Krsna wants His money back !!–SP

December 22, 2022 in Articles by Damaghosa dasa

Krsna Wants His money back
Hare Krsna-
Below Srila Prabhupada gives us some good instructions on how to love Krsna, starting with –giving Him His money back !! 
He then goes on to explain how love is developed, and
if we don’t learn how to sacrifice for God, then we will still have to sacrifice something, either our money or our lives, or both.
If we don’t learn this principle of sacrifice for the Lord, then we will experience scarcity in our lives. He ends with saying that to feel we are part of Krsna’s family but do nothing for that family, then very soon we will forget all about Krsna.
Hare Krsna
damaghosa das
June 30 1972 San Diego
The Kṛṣṇa consciousness movement is making propaganda, so they require money. Money is Kṛṣṇa’s money. Everyone is holding Kṛṣṇa’s money. So the sooner they spare that money… Because if I am holding your money, if I give it to you, then I become released from my criminal activities. Suppose I have stolen something from your pocket and I become conscious, “Oh, this stealing is not good,” so as soon as I return unto you, “Please take this money; I was mistaken,” so thing is settled up. But if you hold it, then you are criminal. You will be punished. Similarly, everyone who is holding Kṛṣṇa’s money, not returning to Kṛṣṇa, he is a criminal. He will be punished.
How they are punished? That you have seen. In India, in recent… Everywhere, the same thing is going on.There was war between Pakistan and India. So all the rich men had to contribute fifty lakhs, fifty hundred thousand, according to everyone’s capacity. Many millions of rupees were collected, and it was put into the gun powder, “Svāhā!” (laughter) So if you don’t execute this svāhā, then you will have to execute that svāhā. (laughter) (sings out the word “svāhā!”) That’s all. The Vietnam is going on—svāhā! So many young men—svāhā! So much money—svāhā! You have to do that. Therefore better learn how to make svāhā for Kṛṣṇa. Otherwise you will have to make svāhā for māyā. That’s all. The sooner you give up… Yajña-dāna. This is called yajña and dāna, and tapas, tapasya. Tapasya means this following, voluntarily accepting all restrictive principles. Because we are addicted to all this license or nonsense. Not license. It is nonsense. So unless you stop all these nonsense activities, you cannot understand Kṛṣṇa consciousness. Yeṣāṁ tv anta-gatam… If you want to be serious… That is stated in the Bhagavad-gītā.
.. This yoga system, Kṛṣṇa consciousness, is the topmost yoga system. Why it is topmost? Because it teaches how to increase your attachment for Kṛṣṇa; therefore it is topmost. That is stated in the Bhagavad-gītā. Yoginām api sarveṣāṁ [Bg. 6.47]. There are different kinds of yogis. “Of all the yogis…” Yoginām api sarveṣāṁ. Sarveṣām means “of all.” Mad-gata āntarātmanā: “One who is always thinking of Me.” You can think of one if you are attached to him; otherwise, artificially you cannot do. That’s not possible. If you love somebody, then you will always see his picture, his form, always. … We have to create our eyes or purify our eyes to see God. And that purification is possible when you apply the ointment of love of God, daily. How to love Kṛṣṇa? Take it as ointment. As we apply some ointment to increase the sight of our eyes… Doctor gives some prescription. We use it also. So similarly, how to see God. You will see God with these eyes when it is clarified. Premāñjana-cchurita, by the ointment of love of Godhead. So these are the function, how to love. One has to rise early in the morning. He doesn’t like, but, “No. I will have to satisfy Kṛṣṇa.” This is the beginning. “Oh, I have to chant sixteen rounds.” He is lazy. He doesn’t want to do it. But if he loves Kṛṣṇa, he must do it. He must do it. So in the beginning we have to learn how to love, but when you come to the state, oh, there is no question of… You may follow the regulative principle or not, because love is there. But don’t imitate. Just like in our ordinary love affairs, if I want to love some girl, I bring some flower, I bring some presentation. In this way she thinks, “Oh, it is very nice boy. He has brought me this, that.” In this way there are six principles of love. Dadāti pratigṛhṇāti. You have to give and you have to take. I love somebody. I give him something: “My dear, you take this.” And when he offers also, if he also loves you, he also return you. Not exactly for returning. It is love to give and take. Dadāti pratigṛhṇāti guhyam ākhyāti pṛcchati ca. Opening mind. “My dear lover, I like this.” And the other party also opens his mind. Guhyam ākhyāti… Guhyam means very confidential things. Ākhyāti, disclosed, exchanged. Guhyam ākhyāti pṛcchati ca. And bhuṅkte bhojayate caiva. And giving the lover to eat something and accept from him some eatable. These are the six ways of increasing love. If you act in that way with Kṛṣṇa…

Bg 3.14 Purport
The Lord can be satisfied by sacrifices; therefore, one who cannot perform them will find himself in scarcity that is the law of nature. Yajña, specifically the saṅkīrtana-yajña prescribed for this age, must therefore be performed to save us at least from scarcity of food supply.
Dec 5 1973 LA
Prabhupāda: … Similarly, everything, everyone belongs to Kṛṣṇa’s family, but we have to see what he’s doing for Kṛṣṇa. Just like everyone is citizen of the state. Why a man is given high position and big title? Why? Because he’s recognized.
Sudāmā: Right.
Prabhupāda: So one must give service. Simply to feel, “I belong to Kṛṣṇa’s family,” and doing nothing for Kṛṣṇa, that is not…
Sudāmā: That’s no good.
Prabhupāda: That’s no good. That is not good. That means he’ll… Very soon he’ll again forget Kṛṣṇa. He’ll again forget Kṛṣṇa.
Sudāmā: Actually, the other element is so powerful. These people here, because, even though they are part of Kṛṣṇa’s family, but because they have forgotten, then we become influenced by their forgetfulness.
Prabhupāda: Yes. Forgetfulness means māyā.