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Why Krsna descends in this material world ….

“G u r u m u k h a p a d m a v a k y a"



Why Krsna descends in this material world …..………...... Nectarean Mellows



Prahlad Maharaj made things very simple, if you want to be happy in this world, then simply stop trying to be happy in this world; then you would be happy, but as long as you are trying to be happy in this world, you have to suffer because it a place of death. Krsna has declared it is a place of suffering, but at the same time, the soul is pleasure seeking, the soul is sac-cid-ananda,, the soul must have ananda, it must have pleasure, the soul is searching for ecstasy, but we are looking in the wrong place but Krsna is so kind, so merciful, He descends in this world out of love and affection, for those who have rejected Him, rebelled against Him, due to envy, to reveal His form, to reveal the science of devotion, to reveal His pastimes, to actually reveal the spiritual world to us and invite us, come back home back to Godhead. Krsna reveals His beautiful qualities and His divine pastimes just to attract our hearts and one who takes shelter of Krsna, one who understands His birth and activities, never has to suffer in this material world again, but attains Krsna’s abode.

H H Radhanath Swami Maharaj

guru-mukha-padma- väkya, cittete koriyä aikya, är nä koriho mane äsä

The purpose of this material existence …..……

“G u r u m u k h a p a d m a v a k y a"



The purpose of this material existence …..………...... Nectarean Mellows



The actual cause of the material existence and the purpose of material existence was revealed to us by the Lord at the very, very beginning of this universe, we find it in the pages of Srimad Bhagavatam. In this chapter, Garbhodakasyi Visnu is laying down and from His navel sprouted a lotus flower, upon that lotus flower was born Lord Brahma, the first created being of the universe, who was meant to be the father of all creatures within our universe. Lord Brahma didn’t know where he was, didn’t know who he was, why was he there, and what he is suppose to do so he began to look around to see what is happening, where am I, he started to climb down on the stem of the lotus flower, and there when he got a little lower down he found that there was a Garbhodaka ocean, not just an ordinary ocean, massive ocean with gigantic waves and he realised that he was totally insignificant, he was fearful of this ocean, he climbed back and sat on the lotus flower again and he was deeply longing to understand what am I to do, who am I, what is my purpose, because he had no other desire that Krsna spoke to Him. And an unbodied voice appeared to be that said “tapa” . He performed austerity. Brahma sat down for one thousand years of the demigods to perform austerity, meditation. Krsna was pleased with him; he had proved to Krsna that he had a single pointed desire to know Him. So then, Lord Brahma, it was revealed to him the spiritual world.

H H Radhanath Swami Maharaj

guru-mukha-padma- väkya, cittete koriyä aikya, är nä koriho mane äsä

If you want to understand the truth …..…

“G u r u m u k h a p a d m a v a k y a"



If you want to understand the truth …..………...... Nectarean Mellows



Bhaktisiddhanta Sarswati Thakura says ‘do not try to see Krsna try to serve Krsna in such a way that He wants to see you’. How to do this? How to please Krsna? We cannot know Krsna by our own good fertile brain Prabhupada says, we cannot know Krsna even by exhaustedly studying the revealed scriptures, we cannot know Krsna by any severe degrees of austerities and penances, we cannot know Krsna by any means other than the mercy of Krsna. When Krsna sees that we are honestly and sincerely trying to love Him and serve Him, He reveals Himself to us, there is no other means. Krsna says only through devotional service I can be understood as I am, there is no other way. What is the beginning of that devotion to actually want Krsna, to actually want to understand why am I suffering and how to get out of it; with this purpose one must approach a spiritual master. No one can understand what is the truth of the Vedas without approaching a proper spiritual master. Krsna says if you want to understand the truth you must approach a spiritual master in a humble state of mind, inquire submissively and render service.

H H Radhanath Swami Maharaj

guru-mukha-padma- väkya, cittete koriyä aikya, är nä koriho mane äsä

How to approach spiritual master …..……

“G u r u m u k h a p a d m a v a k y a"



How to approach spiritual master …..………...... Nectarean Mellows



Sanatana Goswami, he is the sambhanda guru, he is teaching us the means by which we can establish our relationship with Krsna. How did he approach his spiritual master? That is the standard that is required for all of us if we actually want to make real progress in Krsna consciousness. Sanatana Goswami happened to be in the most exalted position from every consideration of life; he was the most learned scholar, he knew the scriptures of various languages, of various faiths thoroughly. He was so very very wealthy, he had beautiful palaces, estates, gardens, he had tremendous power within the government, he had all the opulence a materialist possibly want but yet when he approached Lord Caitanya, who he accepted as his guru, he said ‘I do not know who I am, I don’t know where I am coming from, where I am going, I do not know what is the goal of life, I do not know why I am suffering, but yet I am such a fool, people call me a pandit and I believe them that I am a learned scholar, please instruct me’.

H H Radhanath Swami Maharaj

guru-mukha-padma- väkya, cittete koriyä aikya, är nä koriho mane äsä

Develop the taste of hearing about Krsna …..………

“G u r u m u k h a p a d m a v a k y a"



Develop the taste of hearing about Krsna …..………...... Nectarean Mellows



As we become more advance in Krsna consciousness, it is not that we know everything and we just speak and we don’t want to hear from anyone else; it is the opposite. If we are actually making advancement, we are getting the taste in hearing about Krsna, we want to hear it again and again and again, we are eager to learn, we are eager to inquire so that message would be broadcasted again and again. Srimad Bhagavatam describes that whatever our particular varna and asrama or duty; the success of our life is when we develop the taste of hearing about Krsna. Therefore we find that even Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu was inquiring from Ramananda Raya, He wants to hear about Krsna from such a personality.



There is a beautiful story. So there was a devotee, great devotee, his name was Pradyumna Misra and when Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu was living in Jagannatha Puri, he approached Him at the Gambhira and said to Lord Caitanya that I am very eager to know about Lord Krsna, please tell me about Krsna. Lord Caitanya was humble, in a role of a devotee He is demonstrating us how we should always be thinking that others are greater than ourselves, this is how we can please Krsna. Lord Caitanya said actually I do not know about Krsna, this is a very high topic for Me, but I know someone who really can tell you the greatest shower of nectar of Krsna, his name is Sri Ramananda Raya, you should go to him, I, Myself, I am his student, whatever I know about Krsna, I have learnt from him, please go, he will tell you about Krsna. Then Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu said to this brahmana, He said you are so fortunate, you are truly blessed by the Lord because you have the eagerness to hear about Krsna, such great fortune has been bestowed upon you, you want to hear about Krsna, now you go to Ramananda Raya tell him that I have sent you.



So he went to the place of Ramananda Raya, he met Ramananda Raya’s servant, he said that Ramananda Raya has just gone out for his service, I will tell him that you have come just wait here. Pradyumna Misra asked what is Ramananda Raya doing, what is his service? He said there are two beautiful young girls who are called Devi Dasis and Ramananda Raya has written a beautiful drama, Jagannatha Vallabha, in which he is revealing the pastimes of the spiritual world, Goloka Vrindavana, these two girls are playing the part of the gopis and he is teaching them in every way in how to please Lord Krsna. He bathes their body with his own hand, he massages them, he teaches them how to exhibit ecstatic symptoms, he teaches them how to sing and how to dance. Ramananda Raya performs this service all day and when he has finished he sends the two Devi Dasis home. And the servant said that there is someone here that has come to visit you, immediately Ramananda Raya came, Ramananada Raya bowed down to Pradyumna Misra with folded hands, he said my servant just told me that you came, I have kept you waiting, please forgive me, how can I serve you? Pradyumna Misra saw that it was already evening and it was time to leave, so he just said that I have just come to see you, thank you very much and then he left.



He went to Gambhira to visit Lord Caitanya, Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu immediately asked did you hear about Krsna from Ramananada Raya, he said no, he was too busy. ‘What was he doing?’ And he explained to Lord Caitanya the activities of Ramananda Raya in the relationship to these beautiful young Devi Dasis, how he is training them and preparing them in a secluded place. Now Lord Caitanya was the crest jewel of all the sannyasis, He is in the renounced order, when He heard this, he became very happy. He said I am a sannyasi, in a renounced order of life, if I even hear the name of a woman, if I see a wooden form of a woman something happens in my mind that causes Me to change, but Ramananda Raya he can be touching them, he can be engaged in these types of activities with them intimately and yet his mind is not the slightest bit changed, it is just as if he was touching a piece of wood because he is so deeply situated in experiencing the higher taste of bhakti. The pleasures of this world does not mean, absolutely nothing to him.

Actually Lord Caitanya explains that when Ramananda Raya is performing these activities he is actually performing his own services that he performs in the spiritual world, he is the gopi named Vaishaka and this is his service to Radha and Krsna in Goloka Vrindavana is to prepare other gopis to dance and sing for the pleasure of Radha and Krsna, so he is actually in his spiritual consciousness, eternally he is in his form in the spiritual world performing his services.

H H Radhanath Swami Maharaj

guru-mukha-padma- väkya, cittete koriyä aikya, är nä koriho mane äsä

How we must approach Bhagavad Gita …..………......

“G u r u m u k h a p a d m a v a k y a"



How we must approach Bhagavad Gita …..………...... Nectarean Mellows



Similarly, Arjuna; Arjuna was a very exalted personality but Krsna purposely put him in a situation on Kuruksetra battlefield just to teach the world through him. Krsna wanted to teach the Bhagavad Gita to all of us but first He wanted to show us how we must approach the Bhagavad Gita. Therefore He used Arjuna as an example. Arjuna was put into a perplexity that was so severe that he didn’t know who he was, where he was, what he was suppose to do, tears were flowing from his eyes in frustration and anxiety, his entire complexion became white, his limbs were trembling, his hairs were standing on end, his mouth was dry, his Gandiva bow slipped out of his hand, in that state he approached Krsna, that I don’t know what is to be done and what is not to be done I am a soul who is surrendering to You, You are my spiritual master please instruct me. Then Krsna smiled, called him a fool then He began the Bhagavad Gita.

H H Radhanath Swami Maharaj

guru-mukha-padma- väkya, cittete koriyä aikya, är nä koriho mane äsä

The problem is we want other things …..………......

“G u r u m u k h a p a d m a v a k y a"



The problem is we want other things …..………...... Nectarean Mellows



In the same way Brahma (approached); before Krsna revealed the Absolute Truth to him, Brahma was in the similar situation, Sanatana Goswami posed himself in a similar situation, Maharaj Parikshit in a similar situation, only 7 days to live, there was no other purpose in his life other than hear about Krsna from the great persons. So we must have the eagerness, we must have this intensity, and if we don’t; then we must pray for it and cultivate it by associating with people that have that eagerness, by following the principles of Krsna consciousness in such a way that the eagerness in our heart will develop. If you want Krsna then Krsna wants to give Himself to us, but the problem is that we want so many of the other things in this world and therefore Krsna gives us that - struggle, straining, fighting, declaring wars, just to get something of this world and ultimately all we get is frustration.

H H Radhanath Swami Maharaj

guru-mukha-padma- väkya, cittete koriyä aikya, är nä koriho mane äsä

Hear it again and again and again …..……

“G u r u m u k h a p a d m a v a k y a"



Hear it again and again and again …..………...... Nectarean Mellows



Rupa Goswami said just as a man is eager to meet a young girl or a young girl is eager to meet a young man; just be eager to meet Krsna, just be eager to serve Krsna, to know Krsna, to love Krsna, (and) Krsna will reveal Himself. So it is very important, Prabhupada is explaining in this purport that we must approach a spiritual master in a disciplic succession, but we must approach in the mood in which Brahma approached Krsna, not just as a fashion, not just as some time of social etiquette; (but) with desperation, with urgency that this is the prime and ultimate need of life to inquire.

After Sanatana Goswami asked these questions, he presented himself as the most fallen soul, Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu said something very instructive; he said actually Sanatana Goswami you know everything, there is nothing for Me to teach you, however it is a nature of a great saintly person to inquire in this way, out of strictness, out of etiquette, it is natural, a great soul is humble.

As we become more advance in Krsna consciousness, it is not that we know everything and we just speak and we don’t want to hear from anyone else; it is the opposite. If we are actually making advancement, we are getting the taste in hearing about Krsna, we want to hear it again and again and again, we are eager to learn, we are eager to inquire so that message would be broadcasted again and again.

H H Radhanath Swami Maharaj

guru-mukha-padma- väkya, cittete koriyä aikya, är nä koriho mane äsä

We cannot imitate great souls …..………......

“G u r u m u k h a p a d m a v a k y a"



We cannot imitate great souls …..………...... Nectarean Mellows



Actually Lord Caitanya demonstrated four qualities in a unique way of four of his associates and if any one tries to imitate these four people they will die, spiritually.

Tolerance was Haridas Thakura; beaten in 22 marketplaces and yet he was crying; not because of his pain but because he is feeling sorry for the people who are beating him, because he is thinking - they are going to get bad karma for this. In fact Visnu took the Sudarsana Chakra to kill those executioners but Haridas Thakura was praying so much that Krsna gives them bhakti that Krsna forgives them, his prayers made Krsna powerless to punish them, so he had to cover Haridas Thakura’s body with His own to protect him. This is tolerance.

And Sanatana Goswami was the very embodiment of humility, although he had power, he had wealth, he had high education, he had everything, all the abilities, capabilities, yet he considered himself as a piece of straw in the street, useless, wasted, more fallen and sinful than Jagai and Madhai, no one can have that quality except such great persons.

And there was Damodar Pandit, his qualities, he could criticise the Lord and please the Lord. He would practically hold a stick over Lord Caitanya’s head and say do this, don’t do this, stick of his words and Lord Caitanya would be ecstatic to taste the sweetness of Damodar Pandit’s chastisement.

And Ramananda Raya for his equanimity and self control, he while performing such a service as we have just explained, he remains completely transcendental, fixed in Krsna.

H H Radhanath Swami Maharaj

guru-mukha-padma- väkya, cittete koriyä aikya, är nä koriho mane äsä

How can I best serve Guru and Krsna?…..……

“G u r u m u k h a p a d m a v a k y a"



How can I best serve Guru and Krsna?…..………...... Nectarean Mellows



The pleasure of hearing and chanting about Krsna, in this mood of intense longing, is the price of Krsna consciousness; Brahma had this, and similarly Krsna is telling us that the person that is searching after the Absolute Truth, the Personality of Godhead must certainly search for it up to this in all circumstances, in all space in time and both directly and indirectly. We search by inquiring, we search by reading Srila Prabhupada’s books, we search by coming to classes, we search by repeating the message so that we can better realise it, we must search by applying the message to our life through service. Sri Sri Radha Gopinatha has so munificently appeared in your temple room to reveal the Supreme opulences of Vrindavana. If we are selfish, if we want credit, glorification, if we have ulterior motives what will we see? Krsna will reveal Himself by the means in which we attain these things. Bhaktisiddhanta Sarwasti and Prabhupada explain like this, there are so many temples in India where they keep the deity so people will give them money as a means of livelihood, they will keep the deity so people will touch their feet because they are great pujaris and they would give them donations that is what they want and that is how Krsna is revealing Himself by the means of the livelihood ‘here I am standing in my threefold bending form with means of your livelihood’.

But if we actually come before the deity - to surrender in the mood of the servant of the servant of the servant then Krsna will reveal Himself as the Absolute Truth, He will reveal Vrindavana without doubt. So therefore it is very important we must have the proper motivation, we must understand what is the real object of our life, not wealth, not prestige, not enjoyment, not even liberations from our sufferings, our objective is to sacrifice, our existence for the pleasure of Krsna and for the service of Krsna, when we approach the Lord in this way, when we are searching for the opportunity to serve in every situation of life Krsna will reveal Himself to us in every situation in life, this is the essence, whatever condition you are in, we should be wondering, we should be inquiring how can I best serve, how can I best serve Guru and Krsna in this condition. Thank you very much. Srila Prabhupada ki Jai!

H H Radhanath Swami Maharaj

guru-mukha-padma- väkya, cittete koriyä aikya, är nä koriho mane äsä

Relinquish sense gratification…..………......

“G u r u m u k h a p a d m a v a k y a"



Relinquish sense gratification…..………...... Nectarean Mellows



How important it is in our spiritual lives to execute our activities under regulation with control of the senses. The purpose of all regulative principles in devotional service is to learn to control the mind and senses so that they can be fully engaged in the service of the Lord otherwise a vaishnava sees no value in controlling the mind and senses. In the material world, of course, there are those who are in the influence in the mode of ignorance, passion and goodness. The true value of the mode of goodness is that it provides the most blessed opportunity to engage our mind and senses in Krsna’s service and thus transcend the modes of material nature. So to control the mind and the senses is very, very important. Sometimes it comes fashionable even within the society of vaishnavas where they do not want to speak about this topic of giving up sense gratification they are more concerned with speaking either prajalpa or gossip or sometimes they are very concerned with speaking about various pastimes and philosophies regarding the Personality of Godhead. However unless they are deeply convinced and motivated to control their mind and senses & relinquish sense gratification, they will have very little realisation of the subjects they are discussing.

H H Radhanath Swami Maharaj

guru-mukha-padma- väkya, cittete koriyä aikya, är nä koriho mane äsä

Sense gratification and Krsna consciousness go ill together..……….…......

“G u r u m u k h a p a d m a v a k y a"



Sense gratification and Krsna consciousness go ill together..……….…...... Nectarean Mellows



When we first came into Krsna consciousness we are very amazed how Srila Prabhupada, as well as his representatives, most of their lectures were simply about the subject of giving up sense gratification, how deadly sense gratification is to one’s spiritual lives. And we have one wonderful devotee here who has told me and others, that he would go to many, many kathas where days and days and days sometimes six hours a day, for six-seven days would just be all kind of nice stories, some philosophy for years and years, but he never heard anyone say that you have to give sense gratification!! When he came to the Hare Krsna temple immediately everyone is telling him that he must give up sense gratification and these classes and facts are hammered into our consciousness to the extent that a devotee feels guilty about sense gratification. So this is very good because Prabhupada use to say that sense gratification and Krsna consciousness go ill together, just like if you take cold water and throw it into burning hot ghee - what will be the reaction? they simply would not mix, it will create a violent reaction because they are opposites.

H H Radhanath Swami Maharaj

guru-mukha-padma- väkya, cittete koriyä aikya, är nä koriho mane äsä

Simply be attached to service..……….…......

“G u r u m u k h a p a d m a v a k y a"



Simply be attached to service..……….…...... Nectarean Mellows



Devotees, they try to control their senses by giving up sense gratification so that the senses can be fully used for the pleasure of Krsna. And how do we use them in the pleasure of Krsna; that is according to Krsna’s desire. Prabhupada would sometime say if you are living under a tree and you are asked to live in a palace, you should not be attached to your tree and if you are living in a palace and Krsna wants you under a tree, you should not be attached to your palace; we should simply be attached to service. And of course, we know the best way to serve Krsna is to serve His devotees and as we learnt from yesterday every living entity is part and parcel of Krsna, thus every living being has a relationship with Krsna. So in today’s verse we are learning from Lord Kapila Deva specifically according to our particular relationship with another living being how we should serve them.

H H Radhanath Swami Maharaj

guru-mukha-padma- väkya, cittete koriyä aikya, är nä koriho mane äsä

Difference between most of the spiritual movements and a true parampara..……….…......

“G u r u m u k h a p a d m a v a k y a"



Difference between most of the spiritual movements and a true parampara..……….…...... Nectarean Mellows



A pure devotee, that means, one who really understands the truth and how to live by it, executes devotional service by giving the greatest respect to the spiritual master and the acaryas. Herein Srila Prabhupada is so nicely explaining how the spiritual master is one who is repeating the message of Krsna through disciplic succession and when we make that connection to the spiritual master then we make a connection to all the great personalities within that disciplic succession. This is the difference between most of the spiritual movements today and a true parampara. A personality cult, they may say, where one person may be very learned or may have some special powers of mysticism, may be very, very powerful or charismatic, able to aspire others, sometimes very expertly exploit others, but such a person, his or her creditability is based on their own merit, whether they are right or wrong, in their conclusions, where they going to take you or how they going to take you, that is based on their own conception and we simply have to have faith in what they say. Therefore Krsna in Bhagavad-Gita rejects this conception, ‘if you want to understand Me as I am’; ‘you have to hear through disciplic succession’. He begins the disciplic succession and those who preserve His teachings through their life and through their works are the actually representations of this representatives of the disciplic succession.

H H Radhanath Swami Maharaj

guru-mukha-padma- väkya, cittete koriyä aikya, är nä koriho mane äsä

Receiving the remnants, the maha-prasad..……….…......

“G u r u m u k h a p a d m a v a k y a"



Receiving the remnants, the maha-prasad..……….…...... Nectarean Mellows



Srimad Bhagavatam describes that what Srila Vedvyasa has given is much sweeter as it has been tasted by the lips of Sukadeva Goswami. So similarly Krsna’s message which was originally imparted at the dawn of creation to Lord Brahma as been tasted, digested and distributed by all these great, great personalities and what we are receiving is the remnants, the maha-prasad of all these great souls in what we hear and the mercy that we are receiving. So one should not only worship ones own spiritual master, but one should also worship all the previous acaryas in our disciplic succession; that is why on appearance or disappearance days, with great reverence and devotion, we discuss the teachings and the life and principles that were demonstrated by these great acaryas and it brings great, great pleasure and inspiration to our hearts and by seeing the transcendental consistencies in what they are teaching and how are they living, we gain great confidence of the absolute nature of what we are been given.

H H Radhanath Swami Maharaj

guru-mukha-padma- väkya, cittete koriyä aikya, är nä koriho mane äsä

Repeating the words of previous acaryas..……….…......

“G u r u m u k h a p a d m a v a k y a"



Repeating the words of previous acaryas..……….…...... Nectarean Mellows



This is very, very important because as Prabhupada would say there are many mystical exhibitionist, magicians and learned scholars who come to plunder our faith by various tricks, often times they claim to be god, but a genuine authorised spiritual master, simply claims to be the servant of the servant of the servant representative of God. Prabhupada would tell us that I am simply repeating the words of my spiritual master, who is simply repeating the words of the line of Sri Rupa Ragunatha. When the newspaper reporter asked Srila Prabhupada are you a perfect Swamiji, Srila Prabhupada said, ‘I may or may not be perfect but I am only repeating the words of my spiritual master and the previous acaryas therefore everything I say is perfect’. That is spiritual master. Therefore we understand that the spiritual master is representing the Supreme Lord so we offer him that respect not as an external show but from within our hearts because guru tattva means that Krsna is actually manifesting Himself to us in this mortal world through the medium of the grace of the spiritual master.

H H Radhanath Swami Maharaj

guru-mukha-padma- väkya, cittete koriyä aikya, är nä koriho mane äsä

The principles of Vaishnava culture..……….…......

“G u r u m u k h a p a d m a v a k y a"



The principles of Vaishnava culture..……….…...... Nectarean Mellows



Without that culture of respect, real spiritual advancement is stifled. Srila Prabhupada called this the International Society for Krsna Consciousness; in order to progress properly we need a society around us that is protecting the principles of Vaishnava culture and the basis of culture is respect. How to serve and how to respect everyone according to their particular position that is the subject matter of the verse today, to the spiritual masters, the diksa gurus or the Siksa gurus, and other senior people who are giving us transcendental wisdom, who are senior to us, in age, in realisation, in amount of time practicing devotional service, senior to us by living according to the principles of a asrama commands respect. To such persons it is our duty to offer proper respect, it is so important that Prabhupada went to such an extreme that he even said that even to mayavadis sannyasi you must offer him your obeisances, if you do not then you must fast for that day, how was this, why would we offer our obeisances to a mayavadi sannyasi? Prabhupada is saying in his books which are the teachings of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu that mayavadi are envious of Krsna they are personally, by their philosophical persuasion, they are trying to destroy the body of Krsna, they are trying to kill the pastimes of Krsna, they are blaspheming the name of Krsna by saying they are temporary manifestations of Brahman. Hare Krsna!!! Mahaprabhu said if you hear from mayavadis your spiritual life would be doomed. Hare Krsna!!! So obviously we should not hear such things but still if see we must offer obeisances otherwise we have to fast. Caitanya Mahaprabhu would not associate with them in any way but still when he would see them he would offer His obeisances because it is the culture of understanding, the principle of renunciation the sannyas order is the principle of renunciation and it must be held in veneration. No matter how many renunciates are rouges and thieves and fall down to illicit activities still if we want to have a culture, we can be Krsna conscious, we have to maintain respect and veneration for the principle of renunciation.

H H Radhanath Swami Maharaj

guru-mukha-padma- väkya, cittete koriyä aikya, är nä koriho mane äsä

What it means to be poor..……….…......

“G u r u m u k h a p a d m a v a k y a"



What it means to be poor..……….…...... Nectarean Mellows



So how to respect different people, of different relationships we may have is very, very important. To those who are senior we offer honour, to those who are poor we serve them by respectfully offering them compassion. Prabhupada makes a very clear understanding what it means to be poor, poor doesn’t mean without money, without food, without clothes, poor means a person who does not have Krsna consciousness, they are spiritually poor. I remember years ago I met with Mother Theresa and there was a newspaper reporter that just came in for few minutes and asked her a question while we were discussing various matters. The person was glorifying her for so nicely serving the poor, she said you don’t know who the poor are, she said the people in the western countries living in their big, big mansions and expensive homes, driving their nice cars, eating all kind of foods, they are poor because although they have so much wealth materially, their hearts are lonely, their hearts are starving and when I look in their eyes, I see poverty of the heart. She said these people dying in the streets of Calcutta with nothing when I look in their eyes, I often times see they have faith, faith in God, they have abundance within their hearts. So who is poor? A rich man fearful, suspicious, lonely, never getting enough, taking sleeping pills to go to sleep at night, taking alcohol and drugs to somehow or another cope with the anxiety of the day, going here there to Europe, Alaska, Singapore on all kinds of vacations to somehow or another just finds some variedgatedness and life to just escape from the loneliness within, sometimes they even engage in cruel egoistic acts to others just to get some excitement out of life; - they are poor.

H H Radhanath Swami Maharaj

guru-mukha-padma- väkya, cittete koriyä aikya, är nä koriho mane äsä

The Story of Mandavya Muni

Mahābhārata, Ādi Parva, Chapters 107-108
In his purport to Çrémad Bhägavatam 3.5.20, His
Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada
mentions the sage Mandavya Muni:
Mandavya Muni was a great sage (cf. SB 1.13.1),
and Vidura was formerly the controller, Yamaraj,who takes charge of the living entities after
death. Birth, maintenance and death are three
conditional states of the living entities who are
within the material world. As the appointed
controller after death, Yamaraj once tried Mandavya
Muni for his childhood profligacy and
ordered him to be pierced with a lance. Mandavya,
being angry at Yamaraj for awarding
him undue punishment, cursed him to become
a çüdra (a member of the less-intelligent laborer
class). Thus Yamaraj took birth in the womb of
the kept wife of Vicitravirya from the semen of
Vicitravirya’s brother, Vyasadeva.
This story is elaborately told in the following section
of Mahäbhärata:
There was a celebrated brahmin named Mandavya
who was determined on the spiritual path.
Steady in truthfulness and austerity, he knew all
the religious law. Mandavya was a mighty yogi
capable of great asceticism. Beneath a tree at the
entrance to his äçrama, he stood unmoving with
upraised arms and observed a religious vow of
silence. Much time passed, until one day, as the
sage dutifully performed his penances, a band
of thieves rushed into his äçrama carrying stolen
valuables. Being followed closely by a large
group of police, the frightened thieves quickly
concealed their booty in the sage’s cottage and
then hid themselves in the same spot, just as the
heavily-armed policemen arrived there.
Seeing the sage, who stood silently with upraised
arms, the police captain anxiously questioned
him, “Brahmin, which road did the thieves
take? Whichever way they went, we have to follow
them immediately!”
Even when thus questioned, the sage maintained
his religious vow of silence and spoke
not a word, true or false, to the police. At
that point the king’s men searched the sage’s
äçrama and quickly discovered the thieves,
together with the stolen property. The police
then suspected the sage of complicity in the
crime. They arrested him and delivered him
with the thieves to the king.
The king then sentenced the sage and the actual
thieves: “Let them be put to death!” The government
executioners, not realizing that Mandavya was aholy ascetic,
impaled him on a lance and left him
in that condition. The guards then returned to the
king and took their valuable reward.
Although that most religious man remained impaled
on the stake for a considerable time without
food or drink, he still did not die. Mandavya was
such a powerful yogi that not only did he keep
himself alive, but through his mystic power he
was able to summon his fellow yogis to that place.
That night, many saintly sages, assuming the form
of birds, came there from all directions and by
their own mystic strength revealed themselves
to Mandavya. Seeing him struggle to carry on
his religious austerities even
though suffering on a stake,
the assembled sages were
mortified and could hardly
bear the sight. Grief-stricken,
they said, “O brahmin, we
want to hear it directly from
you. What sin have you committed
to be punished in this
terrible way?”
That tiger of a sage replied,
“It would be wrong to blame
others for my suffering.” the
sage replied to his fellow ascetics.
“I do not know what I
have done, but surely I and
no one else am the cause of
my suffering.”
Shortly thereafter, the police
happened upon the sage
Mandavya and were astonished
to see that after so
many days he was still alive.
They told the king exactly
what they had seen, and the
monarch instantly understood
that Mandavya was a
true and powerful ascetic.
The king and his ministers
rushed to the spot, fell at
Mandavya’s feet, and begged
the sage, who was still fixed
on the lance, for mercy and forgiveness.
“O best of sages,” the king wept, “out of ignorance
and illusion I have greatly offended
you. Please forgive me. I beg that you not be
angry with me.”
Thus addressed by the king, Mandavya
blessed him with his mercy, and the grateful
ruler at once tried to remove the loathsome
stake. Unable to pull it out [the 142nd chapter of
the first canto of the Garuòa Puräëa describes
that the stake had gone all the way to the top
of the sage's skull], the king broke it off and a
portion remained in the sage’s body.
Mandavya Muni then resumed his travels, with a
portion of the stake still in his body. So determined
was he to carry on his religious duties, however,
that he began to think of the stake in his body as a
flower garland, and by such extraordinary penance
he gained promotion to higher planets, which are
extremely difficult to reach. After this incident, the
sage became known throughout the universe as
Ani-mandavya, or “Mandavya-of-the-lance”.
Eventually that most learned sage went to see
Yamaraja, the lord of death, who is also known as
Dharma because he punishes the sinful according
to the laws of God. Seeing Dharma sitting in
his abode, the powerful Ani-mandavya began to
rebuke him. The sage had acquired great power
through his extraordinary austerities, and he spoke
to Dharma in a threatening voice.
“What evil deed have I committed? Why was I
made to suffer such a sinful reaction? Why was
I falsely accused and impaled on a lance? I can’t
understand it. Answer me at once!”
Dharma said, “Previously you pierced insects in
their tail with a sharp blade of grass. For this act, O
ascetic brahmin, you received that reaction.”
Animandavya replied, “For a small offense, Yamaraja,
you have exacted a very heavy punishment
indeed. Therefore, Dharma, for your own sin you
will fall among the human beings of earth and take
birth from the womb of a çüdra woman!
Animandavya then declared:
maryädäà sthäpayämy adya loke dharmaphalodayäm
ä caturdaçamäd varñän na bhaviñyati pätakam
pareëa kurvatäm evaà doña eva bhaviñyati
I hereby establish as a principle of justice that henceforth
there will be no heavy sin considered for children
up to fourteen years of age. After that they will
be held responsible for their offenses. (108. 13)
Because of his offense, Dharma took birth as the
noble Vidura from the womb of a çüdra woman.
Completely free of greed and anger and vastly learned
in both spiritual and material affairs, he was far-seeing,
peaceful, and always devoted to the welfare of the
noble Kuru dynasty.

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How Krishna’s Mercy Manifests

Srila Thakur Bhaktivinode
Jaiva Dharma, Chapter 22
A conversation between the Sri Raghunath Das
Babaji and his student, Vijay Kumar.
Babaji: Krishna’s mercy is manifested in three
ways: 1. väcika (by his words), 2. äloka-däna (by
a glance), and 3. härda (by the mercy in his heart).
Krishna may give his mercy to someone by saying,
“O king of the brahmins, may devotion to me, devotion
that brings all transcendental bliss and is the crest
jewel of all auspicious things, appear within you.”
Simply by the Lord’s speaking these words, bhäva
suddenly appears in that brahmin. The aborigines
residing in the jungle had never seen Krishna before.
However, simply by seeing him they at once attained
bhäva because of the compassion in Krishna’s heart.
This is called äloka-dänaja-bhäva (bhäva created
from a glance). When feelings of compassion arise in
Lord Krishna’s heart, they produce the bhäva called
härda. This bhäva is seen in Sukadev Goswami and
other devotees. When he descended to this world,
Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu granted these three kinds
of bhäva from mercy on many occasions. Simply by
seeing the Lord, many people attained bhäva. Jagai,
Madhai, and many others attained bhäva because of
the Lord’s words. Srila Jiva Goswami attained bhäva
because of the mercy in Lord Krishna’s heart.
Vijaya Kumar: What is the nature of bhäva created
by the mercy of a devotee of Krishna?
Babaji: Because of the mercy of Sri Narada Muni,
auspicious desires appeared in the hearts of Dhruva
and Prahlad. By the mercy of Srila Rupa Goswami,
Srila Sanatan Goswami, and their associates, the
desire to perform devotional service appeared in
the hearts of numberless persons. ·
— Jaiva Dharma. Translated by Sri Sarvabhavana Das. Published
by Brhat Mrdanga Press. Vrindavan. 2003.

Lets Do Hanumans work by utilizing wealth in God's service - HG RSP Speaks

Wealth is not exactly condemned per se; however our desire to enjoy it independent of Krishna is condemned. Those who are great acharyas, they know how to use the wealth in Krishna's service.


For Example: - Srila BhakthiSiddhanta Saraswathi Thakur was the first Acharya in our sampradaya who utilized the yukta-vairagya principle very nicely. Srila Prabhupada writes in Nectar of instruction, "Krishna says maya tatam idam sarvam... whole material world is pervaded by me... so everything in material world should be used in Krishna's service." therefore Yukta vairagya means using everything in Krishna's service.





Hanuman brought back the stolen Sita back to Lord Rama's service. Similarly we should pick up and bring back all the stolen things of the Lord which have been stolen by the tiny Ravana-like living entities. We should do Hanuman's work!!!

It's Simple to Be Simple - HH RNSM Speaks

Some people think “I am not simple”. You have the choice at this very second to become simple. Krishna will help you, if you do those things that are favorable for being simple. Why are we not simple? Because we don't want it. We may say we want it, but we really don't want it. We want to hold on to these ulterior motives.



No matter how many classes we hear, no matter how many times we are kicked by Maya, no matter how many times we had anxieties, we want to hold on. But if we really want to let go, if we really take the medicine to let go and then Krishna will see the simplicity of that desire -“I want to be used for Krishna's purposes. I don't want to use Krishna for my purposes”.



That's the difference between complicating and uncomplicating in religion. As simple as that!!

2 purposes of Repentance-HH RNSM Speaks

One who is serious must repent. Not just to live in depression...that repentance has 2 purposes.

1. It helps to prevent us from doing the same mistake again. Because if we take it lightly, we will do it again for sure because Maya is very strong. If we are repentant, it helps us to have determination for not to do again.

2. In our repentance we understand, I have let down Krishna for so many births. How should I take shelter of Krishna?

Real repentance doesn't cause depression, it helps us to take shelter of Lord through prayers and through really absorbing ourselves in devotional service, hearing Srimad Bhagavatam and chanting Hare Krishna and it humbles us so that we can actually do these things. Unless we have a humble state of mind we cannot take shelter of any aspect of devotional service. We can do that routinely, but cannot take shelter. And practicing routinely won't help you. To focus on mercy, greatness and love of Krishna and Vaishnava- to merge our consciousness into that, to understand the NEED to do that, and in this process we get a higher taste.

Don't disclose mind to materialistic people and Mayavadis- Srila Prabhupada Speaks

If a snake is given milk to drink, its poison simply increases. For a similar reason, we should not disclose our minds to the serpent Mayavadis and karmis. Such disclosures will never help. It is best to avoid association with them completely and never ask them about anything confidential because they cannot give good advice. Nor should we extend invitations to Mayavadis and atheists nor accept their invitations, for by such intimate intermingling we may become affected by their atheistic mentality.



It is the negative injunction of this verse that we should refrain from giving anything to or accepting anything from the Mayavadis and atheists. Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu has also warned, visayira anna khaile dusta haya mana: [Cc. Antya 6.278] "By eating food prepared by worldly people, one's mind becomes wicked.



Unless one is very advanced, he is unable to utilize everyone's contribution to further the Krishna consciousness movement; therefore on principle one should not accept charity from the Mayavadis or atheists."

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The Power of Chastity

Adapted from Garuòa and Märkaëòeya
Puräëas
Garuòa Puräëa 1.142.19-29 tells the story of a
Brahmin named Kaushik who lived in the city
Pratishthanpur:
Kaushik was afflicted with leprosy, but still his
wife, Sandili, worshiped him like a god. She was
very chaste and faithful to her husband. Even when
he rebuked her, she never ceased to consider him
her worshipable deity.
One evening, Kaushik instructed his wife to take
him to the house of a prostitute. Obeying his order,
Sandili brought a quantity of money with her, and
carrying her husband on her shoulders, set off.
On the path, the sage Mandavya, who had been
wrongly accused and then punished by the king for
being a thief [see Bindu 203], was sitting impaled on
a pointed lance which penetrated his body all the
way to his head. Not seeing him in the darkness,
Sandili came too close to him and her husband’s
foot accidentally bumped the sage. Mandavya
became furious and cursed him, saying, “He who
kicked me with his foot shall die at sunrise.”
Hearing this, Sandili said, “If I am truly chaste
then the sun will no longer rise.”
The balance of the story is given in the sixteenth
chapter of Märkaëòeya Puräëa:
Don’t Think It’s Exaggeration
Çré Hari-bhakti-viläsa 11.515
yan-näma-kértana-phalaà vividhaà niçamya
na çraddadhäti manute yad utärtha-vädam
yo mänuñas tam iha duùkha-caye kñipämi
saàsära-ghora-vividhärti-nipéòitäìgam
[The Supreme Lord to Baudhayana] Unto
those who do not believe in the results of
chanting the holy names of the Lord that are
described in the revealed scriptures, but rather
consider them to be an exaggeration, I personally
inflict upon them various sufferings and
throw them into the ocean of miseries in this
material world. ·
— Çré Hari-bhakti-viläsa. By Sanatan Goswami. Translated by
Bhumipati Das. Ras Bihari Lal & Sons. Vrindavan. 2006
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The next morning, the sun did not rise, nor the
rest of that day, nor the next. A constant night
continued for many years. Terrified, and not understanding
what was happening, the demigods approached
Lord Brahma for help. He told them, “The
sun cannot rise due to the greatness of a pativratä,
a chaste wife. The power of austerity [referring to
Mandavya Muni] has been defeated by the power
of chastity [Sandili]. If you desire to return things
to normal then you must approach Anasuya, the
great lady ascetic and faithful wife of Atri Muni. If
she is pleased with you then she can arrange for
the sun to again rise.”
The demigods then went to Anasuya, offered
homage to her, and requested her to restore the
system of days and nights as it was before. She
replied, “O devas, so as not to diminish the greatness
of a chaste wife in any way, I shall make the
sun rise again, but only after honoring that virtuous
lady. I will both reestablish the cycles of day and
night, and simultaneously make sure that the good
wife and her husband are not destroyed.”
Anasuya then went to Sandili, and said, “O
blessed woman! I hope that you rejoice upon seeing
your husband’s face. May you consider your
husband to be greater than all of the gods! I have
achieved the greatest rewards simply by faithfully
following my husband. By my service to him, all
of my desires have been fulfilled and all obstructions
removed from my path. Everything that can
be obtained by a man with great effort is obtained
by a woman simply by dedication to her spouse.
Therefore, you should always focus on serving
your husband.”
Pativratä Sandili replied, “O best of the chaste
women, we are blessed to receive your merciful
glance and kind instructions. I assure you that service
to my husband is my life. Please tell me why
you have come and how we may serve you?”
Anasuya said, “Due to your vow, the natural
order of day and night has stopped. Because of
this, no one has been able to do sacrifice [which is
supposed to take place during the day] and all of
the devas have been deprived of the regular offerings
from mankind. The devas have begged me to
restore the system of day and night. That is why I
have come to you.
“O virtuous woman, due to the absence of the
sun and daytime, the devas are not getting any
nourishment. Consequently, there is an absence
of rain, and the entire world faces destruction. So,
I’m appealing to you, good woman, to alleviate
the distress of the world. Let the sun run its normal
course as before.”
Hearing her words, Sandili, the devoted wife of
Kausika, hung her head and said, “Please forgive
me, but how can I agree to your request? The angry
sage Mandavya cursed my husband to die as soon
as the sun rises. If I withdraw my words then my
husband will lose his life.”
Anasuya then told her, “O chaste woman, if you
like I can restore your husband’s life and give him a
fresh, youthful body free from leprosy. O beautiful
lady, I am dedicated to glorifying chaste women,
and therefore I desire to honor you.”
Sandili agreed to her request. Then, taking sacred
water in her hand, in that dark night that had been
continuing for many years, Anasuya invoked the
sun. Then Bhagavan Vivasvan, the sun, rose and
shone with his full glories.
At that moment, the Brahmin Kausik fell to the
ground dead. Seeing the lifeless form of her beloved
husband, Sandili embraced his body and
began to wail.
Anasuya comforted her, “Good woman, do not lament.
Witness the power I have acquired by serving
my husband! On the strength of my chastity to my
husband, by the power acquired by fully devoting
my body, mind, and speech to his service, may
this Brahmin live again as a young man free from
all disease for one hundred years in the company
of his wife.”
In this way, the sun was restored to the universe,
and the Brahmin Kausik’s life was saved. Pleased
with Anasuya for her efforts, the demigods offered
her a boon of her choice. Anasuya replied that she
wanted the three guëa-avatäras, Brahma, Vishnu,
and Shiva, to be born as her children. The Çrémad
Bhägavatam (4.1.15) thus describes:
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atreù patny anasüyä tréï jajïe suyaçasaù sutän
dattaà durväsasaà somam ätmeça-brahma-sambhavän
Anasuya, the wife of Atri Muni, gave birth to three
very famous sons — Soma, Dattatreya and Durvasa
— who were partial representations of Lord Vishnu,
Lord Shiva and Lord Brahma. Soma was a partial
representation of Lord Brahma, Dattatreya was a
partial representation of Lord Vishnu, and Durvasa
was a partial representation of Lord Shiva. ·
Bibliography
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Edited by Prof. J. L. Shastri. Motilal Banarsidass. Delhi. 1978.
— Mandakranta Bose. Faces of the Feminine in Ancient, Medieval,
and Modern India. Published by Oxford University Press. New
York. 2000.
— Märkaëòeya Mahäpuräëam, With Hindi translation by
Pandit Kanayalal Mishra. Published by Hindi Sahitya Sammelan.
Prayag. 1996
— Çrémad Bhägavatam. English translation and commentary by
A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada. Bhaktivedanta Book Trust.
Singapore. 1982.

Not by Compromise and Flattery

His Divine Grace A. C.
Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada
The best association is a sädhu, that is, a Krishna
conscious person or one who is striving for spiritual
realization. There are those who are striving for
temporary things (asat). Matter and the body are
temporary, and if one only engages oneself for bodily
pleasure, one is conditioned by temporary things. But
if one engages oneself in self-realization then one is
engaged in something permanent (sat). Obviously,
if one is intelligent he will associate with those who
are trying to elevate themselves to the platform of
self-realization through one of the various forms
of yoga. The result will be that those sädhus, realized
persons, will be able to sever ones attachment
to material association. This is the great advantage
of good association. For instance, Krishna speaks
Bhagavad-gétä to Arjuna just to cut off his attachment
to this material affection. Because Arjuna is attracted
to things that are impeding the execution of his own
duty, Krishna severs these things. To cut something,
a sharp instrument is required; and to cut the mind
from its attachments, sharp words are often required.
The sädhu or teacher shows no mercy in using sharp
words to sever the student’s mind from material attractions.
By speaking the truth uncompromisingly, he is
able to sever the bondage. For example, at the very
beginning of Bhagavad-gétä, Krishna speaks sharply
to Arjuna by telling him that although he speaks like
a learned man, he is actually fool number one. If we
actually want detachment from this material world, we
should be prepared to accept such cutting words from
the spiritual master. Compromise and flattery have no
effect where strong words are required. ·
— Perfection of Yoga. Bhaktivedanta Book Trust. Los Angeles.
1983. pp. 30-31.

Why Krsna descends in this material world …..………...... Nectarean Mellows

“G u r u m u k h a p a d m a v a k y a"

Why Krsna descends in this material world …..………...... Nectarean Mellows

Prahlad Maharaj made things very simple, if you want to be happy in this world, then simply stop trying to be happy in this world; then you would be happy, but as long as you are trying to be happy in this world, you have to suffer because it a place of death. Krsna has declared it is a place of suffering, but at the same time, the soul is pleasure seeking, the soul is sac-cid-ananda,, the soul must have ananda, it must have pleasure, the soul is searching for ecstasy, but we are looking in the wrong place but Krsna is so kind, so merciful, He descends in this world out of love and affection, for those who have rejected Him, rebelled against Him, due to envy, to reveal His form, to reveal the science of devotion, to reveal His pastimes, to actually reveal the spiritual world to us and invite us, come back home back to Godhead. Krsna reveals His beautiful qualities and His divine pastimes just to attract our hearts and one who takes shelter of Krsna, one who understands His birth and activities, never has to suffer in this material world again, but attains Krsna’s abode.
H H Radhanath Swami Maharaj
guru-mukha-padma- väkya, cittete koriyä aikya, är nä koriho mane äsä

The purpose of this material existence …..………...... Nectarean Mellows

“G u r u m u k h a p a d m a v a k y a"

The purpose of this material existence …..………...... Nectarean Mellows

The actual cause of the material existence and the purpose of material existence was revealed to us by the Lord at the very, very beginning of this universe, we find it in the pages of Srimad Bhagavatam. In this chapter, Garbhodakasyi Visnu is laying down and from His navel sprouted a lotus flower, upon that lotus flower was born Lord Brahma, the first created being of the universe, who was meant to be the father of all creatures within our universe. Lord Brahma didn’t know where he was, didn’t know who he was, why was he there, and what he is suppose to do so he began to look around to see what is happening, where am I, he started to climb down on the stem of the lotus flower, and there when he got a little lower down he found that there was a Garbhodaka ocean, not just an ordinary ocean, massive ocean with gigantic waves and he realised that he was totally insignificant, he was fearful of this ocean, he climbed back and sat on the lotus flower again and he was deeply longing to understand what am I to do, who am I, what is my purpose, because he had no other desire that Krsna spoke to Him. And an unbodied voice appeared to be that said “tapa” . He performed austerity. Brahma sat down for one thousand years of the demigods to perform austerity, meditation. Krsna was pleased with him; he had proved to Krsna that he had a single pointed desire to know Him. So then, Lord Brahma, it was revealed to him the spiritual world.
H H Radhanath Swami Maharaj
guru-mukha-padma- väkya, cittete koriyä aikya, är nä koriho mane äsä

If you want to understand the truth …..………...... Nectarean Mellows

“G u r u m u k h a p a d m a v a k y a"

If you want to understand the truth …..………...... Nectarean Mellows

Bhaktisiddhanta Sarswati Thakura says ‘do not try to see Krsna try to serve Krsna in such a way that He wants to see you’. How to do this? How to please Krsna? We cannot know Krsna by our own good fertile brain Prabhupada says, we cannot know Krsna even by exhaustedly studying the revealed scriptures, we cannot know Krsna by any severe degrees of austerities and penances, we cannot know Krsna by any means other than the mercy of Krsna. When Krsna sees that we are honestly and sincerely trying to love Him and serve Him, He reveals Himself to us, there is no other means. Krsna says only through devotional service I can be understood as I am, there is no other way. What is the beginning of that devotion to actually want Krsna, to actually want to understand why am I suffering and how to get out of it; with this purpose one must approach a spiritual master. No one can understand what is the truth of the Vedas without approaching a proper spiritual master. Krsna says if you want to understand the truth you must approach a spiritual master in a humble state of mind, inquire submissively and render service.
H H Radhanath Swami Maharaj
guru-mukha-padma- väkya, cittete koriyä aikya, är nä koriho mane äsä

How to approach spiritual master …..………...... Nectarean Mellows

“G u r u m u k h a p a d m a v a k y a"

How to approach spiritual master …..………...... Nectarean Mellows

Sanatana Goswami, he is the sambhanda guru, he is teaching us the means by which we can establish our relationship with Krsna. How did he approach his spiritual master? That is the standard that is required for all of us if we actually want to make real progress in Krsna consciousness. Sanatana Goswami happened to be in the most exalted position from every consideration of life; he was the most learned scholar, he knew the scriptures of various languages, of various faiths thoroughly. He was so very very wealthy, he had beautiful palaces, estates, gardens, he had tremendous power within the government, he had all the opulence a materialist possibly want but yet when he approached Lord Caitanya, who he accepted as his guru, he said ‘I do not know who I am, I don’t know where I am coming from, where I am going, I do not know what is the goal of life, I do not know why I am suffering, but yet I am such a fool, people call me a pandit and I believe them that I am a learned scholar, please instruct me’.
H H Radhanath Swami Maharaj
guru-mukha-padma- väkya, cittete koriyä aikya, är nä koriho mane äsä

Develop the taste of hearing about Krsna …..………...... Nectarean Mellows

“G u r u m u k h a p a d m a v a k y a"

Develop the taste of hearing about Krsna …..………...... Nectarean Mellows

As we become more advance in Krsna consciousness, it is not that we know everything and we just speak and we don’t want to hear from anyone else; it is the opposite. If we are actually making advancement, we are getting the taste in hearing about Krsna, we want to hear it again and again and again, we are eager to learn, we are eager to inquire so that message would be broadcasted again and again. Srimad Bhagavatam describes that whatever our particular varna and asrama or duty; the success of our life is when we develop the taste of hearing about Krsna. Therefore we find that even Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu was inquiring from Ramananda Raya, He wants to hear about Krsna from such a personality.

There is a beautiful story. So there was a devotee, great devotee, his name was Pradyumna Misra and when Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu was living in Jagannatha Puri, he approached Him at the Gambhira and said to Lord Caitanya that I am very eager to know about Lord Krsna, please tell me about Krsna. Lord Caitanya was humble, in a role of a devotee He is demonstrating us how we should always be thinking that others are greater than ourselves, this is how we can please Krsna. Lord Caitanya said actually I do not know about Krsna, this is a very high topic for Me, but I know someone who really can tell you the greatest shower of nectar of Krsna, his name is Sri Ramananda Raya, you should go to him, I, Myself, I am his student, whatever I know about Krsna, I have learnt from him, please go, he will tell you about Krsna. Then Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu said to this brahmana, He said you are so fortunate, you are truly blessed by the Lord because you have the eagerness to hear about Krsna, such great fortune has been bestowed upon you, you want to hear about Krsna, now you go to Ramananda Raya tell him that I have sent you.

So he went to the place of Ramananda Raya, he met Ramananda Raya’s servant, he said that Ramananda Raya has just gone out for his service, I will tell him that you have come just wait here. Pradyumna Misra asked what is Ramananda Raya doing, what is his service? He said there are two beautiful young girls who are called Devi Dasis and Ramananda Raya has written a beautiful drama, Jagannatha Vallabha, in which he is revealing the pastimes of the spiritual world, Goloka Vrindavana, these two girls are playing the part of the gopis and he is teaching them in every way in how to please Lord Krsna. He bathes their body with his own hand, he massages them, he teaches them how to exhibit ecstatic symptoms, he teaches them how to sing and how to dance. Ramananda Raya performs this service all day and when he has finished he sends the two Devi Dasis home. And the servant said that there is someone here that has come to visit you, immediately Ramananda Raya came, Ramananada Raya bowed down to Pradyumna Misra with folded hands, he said my servant just told me that you came, I have kept you waiting, please forgive me, how can I serve you? Pradyumna Misra saw that it was already evening and it was time to leave, so he just said that I have just come to see you, thank you very much and then he left.

He went to Gambhira to visit Lord Caitanya, Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu immediately asked did you hear about Krsna from Ramananada Raya, he said no, he was too busy. ‘What was he doing?’ And he explained to Lord Caitanya the activities of Ramananda Raya in the relationship to these beautiful young Devi Dasis, how he is training them and preparing them in a secluded place. Now Lord Caitanya was the crest jewel of all the sannyasis, He is in the renounced order, when He heard this, he became very happy. He said I am a sannyasi, in a renounced order of life, if I even hear the name of a woman, if I see a wooden form of a woman something happens in my mind that causes Me to change, but Ramananda Raya he can be touching them, he can be engaged in these types of activities with them intimately and yet his mind is not the slightest bit changed, it is just as if he was touching a piece of wood because he is so deeply situated in experiencing the higher taste of bhakti. The pleasures of this world does not mean, absolutely nothing to him.
Actually Lord Caitanya explains that when Ramananda Raya is performing these activities he is actually performing his own services that he performs in the spiritual world, he is the gopi named Vaishaka and this is his service to Radha and Krsna in Goloka Vrindavana is to prepare other gopis to dance and sing for the pleasure of Radha and Krsna, so he is actually in his spiritual consciousness, eternally he is in his form in the spiritual world performing his services.
H H Radhanath Swami Maharaj
guru-mukha-padma- väkya, cittete koriyä aikya, är nä koriho mane äsä

How we must approach Bhagavad Gita …..………...... Nectarean Mellows

“G u r u m u k h a p a d m a v a k y a"

How we must approach Bhagavad Gita …..………...... Nectarean Mellows

Similarly, Arjuna; Arjuna was a very exalted personality but Krsna purposely put him in a situation on Kuruksetra battlefield just to teach the world through him. Krsna wanted to teach the Bhagavad Gita to all of us but first He wanted to show us how we must approach the Bhagavad Gita. Therefore He used Arjuna as an example. Arjuna was put into a perplexity that was so severe that he didn’t know who he was, where he was, what he was suppose to do, tears were flowing from his eyes in frustration and anxiety, his entire complexion became white, his limbs were trembling, his hairs were standing on end, his mouth was dry, his Gandiva bow slipped out of his hand, in that state he approached Krsna, that I don’t know what is to be done and what is not to be done I am a soul who is surrendering to You, You are my spiritual master please instruct me. Then Krsna smiled, called him a fool then He began the Bhagavad Gita.
H H Radhanath Swami Maharaj
guru-mukha-padma- väkya, cittete koriyä aikya, är nä koriho mane äsä

The problem is we want other things …..………...... Nectarean Mellows

“G u r u m u k h a p a d m a v a k y a"

The problem is we want other things …..………...... Nectarean Mellows

In the same way Brahma (approached); before Krsna revealed the Absolute Truth to him, Brahma was in the similar situation, Sanatana Goswami posed himself in a similar situation, Maharaj Parikshit in a similar situation, only 7 days to live, there was no other purpose in his life other than hear about Krsna from the great persons. So we must have the eagerness, we must have this intensity, and if we don’t; then we must pray for it and cultivate it by associating with people that have that eagerness, by following the principles of Krsna consciousness in such a way that the eagerness in our heart will develop. If you want Krsna then Krsna wants to give Himself to us, but the problem is that we want so many of the other things in this world and therefore Krsna gives us that - struggle, straining, fighting, declaring wars, just to get something of this world and ultimately all we get is frustration.
H H Radhanath Swami Maharaj
guru-mukha-padma- väkya, cittete koriyä aikya, är nä koriho mane äsä

Hear it again and again and again …..………...... Nectarean Mellows

“G u r u m u k h a p a d m a v a k y a"

Hear it again and again and again …..………...... Nectarean Mellows

Rupa Goswami said just as a man is eager to meet a young girl or a young girl is eager to meet a young man; just be eager to meet Krsna, just be eager to serve Krsna, to know Krsna, to love Krsna, (and) Krsna will reveal Himself. So it is very important, Prabhupada is explaining in this purport that we must approach a spiritual master in a disciplic succession, but we must approach in the mood in which Brahma approached Krsna, not just as a fashion, not just as some time of social etiquette; (but) with desperation, with urgency that this is the prime and ultimate need of life to inquire.
After Sanatana Goswami asked these questions, he presented himself as the most fallen soul, Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu said something very instructive; he said actually Sanatana Goswami you know everything, there is nothing for Me to teach you, however it is a nature of a great saintly person to inquire in this way, out of strictness, out of etiquette, it is natural, a great soul is humble.
As we become more advance in Krsna consciousness, it is not that we know everything and we just speak and we don’t want to hear from anyone else; it is the opposite. If we are actually making advancement, we are getting the taste in hearing about Krsna, we want to hear it again and again and again, we are eager to learn, we are eager to inquire so that message would be broadcasted again and again.
H H Radhanath Swami Maharaj
guru-mukha-padma- väkya, cittete koriyä aikya, är nä koriho mane äsä

We cannot imitate great souls …..………...... Nectarean Mellows

“G u r u m u k h a p a d m a v a k y a"

We cannot imitate great souls …..………...... Nectarean Mellows

Actually Lord Caitanya demonstrated four qualities in a unique way of four of his associates and if any one tries to imitate these four people they will die, spiritually.
Tolerance was Haridas Thakura; beaten in 22 marketplaces and yet he was crying; not because of his pain but because he is feeling sorry for the people who are beating him, because he is thinking - they are going to get bad karma for this. In fact Visnu took the Sudarsana Chakra to kill those executioners but Haridas Thakura was praying so much that Krsna gives them bhakti that Krsna forgives them, his prayers made Krsna powerless to punish them, so he had to cover Haridas Thakura’s body with His own to protect him. This is tolerance.
And Sanatana Goswami was the very embodiment of humility, although he had power, he had wealth, he had high education, he had everything, all the abilities, capabilities, yet he considered himself as a piece of straw in the street, useless, wasted, more fallen and sinful than Jagai and Madhai, no one can have that quality except such great persons.
And there was Damodar Pandit, his qualities, he could criticise the Lord and please the Lord. He would practically hold a stick over Lord Caitanya’s head and say do this, don’t do this, stick of his words and Lord Caitanya would be ecstatic to taste the sweetness of Damodar Pandit’s chastisement.
And Ramananda Raya for his equanimity and self control, he while performing such a service as we have just explained, he remains completely transcendental, fixed in Krsna.
H H Radhanath Swami Maharaj
guru-mukha-padma- väkya, cittete koriyä aikya, är nä koriho mane äsä

How can I best serve Guru and Krsna?…..………...... Nectarean Mellows

“G u r u m u k h a p a d m a v a k y a"

How can I best serve Guru and Krsna?…..………...... Nectarean Mellows

The pleasure of hearing and chanting about Krsna, in this mood of intense longing, is the price of Krsna consciousness; Brahma had this, and similarly Krsna is telling us that the person that is searching after the Absolute Truth, the Personality of Godhead must certainly search for it up to this in all circumstances, in all space in time and both directly and indirectly. We search by inquiring, we search by reading Srila Prabhupada’s books, we search by coming to classes, we search by repeating the message so that we can better realise it, we must search by applying the message to our life through service. Sri Sri Radha Gopinatha has so munificently appeared in your temple room to reveal the Supreme opulences of Vrindavana. If we are selfish, if we want credit, glorification, if we have ulterior motives what will we see? Krsna will reveal Himself by the means in which we attain these things. Bhaktisiddhanta Sarwasti and Prabhupada explain like this, there are so many temples in India where they keep the deity so people will give them money as a means of livelihood, they will keep the deity so people will touch their feet because they are great pujaris and they would give them donations that is what they want and that is how Krsna is revealing Himself by the means of the livelihood ‘here I am standing in my threefold bending form with means of your livelihood’.
But if we actually come before the deity - to surrender in the mood of the servant of the servant of the servant then Krsna will reveal Himself as the Absolute Truth, He will reveal Vrindavana without doubt. So therefore it is very important we must have the proper motivation, we must understand what is the real object of our life, not wealth, not prestige, not enjoyment, not even liberations from our sufferings, our objective is to sacrifice, our existence for the pleasure of Krsna and for the service of Krsna, when we approach the Lord in this way, when we are searching for the opportunity to serve in every situation of life Krsna will reveal Himself to us in every situation in life, this is the essence, whatever condition you are in, we should be wondering, we should be inquiring how can I best serve, how can I best serve Guru and Krsna in this condition. Thank you very much. Srila Prabhupada ki Jai!
H H Radhanath Swami Maharaj
guru-mukha-padma- väkya, cittete koriyä aikya, är nä koriho mane äsä

Relinquish sense gratification…..………...... Nectarean Mellows

“G u r u m u k h a p a d m a v a k y a"

Relinquish sense gratification…..………...... Nectarean Mellows

How important it is in our spiritual lives to execute our activities under regulation with control of the senses. The purpose of all regulative principles in devotional service is to learn to control the mind and senses so that they can be fully engaged in the service of the Lord otherwise a vaishnava sees no value in controlling the mind and senses. In the material world, of course, there are those who are in the influence in the mode of ignorance, passion and goodness. The true value of the mode of goodness is that it provides the most blessed opportunity to engage our mind and senses in Krsna’s service and thus transcend the modes of material nature. So to control the mind and the senses is very, very important. Sometimes it comes fashionable even within the society of vaishnavas where they do not want to speak about this topic of giving up sense gratification they are more concerned with speaking either prajalpa or gossip or sometimes they are very concerned with speaking about various pastimes and philosophies regarding the Personality of Godhead. However unless they are deeply convinced and motivated to control their mind and senses & relinquish sense gratification, they will have very little realisation of the subjects they are discussing.
H H Radhanath Swami Maharaj
guru-mukha-padma- väkya, cittete koriyä aikya, är nä koriho mane äsä

Sense gratification and Krsna consciousness go ill together..……….…...... Nectarean Mellows

“G u r u m u k h a p a d m a v a k y a"

Sense gratification and Krsna consciousness go ill together..……….…...... Nectarean Mellows

When we first came into Krsna consciousness we are very amazed how Srila Prabhupada, as well as his representatives, most of their lectures were simply about the subject of giving up sense gratification, how deadly sense gratification is to one’s spiritual lives. And we have one wonderful devotee here who has told me and others, that he would go to many, many kathas where days and days and days sometimes six hours a day, for six-seven days would just be all kind of nice stories, some philosophy for years and years, but he never heard anyone say that you have to give sense gratification!! When he came to the Hare Krsna temple immediately everyone is telling him that he must give up sense gratification and these classes and facts are hammered into our consciousness to the extent that a devotee feels guilty about sense gratification. So this is very good because Prabhupada use to say that sense gratification and Krsna consciousness go ill together, just like if you take cold water and throw it into burning hot ghee - what will be the reaction? they simply would not mix, it will create a violent reaction because they are opposites.
H H Radhanath Swami Maharaj
guru-mukha-padma- väkya, cittete koriyä aikya, är nä koriho mane äsä

Simply be attached to service..……….…...... Nectarean Mellows

“G u r u m u k h a p a d m a v a k y a"

Simply be attached to service..……….…...... Nectarean Mellows

Devotees, they try to control their senses by giving up sense gratification so that the senses can be fully used for the pleasure of Krsna. And how do we use them in the pleasure of Krsna; that is according to Krsna’s desire. Prabhupada would sometime say if you are living under a tree and you are asked to live in a palace, you should not be attached to your tree and if you are living in a palace and Krsna wants you under a tree, you should not be attached to your palace; we should simply be attached to service. And of course, we know the best way to serve Krsna is to serve His devotees and as we learnt from yesterday every living entity is part and parcel of Krsna, thus every living being has a relationship with Krsna. So in today’s verse we are learning from Lord Kapila Deva specifically according to our particular relationship with another living being how we should serve them.
H H Radhanath Swami Maharaj
guru-mukha-padma- väkya, cittete koriyä aikya, är nä koriho mane äsä

Difference between most of the spiritual movements and a true parampara..……….…...... Nectarean Mellows

“G u r u m u k h a p a d m a v a k y a"

Difference between most of the spiritual movements and a true parampara..……….…...... Nectarean Mellows

A pure devotee, that means, one who really understands the truth and how to live by it, executes devotional service by giving the greatest respect to the spiritual master and the acaryas. Herein Srila Prabhupada is so nicely explaining how the spiritual master is one who is repeating the message of Krsna through disciplic succession and when we make that connection to the spiritual master then we make a connection to all the great personalities within that disciplic succession. This is the difference between most of the spiritual movements today and a true parampara. A personality cult, they may say, where one person may be very learned or may have some special powers of mysticism, may be very, very powerful or charismatic, able to aspire others, sometimes very expertly exploit others, but such a person, his or her creditability is based on their own merit, whether they are right or wrong, in their conclusions, where they going to take you or how they going to take you, that is based on their own conception and we simply have to have faith in what they say. Therefore Krsna in Bhagavad-Gita rejects this conception, ‘if you want to understand Me as I am’; ‘you have to hear through disciplic succession’. He begins the disciplic succession and those who preserve His teachings through their life and through their works are the actually representations of this representatives of the disciplic succession.
H H Radhanath Swami Maharaj
guru-mukha-padma- väkya, cittete koriyä aikya, är nä koriho mane äsä

Chant Hare Krishna and Be Happy

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