Insfrucfions To The Mind On The Process Of Bhajan

from fhe anfhoIogy
SrïIa Prabhupada`s Díscourscs
PIacc-!hc Gaudíya Math, CaIcutta, Lvcníng-juIy 12, 1936
(Wiilin ilc bcauiilul maiblc Tcmplc ai lagl lazaai, Siïla llaliisiddlania
Saiasvaiï Piablupada sai upon a iaiscd plailoim bcloic ilc asscmbly
(composcd ol many disiinguislcd pcisons ol lcaining and ilcisiic culiuic,
piomincni amongsi wlom wcic Mi. Sulijay, Sj. Supaii Ranjan Nag M.A.,
l.L. ol Dacca, Raja Kliicndia Dcb Roy ol lansbciia and Tiidandi Swami
Siipada Tiiila Malaiaja). Alici poiniing oui ilc indispcnsablc ncccssiiy ol
piopci culiivaiion ol Krsna-bnahtí wiil quoiaiions liom ilc Pnagavata and
oilci Holy Sciipiuics, His Divinc Giacc Siïla Piablupada coniinucd, wiil
all lumiliiy, ilus:)
Wc jivas aic ically pooi, no doubi. Wc aic pooi jivas bui wc aic noi pooi
Narayanas. (To idcniily Narayana Wlo is ilc pcimancni Posscssoi ol all wcalil,
wiil a pooi jíva, is an absuidiiy.) Oui povciiy slould bc diminislcd. And io ilai
cnd, wcalil slould bc accumulaicd. Wcalil ol wlai lind' Ii is wcalil ol Krsna-
prcma, í.c. causclcss lovc loi ilc Absoluic Tiuil-Kisna. And loi ilis, wc slould
piay io Him in ilc samc way as a Vaisnava manajana piays, in ilc lollowing lincs:
prcma ánana vína vyartna áaríára-jívana
áasa harí vctan morc ácna prcma ánana
Lilc wiiloui Lovc is usclcss and pooi ilcy say,
Appoini mc in Tly scivicc, Ol Loid wiil Lovc as my pay.
Oui piayci slould bc ol ilc aloicsaid naiuic. Wc naiuially bcgin io lccl dislilc loi
cvciyiling bui Kisna as soon as wc lccl ncccssiiy loi Krsna-prcma. In abscncc ol
ilis, oilci icndcncics and considciaiions ialc liim lold ol oui mind, cxloiiing us
io bc gicai woilcis, loigcilul ol ilc main objcci ol ilc Pancnaratra.
Now, wlai couisc slould wc adopi, wiil icgaid io oui piopaganda woil in
Lngland' Malapiablu cnjoins us io pioclaim His Namc, iliougloui ilc lcngil
and bicadil ol ilis woild-liom small lamlcis io big ciiics. Gioss, woildly namcs
aic bcing in voguc, cvciywlcic ai picscni; lci ilc Tiansccndcnial Namc bc
lcnccloiil pioclaimcd all ovci ilc woild.
Wc do noi bcliiilc ilc impoiiancc ol Pancnaratríh pioccss (sysicm) ol laving
icpicscniaiivcs (in ilcisiic insiiiuiions), oi csiablisling icmplcs wiil dciiics; bui
wc aic ol ilc opinion ilai ilc duiy ol bciici oi liglci class, is piopaganda woil.
And Malapiablu's opcn dcsiic was ilai ilc Tiansccndcnial Namc slould bc
pioclaimcd cvciywlcic. And io ilai cnd, wc ilinl sullicicni numbci ol pampllcis
slould bc publislcd. Tlc iicl aic ilc so-callcd big mcn ol ilc woild, wlo aic
iunning alici lamc, lcmalcs and moncy. Tlcy will noi lisicn io oui woids cvcn il
wc ciy loaisc in ilcii cais, so wlai's ilc usc ol wasiing oui iimc, in iiying io malc
ilcm lcai' Wc say ilcicloic, ilai ilc linc ol oui piopaganda woil slould bc io
publisl sullicicni numbci ol pampllcis cvcn ai ilc cosi ol possiblc suspcnsion ol
building icmplcs. Tlis will slow io ilcm ilc insignilicancc ol discovciics ol iiuils
oi discussions ilai lavc lound cxpicssion in ilcii plilosoplics oi applicd
scicnccs, in coniiasi io ilc cnoimiiy and magniiudc ol ilc subjcci maiici ol oui
discussions.
So lai aboui oui piopaganda woil. Now, as io ilc mannci in wlicl ilai woil is io
bc caiiicd oui. A scll-concciicd oi vain-gloiious man can ncvci succcsslully caiiy
on piopaganda woil. How will ii bc possiblc loi lim' Ioi, ilc Absoluic Tiuil
ncvci manilcsis Iiscll io a vain-gloiious man, wlo lools upon limscll as ilc only
picaclci ol iiuils. Sucl a man can do no good io ilc woild. Ol sucl pcisons somc
will bc lond ol piolibiicd lood as availablc ai Kaliglai. Somc will bc malicious
paiiiois cngiosscd wiil considciaiions ol ilcii own advaniagcs, as opposcd io
oilcis' inicicsis; wlilc oilcis will bc in ilc cluiclcs ol scll-cnjoying piopcnsiiics
oi iis opposiic-icnunciaiing icndcncics wiil a vicw io lavc, icspcciivcly, scll-
cmolumcni oi salvaiion; and ilc icsi will malc picicndcd slow ol bnahtí. lui
nonc ol ilcm will lavc ilc lcasi idca ol ilc Absoluic Tiuil divcsicd ol ilc sliglicsi
iiacc ol insincciiiy and maliciousncss.
Ol, low dcploiablc ii is ilai ilc piopaganda ol ilc Pnahtí-Pasamríta-Sínánu, ilc
gloiious, uniquc, dcvoiional icaclings ol India is sioppcd lcic, in ilc vciy land ol
iis oiigin. And ii is noi ilc lcss icgiciiablc io scc pcoplc sullci undci ilc misialcn
idca ilai mcic iinging ol bclls in placcs ol woislip (í.c., mcic loimal obscivancc ol
picsciibcd iiics), oi iouiing in loly placcs, oi osicniaiiously icading ol loly woils
lilc ilc Pnagavata wiil no oilci puiposc ilan caining livclilood, oi playing ilc
iolc ol picccpiois by a iigli ol lcicdiiy only, aic suic signs ol bnahtí, ilcy bcing
quiic ignoiani ol ilc iiuc signilicancc ol iigli woislip, ilc iiuc objcci ol
pilgiimagc, ilc iigli duiy ol ilc piopci ways ol picccpioislip, ilc iiuc culiuic ol
ilcisiic woils lilc ilc Pnagavata and ilc ical dillcicncc bciwccn iiuc and lalsc
bnahtí. And ii is painlul io scc pcoplc wasiing ilcii valuablc iimc in no bciici woil
ilan misclicvous, ill-conccivcd ciiiicisms ol oilcis' conduci. Tlcy cxccl only in
giving advicc io oilcis. (Tlcii damncd mind is, no doubi, icsponsiblc loi ilis.) So,
cvciy moining, on iising liom bcd ilcy slould malc ilcii wiclcd mind lcai ilc
lollowing immoiial song ol Tlalui llaliivinoda:
bnaja rc bnaja rc amara mana atí manáa
,bnaja) vraja-vanc raána-hrsna caranaravínáa
,bnaja) gaura-gaáaánaraávaíta guru nítyananáa
,smara) srínívasa, naríáasa, murarí, muhunáa
,smara) rupa-sanatana-jíva-ragnunatna-ávanáva
,smara) ragnava-gopaIa-bnatta svarupa ramananáa
,smara) gostní sana harnapura, scna sívananáa
,smara) rupanuga saánu-jana bnajana-ananáa
In ilis song, ilc mind is aslcd, liisi ol all, io lold bnajan ol Radla-Kisna (in Tlcii
joylul aciiviiy) in ilc sacicd woodland ol Vraja. In compaiaiivc vicw, ilc dcgiccs
ol cxccllcncc ol ilc livc rasas, liom maánurya (consoiilood) io snanta (ilc siaic in
wlicl aciivc scivicc is waniing), aic giadually lowciing. A sciviioi in ilc lasi
mcniioncd posiiion (í.c., snanta rasa) is nciilci aciivcly cngagcd in bnajan, noi
againsi ii. Hc will nciilci opposc bnajan noi aciivcly lold ii. Now bnajan oi bnahtí
may bc ol dillcicni linds. Tlcic is sucl a iling as mícna bnahtí (lalsc bnahtí), as
opposcd io snuáána bnahtí (unalloycd bnahtí); ilc loimci lind ol bnahtí bcing
ialcn iccouisc io by adlcicnis ol harma, wlo again aic lollowcis ol Smrítí. And
Tlalui Naioiiama Das wains us againsi sucl lalsc bnahtí by saying:
harmí jnaní, mícna bnahta, na nabc tatc anurahta,
suáána bnajanctc hara mana
Tlc culi ol ilc so-callcd social icloimcis (oi sociciy malcis) ol ilc pasi oi picscni
agc is quiic dillcicni liom ilc idcas and piinciplcs ol bnahtas. And ilc lollowcis ol
ilc loimci aic cngagcd, ai picscni, in vaiious movcmcnis iclaiing io pcisonal
advaniagcs and scll-cnjoymcni.
Tlosc agiiaiois, wlo, lcaving asidc all considciaiions ol bnahtí, aic busily cngagcd
in movcmcnis loi icmpoial advaniagcs only, aic doing laim io ilcmsclvcs. And
ilcii lailuic io scivc Kisna, Wlo is ilc cmpoiium oi iailci clligy ol all cndlcss,
immcasuiablc ncciai ol lovc, joys and plcasuics, bcspcals simply ol ilcii
ignoiancc ol ilc ical siaic ol allaiis. And sucl dcsisiancc ol scivicc io Kisna,
giadually iuins a man inio an uploldci ol nírvísncsna-vaáa (í.c. ilc dociiinc ol ilc
unspccilicdncss ol ilc Absoluic Tiuil.) And wlai can bc moic dcploiablc ilan
sucl misloiiunc ol ilc manlind. So, io couniciaci ilc aloicsaid icndcncics in us,
wc slould sing, cvciy moining, advising oui wiclcd mind io lold bnajan, wlicl is
impossiblc il wc bc unmindlul ol ilc dicium:
trnaá apí suníccna taror apí sanísnuna
amanína manaácna hírtaníyan saáa narín
-wlicl mcans ilai Harí hírtana slould bc coniinucd ccasclcssly and wiil
ilc lumiliiy ol low giass.
Now, wlai is ilc objcci ol oui bnajan' Ii is only ilc Holy Icci ol Radla-Kisna,
ioaming aboui liccly in ilc woodland ol Viaja. And wlai slould bc oui linc ol
conduci in lolding bnajan' Malapiablu's advicc io Siïla Das Goswami, in ilis
conncciion, is as lollows:
gramya hatna na suníbc, gramya hatna na haníbc
bnaIa na hnaíbc ara bnaIa na paríbc
amaní manaáa nanya saáa hrsna nama Iabc
vrajc raána-hrsna scva manasc haríbc
Have no worIdIy faIk, nor pay heed fo if,
Wear no good cIofhes, nor rich food eaf,
Have Krsna-nama aIways, humbIy, on your fongue,
Serve Radha-Krsna in fhe cIosef of fhe mind, aII day Iong.
In ilc aloicsaid vcisc, ilc liisi iwo adviccs aic in ilc ncgaiivc and ilc icmaining
iwo aic in ilc alliimaiivc. ly ºVraja-scva` Malapiablu mcani scivicc io Kisna by
onc wlo las a iiansccndcnial body and wlosc scll-icalisaiion is complcic. Pcoplc
ignoiani ol ilis gcncially iuin inio mcnial spcculaiois, and cannoi iiglily
undcisiand ilc icaclings ol ilc Gaudiya Mail.
Tlis wiclcd mind, wlicl is ncvci io bc iiusicd, slould bc bioom-siiclcd cvciy
moining wiil sucl waining as, lc noi anxious io lind lauli wiil oilcis, oi io
pioclaim ilyscll as a iiuc, sinccic, bonalidc bnahta, wlicl cciiainly ilou aii noi.`
In ilis conncciion, ilc advicc ol a Vaisnava Manajana is ilis:
harmí-jnaní mícna-bnahta, na nabc tatc anurahta,
suáána-bnajanctc hara mana
vraja-jancra ycí mata, tannc nabc anugata,
cí sc param tattva ánana
Be nof affached fo karmis, jnanis and bhakfas faIse.
Buf pure, unaIIoyed bhajan you shouId aIways endorse.
FoIIow principIes, which Vraja foIk adopf,
These being vaIued frufhs fo be kepf aIoff.
Tlc mind is always woiling ciioncously in looling upon ilis iling oi ilai, ciilci
as good oi bad. Tlc Cnarítamríta sings:
ávaítc bnaárabnaára jnana-saba mano-ánarma
cí bnaIa cí manáa-cí saba bnrama
Pcoplc aic usually ioo mucl busy wiil mcnial spcculaiions. Tlcy slould iclicvc
ilcmsclvcs ol ilis and iiy io lind oui ilc ical good ol ilcii own sclvcs oi souls.
Tlcic is an adagc io ilc cllcci ilai para-carccahcra gatí naní hona haIc, a man wlo
is labiiuaicd io ciiiicisc oilcis' conduci will ncvci piospci.` Lci oilcis do
wlaicvci ilcy lilc, I lavc no conccin wiil ilcm. I slould iailci lind lauli wiil
my own damncd mind, and ilinl lilc ilc Vaisnava Manajana wlo sings:
amara jívan, saáa papc rata, naní punycra Icsa,
para-suhnc áunhní, saáa mítnya-bnasí,
para-áunhna suhna-hara
Ever engaged in vicious acfivify,
And wifhouf fhe sIighfesf frace of virfue in me,
A Iiar as I am, aIways sorry af ofhers` pIeasures
And merry af ofhers` sorrows, froubIes and cares.
Wc slould always icmcmbci ilis song and cngagc oui mind ccasclcssly in Harí-
bnajan. Wc slould noi iun aboui aiiacling oilcis wiil dissuading policy; sucl
conduci bcloovcs only dccciilul pcisons and noi picaclcis.
Tlc way ol Karmís and jnanís will lcad us io immcnsc iioublcs and dilliculiics, by
cngaging oui aiicniion io considciaiion ol ilc sladowy, iiansicni ilings, insicad
ol ilc only causc oi iiuc oiigin; ví,., ilc Sac-cníá-ananáa vígrana (ilc cvci-
cxisiing, joylul, conscious Lniiiy-Kisna), ol Wlom cvciy iling visiblc is a mcic
sladow. Tlc gioss aiclacologisi is ioo mucl busy wiil ascciiaining ol maiciial
ingicdicni ol idols wlicl may bc ciilci ol sionc oi wood oi any oilci maiciial.
Tlcic aic somc wlo woil as iconogiaplcis oi iconoclasis, wlilc ilcic aic oilcis
wlo aic busy in ascciiaining ilc amouni ol lilil oi impuiiiics accumulaicd in a
paiiiculai soil. lui nonc ol ilcm cvci caics io lind oui oi mcasuic ilc impuiiiics
ol ilcii own minds. Tlcic is no aiicmpi on ilcii paii io wccd oui ilc undcsiiablc
clcmcnis in ilcii mind, ilougl sucl an aiicmpi is ol paiamouni impoiiancc in
ilcii own pcisonal inicicsi.
Now, wlosc bnajan aic wc io lold' Wlom aic wc io woislip' Usually wc wani io
woislip Mammon, wiil a vicw io saiisly oui own pcisonal giccd; oi somciimcs wc
dcsiic io sccuic ilc cxalicd posiiion ol picsidcnislip ol ilc Amciican Rcpublic.
lui wc ncvci ilinl ol ilc ncccssiiy ol woislipping ilc loius lcci ol Radla-Kisna
moving mciiily in ilc woodland ol Vraja, wiiloui wlicl ilcic is no oilci way ol
sccuiing ilc pcimancni good.
Tlcic aic somc wlo wani io woislip Kisna noi ol Vrínáavan bui ol Dvaraha,
wlcic Hc is bcing scivcd majcsiically by ilousands ol His Quccns; wlilc oilcis aic
willing io scivc icspccilully ilc Loid Vailunila-naila (Wlo is posscsscd ol all
wcalil and magniliccncc), wiil ilc lclp ol ilcii uppci limbs only. lui Siï
Caiianya Dcva asls, Slould ilcic bc any scivicc wlicl may noi bc unicsiiicicdly
donc wiil ilc lclp ol all ilc limbs liom lcad io looi (noi cxcluding ilc inlciioi
lowci limbs)'` Onc will lind no dilliculiy in linding oui piopci answci io ilis,
wlcn lc ilinls wiilin limscll ilus: Il ilcsc lowci limbs lavc no usc oi cxisicncc
ai all in ilc Tiansccndcnial Woild (ol wlicl ilis gioss woild is a mcic sladow),
wlcncc aic ilcy and wly aic ilcy' In laci, io usc ilcsc limbs in sciving ilc
Absoluic Loid is ilcii piopci adjusimcni. Wani ol ilis, will lcad us io woclul ways
ol harma and jnana.
1aá vanam upasítavyam-ilc woodland ol Vraja alonc is io bc scivcd and
woislippcd. And io ilai cnd, wc slould always associaic wiil ilc lollowcis and
dcvoiccs ol Siï Caiianya. Associaiion wiil ilosc wlo ialc lisioiic sidc oi
spcculaiivc sidc ol Kisna will spoil cvciyiling. Now wlai docs Siï Caiianya say'
Hc says ilai His Namc will bc pioclaimcd cvciywlcic, all ovci ilc woild-liom
small lamlcis io big ciiics. Malapiablu dcsiics ilai all ilc pcoplc ol ilc woild
slould lnow Krsna-hatna (dciails oi discussions aboui Kisna) as picvailing in
Vrínáavan. Noiwiilsianding ilcii piolicicncics in ilcii paiiiculai licld ol aciiviiics,
ilcy slould lccl ncccssiiy ol Radla-Govinda's bnajan.
Tlc iwclvc vanas oi woodlands, includcd wiilin Vrínáavan aic iwclvc placcs ol
Krsna-bnajan, in iwclvc scpaiaic rasas (capaciiics oi iasics), ol wlicl livc aic
piimaiy, and scvcn aic sccondaiy. Vana-bínarí Krsna, í.c. Kisna wlo wandcis in
ilc woodland ol Viaja, playlully, and Wlo is ilc clligy, cmblcm, oi incainaiion ol
all rasa, is alonc io bc scivcd and woislippcd and noi any oilci iling lilc caiil,
waici oi mud. And in doing ilis, wc slould bcwaic ol ilc ways ol ilc mcnial
spcculaiois, wlo wani io posc as so many Kisnas, by going io cnjoy ilc woild, and
ilus imiiaic Him. Ioi sucl pcisons aic liablc io quaiicl amongsi ilcmsclvcs loi
ilcii own slaic ol cnjoymcnis and lall uliimaicly inio ilis lowcsi dcpil ol
dcgiadaiion. To avoid ilis calamiiy, Kisna slould bc woislippcd as Vana-bínarí,
í.c. Kisna in bínarí, ilc land ol His Own licc, joylul movcmcni.
Now, io iuin io ilc iliid linc ol ilc picvious song, wlicl is:
,bnaja) gaura-gaáaánaraávaíta guru nítyananáa
Siï Gadadlaia las iaugli us ilc piopci way io scivc Kisna, wiil His Own cxamplc
in sciving Malapiablu. Raya Ramananda and Damodaia Svaiupa ioo lavc sci ilc
samc cxamplc. Malapiablu Himscll las slown ilc iiuc lunciions ol a sciviioi.
Tlougl Himscll ilc ical Masici io bc scivcd, Malapiablu las playcd ilc iolc ol a
sciviioi, wiil a vicw io lci us lnow low a sciviioi is io do lis duiy. Again, Siï
Gadadlaia Piablu ioo is a sciviioi (io Malapiablu). Tlc samc absoluic Loid is
Kisna (in His cnjoying aciiviiy), and Siï Gauiasundaia (in His sciving capaciiy).
And Siï Gadadlaia Piablu is His Tiansccndcnial Consoii. A paiallcl casc ol ilis is
ilc insiancc in wlicl a man may sciaicl lis body wiil onc ol lis own limbs,
wlilc an cniiicly scpaiaic pcison (í.c. a iliid paiiy) also may do ilc samc woil.
And Siï Gadadlaia Piablu luinislcd ilc cxamplc ol ilc lasi mcniioncd pcison,
í.c., Hc siands in ilc placc ol ilc iliid paiiy, in ilc aloicsaid casc. (To bc moic
cxplicii, Malapiablu lcic scivcs Kisna-His Ownscll, wlilc ilc iliid paiiy
Gadadlaia scivcs Malapiablu.)
Now io iuin io Advaiia Piablu. Hc acicd as an acnarya oi picccpioi. And so
Kaviiaja Goswami says:
aávaítam narínaávaítaá
acnaryam bnahtí samsanat
bnahtavataram ísam tam
aávaítacnaryam asrayc
°Because He is non-differenf from Hari, fhe Supreme Lord, He is caIIed
Advaifa, and because He propagafes fhe cuIf of devofion, He is caIIed Acharya.
He is fhe Lord of fhe incarnafion of fhe Lord`s devofee. Therefore I fake sheIfer
of Him.`
(C.C. Adi-lila Cl.1, v.13)
Tlc so-callcd acnaryas ol picscni day aic noi icmovcis ol ilc allliciions and
misciics ol ilcii disciplcs, bui icmovcis (sicalcis) ol ilcii disciplcs' piopciiics. lui
wlai soii ol acnarya Advaiia Piablu was' Iiom His Own vcision in Caítanya
Cnarítamríta wc lind ilai Hc dcclaics Himscll as a scivani's scivani ol Siï Caiianya
(Vidc Cnarítamríta 6.S6)
Sciviiudc is ilc picdominaiing lcaiuic ol bnahtí. And ilc acnarya (Advaiia
Piablu) sings gloiy io ii by dcclaiing Himscll as a scivani's scivani ol
Malapiablu. Tlis sciving icndcncy is picdominani in ilc oilci loui rasas. Tlc
spccial claiaciciisiic ol Advaiia Piablu's conduci is lound in His idcniilicaiion ol
His Own icvcicd Scll as a sciviioi io Malapiablu, in spiic ol His vcnciablc
posiiion lilc ilai ol a lailci. lui sucl lumblc sciving aiiiiudc is ncvci lound in
ilc conduci ol ilc so-callcd acnaryas ol picscni day, wlosc only objcci in lilc is io
livc lappily by aciing as gurus.
Ncxi advicc in ilc aloicsaid song is io scivc Guiu Niiyananda. Wc aic io lollow
ilcii idcal only. Wc slould noi ollci ouisclvcs io bc guidcd by ilcsc ignoiani,
dcbauclcd lools, wlo aic lond ol caiing goais' llcsl. Sucl pcisons can ncvci aci as
gurus, ilcy ilcmsclvcs laving lallcn io ilc lowcsi dcpil ol dcgiadaiion.
Ncxi advicc in ilc song is:
,smara) srínívasa, naríáasa, murarí, muhunáa
To icmcmbci Siinivasa, Haiidasa, Muiaii and Mulunda, wlo wcic Niiyananda
Piablu's assisianis, and Malapiablu's associaics in His caiilly aciiviiics in
Navadvipa. Tlcy wcic aslcd by Malapiablu io go liom dooi io dooi, and blcss
cvciyonc wiil Harí-nama, ilus:
pratí gnarc gnarc gíya horo cí bníhsa
boIo hrsna, bnaja hrsna, horo hrsna-síhsa
ína baí ara na boIíba, boIaíba
áína-avasanc así amarc honíba
Go liom dooi io dooi and bcg ilcii lavoui
To say Kisna,` scivc Kisna and lcain His aii,
Say noi, and malc noi oilcis say, anyiling moic,
And ai sun-sci, comc bacl, wiil ncws io my dooi.
Tlcn wc lind ilc lollowing advicc in ilc song:
,smara) rupa-sanatana-jíva-ragnunatna-ávanáva
Hcic wc aic adviscd io icmcmbci Rupa Goswami, Sanaiana Goswami, Jiva
Goswami, Raglunaila Das Goswami and Raglunaila llaiia Goswami. Wc aic io
lollow ilcm. Pnajan is impossiblc wiiloui lollowing Rupa Goswami (in
paiiiculai).
(Ai ilis siagc ol ilc discouisc, Raja K.C. Dcb Roy ol lansbciia comcs in, ollciing
duc obcisanccs io Siïla Piablupada's loly lcci, and iclcis, in couisc ol iall, io
God's mcicy in lciiing lim incidcnially lnow Piablupada's aiiival ai ilc Matn on
ilai vciy day. In icply io wlicl, His Divinc Giacc icmailcd ilus:)
Prabhupada: Ycs, Pnagavan is always lcnding us lclping lands, and wc slould
siicicl oui lands on oui paii io caicl lold ol ilcm. Wc slould waii loi His
lavoui; and wlcn ii comcs, wc slould avail ol ii. Ii will bc aliigli ilcn.
The Raja: lui youi blcssings-ilc loly dusi ol youi loius lcci-aic abovc all.
Today is a gloiious day. Pnagavan las lindly supplicd lood loi my soul ioday.
Prabhupada: Ycs, ilc soul icquiics nouiislmcni, no doubi. Tlc lunciion ol ilc
limiicd soul io ilc Univcisal Soul is wlai is callcd bnahtí, and ilai is ilc only
iling nccdlul. lui unloiiunaicly, pcoplc do noi undcisiand ii. In bnahtí alonc, all
will mcci. Nowlcic clsc is union possiblc.
Lvciyiling slould bc uscd in Pnagavan`s scivicc. And sucl usc alonc is ilc piopci
adjusimcni ol ilings. Ii will bc aliigli il all oui acquiicd lnowlcdgc is uscd in His
scivicc, maling coincidcncc ol ciicumsianccs possiblc, in abscncc ol wlicl ilcic
will bc only claos.
The Raja: Tlc ncws aboui you, in ncwspapci, ai oncc picscnicd youi appcaiancc
bcloic my mind.
Prabhupada: Ycs, sucl associaiion ol idcas ialcs placc wlcn onc is cngagcd in
sciving Sri-Vígrana (ilc Dciiy). And wiiloui ilis, onc is lilcly io bc ovciialcn
wiil nírvísncsna idcas (í.c. idcas aboui ilc Absoluic Tiuil as wiiloui loim, liguic,
aiiiibuics and aciiviiics). Wc slould lavc lull associaiion wiil ilc Absoluic Tiuil.
lui ai picscni, wc aic unloiiunaicly dciaclcd liom ilc samc, wiil ilc icsuli ilai
wc aic biinging misciics and iioublcs upon ouisclvcs, by iunning alici liniic
ilings wiil oui-siiciclcd lands, io giasp any and cvciy limiicd iling, wlicl is lai
liom bcing ilc Undividcd Wlolc oi ilc Absoluic Tiuil. Sucl siaic ol allaiis will
noi ccasc io coniinuc unlcss and uniil wc ialc slclici undci ilc Holy Icci ol
Pnagavan, Wlo is Undividcd and Inliniic. And Sri-Vígrana is noiling bui diicci
manilcsiaiion ol ilc Absoluic Tiuil, í.c., Pnagavan.
The Raja: lui ilc idcas aboui ilc Tiucscll ol ilc Pnagavan aic dillcicni in dillcicni
sccis and communiiics, somc opining ilai Hc is invisiblc, wlilc oilcis aic ol ilc
opinion ilai Hc is visiblc.
Prabhupada: Ycs, bui ilcy aic mcic dillcicni pcispcciivcs ol mcnial spcculaiion.
Sucl aiiiiudc as io acccpi onc idca now, and icjcci ii ilc ncxi momcni, is usclcss
and slould bc avoidcd. Wc slould iclicvc ouisclvcs ol ilis, and iiy io diiccily
appioacl Pnagavan, Wlo is ilc clligy ol ilc ncciai ol cndlcss rasa ,ahníIa-
rasamríta-murtí).
lui wc slould noi losc sigli ol ilc laci ilai Hc is Tiansccndcnial, and so, noi
mcasuiablc oi pciccpiiblc io oui gioss scnscs. And clloii in ilai diicciion, ví,., io
mcasuic Him, will biing in vaiicd sccpiic vicws. And ii is loi ilis icason, ilai ilc
Pnahtí-Pasamríta-Sínánu and ilc Pranma-samníta says:
atan srí-hrsna-namaáí
na bnavcá granyam ínáríyaín
scvonmuhnc ní jínvaáau
svayam cva spnuraty aáan
°So fhe Name Who is idenficaI wifh Krsna, is nof percepfibIe fo gross senses
buf manifesfs HimseIf (í.c. is arficuIafed) of His Own accord, on fhe fongue (í.c.
in fhe moufh) of fhose who are eager fo serve Him.`
(l.i.s. 2.109)
prcmanjana-ccnuríta-bnahtí-víIocancna
santan-saáaíva nráaycsu víIohayantí
yam syama-sunáaram acíntya-guna-svarupam
govínáam aáí-purusam tam anam bnajamí
°I worship fhaf originaI Lord Shyama Sundara (Krsna) Who is possessed of
inconceivabIe Form and Affribufes, percepfibIe fo such (franscendenfaI) eyes
onIy as are painfed and so invigorafed, as if were, wifh fhe painf of Ioving
service known as bhahtí.` (Bs. 5.38)