Srila Prabhupada’s SB classes-summary file–VOLUME 6 P: II

June 22, 2012 in Articles, Damaghosa Dasa by Damaghosa dasa

.. 720412SB.MEL                   Lectures


pleasure. It is not that A neophyte, when he is engaged in Krsna’s


service, he is feeling the same pains and pleasure, but that is due to


our past habit, consciousness. Just like aeroplane. You come down on


the land. Sometimes there is dizziness. You think that “I am still


flying.” But there is no more flying. That is stopped. Similarly, one


who is engaged in Krsna consciousness, his material pains and


pleasures has been stopped. But due to our past experience, sometimes


we think, “I am still in pains and pleasure.” This is due to our past


experience. The same example again: just like the fan is running. You


put off the switch; still, the fan is running. But actually it is not


running. The running capacity has been stopped. But due to the, what


is called?


Syamasundara: Momentum.


Prabhupada: Momentum. It appears as if running. So a devotee, although


sometimes it appears that he is in pains and pleasures, committing


something nonsense, that is momentum. In the next verse in the


Although we find in the neophyte devotee some bad behavior due to his


past experience, so we should not take him as nondevotee. Sadhur eva


sa mantavyah. He is sadhu–if he sticks to Krsna consciousness. And


the bad habits which are visible now, it will disappear. It will


disappear. So we have to give chance because we see some bad habits of


a devotee, we should not reject. We should give another chance. We


should give another chance because he has taken the right thing, but


to past behavior he appears to be again going to the maya’s clutches.


So we should not reject, but we should give chance. One may take


little more time to come to the standard, but we should give him


chance. If he sticks to Krsna consciousness, very soon all these


defects will be disappearing. Ksipram bhavati dharmatma. He will be


completely a dharmatma, a mahatma. Why? Kaunteya pratijanihi na me


bhaktah pranasyati: “Anyone who has taken seriously My lotus feet,


seriously surrendered to Me, he will never be anxious. He will never


be anxious, although sometimes it appears that he is coming down.” So


this should be our principle. We stick to Krsna consciousness, then


everything will be all right in due course of time. So the varieties


of life there is. That variety is actual variety.


…uttamadyubhih. Pramada. Woman’s name is pramada, pramada because as


soon as one woman comes before a man, he becomes agitated. Therefore


woman’s name is pramada. Pramada. Pramada means agitates. Kamini.


Agitates. So there the pramada uttamadyubih. Uttama. Udgata-tama.


Tama, this darkness, is not there. Savidyut. Savidyud abhravalibhir


yatha nabhah. When they fly in the sky it appears just like lightning


in the clouds. These are the description of Vaikuntha planet. So, what


is your question? Any question?


Devotee (1): I have a question, Your Divine Grace. You say in


Vaikuntha everything is the same as here in the material world. So


there are families. The children… Do the children grow…?


Prabhupada: There is no children. There is no children because there


is no birth. There is no death. So there is no question of children.


You don’t find any description of children.


Devotee (2): In the material world variety is created by the


attraction of three modes of nature.


Prabhupada: Mm?


Devotee (2): The three modes of material nature cause the variety in


the material world. In the spiritual world, what are the factors which


cause variety?


Prabhupada: That samvit, sandini, varieties of Krsna’s spiritual




Trivikrama: In Krsnaloka there are children, Krsna, the cowherd boys.


Prabhupada: That is also eternal. That is another planet. Eternally


Krsna is playing with the cowherds boy. Not that these children are


being born. They are like… Just like in this world also we see


Kumaras, that eternally child, Kumaras, the four Kumaras. They are


born along with the Brahma, but they’re just like a small, four years


old boy, Kumara, catuhsana-kumara. So we get some information only,


but you will see them practically when you go. (laughter) You take


information only. But it is not variety-less, not the nonsense theory,


zero. That is the first thing. It is not zero. So any other question?




720413SB.MEL                   Lectures


That is advised by Narada Muni to his disciple Vyasadeva: “What you


are writing, all these nonsense books? You…” What is called?


Jugupsitam. Jugupsitam. He instructed Vyasadeva that “Whatever


literatures you have produced…” Means up to that time he produced


Vedanta-sutra. He wrote up to Vedanta-sutra, which is considered to be


the topmost philosophical thesis in the world, Vedanta-sutra, all over


the world, the Vedanta philosophy. So he finished that Vedanta-sutra.


Still, he was not happy. And his spiritual master Narada chastised


him, “What nonsense books you have written?” First of all he was not


happy, so Narada came, and he asked him that “Why you are not happy?


You know everything, but why you are not happy?” So he submitted,


“Yes, my master, I know everything, and I think I have done


everything, writing all these books. But still, I am not happy. So why


I am not happy, that you can tell because you are my master.”


So, “Yes, I can tell you.” And then he said that “You have labored


so much for writing all these nonsense books, but you have not said


anything of the Supreme Personality of Godhead. Therefore you are


unhappy. Therefore I advise you that now you write one book which is


simply the transaction of the Supreme Personality, nothing else,


nothing of this material world, sacrificing, this religious, and this


unreligious, ‘this is good, this is bad,’ nothing of the sort. Simply


write about the pastimes of the Supreme Lord. Then you will be happy.”


Then he wrote Srimad-Bhagavatam. And when he wrote, began writing


Srimad-Bhagavatam, he writes in the beginning, dharmah


projjhita-kaitavo ‘tra: “All these cheating type of religious system,


I kick it out, this ism, that ism. I kick out all them. It is this


book, especially meant for paramo nirmatsaranam satam, those who are


simply paramahamsas. It is meant for them. It is not for the ordinary


men. I have kicked out all the so-called religious system, dharma


artha kama.” People are very much Nowadays they are not even for


dharma or artha. They are simply kama, sense gratification. Sense


gratification because every one of us, we come here for sense


gratification. The spirit soul is originally spiritual spark.” Why he


has come here?”–this question is sometimes raised. That is answered.


…so many literatures, still we want. The maya is so strong. Atma-mayam


rte rajan parasyanubhavatmanah. Therefore one should take little risk


in order to enter into the eternal life, blissful life. One should


take a little risk. That is advised by Narada. And the same


instruction, while he was giving, that First of all he said, “All this


nonsense, that jugupsitam: They are abominable. Because you are


writing books, dharma arthakamamoksa, so later on You are authority,


Vyasadeva. People will stick to this. And if even Krsna says,


sarva-dharman parityajya mam ekam saranam, ‘You give up all this


nonsense, you simply surrender,’ they will not hear because you are


writing so many nonsense books.” He chastised him like that.


Jugupsitam, this very word. Jugupsitam. “You are authority, so you


have done such, so many nonsense books.” He wrote Mahabharata, he


wrote Astadasa-purana, he wrote, I mean to say, Upanisad, and after


all, Vedanta-sutra, all these books which are so highly recognized all


over the world. Still, that was condemned, “But you have written all


these nonsense books.” Jugupsitam. “Because you are authority, they


will stick to it.” “Oh, here is.”


Because in Upanisad the negating, that negation, negation of the


material form… Therefore it is described in an impersonal form.


These nonsense are sticking to that impersonal form. Impersonal–there


is no form. Really, Veda says, apani-pada javano grahita: “The Supreme


Absolute Truth has no legs, has no hands, but He accepts whatever you


offer.” Now, how He accepts? He has no hand; then how He accepts? But


they have no brain. They have no brain. When it is said that “He has


no hand,” it is said that “He has no hand like you.” When he says that


“He has no leg,” it means that “He has no leg like you.” If he has no


hand, then how Krsna says in the Bhagavad-gita, patram puspam phalam


toyam yo me bhaktya prayacchati tad aham asnami bhakty-upahrtam: “If I


accept them”? If He is far away within the Goloka Vrndavana, goloka


eva nivasaty akhilatma, but He has got such a hand–although He is


living in Goloka Vrndavana, far, far away, He will immediately


Whatever you offer, He will take. That kind of hand, not your three


feet hand. If somebody offers me downstairs, “Prabhupada, take this


flower,” but I am here. How can I take? But He can take. He can take.


That is called apani-pada javano grahita pasyaty acaksuh. He can see.


His eyes are not like this, that beyond this wall I cannot see


anything. He can see everyone, what you are doing nonsense. That is


stated in the Bhagavad-gita. As witness, He is seeing. He is within


your heart. How you will hide it? Anumanta upadrasta.


…   Laksmi-sahasra-sata-sambhrama-sevyamanam. He has got His pastimes.


Surabhir abhipalayantam. Here you have got a hobby to keep dogs, “gow,


gow, gow!” And Krsna has no hobby? He has got hobby, to keep cows.


Surabhir abhipalayantam. You have imitated that hobby, and instead of


keeping cows, they are keeping, “how!, how!,” dogs. That is your


capability, a nonsense which is untouchable. Dog is untouchable


according to Vedic literature, and they are being kept. And cows?


Killed. And cruelty to animals means not to be cruel to the cats Not


cats. Yes, cats and dogs. And for the cows, “Oh, there is no question


of cruelty. He has no soul. Kill him.” This is your civilization, Dog


civilization. You see? You keep dogs, “gow! gow! gow!”, and if


somebody comes to your home, to your country, you also make “gow! gow!


gow! Why you have come?” Immigration department. “Please go out.


Please go out.” This is civilization.


.. you, but you don’t take advantage. Don’t take advantage of eating and


sleeping. Take advantage of these books. Then your life will be


successful. My duty–I have given you so valuable things, day and


night trying to convince you, each word to word. And if you don’t take


advantage of this, then what can I do for you? All right. (end)




730521SB.DAL                   Lectures


So Vidura was so expert advisor, counselor, that there was a


statement, vaidurikam. Just like the canakya-sloka. On ordinary


things, canakya-sloka is evidence. Canakya Pandita said… I think you


can introduce canakya-sloka amongst the students. Canakya Pandita said


that vidvatvam ca nrpatvam ca naiva tulyam kadacana. A man who is


learned, and man who is very rich, so how they should be compared? The


Canakya Pandita says, “There is no comparison.” Comparison must be


there when there is points of similarity. Just like we say, “Your face


is just like moon.” So if the face is actually similar to the moon,


then we can say. Points of similarity. Analogy means there must be


points of similarity. The largest number of similarity makes the


analogy perfect. This is logical rules. So Canakya Pandita says that


to a rich man and a learned man, there is no comparison. They are


different categories. Why? Sva-dese pujyate raja vidvan sarvatra


pujyate. A rich man, a king, may be very respectful, respectable, in


his own country amongst his own men, but a vidvat, a learned scholar,


he is respected all over the world. Tri-bhuvane manyau. So if one is


respected all over the world and if one is respected in his own


village, so how there can be any comparison? These are the Canakya


Pandita’s instructions, very valuable. There are many.


matrvat para-daresu


para-dravyesu lostravat


atmavat sarva-bhutesu


yah pasyati sa panditah




Who is a learned scholar? Now, somebody will say one who has passed


the M.A., Ph.D. degrees in university, he is learned scholar. Canakya


Pandita says, “No, that is not the criterion.” Simply to hold degrees


of university examination, that is not the test of his becoming


learned scholar. That is not. Then what is the test of his becoming


learned scholar? Three things. Matrvat para-daresu. Except one’s


married wife, if one sees all other woman like mother, he is a learned


scholar. Matrvat para-daresu. Para-dravyesu lostravat. And other’s


property, just like garbage in the street. And atmavat sarva-bhutesu


yah pasyati sa panditah. If one has acquired… By education, there


must be some effect. So these are the tests how one has advanced in


education. He must treat all woman except his mother, except his wife,


as mother. InIndiastill, women, especially in asramas, any woman,


visitor, she is addressed as “Mother” by all the… She may be young


girl, but she is addressed as “Mother.” This is the etiquette.




750303SB.DAL                   Lectures


our members, boys and girls. They say, “bright-faced.” Do they not?


They see distinction. One priest in plain cloth… I was going from


Los AngelestoHawaii. One priest, he came to me in the plane. So he


asked my permission, “Can I talk with you?” “Yes, why not?” So his


first question was that “I see your disciples very bright-faced. How


it has been done?” He’s sincere. So where is the loss? By undergoing,


by denying all these things, sinful activities, we are not loser. We


can live very simple life. We can sit down on the floor, we can lie


down on the floor. We don’t require much furniture, neither large


amount of gorgeous dress. So tapasya required. If we want advancement


in spiritual life, we must accept some sort of tapasya. In the


Kali-yuga we cannot accept such severe type of tapasya as in the cold,


we go underneath, under water, sometimes drowning or sometimes up to


this, and then meditate or chant Hare Krsna. That is not possible. The


minimum. So tapasya must be there.




….one and different. So here, if you think… To the atheist this form


is made of stone, and they are thinking that “These crazy fellow, they


are worshiping a stone.” In that sense, Krsna is not there. If a crazy


man breaks the statue, he does not break Krsna, but he breaks the


stone. This is simultaneously one and different. For the devotee, He


is Krsna. All the time He is Krsna. Because even if you take it as


stone, stone is also Krsna because it is expansion of Krsna’s energy.


The same example: the sunshine is also sun. And Krsna is, being


omnipotent, He can accept your service any way. Provided you want to


render service, Krsna is ready to accept it.


Therefore our duty is that we should never think of this Deity as


something made of stone or metal. We should always think, “Here is


Krsna personally present.” That is devotion.




…very kind, He has appeared in our various temple. So we should very


careful that “Here is personally present Krsna. Here is… Personally,


Radharani is there. Personally, Lord Caitanya is there, Lord


Jagannatha is there.” But He is keeping Himself is such a way that you


can handle in any way. Even if you commit some mistake, He does not


protest. But we should not commit any mistake. That is our duty. We


should not create such thing as it is offensive. Therefore the


direction is there in the sastra that “You do like this. Do like this;


there will be no offense.” And offenseless service will make you more


and more advanced in spiritual life.


So Krsna has… Bhagavantam. Here it is said, bhagavantam. The


Supreme Personality of Godhead is Krsna, but He is adhoksajam, beyond


our sense perception. Adhoksaja. Adhah-krtam aksajam jnanam. Our


knowledge is limited within this sense perception. That’s all. We can


see so long the light is there. If the light is not there, then our


seeing power is finished. Therefore it is limited. And Krsna is beyond


this limitation. Therefore His name is Adhoksaja. Adhah-krtam aksajam


indriya-jnanam yena. Aksajam jnanam means “knowledge acquired by sense


perception.” Aksaja. Aksa means “eyes,” and ja means “generated.” So I


see this book because my eyes are seeing it is book. But as soon as


the light is off, I cannot see where is the book and where is the


table, where you are. Similarly, we cannot see at the present moment


by the imperfect senses what is Krsna. Therefore it is Krsna’s


kindness that He has appeared before you in a manner by which you can


see Him. This is Krsna’s mercy. Not that the atheistic philosophy,


“They are worshiping Deity, some stone, some metal,” not like that. He


is adhoksaja. We cannot see Krsna with our present eyes, but we can


see Him through the scripture. The “through the scripture” is that


although we cannot see Him by our present imperfect senses, adhoksaja,


beyond our perception, still, we can see Him. How? Through the


authorities. Through the authorities. The same example, as I have


given, that I do not know who is my father, but through the authority


…                   athapi te deva padambuja-dvaya-


prasada-lesanugrhita eva hi


janati tattvam bhagavan-mahimno


na canya eko ‘pi ciram vicinvan




This is a verse. It is said, “My dear Lord, Your lotus feet,”


padambuja-dvaya, “can be understood by a person who has received a


little favor of You.” Athapi te deva


padambuja-dvaya-prasada-lesanugrhita eva hi: “One who has received


little favor, he can understand.” And what for others? “For others,”


na ca anya eko ‘pi ciram vicinvan, “if they speculate for millions of


years, still, they will not be able to understand.


…we understand Krsna immediately. Otherwise, by speculation, it is not


possible. That is the fact. There are so many… Such a person, such a


big, who is estimated as very, very big person, Mahatma Gandhi, he


could not understand Krsna. From his writing we see. He said, “I don’t


believe that there was any person Krsna living ever.” Just see. He


could not understand. Similarly, Dr. Radhakrishnan, Tilak, so many


big, big scholars, they have written comment on Bhagavad-gita, but


they, still they have proved that they’re rascal number one. Because


they did not follow the process of understanding Krsna, therefore they


could not understand. And here even a child, our Syamasundara’s


daughter, (s)he used to go to somebody and ask him, “Do you know what


is Krsna?” He says, “No, I do not know.” “He’s the Supreme Personality


of Godhead.” Just see. And all these boys and children, they are


learning so easily Krsna, and a person like Mahatma Gandhi, he said


that, something different. You see? Just see. This is the position.


   So you have to follow the authoritative principles by the parampara


system. Yasya deve para bhaktir yatha deve tatha gurau. If you have


got faith in God, Krsna, and similar faith in the spiritual master and


follow his instruction, then you will understand Krsna in His


different features: jyoti, bhagavan, and sarva-bhuta-guhavasam. He is


the brahmajyoti just like the sunshine, and He is the Supreme


Personality of Godhead Krsna, and He is the Supersoul, Paramatma, in


everyone’s heart. The process is tapasaiva, a little tapasya. So


whatever little tapasya we have prescribed, you follow. You will


understand Krsna. And if you understand Krsna, then your life is




Thank you very much. (end)




760810SB.TEH                   Lectures


Prabhupada: Sa vai manah krsna-padaravindayor vacamsi


vaikuntha-gunanuvarnane. There is one instance of Krsna consciousness,


how the devotee does not lose a single moment without thinking of


Krsna. Satatam kirtayanto mam. Kirtaniyah sada harih. This instruction


we get. So, sada tad bhava-bhavitah. If you practice like that, then


there is chance of being transferred to Krsna just after leaving this


body. So somehow or other you should be absorbed in the thought of


Krsna. We get all these examples from authorities. Just like Ambarisa


Maharaja, he was emperor, very responsible man. But sa vai manah


krsna-padaravindayor: he kept his mind always on the lotus feet of


Krsna. Sa vai manah krsna-padaravindayor. So although great emperor,


so responsibility, still it was possible for him to keep his mind on


the lotus feet of Krsna. In South India there is a class of


professional dancer. They take a big jug on the head and without any,


what is called? Bira?


Dayananda: Cloth, cap, ring.


Prabhupada: Yes, ring. It is kept as it is. The head is shaved, but


they are so practiced to keep the balance that the pot does not fall


down. It remains exactly. This is an art–they will dance, and the pot


on the head will never fall down, keeping the balance. So by practice


it is possible. There are many professional vendors, they keep their


basket on the head, and taking a child, going and canvassing, “We have


got this fruit.” It never falls down. They are keeping the balance. So


this is a crude example that everything can be done by practice. One


may be very responsible officer, like Ambarisa Maharaja, the emperor.


It is not joke. But still his mind is absorbed in the thought of


Krsna. Sai vai manah krsna-padaravindayor. There is another example


Rupa Gosvami gives, that a woman who has got an extra lover besides


the husband. So she’s always thinking of that lover although she’s


busy with household affairs. Para vyasaninanina(?). That means if you


want somebody very seriously, you can think of him always, twenty-four


hours, in spite of your being engaged in so many duties. It is




So we have to practice this Krsna consciousness. Here, in this


material world, we have to work.


This material world means you have to work and adjust things for your


maintenance. That you cannot escape. But still, we have to become


Krsna conscious.


So things are to be adjusted as it is prescribed by great


authorities. In Bhakti-rasamrta you’ll find the regulative principles.


That is called Vaisnava-smrti. So here we cannot live without working,


and still we have to become always Krsna conscious. This art, to


understand and to practice, is Krsna consciousness movement. Then in


spite of my being engaged in so many so-called material things Because


a devotee has nothing to do with material things. Even if he works for


maintenance of the body, that is not material. Just like Bhaktivinoda


Thakura, who was magistrate. But it is not for a magistrate to write


so many books–siddhanta-purnam. So he was in a different


transcendental platform. So that is possible. The mind may be absorbed


in Krsna’s thought, satatam kirtayanto mam, tusyanti ca ramanti ca.


That is possible by practice. Here Kardama Muni is a living example.


And there are mahy other examples, that we can remain fully Krsna


conscious in spite of being engaged in so-called material activities.


That is possible.


Thank you very much. (end)




741101SB.BOM                   Lectures


Just like at the present moment, kalau sudra-sambhavah: “In the


Kali-yuga, everyone is sudra.” It is hardly to be found, a qualified


brahmana. Of course, there are, but very rare. Practically brahmana is


not a single there, especially in this age.




741101SB.BOM                   Lectures


are there. So all these are energies of Krsna. Prabhasmi


sasi-suryayoh. So why people say, “Can you show me God?” You are


seeing daily, every moment. But because you are fool, you have no


sense of understanding. As soon as there is some heat, any man can


understand there is fire. As soon as there is smoke, anyone can


understand there is fire. Similarly, if you can feel the energy of the


Lord, then you can feel the presence of the Lord immediately.




741102SB.BOM                   Lectures


Just like in our Krsna consciousness movement. We have got more


than one hundred centers. And one center… We were just reading from


the statement of Nava Bharata Times how they are well managed. But we


have no business. We have no source of income. That is the only source


of income–Krsna’s shelter. Samasrita ye pada-pallava-plavam.


Therefore sastra says that “You take shelter of Krsna.” Krsna comes


also to say the same truth. Sarva-dharman parityajya mam ekam saranam


.. resultant action of sinful life.” So much assurance is there. So


sastra also says, tasyaiva hetoh prayateta kovido na labhyate yad


bhramatam upary adhah. Tasyaiva hetoh prayateta kovidah. Kovida means


intelligent, very intelligent person. So what should he try for?


Tasyaiva hetoh: to get shelter at the lotus feet of Krsna. Human life


should only endeavor how to get in touch of the lotus feet of Krsna.


That should be the only one business.


.. of forms of body and in different planets. That we are… According to


our karma, sometimes down, sometimes up, in this way we are wandering.


Therefore sastra says, “Just like you are wandering in this way, your


business is how to become materially happy, how to satisfy your


senses. But don’t do that. Don’t do that.” Then? What shall I do?


Tasyaiva hetoh. “How to understand Krsna–for that purpose you should


endeavor.” Then how shall I eat? “No, that eating and sleeping, the


business of the body, that is already arranged. That is already


arranged. You don’t have to work for it.” Kalena sarvatra


gabhira-ramhasa. Tal labhyate duhkhavad anyatah sukham. Our endeavor


is to achieve happiness. That is our struggle for existence.


Sastra says, tal labhyate duhkhavat. Duhkhavat means… Just like


we don’t want anything unhappy or miserable condition of life, but we


get it. We don’t endeavor for it. Nobody says, “Let there be fire in


my house. Let my child die.” Nobody aspires these things. Everyone


thinks that “My child may live. There may not be any danger. I’ll get


so much money.” Nobody thinks of the opposite. But the opposite number


comes. The catastrophes come. You don’t pray for it. You don’t go to


the temple for praying, “My Lord, let there be fire in my house.”


Nobody goes. He goes for something better. So sastra says that “Which


you do not pray for, still, it comes, duhkhavat, without your


invitation, similarly, whatever happiness you’ll have to enjoy, that


will also come.” Tal labhyate duhkhavad anyatah sukham. Therefore the


conclusion is that “Don’t try for your so-called happiness or


so-called distress. Try to achieve that position where you can


understand Krsna and get shelter at His lotus feet.” This is human


endeavor. Tasyaiva hetoh prayateta kovido na labhyate yad bhramatam


upary adhah. Upary adhah.




741105SB.BOM                   Lectures


vaisyah. A woman is considered in the level of sudra. Although a woman


is married with a brahmana, the woman is not offered the sacred


thread. And in the Bhagavad-gita it is also accepted like that by the


Supreme Personality… Striyo vaisyas tatha sudrah. And another place


it is said that Mahabharata was compiled by Vyasadeva because the


direct Vedic knowledge is not understandable…


Stri-sudra-dvija-bandhunam trayi na sruti-gocara. Trayi means Vedic


literature. They cannot understand. Stri-sudra-dvija-bandhunam: women,


and the sudras, and dvija-bandhu. Dvija-bandhu means born in a


brahmana family, but not qualified as brahmana. They are called not


brahmana. They are called dvija-bandhu.


So this Mahabharata was made by Vyasadeva for these


stri-sudra-divja-bandhunam. Therefore Mahabharata is called “Fifth


Vedas.” There are four Vedas, Sama, Yajuh, Rk, Atharva,


…matuh priya-cikirsaya. The son was ready always to see that “Mother is


not unhappy. My father has gone away. So she may not feel the absence


of my father.” This very word is very significant, matuh


priya-cikirsaya. He was always ready to take care of the mother. And


the best care is to give her knowledge. Because women are supposed to


be less intelligent; therefore they should be given knowledge. And


they should also follow. They should follow the father’s instruction,


they should follow the husband’s instruction, they should follow


grown-up, learned, scholar like Kapiladeva. Then their life is


perfect. Dependent, remain dependent.




741105SB.BOM                   Lectures


Tan manye adhitam uttamam. One who is engaged in these nine different


processes of devotional service… The first beginning is sravanam,


hearing. So under the direction of the spiritual master and the


sastras, immediately he is liberated person. He doesn’t require to


make separate endeavor for becoming liberated. Because immediately he


engages himself in devotional… Mam ca yo ‘vyabhicarena.


Avyabhicarena, unfailing. Strictly. Drdha-vrata. Satatam kirtayanto


mam yatantas ca drdha-vratah. Drdha-vrata, firm conviction that “I am


engaged in Krsna’s service. I am now free from all material


contamination.” Drdha-vrata.




741103SB.BOM                   Lectures


don’t say that “This metal has no connection with Krsna.” Yes, it has


connection. Because it is production of His own energy. So… Just


like this material world, this cosmic manifestation, is the production


of the sunshine. The sun and the sunshine–you cannot say the sunshine


is false and the sun is true. That is not nice philosophy. If the sun


is true, then the sunshine is also true. So we don’t say that this


jagan mithya. No. It may be temporary, but it is not mithya. Therefore


our Gosvamis, they instruct, or Krsna also instructs that everything


belongs to Him. Therefore everything should be utilized for His


purpose. That is wanted.




741107SB.BOM                   Lectures


world will change. That’s a fact. Sarve sukhino bhavantu. This is the


Vedic mission: “Let everyone become happy….




741107SB.BOM                   Lectures


We are purely part and parcel of Krsna. We are actually the senses of


Krsna. And when we forget this position and we want to satisfy


ourself, that is our material condition.




741109SB.BOM                   Lectures


Therefore by studying Vedic literature, we can understand Krsna.


Therefore one must seek for a Vedic teacher. Tad-vijnanartham sa gurum


evabhigacchet. Not that “At home, by speculation, I can understand


what is God.” That is not produce.(?) Vedas says… Just like if you


want to be educated, you must accept some school. It doesn’t matter


whether the school is perfect or not perfect, but you cannot avoid


school going. That is not possible. If you think that “Without going


to school, I shall learn everything,” that is not possible. Vedas says


that if you want knowledge actually… Tad-vijnanartham. Tad-vijnana


means transcendental knowledge. Because Vedic knowledge… There is


…   This life is meant for simply how to understand the Absolute Truth.


Jivasya tattva-jijnasa. Jivasya… But that is missing now. Nobody is


inquiring, neither there is any institution throughout the whole world


where there is tattva-jijnasa, what is the Absolute Truth. Simply


technical knowledge–how to become this, how to become that, to fill


up this belly. But we cannot see even that the birds, beasts, they do


not become technologists. How they are getting food? There are


8,400,000 forms of body. The human form of body are 400,000. Out of


many bodies that live in jungle, they have also no technology, no


education, no systematic government, nothing–but they are also


eating. The birds and beasts are eating. Everyone is eating. The ants


within your home, within the hole of your room, they’re also eating.


So who is not eating? Everyone is eating. Why you have made a


civilization to work hard like an ass for your eating? What is this


civilization? If everyone is, without working, they’re getting their


food, then what is your advancement of civilization that you have to


work like an ass to get your food? That is not advancement of


of civilization.


…   So an intelligent man can see God even while walking on the beach.


That requires intelligence. Therefore mudhah. Na mam duskrtino mudhah.


Those who are asses, they cannot see God. Those who are intelligent,


they can see God everywhere. Everywhere. God is present everywhere.


Andantara-stha-paramanu-cayantara-stham. Eko ‘py asau racayitum


jagad-anda-koti. He is within this universe. He is within your heart.


He is within everything, even within the atom. Why you cannot see God?


And God says that “Try to see Me in this way. If you are so dull, then


you try to see Me in this way.” What? What is that easy way? Raso ‘ham


apsu kaunteya: “I am the taste of the water.” And Krsna says, “I am


the taste of the water.” So have you not tasted the water? You are


drinking water. Who has not tasted? Everyone has seen God. Why he says


that “I do not see God”? Raso ‘ham apsu kaunteya prabhasmi


sasi-suryayoh. “I am the sunshine.” Who has not seen the sunshine?


Everyone has seen the sunshine. Why he says that “I have not seen


God”? First of all, try to see God, A-B-C-D; then you’ll see the


personal God. You’ll see everywhere.




741110SB.BOM                   Lectures


three years. Or president. Just like Nixon was president; now he’s not


president. So this is an upadhi. You are Indian, American, this,


that–they are all upadhis. Therefore if we are attached, if we are


attached to the upadhi, that is called avagraha. Aham mameti. And


according to the upadhi, I become attached to “me” and “mine”–“I am


this,” “I am that,” and “It is mine, it is…” But actually, they are


all illusion. Fact it is. If you suppose… Just like the president


was five years very powerful. Now he’s dragged down. Then what is the


value? What is the value? So it may be for five years or fifty years


or utmost hundred years. Or a million years. Just like Brahma. But


they are all temporary. In the eternal time, five years or ten years


or hundred years or five million years, they are all limited. They are


not eternal. But we are eternal. We living entities, we are eternal.


So why we should be illusioned by the noneternal?


That is called illusion. That is called jnana, that “I learn from


Bhagavad-gita that ‘I am eternal. There is no birth and there is no


death.’ Na jayate na mriyate va kadacit. Kadacit, at any time. Not


that it has begun now. No. Never we are born. Na hanyate hanyamane…


So this is the fact. So why I shall be interested in something


noneternal?” This is called knowledge. If I am eternal and my position


is to enjoy life… Anandamayo ‘bhyasat. By nature, I am part and


parcel of Krsna. Krsna is sac-cid-ananda-vigrahah, and Krsna says,


mamaivamso jiva-bhutah. So qualitatively I am also sac-cid-ananda. So


why I am enjoying this temporary life for ten years or twenty years or


two hundred years?




741110SB.BOM                   Lectures


This is guru. Guru’s business is that we are in the darkness of this


illusion, “my” and “mine.” The whole world is going on. They fight


between nation and nation, between society and society, community and


community, brother and brother, father and mother, or so many…


Simply this aham mameti. “This much mine. Why (they) are interfering


in my business? There must be fight.” This illusion is going on. But


we do not belong to any one of them. It is temporary. Just like in a


railway compartment, if there is some crowd, somebody fights, “Why…


Why… Why you have pushed me? Why you have taken my seat?” And there


is very big fight. And somebody tolerates that “I shall sit here for


two hours or for three hours. Why shall I fight?” This is one


mentality. And another mentality is that he knows that for the two


hours or three hours or some other hours he’ll remain in that


compartment, but there is fight, because aham mameti. But two hours’


seat, he’s thinking, “It is my permanent seat. Why you should intrude


upon my seat?”




741110SB.BOM                   Lectures


Because this material life is all sinful life. Because everything


belongs to Krsna, and we are possessing things for my satisfaction.


This is sinful. Criminal. Suppose if your property I use for my sense


gratification, it is criminal. Similarly, everything belongs to Krsna.


Bhoktaram yajna-tapasam sarva-loka-mahesvaram. Krsna says, “I am the


proprietor.” So if you don’t acknowledge that, if you use this world


for your sense gratification, then you are criminal. Therefore it is


said that you offer yajna, offer to Krsna. Then you take it.


Yajna-sistasinah santo mucyante sarva-kilbisaih. You bring things…


You have to eat. That’s a fact. Krsna is giving you opportunity of


eating nice things: food grains, fruits, flowers, milk, so many


things. So you prepare, offer to Krsna. That is called yajna. Yajna


means satisfaction of the Supreme Person. That is called yajna. So


yajnarthe karmano ‘nyatra loko ‘yam karma-bandhanah. If you do not


work for performing yajna, then you are becoming entangled. Yajnarthe


karmano ‘nyatra loko ‘yam karma-bandhanah. And if you perform yajna


and then you enjoy… Tena tyaktena bhunjithah. We require our, I mean


to say, maintenance of life and soul. That is, that is a fact. But


tena tyaktena bhunjithah. You enjoy everything which is given to you


as prasadam, as remnants, as mercy. This is Vaisnava life. Vaisnava


life means they do not… What is this temple? The temple is they are


being trained up how to accept the remnants of foodstuff of Krsna. We


don’t cook for ourself. If we cook for ourself, then, as it is stated


in the Bhagavad-gita, it is said, ye pacanty atma-karanat, bhunjate te


tv agham papah. They are simply eating sinful things.


And people are doing that. They do not offer to Krsna, and they eat


whatever they like. The result is that you have misused this


opportunity of human life, to understand Krsna and go back to home,


back to Godhead, so that you’ll be happy eternally. You’ll be freed


from this entanglement of bhutva bhutva praliyate. You enjoy one


duration of life; again you have to give it up. Then you accept


another duration of life. Bhutva bhutva praliyate. This human life is


meant for getting rid of this business, taking birth and dying, taking


birth and dying. This is meant.




741111SB.BOM                   Lectures


vasudevah sarvam iti. It is not my land, not your land. It is all


Vasudeva’s property. That knowledge comes. When comes? Bahunam


janmanam ante. But we are giving that knowledge immediately. The


knowledge which you are expecting after many thousands of births, this


Krsna consciousness movement is giving you immediately. If you are


intelligent man, you should take it, take advantage of it. We are


preaching that “Everything belongs to Krsna. Everything should be


utilized for Krsna’s purpose, Krsna’s benefit. He is the beneficiary.


Then everything is all right.” If one comes to this


knowledge–vasudevah sarvam iti…, isavasyam idam sarvam–sa mahatma


sudurlabhah, then immediately you become the greatest mahatma. Mahatma


does not mean simply having a big beard and some dress, saffron dress.


No. This knowledge, that nothing belongs to…




741112SB.BOM                   Lectures


A sane man will not go there. But these crows and dogs will go there.


So this world is like that. Punah punas carvita-carvananam. Chewing


the chewed. Just like you chew one sugarcane and throw it on the


street. But if somebody comes again to chew it, then he’s a fool. He


must know “The juice has been taken away from that sugarcane. What


shall I get by chewing?” But there are animals like that. They want to


chew again. So our this material society means chewing the chewed. A


father gives education to his son to earning livelihood, gets him


married, and settles him, but he knows that “This kind of business,


earning money and marrying, begetting children, I have done, but I am


not satisfied. So why I am engaging my son in this business?” This is


called chewing the chewed. Chewing the same thing. “I have not been


satisfied with this business, but why I am engaging my son also?” The


real father is he who does not allow his son to taste the chewing the


chewed. That is real father. Pita na sa syaj janani na sa syat, na


mocayed yah samupeta-mrtyum. This is real contraceptive. A father, a


man should not desire to become a father, a woman should not desire to


become a mother, unless they are fit to save the children from the


impending clutches of death. That is the duty of father and mother.


And how one can be saved? The saved means if the father and mother


together gives education to the son about Krsna consciousness, then he


can be saved. The father-mother’s duty is… The same,


…for other purposes besides this. Of course, we have got this body. We


have to maintain it. It is not that we should neglect… In our


society we don’t advise that you should neglect your body. But don’t


unnecessarily be engaged simply for maintaining the body.


… Just like we are reading this literature,


Srimad-Bhagavatam. They are very abhijna. Kapiladeva… Devahuti is


asking from Kapiladeva because He’s abhijna, He knows very well how to


liberate. So people who are not interested janesv abhijnesu sa eva


go-kharah… The animals are not int… Here, in this temple, the


human beings are expected to come here, not the animals. Cats and


dogs, they cannot come here. So anyone who does not take advantage of


the instruction of abhijnah, they are simply cats and dogs. They are


not human beings.




741112SB.BOM                   Lectures


So similarly, Krsna also becomes very… Krsna and Kapiladeva, no


difference. So Krsna also becomes very beautiful. He’s already


beautiful. But when a devotee serves Him, a devotee comes to Him, He


also becomes very beautiful. A devotee, when with his heart and soul,


serves Krsna in dressing Him, in feeding Him, in giving Him flower, He


becomes smiling. And if you can get Krsna, once smiling upon you, your


life is fulfilled.


Thank you very much. (end)




681110SB.LA                    Lectures


persons who are conditioned in


the society, friendship, and love, this is the attraction for material


life. “Society, friendship and love,” they think, “divinely bestowed


upon man.” But that, it is not divinely bestowed upon man. From


spiritual point of view, it is the gift of maya. Society, friendship


and love is the gift of maya, illusion. Actually, the society with


which we associate, and friendship which we make here, and so-called


love, how long? Now, supposing I am now in human society. How long I


shall remain in human society?