Friday, 15 May 2015

"We are the best intelligent class"

So Prahlada Maharaja was very much sympathetic that "I am simply anxious for these rascals who have created a humbug civilization for temporary happiness," maya-sukhaya. Maya-sukhaya bharam udvahato vimudhan [SB 7.9.43]. They have created ugra karma. This is stated in the Bhagavad-gita, ugra karma. Huge factory, day and night melting iron, and they are working, working. The special technologies, getting some money, they're happy. They do not know how they're wasting their valuable life. This is called maya. Why so much work? Why you are working so hard? Do you think if you'll get hundred dollars per day you can eat more capatis than myself? (laughter). Rascal does not know that he will eat the same number of capatis, four or five or six, but he'll work so hard. So we are the best intelligent class. We don't work, but we get our capatis. (laughter) Let the rascal work, but we get our capatis. Maya-sukhaya bharam udvahato vimudhan [SB 7.9.43].

So people sometimes envy us. Gargamuni was telling in Los Angeles that this, some dealers, neighboring dealers, they were asking, "How you get money? You are living in such a nice place and you are eating so nice. Where you get money?" They are envious. So I told Gargamuni that why don't you ask them to come and join? You also eat and dance. Why you are working so hard? That will, they'll not do. This is maya. This is maya. My Guru Maharaja used to say that "The whole country or the city, whole men, let them in, let them come here. I shall provide them with food." But they will not do.

So maya-sukhaya bharam udvahato vimudhan [SB 7.9.43]. Therefore Sukadeva Gosvami is recommending that happiness, material happiness also, is due to pious activities. Unless you are pious, you cannot be happy, even materially. And if you simply commit sins, Rupa Gosvami has analyzed -- you will read in the Nectar of Devotion -- that distress is due to ignorance, simply ignorance. The distress and happiness... Actually you can see those who are not educated fairly, they cannot get any good job. Therefore it is, his distress is due to less, poor fund of knowledge. So actually our distress is due to ignorance and in ignorance only, we commit sinful activities. Therefore our topics began that, prayascittam vimarsanam. We are trying to remove the ignorance of the people, therefore we are giving the best service to the human society. We are simply trying to remove the ignorance. Ceto-darpana-marjanam [Cc. Antya 20.12], we are trying to polish or cleanse the heart. Ceto-darpana-marjanam bhava-maha-davagni-nirvapanam. As soon as the heart is cleansed, the heart that... Now I am indifferently conscious. I am thinking that "I am American," "I am Indian," or "I am this," "I am that." "I have to work, I have got business." So many you have created. But, our process is, our process is to cleanse the heart. That you are nothing of this, you are simply eternal servant of Krsna. You engage yourself as eternal servant of Krsna and become happy. Ceto-darpana-marjanam bhava-maha-davagni-nirvapanam [Cc. Antya 20.12]. Because we are ignorant of our constitutional position we have created all these problems.

Actually there is no problem. Exactly the same example, just like at night in dream we create so many problems, but actually there is no problem. But dreaming, that I am in such and such position, I am being harassed, somebody is taking my money, somebody is pinching me, so many things. I am in the front of tiger, there is ghost, there is so many things. So these problems, actually there is no problem, but by dreaming he is creating, mental. Asango hy ayam purusah, Veda says that this purusa, the atma, the soul has no connection with all these things. So we have created, by material concoction, so many problems. So the whole process is how to cleanse this dreaming condition of life.

Sri Brahma-samhita, Verse 35 -- New York, July 31, 1971

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