26 December 2019
REAL SUCCESS OF LIFE!
How was your chanting ?
Don't write on chat but you can write on 'Let us chant together' facebook. If you have some special experience or realisation then you can write down.
guhyam akhyati pracchati, shatvidham preeti lakshanam.
You can share confidential things from your heart whether pleasurable or which might be hurting you with your counsellor or friends or within this Loksanga or Let us chant together. You can share your opinions of either favourable or unfavourable circumstances, problems related to chanting and their solutions. It can be part of the discussion in this conference, but not in the chat session. You can write on Facebook. You can also discuss it locally with your counsellor or in the Bhakti Vriksha or youth group.
There should be discussion which Krsna called bodhayantah parasparam
kathayantaś ca māṁ nityaṁ
tuṣyanti ca ramanti ca
The thoughts of My pure devotees dwell in Me, their lives are fully devoted to My service, and they derive great satisfaction and bliss from always enlightening one another and conversing about Me. (BG 10.9)
He advises and expects from his devotees in this way. ’My devotees remind each other and make everyone hear the pastimes of Lord along with Instructions and glories of Hare Krishna chanting and many things. All this is a part of bodhayantah parasparam.
mat-citta, fix your mind and consciousness in me, my Lotus feet, Name, pastimes, Dham or in service of my devotees.
atha cet tvam ahankaran
na srosyasi vinanksyasi
If you become conscious of Me, you will pass over all the obstacles of conditional life by My grace. If, however, you do not work in such consciousness but act through false ego, not hearing Me, you will be lost.
If you remember me always, by my grace you will overcome all obstacles and difficulties and get your destination The way of fixing our consciousness in the Lord is chanting his holy name- Hare Krishna. Harer namaiva kevalam. Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu is the Supreme Lord and He has asked us to chant and do kirtana.
radha krishna bolo, sange calo,
ei-matra bhikha ca
Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakur used to say 'I am a beggar, give me bhiksha' and what bhiksha he is asking for ? To chant the glories of Radha Krsna and let's go back home, back to Godhead.
sukhe duhkhe bhulo nako, vadane hari-nam koro re ( Gay Gaur Madhuri aware - from Gitavali of BVT)
Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakur said 'In happiness as well as distress, chant the holy names'. Usually we remember the Lord in distress. Sukh mein simran na kare koi - we forget the Lord in happiness. We say 'Oh my God! at time of distress and thus remember the Lord and relatives in distress only.
grhe thako, vane thako, sada hari bole dako
In every situation one should chant and do kirtana, irrespective of which asram you belong to. You are not needed to be brahmachari or sannyasi. A grhasta can create his own asrama. Make your home an ashram, Grahasthashram like brahmachari ashram or sanyasi asrama. Don't become grha-medhī. Make your grhasta life a grihasta asrama.
diva ca arthe haya ca rajan kutumb bharanen va punha
grha-medhi have been highly criticized by Sukadev Goswami. He said, ‘A home is a temple and those who don't change their home into a temple or asrama, they are called grha-medhi. Nidraya - They spent time in sleeping night and day. They waste their time at night in maithun anand (sexual intercourse). They make their home a maithunagar and change their bhaktibhava into maithunibhava. They spend the night in eating.
Yesterday there were Christmas celebrations. They had a lot of alcohol, meat eating and what not! So, like that. This is a life of grha-medhi. Eating, sleeping, mating, defending keeps the whole world busy. For this business, money is required.
Sukadev Goswami says they spend the night in eating, sleeping, mating and defending and when the sun comes out, the day is spent in earning money which seems to be sweeter than honey. They remain busy all day in earning money and then all the money is used in eating, sleeping, mating and defending. Kali has been given a 5th place in black money which is used in eating, sleeping, mating and defending. He keeps such people engaged.
You can become grhasta and make your home as asrama not a home theatre. Keep chanting the holy names of the Lord always, irrespective of who you are - grhasta or brahmachari. Jivan haile sesa, na bhajile hrishikesh. We have to think that we have wasted this much life. Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakur reminds us that life is going on but we didn't worship Hrishikesh.
manushya-janama paiya, radha-krishna na bhajiya
janiya suniya visha khainu
We have drunk poison intentionally.
So, life goes on and Lord has kept us alive. We have one more day. If we do only diva ca aarthe - as the night ends what they do? Kutumba bharanen va poonha Thank God! Lord has given us another opportunity to come to our senses. It's a golden opportunity. We need to see these things and we can take some resolution as New Year is approaching. In this New Year in order to be happy, you may change something. You can sit together with members of your family or counsellor or brahmachari devotee and discuss. Accept the favourable and reject the unfavourable.
Chant Hare Krishna and be happy. Game finished. How can we improve our chanting and get rid of offences. We should try to do mad-citta, attentive chanting.
vande rupa-sanatanau raghu-yugau sri-jiva-gopalakau ( Shad Goswamiastakam)
Six Goswamis were immersed in the ocean of ecstasy of the chanting of the holy names of Radha Krsna. They are our heroes and leaders. We should follow their teachings. Srila Prabhupada taught us the same teachings of our Goswamis. He had shared the six goswamis teachings in his Gita or Bhagavad purport.
namas te sarasvate deve gaura-vani-pracharine
Srila Prabhupada spread their teachings all over the world. I offer my respectful obeisances unto his lotus feet. If we follow their teachings, then we will become Rupanugas. This is the only success of life.