24th December 2019
Topic- Glories of Bhagavad Gita
So lets start our Japa live conference. Please no chatting,only Chanting. This is the new rule for all of you, so that English transcription goes well. In this section, we can do only Harinaam means attentive chanting. Harinaam eva kevalam. If we chat during Japa conference then english listeners cannot read properly,thats why no chatting, only chanting. Today I want to do Live session but government stopped Internet. Kaliyuga is a sarva sadhan badhak, always evoke problems and disturbance in sadhana. Now I try to continue this live session of Japa talk. This is the month of Gita Jayanti, others have Christmas month, they do lots of shopping and spending money. Many hindus also celebrate Christmas, so they go for shopping. They are in buying mood. They purchase many things, so Hari-bhakta makes use of this season to distribute Bhagavad Gita. Gita cannot be sold or purchase. It is the most valuable gift. What is the value of BG? It is as much valuable as lord. Aishvarya samgrasya. When we distribute BG , they get vaani(instructions) of God. It is most valuable. So, please distribute books. There are still few days left in this month. Harinaam is also God and BG is also God. In this world, there is lack of Krishna consciousness. Until a jiva attains Krishna, he cannot be happy.
ekam shastram devaki-putra-gitam. Let there be one scripture only, one common scripture for whole world. Gita is spoken from the Lotus mouth of Lord, so it is not different from Lord. Who gave birth to BG?
Gita took birth from Krishna's mouth. Krishna is complete, that is why, His vaani BG is also complete.
eko devo devaki-putra eva. Let there be one God for the whole world- Sri Krsna. So this we have to understand through BG. There is one God - Adi deva vibhu that is Krsna. That is why He says mam ekam sharanam vraja. World believes that there are many Gods. They give arguments, sabka maalik ek. But they do not know Who is that one God? That is only known by studying BG. Only by saying I believe in God is not enough. But we have to understand who is God? What are the qualities of God?
eko mantras tasya namani yani. One hymn, one mantra, one prayer- the chanting of His name: Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare, Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare. Harernaam eva kevalam. When we say only Krishna, it is incomplete. We have to say Radha and Krishna. Because they are non-different. Krishna is Shaktimaan and Radha is Shakti. There is no difference between Radha and Krishna. Adveta adi ananta rupam. But they have many forms. But Radha-Krishna is a adi rupa(Primeval form). In the Hare Krishna Maha Mantra, Hare refers to Radharani and Krishna is Krishna. God is only one. We get this Knowledge through BG.
Karmapy ekam tasya devasya seva. And let there be one work only- the service of the Supreme Personality of Godhead. So in Gita Mahatmaya, four things are emphasised:
1) ekam sastra- BG.
2) eko deva-Krishna
3) eko mantras - Hare Krishna Mahamantra
4) eko Karmapy- Devotional service
So when we study then we can know how can we unite all world. Vasudeva Kutumbhakam. We can see Srila Prabhupada has created ISKCON where whole world can live together. We see Hari Bhakti Mj, Narad Muni, Archana Bhakti, Krishna Deva Prabhu from Mauritius. They all belong to different countries but they are one family now. Srila Prabhupada Family, Radha- Krishna Family. You all must be experiencing this, that we are united nations of the spiritual world. Those who are studying BG, they understand that there is one God- Krsna, one mantra, one work. So, I stop here. You can think what I have said.
This is a food for thought. What is the result of our Studying BG? We all realised in ISKCON. If we distribute BG in more and more people, we will connect more new members in our family.All of you should expand Srila Prabhupada's family, so please distribute BG. You can also send your scores "How many BG you have distributed?" in the end of this month. We will meet again.
Gita Jayanti ki Jai!
Arjuna- Krsna ki Jai!
Srila Prabhupada ki Jai!
Gaur premanande Hari Hari Bol!