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Power of Holy Names 3/3




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Hare Krishna Prabhujis and Mathajis,

Please accept my humble obeisances. All glories to His Divine Grace Srila Prabhupada and Srila Gurudeva.

This is in continuation of the offering, "Power of Holy Names", mailed few days ago, based on the transcription of the Bhagavatam class given by our beloved spiritual master, Srila Mahavishnu Goswami Maharaj on 8 July 1996 in Dubai, on the verse 6.2.8 from Srimad Bhagavatam.
etenaiva hy aghono 'sya / krtam syaad agha-nishkrtam
yadaa naaraayanaayeti / jagaada catur-aksharam

"The Vishnudutas continued: Even previously, while eating and at other times, this Ajaamila would call his son, saying, "My dear Narayana, please come here." Although calling the name of his son, he nevertheless uttered the four syllables naa-raa-ya-na. Simply by chanting the name of Narayana in this way, he sufficiently atoned for the sinful reactions of millions of lives."

In the previous offerings we heard Gurudev explained

a) the importance of chanting Hare Krishna Mahamantra and how we need to start it immediately, without waiting for peaceful time in our life to start the same.
b) how if we miss auspicious darshan of Krishna in the morning, we will have to face inauspicious things in the form of diseases and medicines.
Let us continue to hear more nectar from Gurudev.(Maharaj recites the above verse and devotees repeat after him three times.)
In order to get into this lyric you must remember the verse from Bhagavad Gita that I gave you. (Maharaj sings verse BG 2.69 and devotees repeat after him).
yaa nishaa sarva-bhutaanaam / tasyaam jaagarti samyamee
yasyaam jaagrati bhutaani / saa nishaa pashyato muneh
What is night for all beings is the time of awakening for the self-controlled; and the time of awakening for all beings is night for the introspective sage.
yaa nishaa sarva bhutanaam - what is night for all living beings, tasyaam jaagarti samyami - the realised soul is awake during that time ; yasyaam jaagrati bhutaani saa nishaa pashyato muneh. (Maharaj then sings verse 6.2.8 in the same meter as above verse followed by Hare Krishna Mahamantra).
The beauty of Mahamantra is that it can fit into any lyric. You sing the lyric and you will be able to fit into it. By doing so you are with it. It takes a bit of time to understand these things and get into the lyric. But please try to study Bhagavad Gita verses. These lyrics are in-built in the verses. You cannot - but have to sing in that lyric. If you pronounce the short and long letters nicely and sing the shloka, then eventually it will fit the lyric. It is not that something we have to force ourselves. But sincerity of purpose is required. But I am sorry to say that most of the time we are not sincere. (With deep humility Maharaj says) I am also not sincere. But we must somehow force ourselves to be sincere. The more you are sincere about the purpose, it will just come. We have this diaphragm in our throat. This diaphragm can be damaged by anything. But if you recite the shlokas, it will not be damaged. I am not young. By this time, my voice must be shaky and vibrating. (With a transcendental smile Maharaj says) But it doesn't do that because I am always chanting Krishna's shlokas. So my diaphragm is intact. Otherwise in this life time, it gets affected with age. This is the proof that the old age doesn't touch you if you are engrossed in chanting His Names. Please, please for your own health - you forget about anything and everything and you come to this 24 hours a day. But we have a practical difficulty that we have to go to work, household duties etc. But you please believe me - you will become daksha - you will become expert in managing your material affairs. Somehow or the other Krishna will help you to settle your material matters and you will be completely free. He will give you Lakshmi also and He will give you time also, provided you sincerely chant. Slowly He does. Slowly, definitely He does. He gives you time and Lakshmi. What for we want Lakshmi ? We want to stay, eat some prasadam, wear some clothes. Thats why we want Lakshmi. We are also moving around the world and we are getting everything. Everywhere we are going, we are staying, we are taking prasadam, we are wearing some clothes also. So what for we want Lakshmi ? Here again, we should not be greedy. If our needs are satisfied, then it is enough. The needs of your family also will definitely be satisfied. Don't worry ! Every living entity is looked after by Vishwaambar. His name is Vishwaambar.
bhojanaach chaadane chintaan / vrthaa kurvanti vaishnavaah
yo asau vishvambharo devah / sa kim bhaktaanupekshate
"We unnecessarily worry about bhojan (food) and chaadan (shelter). Vaishnavas don't worry about it. Lord is Vishvaambar. He takes care of the whole world. Why should He neglect devotees ? "
Why should He neglect you ? At the moment, its Kali yuga and so we are full of faithlessness and to that extent we are miserable due to lack of faith. Our own ancestors, father and grandfather were all depending upon Krishna. They did not have a single rupee. In our childhood, we didn't see money at all. Four annas we used to get sometimes to buy things and there was so many things which could be bought with that four annas (one quarter of a rupee) that we will not be able to carry the bag. But now four annas we don't see anywhere. Times are fast changing. But devotional service never changes. "
Krishna willing we will continue to hear more nectar from Gurudev, in the subsequent mails.
Thank you very much.
Yours in service of Srila Prabhupada and Srila Gurudeva,
Sudarshana devi dasi.



Hare Krishna Hare Krishna

Krishna Krishna

Hare Hare

Hare Rama Hare Rama

Rama Rama

Hare Hare

and be happy.



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