word used in this connection is called kṣetrajñāḥ. (to translator:) Yes, explain. Kṣetra, kṣetra means field, and jñāḥ, jñāḥ means knower.Kṣetrajñāḥ. So you are knower of the field of your existence. That means this body. The body is the field of your existence. Just like a cultivator has got a tract of land, a small land which he cultivates in his own way, similarly, we have got this small body and we are calledkṣetrajñāḥ, knower of this body. Just like if you study each and every part of your body, you will understand that “It is mine.” You will claim this finger as your finger, but you’ll not claim other’s finger as your finger. But God can claim your finger and my finger as His finger. Kṣetrajñāṁcāpimāṁviddhisarvakṣetreṣubhārata. It is said, “My dear Arjuna, as individual soul is the proprietor of that individual body, I am also proprietor not of that individual body but all bodies.” Everything.