kama-lobhadayas ca ye
ceta etair anaviddham
sthitam sattve prasidati
So the principle is that we have to place our mind, or consciousness,
in the sattva-guna. That is the first business. Because the material
world means sattva-guna, rajo-guna and tamo-guna. Sattva-guna is the
qualification of pure brahmana. Samo damas titiksa arjavam jnanam
vijnanam astikyam brahma-karma svabhava-jam. Sattva-guna. These are
the symptoms of sattva-guna. Without coming to the platform of
sattva-guna, or brahminical qualification, one cannot make any advance
in spiritual life. Therefore in our Krsna consciousness movement we
first of all bring anyone to the platform of brahmana. Therefore, at
the time of second initiation, we offer the sacred thread, to
recognize him that "He is now brahmana."….
Here is, also it is stated that sthitam sattve prasidati. Everyone
is hankering after how to be peaceful in mind. Everyone. Everyone
says, "Swamiji, kindly say how I can get peace of mind." The peace of
mind, how it can be attained is stated here: sthitam sattve prasidati.
If you fix up in sattva-guna, not in the rajo-guna, tamo-guna.
Tamo-guna is the life of the karmis. Tamo-guna and rajo-guna. Or
rajo-guna is actually karmis, and sattva-guna is the life of jnanis.
And after coming to the sattva-guna, being peaceful in mind, that is
called... (baby crying--pause) ...brahma-bhutah prasannatma. You have
to come to the platform of sattva-guna. Then you'll be prasannatma.(joyful)
He does not hanker. Here in the material world we are hankering. We
want this... Dhanam dehi rupam dehi yaso dehi rupavati bharyam dehi.
Dehi dehi. That is hankering. This is not the stage of brahma-bhuta.
Brahma-bhuta stage means na socati na kanksati. He does not hanker.
Neither he laments. Then samah sarvesu bhutesu mad-bhaktim labhate
param. Then bhakti begins, when actually you are in peace of mind.
With disturbed mind (you) cannot execute devotional service. Therefore
in the beginning, if somebody all of a sudden becomes a Vaisnava and
in a solitary place, "I am chanting," that is cheating. How you can
be...? How you can chant? You cannot, because your mind is not fixed
up. Your mind is not... Na socati na kanksati. Unless you are
purified, your mind is always disturbed. That is the material
condition. The mind must be disturbed…..
Sada samudvigna-dhiyam. Prahlada Maharaja says. That is the
material symptom. What is the material symptom? Always full of
anxiety. Sada samudvigna-dhiyam. Why? Asad-grahat. Because he has
accepted the temporary position, asat. Asat means "which will not
exist." Here everything will not exist. This body, it will not exist.
But I have taken this body as everything. "I am Indian." "I am
American." "I am the father of this family." "I am the manager of the
so big business." And so on, so on, so on, so on. Asad-grahat. But
everything concentrated on this body. So you must be an..., full of
anxiety. Asad-grahat. You accepted this body as fact. But it is not
fact. Similarly, the whole world. Asad-grahat samudvigna-dhiyam. This
was a question several times. This is very nice question.
Hiranyakasipu asked his son, Prahlada Maharaja, "My dear boy, what
you have learned the best thing? You are student." He said, tat sadhu
manye asura-varya. He addressed his father, he addressed him as
asura-varya, "the best of the asuras." He did not address him as
"Father." But he said, "My dear the best of the asuras..."
tat sadhu manye 'sura-varya dehinam
sada samudvigna-dhiyam asad-grahat
hitvatma-patam grham andha-kupam
vanam gato yad dharim asrayeta
That is the best thing. One is rotting in this family life, which is
just like a blind well, andha-kupa, atma-patam. Just like a man falls
in the blind well. He has no other alternative than to die, crying,
crying. That's all. So he advises, hitva, "Just give it up."
Hitvatma-patam andha-kupam, grham andha-kupam. Then where shall I go?
Vanam gatah. Vanam gatah. Vanam gatah, "Go to Vrndavana, or in the
forest." Then how shall I live? No, harim asrayeta: "Just take shelter
of Krsna, Hari. He'll give you protection." This is the instruction of
So here Bhagavata says, tada. Tada means "at that time." At that
time. When? It is, in the previous verse it has been explained that,
bhaktir bhavati naisthiki
At that time, when you are fixed up in devotional service. At that
time, tada. Not otherwise. If you have no connection with devotional
service, if you are attached to karma, jnana, yoga, you cannot be
fixed up. Therefore Caitanya-caritamrta says, bhukti-mukti-siddhi-kami
sakali asanta. Here we require... Tada, sthitam sattve prasidati.
Prasidati means peace of mind, fully satisfied. But
bhukti-mukti-siddhi-kami. As Caitanya Mahaprabhu... They cannot have
peace of mind. It is not possible. Bhukti means karmis. They're trying
to enjoy this material world--more money, more woman, more eating,
more, more and more. That is called bhukti. They are not satisfied by
enjoying on this planet. They perform various kinds of yajnas so that
they may be promoted to the higher planetary systems, Svargaloka, or
Janaloka, Maharloka, like that. But Krsna says, abrahma-bhuvanal
lokah. "You rascal, you are trying to be promoted to the higher
planetary system for more and more material enjoyment..."
duration of life, and enjoy. So certainly there are many times more
comfortable life, standard of life, very, very high, in the heaven,
other planetary systems. But Krsna says that any one of the planets
you can go, but the material disease will not be relieved, the
material disease, janma-mrtyu-jara-vyadhi. We cannot understand. This
is our real disease, repetition of birth, janma, and repetition of
death. Janma-mrtyu-jara-vyadhi. And repetition of becoming old. And
vyadhi, repetition of being affected by various types of disease. So
therefore intelligent man should see that "Even if I go to the
Brahmaloka..." When Brahma was asked by Hiranyakasipu, "Give me
immortality, sir," he said, "I am myself not immortal. How can I give
you immortality?" So abrahma-bhuvanal lokah punar avartino 'rjuna.
Krsna advised Arjuna, "My dear Arjuna, you, if you go to the
Brahmaloka, many millions of years duration of life, still, you have
...In the Bhagavad-gita it is said, janma karma me divyam yo janati tattvatah. If you simply know Krsna, what is Krsna, why does He come, why He works like ordinary
man--janma karma me divyam yo janati tattvatah--in truth, in actual
fact. Not that "Oh, Krsna was born in Mathura, and then He was taken
to Vrndavana." This is also knowing. But still, you know what is
kascid yatati siddhaye
yatatam api siddhanam
kascin mam vetti tattvatah
It is very difficult to understand Krsna tattvatah, not superficially,
but in fact. So Krsna says, janma karma me divyam yo janati tattvatah.
So one who understands Krsna in truth, he becomes free. Tyaktva deham
punar janma naiti mam eti kaunteya. These things are there. So why
don't you be serious to study Krsna, to understand Krsna?
But to understand Krsna it will require Krsna's mercy. Without
Krsna's mercy... So how you get Krsna's mercy?
One can understand Krsna by being constantly engaged in His service.
Tesam satata-yuktanam. Not that weekly once go to the church. No.
Twenty-four hours, satata-yuktanam, engaged in Krsna's service. That
is Krsna consciousness movement. We are teaching people how to become
twenty-four hours engaged in Krsna's service. This is our business. We
don't allow karma, jnana, yoga. No. Simply. And that is krsna-bhakti.
Jnana-karmady-anavrtam. There is no question of jnana and karma. That
is not pure bhakti. Pure bhakti means anyabhilasita-sunyam
jnana-karmady-anavrtam, anukulyena krsnanusilanam, simply to serve
Krsna favorably, as Krsna becomes pleased. This is bhakti. This is
...That will solve all problems. So how one
can come to that stage? That is being explained in this portion of the
Bhagavata, that srnvatam sva-kathah krsnah punya-sravana-kirtanah.
Just hear. You haven't got to do anything more. Just hear about Krsna.
Srnvatam sva-kathah... Then everything will be cleared, gradually.
This is our purpose. This center is giving chance that you come here
and hear about... We, we don't make any flattery to satisfy the whims
of the ordinary... We speak from Srimad-Bhagavatam, we speak from
Bhagavad-gita, and present them as it is, without any adulteration.
This is our position. If you like, then you make progress. If you
don't like, that is your option. But we cannot make any compromise. We
must present the sastra as it is.
And where is the difficulty? Everything is explained here. Nityam
bhagavata-sevaya. You have to attend Bhagavata class and serve the
bhagavata person nityam, daily. If you cannot, that is a different
thing. But this is the process. Nityam bhagavata-sevaya. Nasta-prayesu
abhadresu. This conclusion comes when one is partially advanced.
Nasta-prayesu. Not fully. Then it will come. He'll be ready to serve
Bhagavatam--Bhagavata, he person bhagavata and the book Bhagavata.
Nityam bhagavata-sevaya, bhagavaty uttama-sloke bhaktir bhavati
naisthiki. Nistha, I have explained already yesterday. Tada, at that
time, when you are fixed up, "Now I shall devote my life in Krsna
consciousness," when you come to this conclusion... Nityam. That will
So when one comes to this conclusion, bhaktir bhavati naisthiki...
Bhakti where? Not that bhakti to this god, that god. No. Bhagavati,
unto the Supreme Personality of Godhead. Bhaktir bhavati naisthiki.
Naisthiki, without any disturbance. Tada, at that time. Tada... What
is the result? Rajas-tamo-bhavah... There are three bhavas:
rajo-guna-bhava, tamo-guna-bhava and sattva-guna-bhava. So as soon as
you come to the platform of devotional service, the two inferior
qualities, namely rajo-guna and tamo-guna, they become finished.
Simply sattva-guna remains. Because there are three gunas. If two
gunas are finished, no more useful, then the other one is there. Tada
rajas-tamo-bhavah. What are the symptoms of rajas-tamo-bhavah? Now,
kama and lobha. Those who are infected with this rajas-tamo-bhavah,
they are very lusty, greedy, lobhi. They are not satisfied. The modern
civilization is based on rajas-tamo-bhavah. Nobody is satisfied.
Everyone is greedy. And lusty. Kama-lobhadayas ca ye. Kama. So long
you are lusty, so long you are greedy, there is no question of
devotional service. There is no question of advancement to spiritual
life. So therefore you have (to) come to the platform of sattva-guna,
where simply knowledge... There is no other thing, ignorance or
greediness, only knowledge.
So at that time, it is said, ceta etair anaviddham. Because
everything is within the heart. We become greedy, we become lusty on
account of distortion of the heart disease, kama. Tada hrdi
lobha-kamau apahinoti(?). That is a heart disease. This kama and lobha
is a heart disease. Actually, you don't require this, but it is a kind
of disease. "More and more and more and more and more." Never
satisfied. So we have to cure this disease. And this process, simple
process, Caitanya Mahaprabhu has given: ceto-darpana-marjanam. To cure
the heart disease of lusty desires and greediness is chanting Hare
Krsna maha-mantra. Param vijayate sri-krsna-sankirtanam. These are the
shastric injunction, and spoken by personalities like Lord Caitanya
and other acaryas.
So we have to follow. Mahajano yena gatah sa panthah. Don't follow
rascals and fools. Then it will be useless waste of time. Follow the
great acaryas. Acaryavan puruso veda. One who is acaryavan, who has
accepted acarya, he knows. Others, all are fools, rascals. Acaryavan.
Acaryopasanam. In the Bhagavad-gita it is said, amanitvam adambhitvam
ahimsa ksantir arjavam, acaryopasanam. You have to first of all
worship the acarya. Tad-vijnanartham sa gurum evabhigacchet. Guru and
acarya, the same thing. So these are the process. Mahajano yena gatah.
You cannot manufacture your ways of thinking. What you are? You are
most insignificant living entity. And without following the acaryas,
without following the mahajanas, without following the sastras, how
you can teach?
But people are doing that. Without being followed by the acarya,
without being followed by the sastras, they become guru, they become
swami, they become yogi. It is useless. You cannot get... Here are the
process, process is given: tada rajas-tamo-bhavah kama... Tada means
when you are fixed up in devotional service, then you can get out of
these infections. These are infections. In... It is so dangerous
You are under the complete subjugation of nature. Prakrteh
kriyamanani gunaih karmani sarvasah. These gunaih. The prakrti is
forcing you to work because you have infected a kind of guna. Karanam
guna-sango 'sya sad-asad-yoni-janmasu. Karanam. Why one man is born,
one living entity is born as a very rich man and one is born as a dog?
Sad-asad-yoni. Yoni means mother, and bija means father. Yatha yoni
yatha bijah. So the every living entity is born--bija and yoni, father
and mother. So why there are varieties? Nature is working. Why not
one, one kind of living entities? No. Sad-asad-janma-yonisu….
So we have to give up the association of rajo-guna and tamo-guna.
Then there is question of progress. Otherwise it is simply a bluff.
Therefore in our society we say, "Don't associate... Don't be infected
by these rajo-guna, tamo-guna." This meat-eating and illicit sex life
and drinking and gambling, they are rajo-guna, tamo-guna. Kama-lobha.
You see? There is a big fairground. Gambling, tamo-guna. They are
going there. Thousands and thousands of people are going there for
gambling. This is tamo-guna. Why? Lobha: "I must get more money. I
must get more money." Lobha, kama. Kama-lobhadayah. So we have to get
out of all this entanglement. Then there is spiritual life. Otherwise
don't talk of spiritual life.
So this is fact. Tada. Tada means when you are fixed up in
devotional service. Tada, kama-lobhadayas ca ye. Tada
rajas-tamo-bhavah. We have to get rid of this rajo-guna and tamo-guna.
We have to be fixed up in sattva-guna, pure life. Then sthitam sattve
prasidati. If you are situated in the sattva-guna, then you will be
peace of mind. And that is krsna-bhakta. That is explained in the
krsna-bhakta----niskama, ataeva 'santa'
Krsna-bhakta, he does not desire anything. Krsna-bhakta says, "I don't
mind I am born lowborn." No, because he'll chant Hare Krsna. Lowborn
or highborn, he has nothing to do. If one is engaged in devotional
service, it doesn't matter whether he's lowborn and highborn. As soon
as he takes to devotional service, he becomes above lowborn and
highborn. Sa gunan samatityaitan brahma-bhuyaya kalpate. He's in the
So in this way, as they are stated in the sastra, if you follow,
then it is step by step. First beginning is srnvatam sva-kathah
krsnah. Try to hear Krsna's message. That is Bhagavad-gita As It Is.
You hear it. You understand it. What is the difficulty? Srnvatam
sva-kathah. Don't misinterpret. Hear it as it is. Krsna says, man-mana
bhava mad-bhakto mad-yaji mam namaskuru. Hear it and execute it. Where
is the difficulty? But we shall not agree to, we shall not hear. We
shall not act according to the instruction given. And that is our
misfortune. Caitanya Mahaprabhu therefore says, etadrsi tava krpa
bhagavan mamapi durdaivam idrsam ihajani nanuragah: "You are so
merciful that in this age You have incarnated, You have descended in
Your name." Namnam akari bahudha nija-sarva-saktih. And in the name
there is all potencies. Parasya saktir vividhaiva sruyate. There are
multipotencies of the Supreme Personality of Godhead. All the
potencies are there in the holy name of the Lord. Namnam akari bahudha
nija-sarva-saktis tatrarpita niyamitah smarane na kalah….
So this opportunity is there. Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu says, etadrsi
tava krpa: "My Lord, You have..., You are so kind, You have given us
this chance." Durdaivam idrsam ihajani nanuragah. "But I am so
unfortunate, I have no attraction for this chanting Hare Krsna." This
is our position. So if you are serious about peace of mind, if you are
serious about advancing in spiritual culture, spiritual life, then you
must follow what is there in the sastra and spoken by Krsna Himself,
spoken by Lord Caitanya Himself. Then life is successful.
Thank you very much. (end