Lecture

Type:
Lecture
Date:
March 26
Year:
1977
Place:
Bombay

Prabhupāda: Ladies and Gentlemen, the very learned erudite scholarly speaking by our Dr. Svarūpa Dāmodara Singh must have created some impression in your mind, I am sure. So our this Kṛṣṇa consciousness movement, it is full of scientific knowledge. Jñānaṁ te ‘haṁ sa-vijñānaṁ pravakṣyāmy anasuyave [Bg. 7.2]plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigBhagavad-gītā 7.2

I shall now declare unto you in full this knowledge both phenomenal and noumenal, by knowing which there shall remain nothing further to be known.
. Kṛṣṇa said to Arjuna that “I am speaking to you knowledge, jñānam, sa-vijñānam, with scientific understanding.” So “Why You are speaking to me?” Jñānaṁ te ‘haṁ sa-vijñānaṁ pravakṣyamy anasuyave: “Because you are not envious. That is your qualification. You are very submissive student. Therefore I’ll give you.” So the dictation is coming from Kṛṣṇa, as Dr. Svarūpa Dāmodara says. That’s a fact. Kṛṣṇa says, sarvasya cāhaṁ hṛdi sanniviṣṭo mattaḥ smṛtir jñānam apohanaṁ ca [Bg. 15.15]plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigBhagavad-gītā 15.15

I am seated in everyone's heart, and from Me come remembrance, knowledge and forgetfulness. By all the Vedas am I to be known; indeed I am the compiler of Vedānta, and I am the knower of the Vedas.
: “I am situated in everyone’s heart.”

īśvaraḥ sarva-bhūtānāṁ
hṛd-deśe ‘rjuna tiṣṭhati
bhrāmayan sarva-bhūtāni
yantrārūḍhāni māyayā
[Bg. 18.61]plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigBhagavad-gītā 18.61

The Supreme Lord is situated in everyone's heart, O Arjuna, and is directing the wanderings of all living entities, who are seated as on a machine, made of the material energy.

So we are creating our different position. Kṛṣṇa is situated within your heart. Īśvaraḥ sarva-bhūtānāṁ hṛd-deśe. He is pointing out, “Find out, hṛd-deśe, within the heart.” Therefore the yogīs, they try to find out Paramātmā. Dhyānāvasthita tad-gatena manasā paśyanti yaṁ yoginaḥ [SB 12.13.1]. The yogīs’ business is to find out Kṛṣṇa within the core of the heart. He is there. There are many places, explained.

teṣāṁ satata-yuktānāṁ
bhajatāṁ prīti-pūrvakam
buddhi-yogaṁ dadāmi taṁ
yena mām upayānti te
[Bg. 10.10]plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigBhagavad-gītā 10.10

To those who are constantly devoted and worship Me with love, I give the understanding by which they can come to Me.

So He is always prepared. Kṛṣṇa comes for this purpose, to give us the real knowledge. Yadā yadā hi dharmasya glānir bhavati bhārata tadātmānaṁ sṛjāmy aham [Bg. 4.7]plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigBhagavad-gītā 4.7

Whenever and wherever there is a decline in religious practice, O descendant of Bharata, and a predominant rise of irreligion—at that time I descend Myself.
. Why don’t you take this opportunity? That is our lamentation. Especially in India, where Kṛṣṇa personally came, where He gave…, left behind Him so valuable instruction, Bhagavad-gītā, why you are refusing? Why you are misinterpreting and spoiling your life and spoiling others’? Don’t do it. Take it very seriously. And as soon as we are engaged—teṣāṁ satata-yuktānāṁ bhajatāṁ prīti-pūrvakam—as soon as we submit to Kṛṣṇa and serve Him, prīti-pūrvakam, with love and affection… Not officially. Kṛṣṇa understands everything, that who is worshiping Him with love and affection and who is worshiping Him for some material gain. Kṛṣṇa is nobody’s servant. He cannot be order-supplier. You must be prepared to supply His order or to obey His order. Then prīti-pūrvakam: then He will give you instruction. What instruction? Yena mām upayānti: “Again come back home.”

So last night we were speaking of the Bhāgavata śloka that this life should not be spoiled like hogs and dogs. We must learn how to love Kṛṣṇa with love and affection and take instruction from Him to make our life successful.

Thank you very much. Hare Kṛṣṇa.

Tamāla Kṛṣṇa: Some questions now, Śrīla Prabhupāda? Chant Hare Kṛṣṇa. [kīrtana] [break] [end]