Srila Prabhupada’s SB classes-summary file–VOLUME 5 P: IV

March 26, 2012 in Articles, Damaghosa Dasa by Nityananda Rama dasa

Hare Krsna to All

Pranams

All glories to Srila  Prabhupada

 

Below you will find the final  part of Vol 5, SB class nectar summary.

 

Some points summarized-

 

*If you love Krsna you can love  all humanity

*A naughty child now means  very intelligent later

*A photo of Krsna is same as  Krsna Himself

*Too lusty to serve Krsna? then  serve Indra

*Dont put salt in the  caranamrta

*Money given in charity comes  back in this way..

*How to defeat the Sun

*Real education means  Independence

*General mass of people are  animals-why? dog is best friend

*Ravana built a subway from S  America to Lanka

681202SB.LA                    Lectures                 

This service-rendering process is

going on everywhere. Nobody is absolute that he does not  render

service to anyone. That is not possible. I have  repeatedly explained

that if somebody has no master to serve, he  voluntarily accepts a cat

or dog as his master to serve. The nice name is pet  dog, but it is

serving. The mother serves the child. So one who has  no child, he

takes the cat as her child and serves.   So the service mood is going on  everywhere.

… Sukadeva Gosvami says, “Whether the rivers are dried  up?” There is water. In this way he gives a very nice list so that you can  become very independent. There is no problem foryour bodily demands. But one  has to practice. Formerly the saints,

mendicants, sages, they used to practice like that, that not dependent

on any condition. And so far God, God is within  you. So you haven’t

got to go anywhere to search out God. God is with you,  and you can be

independent in this  way..

…that. Try to love God, and if you love God, if you love  Krsna, then

automatically you love everybody. That is the  perfection of love. The

example is just like if you love your stomach, if you  supply nice food

to your stomach, that means you love all the parts of  your body. If

you supply foodstuff in the stomach, the energy is  distributed in all

parts of the body. That means you love all parts of  the body. If you

love the tree, you pour water on the root and the water  is distributed

to the branches, fruits, flowers, leaves,  everywhere.

…equal level. I was seeing just this evening the Ten  Commandments. Now,

in the Ten Commandments, the one commandment is that  “Thou shall not

kill.” But I am sorry to feel that killing propensity  is so great in

the Christian world. Why? Because there is lack of  love of God. “Thou

shall not kill.” Now there is organized killing process.  So I do not

know how they are following the Christian principles. It  is clearly

stated, “Thou shall not kill. Thou shall not tease your  neighbor.” So

why should I tease an animal neighbor? These defects  are due to lack

of love of God.

…   So  we have no place. So we don’t mind. We can sit down underneath a

tree and preach this Krsna consciousness movement. Some gentleman has

offered this garage. That’s all right. So people  are afraid to give us

place, you see, because we are pushing God consciousness.  That is our

fault. You see? This is the position. So never mind. We can sit down

anywhere and chant Hare Krsna. And I’ll request you to  come and join

us, and you’ll be happy.

 

a naughty child means that child is going to be very  intelligent boy or girl in future. That is a fact. Naughtiness means that child  is very intelligent. So in course of time that naughtiness will fructify into  intelligence.

 

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Prabhupada: So, anyone else? That’s all right. So in  this way, if you

chant ten times, you’ll get it by heart. It is not  difficult. So we

are giving this diacritic mark, English transliteration,  only for this

purpose–so that you can chant, you can vibrate these  mantras. So

practice. Here you hear, and in your leisure time, you  practice. If

you chant these mantras anywhere, you’ll be  honored.

 

720522SB.LA                    Lectures                 

   Demigod worshipers will go to the demigods. There are  different

planets, 33 crores of demigods, and there are  thirty-three crores of

planets also. The moon planet, according to Vedic  literature, that is

also one of the planets belonging to the demigod  Candra.

 

720522SB.LA                    Lectures                 

   That  is the difference. You can get the same benefit from the

photograph picture of Krsna as you get benefit by  directly meeting

Him.  Therefore, meeting this photograph Deity of Krsna is as good as

Krsna. Advaya-jnana, nonduality. Here in this  material world there is

duality, but in the spiritual world, there is no such  duality.

 

…Brahma-varcasa-kamas tu yajeta brahmanah patim, indram,  indram

indriya-kamah. Indriya means senses. Those who are too  much lusty

satisfy simply… The most important indriya is the  genital, sex. So

for them, it is recommended that “You worship Indra.”  Indra, the

demigod, he is number one sexually inclined  demigod. He has got eyes,

eyes over all his body. Sata-caksumsi. These eyes were  originally

vagina. He was cursed by Gautama Muni that “You are so  fond of vagina

that I curse you that you get all over your body vagina  only.” Then,

when he surrendered, he began to cry that “It will be  very much, I

mean to say, abominable for me.”

   Then  he asked, offered, that “These vagina may be turned into

eyes.” Therefore his body is full of eyes. Sata-caksumsi. So those who

are too much lusty, lover of the vagina, they may worship  Indra. This

is the recommendation. Everything is there. If you want  vagina instead

of Krsna, all right, do it. You have it. So  unfortunately, if our

student falls a victim of vagina instead of Krsna, that  is very

regrettable. Then better he worship, instead of Krsna,  let him worship

Indra. That is the Bhagavata  direction

 

.so there are so many kamas, desires.

Different people, different kama. Therefore they are all  hrta-jnanah.

Anyone who is impeded by this kamas, they are less  interested

[intelligent].

In Bengali there is a proverb, nati

nati svarge vati(?). Nati means grandson, and grandson’s  grandson.

Therefore, “I am living, my son is living, my grandson is  living, his

son is living, his son is living,” in this way, up to  seventh

generation, if one sees, then immediately he goes to  heaven. These are

the conception of the materialistic person, that “If I  can see a

grandson of a grandson, then my life is successful.”  (laughter) And

he’s working hard for that purpose. They are  called praja-kamah. Praja

means many sons in the family. That is considered very  aristocrat.

Praja-kamah prajapatin.

 

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Prabhupada: So make it correct. Come on. (to all the  devotees, loud)

Who has made the caranamrta? Eh? Who has made  caranamrta?

Devotee: She is not here, Srila Prabhupada.

Prabhupada: Who is he? Who is she? I want to  know.

Devotee: Tell her to come out of the kitchen …  (devotees chant

japa.)

Prabhupada: Why you have no responsibility? You have  added salt

instead of sugar. Why?

Girl devotee: I didn’t read the–

Prabhupada: No. You shouldn’t make anymore. One  responsible should

make it. Somebody, give him charge. This is great  mistake. Hare Krsna.

 

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Desireless  means, therefore, not to be inert

like the stone, but to be conscious of one’s actual  position and thus

desire satisfaction only from the Supreme Lord. Srila  Jiva Gosvami has

explained this desirelessness as  bhajaniya

parama-purusa-sukha-matra-sva-sukhatvam in his  Sandarbha. This means

that one should feel happy only by experiencing the  happiness of the

Supreme Lord. This intuition of the living being  is sometimes

manifested even during the conditioned stage of a living  being in the

material world, and such intuition is expressed in the  manner of

altruism, philanthropy, socialism, communism, etc., by  the undeveloped

minds of less intelligent persons.

 

 

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The materialistic way of pious activities like charity,  etc., is

recommended in the smrti-sastras as quoted by Srila  Visvanatha

Cakravarti Thakura. Money given in charity to a suitable  person is

guaranteed bank balance in the next life. Such charity is  recommended

to be given to a brahmana. If the money is given in  charity to a

non-brahmana without brahminical qualification, the money  is returned

in the next life in the same proportion. If it is given  in charity to

a half-educated brahmana, even then the money is returned  double. If

the money is given in charity to a learned and fully  qualified

brahmana, the money is returned a hundred and thousand  times, and if

the money is given to a veda-paraga, one who has actually  realized the

path of the Vedas, it is returned by unlimited  multiplication.

 

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very much anxious to become immortal. Nobody wants to  die. Everyone

knows that “I shall die.” But if there is immediately  some danger,

fire, immediately you go away from this room. Why? I do  not wish to

die. I do not wish to die. Although I know I must have to  die. Still,

why do I go away? I know that… “Oh, let there be fire.  I have to die

today or tomorrow. Let me die.” No. I do not wish to  die. Therefore I

go away. This is psychology. So everyone wants to live  forever. That’s

a fact. So if you want to live forever, then you have to  take to Krsna

consciousness. So Krsna consciousness is so  important and nice.

Everyone wants to live. So actually, if you want to live,  then you

take to Krsna consciousness. This verse confirms it. Ayur  harati vai

pumsam udyann astam ca yann asau. The sun is rising early  in the

morning. As it is rising, gradually it is taking your  life.

   That’s all. That is the business. But if you want to defeat  the

sun… Sun is very powerful. It is very difficult to  fight. But you

can fight with the sun. How? Simply by reading  krsna-katha, the words

of Krsna. Uttama-sloka-vartaya. Vartaya.  Uttama-sloka, Krsna. So this

is the simple process. You don’t waste your time by  talking nonsense.

 

720613SB.LA                    Lectures                 

   Therefore, after education you’ll have to write application,  “My

dear sir, I am such and such qualified dog. (laughter) If  you’ll

kindly give me some service.” And the tail is like this.  (laughter)

You see? Just imagine. If by education he  becomes independent … Just

like Vedic culture. The brahmanas, the ksatriya, the  vaisyas, they are

independent. The sudras are compared with the dogs  because they cannot

live without a master. Brahmana, he will not accept  anyone’s service.

That is real brahmana. A ksatriya will  never accept anyone’s service.

Why the battle of Kuruksetra was there? The Kurus, they  took away the

whole kingdom of the Pandavas. But they were ksatriyas.  How they will

live? Therefore the fight was necessity. The ksatriyas  must be, must

have some land to collect taxes. That is the ksatriya’s  source of

income. The brahmana’s source of income, pathana  pathana yajana yajana

… They must be learned scholar, they must teach others,  they must be

devotee and teach others how to become  devotee.

   They  must take contribution and must spend for Krsna. This is

brahmana. No service. Formerly, no brahmana … Sanatana  Gosvami, Rupa

Gosvami, they were born in high-class brahmana family,  Sarasvata

brahmana, but because they accepted the service of Nawab  Hussein Shah,

immediately they were rejected from brahmana society.  It is by the

grace of Caitanya Mahaprabhu that they again became  gosvami.

Otherwise, they were rejected. No brahmana could take  service and

especially service of a low-class man. That is … In Bhagavata you

will see especially that if a brahmana is in difficulty,  he may accept

the profession of a ksatriya or utmost of a vaisya, but  never take the

profession of a sudra. What is the  profession of sudra? Sudra …

Paricaryatmakam karyam sudra-karma svabhava-jam. One  who is hankering

after service, he is sudra. He has no capacity to live  independently.

The brahmana, real brahmana, he will starve, he will die  out of

starvation.

   He  will never accept anyone’s service. That is brahmana.

Uncha-vrtti. If he has no income, he will go on the  field … And when

the grains are taken away, some grains fall down. They  will pick up

all those grains and live on that. Still, they will not  go to anyone

that “I am hungry. Give me something.” No. Uncha-vrtti.  So our

education … And why we were so independent? Because  the education

was very high, Vedic education. Satisfied with Brahman  realization.

Brahma-bhutah prasannatma. Not very long ago, say  about 300 years ago,

there was a brahmana, a very rigid brahmana, in  Krsna-nagara, near our

Mayapura. And brahmana’s business, he was teaching. So  the king of

that place, means a big zamindar, Raja Krsna-candra …  By his name,

that place is Krsna-nagara. So he heard about the  brahmana, very

learned brahmana, but very poor. So he one day came to  him and asked

him, “Brahmana, can I help you any way?” So he said,  “No, I don’t

require any help from  you.”

   “No,  I see you are so poverty-stricken. You have no  sufficient

means.” “No, I am not poverty-stricken. My students, they  get some

alms of rice. So my wife boils the rice, and here is a  tamarind tree.

So I take some leaves and boil it, and that’s sufficient.  Why I am

poverty-stricken?” He’s satisfied, whatever is coming  automatically,

that’s all. He doesn’t require any higher  standard of life, any

botheration. He is satisfied, little rice and tamarind  juice. That’s

all. So in each and every home, formerly, this  independence was very

much valued. So at the modern education this  independence is being

killed. People are becoming unemployed, machine. Machine  … High

technologist means he must find out a job where  technological machines

are there. Otherwise he will starve, and he  will have to go round,

factory to factory: “Will you give me some service?” “No  vacancy.”

Yes. So we shall discuss further next, tomorrow.  (end)

 

720614SB.LA                    Lectures                 

We should  accept the general mass of people no matter  than

dogs, hogs. It is in your country, “Dog is best friend.”  Because he is

a dog. Therefore he has chosen a best friend dog. And cow, mother,

giving milk and actually drinking–“Send her to the  slaughterhouse.”

Just see. Is it not an animal, who is making friendship  with dogs and

sending mother to the slaughterhouse? What is your  answer? This is my

charge against your country. What is your  answer?

Devotee: (indistinct)

Prabhupada: Yes. They are such foolish persons.  They are making

friendship with dog, which has no value except creating  some offense.

The dog’s business is, you are not offender, still it  will offend,

“Gow! Gow! Gow!” (laughter) “Oh, I have not entered your  house. Why

you are barking?” No, it is his business. He will disturb  you. He’ll

come. We have experience. Unnecessarily they come. At  least, make a

show of, to attack. That means offending. If… Suppose  you are

passing on the road, and if I come with a stick, “Why you  have come

here?” Is it not offense? All right, if I trespass  in your house, you

can attack with me a stick. Or no, in your country one  can kill. You

see. Such a nice mentality. But men are also like that.  They deserve

to be killed. This is going on. So the animal society. ….

Pradyumna: “The general mass of people, unless they  are trained

systematically for a higher standard of life in spiritual  values, are

no better than the animals, and in this verse they  have particularly

been put on the level of dogs, hogs, camels and asses.  Modern

university education practically prepares one to acquire  a doggish

mentality to accept the service of a greater  master.

   Like  a dog, after finishing his so-called education, the so-called

educated persons move from door to door with applications  for some

service, and mostly they are driven away, informed of no  vacancy. As

the dogs are negligible animals and serve their master  faithfully for

bits of bread, similarly one serves a master without  sufficient

rewards. Persons who have no discrimination in the matter  of foodstuff

and who eat all sorts of rubbish are compared with the  hogs.

 

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   Everything goes in His… Just like Yasoda-ma saw within the  mouth

of the whole universe. (sic) So Krsna can take  everything. But He does

not take. Because He is appeared to educate us. Therefore  He is giving

very importance, cow-keeping tending the cows.  Personally. Personally

taking, protect cows. He is stealing butter, showing  us that “These

things should be stolen. If you have no money, then you  steal and

eat.” (laughter) You see? These things are  eatables. You see. Produce

huge quantity of milk, and make so many preparation out  of it, and

become happy. This is the instruction Krsna is giving.

 

720615SB.LA                    Lectures                 

   Just  like Prthu Maharaja, the king. We were discussing. So the

Krsna consciousness movement comprehends all sides of  life. It is not

that a stereotype “churchianity,” weekly going to the  church and come

back and do all. No. It is embracing all sides of our  life. But the

only aim is how to go back to home, back to  Godhead. So we have to

educate these classes of men, sva-vid-varaha-ustra-khara,  these class

of men: dogs, hogs, camels, and the asses. The world is  full of these

classes of men, and you have to educate them. Your  responsibility is

very great. You have to make an ass a devotee, a camel a  devotee, a

dog a devotee, a hog a devotee. This is your  mission.

 

….   Therefore Bhagavata says, na mocayed yah samupeta… gurur na  sa

syaj janani na sa syat pita na sa syat. There are some  negative

definitions, that there are so-called gurus, so-called  swamis, but

Bhagavata says that “You should not become a swami or  guru. Kindly

don’t become if you cannot save your disciple from the  imminent danger

of birth and death.” Gurur na sa syat. This is the  injunction. “No

rascal should become a guru unless he can save his  disciple from the

cycle of birth and death.” Or, in other words, anyone who  wants to

become guru, if he cannot teach his disciples how to  surrender,

govinda-carana-dvayam, anasritya, how to take shelter of  the lotus

feet of Govinda, he should not become guru. That is  cheating. That is

cheating. Similarly, one should not become father.  The father and

mother should have determination that “The child I  produce, I give

birth, if I cannot teach him Krsna conscious,  surrender to Krsna, I

shall not beget any  child.”

 

720616SB.LA                    Lectures                 

   That’s all. The Mayavada philosophy means, impersonalist means,  the

same material condition. The material condition means  everyone is busy

in sense gratification. And … therefore they cannot  understand. And

when there is a question of sense gratification … Just  like, “We are

dancing here, ball dance. So this is material maya.  Therefore Krsna’s

dance with the gopis, that is also maya.” This is  Mayavada symptom.

The example can be given like this: Just like a  patient, since his

birth, he is sick, and he is lying in the hospital,  cannot walk freely

or cannot eat nice things. All bitter medicine,  injections, always

suffering. So if he is informed that “After your cure,  you shall be

able to eat nice rasagulla, sandesa,” he cannot believe  it. He says,

“Again eating? Oh, it is horrible.” Because he has got  bad experience

of eating in sick condition, he thinks that eating in  healthy

condition is also the same. This is Mayavada. He has no  experience

what is healthy eating.

   Therefore his bad experience of this diseased condition, he  wants

to make it zero. He is thinking that “When my, this  drinking of

medicine and lying down will be zero, oh, that will be my  real healthy

condition.” This is their philosophy. Because bad  experience … Just

like foolish persons sometimes commit suicide or they  talk of suicide…..

…Here, only perverted reflection, false reflection only.  There are five

principal rasas: santa, dasya, sakhya, vatsalya,  madhurya. Here also,

the same rasas are here, santa, dasya. Just like I am  sitting in this

comfortable seat. This is santa, santa-rasa. The throne  is giving me

service in silence.

   This  is called santa-rasa. Above this, somebody is giving  me

flower, sandalwood. This is called dasya-rasa,  serving. Better than

… This is silence; there is work. The santa-rasa,  dasya-rasa, then,

again develop, sakhya-rasa, more intimate, friendly.  Then

vatsalya-rasa, more intimate. Just like the parental  affection. And

more intimate, conjugal love. Just like young boy, young  girl, try to

love one another. So these rasas are there. Vrndavana,  Krsna is in…

…eating–zero.” This is Mayavada philosophy. Try to  understand,

impersonal, making everything zero, without any  varieties.

Nirvisesa-sunyavadi. Nirvisesa means without any  varieties, and

sunyavadi means zero, voidist. The two kinds of  Mayavadis, generally

headed by Sankara philosophy and Buddha  philosophy. But our position

is transcendental, above. Karmis … Karmis, they are on  the material

field. They are trying to enjoy on the material  platform. Jnanis, they

are trying to make it varietyless, and the Buddhists,  they are trying

to make it zero. Our philosophy is substance. This is  difference,

substance, reality. Vastava-vastu, real reality,  not the false thing.

So these people, the voidists and impersonalists, because  they have no

information of the Supreme Lord and His activities  …

 

720616SB.LA                    Lectures                 

   We  have no other business, no more any business. I am  not

interested hearing about something Indian, and you are  also not

interested to hear something about American. No. This is  called

sarvopadhi-vinirmuktam

 

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maidservants, and each wife was blessed with ten sons.  This is called

urukrama, great activities. Lord Ramacandra, He killed  Ravana. Ravana

was so powerful that all the demigods in higher planetary  systems,

they were all afraid of him. He became so powerful. And  Ravana’s

brother, he reigned in Mexico, Brazil. Brazil. And  there was subway

from Ceylon to Brazil. We get information from  Ramayana. Such powerful

demons. Who can make now subway from one country into  another country?

They can make subway from one city to another,  utmost.

   But at that time, Ravana was able to make a subway from  one

continent to another, from Asia to Africa. And Brazil,  they say, still

there are big stock of gold. So Ravana utilized  these gold mines for

constructing his city. Svarna-lanka, “Golden Ceylon,” it  was known at…

…of sacrifice? Where is the question of renouncement?  This is illusion.

Isavasyam idam sarvam. Everything belongs to God;  nothing belongs to

you. So what is the meaning of renouncement? And  what is the meaning

of enjoyment? You cannot enjoy others’ property, neither  it is a very

nice thing if you say, “I renounce it.” Suppose you  are passing

through Bank of America, if you say, “I renounce this.”  Where, where?

What is  the renouncement?

   Bank of America belongs to you? This is craziness. You cannot  enjoy

the Bank of America. If you go and try to enjoy, then  you’ll be

criminal. And if you say, “I renounce it,” then you are a  madman. This

is your position. But people are going on under two  impressions.

Somebody, the karmis, they are thinking, “I am enjoyer. I  am the lord

of all I survey. This America is mine. You cannot enter.”  So this is

the karmi’s position. Falsely, they are claiming  proprietorship, which

does not belong to them. Thieves, rather; they are  thieves, rogues.

…   Spiritual understand(ing) is nothing like an electrical charge  from

the master to the disciple as it is foolishly claimed by  some

propaganda-mongers. Everything is full of sense and  logic, and the

exchange of views between the master and the disciple is  possible when

the reception is submissive and real only. In  the Caitanya-caritamrta

it is said that one should receive the teaching of Lord  Caitanya with

intellect and full senses so that one can logically  understand the

great  mission.”