Los Angeles, 1973. - SB. 1.8.27 - Part 5 - (DVD 11)
SUBTITLES FOR SP14-01-SB 1.8.27 LA 73 APR-19
[00:01]“My obeisances are unto You, who are the property of the materially impoverished.
[00:04]You have nothing to do with the actions and reaction of the material modes of nature.
[00:08]You are self-satisfied, and therefore You are the most gentle and are master of the monists.”
[00:14]So namah akincana-vittaya. Materially impoverished. This is the first qualification of a devotee.
[00:37]One who does not possess anything of this material world, he simply possess Krsna.
[00:50]That is akincana-vitta. Akincana means one who has lost everything of material possession.
[01:01]Because if you have got a, a small tinge of idea that
[01:14]“I want to become happy materially in this way,” so long you have to accept a body.
[01:21]The nature is so kind that in whichever way you want to enjoy this material world,
[01:33]she will give you a suitable body under the direction of the Lord.
[01:39]Because Lord is situated everyone’s heart. So He knows everything,
[01:44]that you still want something material. He will give you. “Yes, you take it.”
[01:54]Krsna wants that you get full experience that by material gain, you’ll never be happy.
[02:06]This is Krsna’s business. It’s full freedom. Although we have got minute quantity of freedom,
[02:19]because we are part and parcel of Krsna. Krsna has got full freedom,
[02:23]but the freedom quality is there in me because I am part and parcel of Krsna.
[02:30]The chemical composition. The drop of sea water has got a drop of salt also.
[02:40]Although it is not comparable with the salt containing in the sea water.
[02:45]But the salt chemical is there. This is our understanding. Janmady asya yatah [Bhag. 1.1.1].
[02:56]Whatever we have got in minute quantity, the same thing, in fullness is there in Krsna.
[03:09]In fullness. Just like Krsna says: mrtyuh sarva-haras ca aham.
[03:23]Now we have got a propensity to take other’s thing. You can say it is stealing.
[03:35]We have got that propensity. Why? Now Krsna has got. Krsna is known as the Butter-thief.
[03:46]The beginning, thiefing, stealing. So unless that stealing propensity’s there, how I can get?
[03:57]But Krsna’s stealing and my stealing is different.
[04:04]Because I am materially contaminated, therefore my stealing is abominable.
[04:10]Whereas the same stealing in the spiritual absolute platform is so nice that enjoyable.
[04:19]Mother Yasoda enjoying the activities of stealing by Krsna.
[04:25]That is the difference. Material and spiritual. Any activities spiritual, that is all good,
[04:39]and any activity, material, that is all bad. This is the difference.
[04:46]Here, the so-called morality, goodness, they’re all bad. And in the spiritual world,
[04:53]so-called immorality is also good. That you have to understand.
[05:00]Just like to dance with others’ wives at dead of night, this is immoral.
[05:11]Everyone knows. At least in the Vedic civilization, it is not allowed.
[05:16]A young woman is going to another young man at dead of night to dance with him.
[05:24]This will never be allowed in India. Still it is prohibited. But we find that all the gopis
[05:36]as soon as they heard the flute immediately they came.
[05:42]So from material conception it is immoral, but from the spiritual conception, it is the greatest morality.
[05:53]Just like Caitanya Mahaprabhu says: ramya kacid upasana vraja-vadhu-vargena ya kalpita.
[06:02]“Oh, there is no better mode of worship than what was conceived by the
[06:09]vraja-vadhus, the damsels of Vrndavana.”
[06:12]Caitanya Mahaprabhu was very strict about women. In His family life also,
[06:23]He never played any joke with women. He was very joking. But all, all with men.
[06:32]He never played any joke with women. No. Perhaps only once He played joke with His wife,
[06:43]Visnu-priya. When Sacimata was searching after something, she, He simply played a joking word:
[06:55]“Maybe your daughter-in-law has taken it.”
[06:58]That is the only joking we find in His whole life. Otherwise, He was very strict.
[07:05]No woman could come, when He was sannyasi, could come near Him to offer obeisances.
[07:11]They would offer obeisances from a distant place. But He says:
[07:16]ramya kacid upasana vraja-vadhu-vargena ya kalpita.
[07:21]He says that there is no conception of worshiping better than what was conceived by the vraja-vadhus.
[07:30]And what was the vraja-vadhus’ conception? That they wanted to love Krsna, at any risk.
[07:38]So this is not immoral. That we have to understand. Anything in relationship.
[07:47]Just like Prahlada Maharaja. Prahlada Maharaja is standing, and his father is being killed.
[07:55]Is it moral? Would you like to see your father being killed in your presence and you stand.
[08:03]You don’t protest. Is that moral? Nobody will approve it, that this is moral.
[08:12]But actually it so happened that Hiranyakasipu was being killed…
[08:22]The picture is here. And Prahlada Maharaja is trying to garland-the killer.
[08:30]“My dear Lord, Killer, You take this garland. You are killing my father.
[08:36]You are very good boy.” You see. This is, this is spiritual understanding.
[08:46]Nobody will sanction that you, if you cannot protect your father, you must protest,
[08:55]you must cry that: “Here is my father is being killed. Come on, come on, come on. Help…”
[09:00]No. He’s prepared with the garland. And when he was killed, he said to Nrsimhadeva:
[09:10]“My dear Lord, now my father is killed. So everyone is happy.
[09:18]You now wind up Your angry mood.” Nobody is unhappy. He said this very word.
[09:29]Modeta sadhur api vrscika-sarpa-hatya. Modeta sadhur api.
[09:37]A sadhu, a saintly person never approves that one should be killed.
[09:43]Never. Even an animal. A sadhu does not approve. Why animal should be killed?
[09:50]That is sadhu’s business. But Prahlada Maharaja says: modeta sadhur api.
[09:58]A sadhu, a saintly person, is also pleased… When? When a scorpion or a snake is killed.
[10:08]They’re also living entity. A sadhu is never satisfied seeing another living entity being killed,
[10:18]but Prahlada Maharaja says “Even a sadhu is pleased when a snake is killed or a scorpion is killed.
[10:26]So my father is just like snake and scorpion. So he’s killed. Therefore everyone is happy.”
[10:34]Everyone was… Such demon, who simply troubles the devotees, such demon,
[10:45]a very dangerous demon. So when such demon is killed, even saintly persons are satisfied.
[10:53]Although saintly persons, they do not want anybody should be killed.
[10:57]So Krsna is akincana-vitta. One who has lost everything materially, for him, Krsna is the only solace.
[11:16]So Krsna is so kind that if anyone wants material prosperity, and, at the same time,
[11:30]wants to become a devotee… That is stated in the Caitanya-caritamrta that:
[11:37]“Somebody wants Me. At the same time, he wants material prosperity.
[11:43]He’s a fool. He’s a fool.” Therefore people are very much afraid, coming to Krsna consciousness.
[11:53]“Oh, my material prosperity will be finished.” Because they want, don’t, do not want that.
[12:00]They want to stick to… Generally, they go to church, go to temple for material prosperity.
[12:07]“God give us our daily bread.” This is material prosperity. Or “Give me this, give me that.”
[12:16]But they’re also considered as pious because they have approached God.
[12:23]The atheist class, they do not approach. They say: “Why shall I approach God?
[12:31]I shall create my wealth, by advancement of science, I shall be happy.”
[12:39]They are duskrtinah, most sinful, one who says like that, that: “For my prosperity,
[12:50]I shall depend on my own strength, my own knowledge.” They are duskrtinah.
[12:56]But one who thinks that “My prosperity depends on the mercy of God,” they’re pious.
[13:04]They’re pious. Because, after all, without sanction of God, nothing can be achieved.
[13:18]That’s a fact. Tavad tanur idam tanupeksitanam(?). That is also statement of
[13:27]that we have discovered so many counter-acting methods for diminishing our distressed condition,
[13:38]but if it is not sanctioned by God, these counteracting proposition will fail.
[13:45]The example is… Just like you have discovered nice medicine, very qualified physician.
[13:52]That’s all right. But when a man is sick, ask the physician: “Can you guarantee the life of this patient?”
[14:04]He’ll never say: “No, I can do so. I cannot do that. I try my best. That’s all.”
[14:12]That means the sanction is in the hand of God. “I am simply instrument.
[14:19]If God does not like that you should live, then all my medicines, all my scientific knowledge,
[14:30]medical knowledge, will fail.” The ultimate sanction is Krsna’s.
[14:39]They, the foolish persons, they do not know. They are, they are, therefore
[14:44]they are called mudha, rascals. That whatever you are doing, that is very good, but, ultimately,
[14:53]if it is not sanctioned by God, by Krsna, this will be all failure. They do not know that.
[15:00]Therefore they are mudhas. And a devotee knows that: “Whatever intelligence,
[15:07]I have got, I may try to become happy, if Krsna does not sanction, I’ll never be happy.”
[15:16]This is the distinction between devotee and nondevotee.
[15:25]o Krsna says that: “Anyone who is trying to approach Me, to become Krsna conscious,
[15:32]at the same time, he wants to become materially happy, he’s not very intelligent.”
[15:40]That means he’s wasting his time. Our main business is how to become Krsna conscious.
[15:47]This is the main business of human life. But if we waste our time for material improvement,
[15:55]and forget chanting, then that is loss, great loss. So such mentality,
[16:03]Krsna says: ami vijna ei murkhe visaya kene diba. “So this rascal is asking
[16:12]some material prosperity from Me by discharging devotional service.
[16:18]Why shall I give him material prosperity? Rather, whatever he has got, I shall take it away.”
[16:26]Yes. (laughter) It is not laughing. When it is taken away, we become very morose.
[16:36]But that is the test. That is stated by Krsna Himself to Yudhisthira Maharaja:
[16:45]yasyaham anugrhnami harisye tad dhanam sanaih.
[16:48]Yudhisthira Maharaja indirectly inquired from Krsna that:
[16:58]“We are completely dependent on you, and still we are suffering materially so much,
[17:08]that our kingdom is taken away, our wife is insulted, we were attempted to be burned in a house.”
[17:19]So Krsna said: “Yes that is My first business.” Yasyaham anugrhnami harisye tad dhanam sanaih.
[17:29]“If I specially favor anybody, then I take away all his sources of income.”
[17:42]Very dangerous. Yes. I have got my practical experience in this connection.
[17:50]Yes. That is Krsna’s special favor. I do not wish to narrate, but it is a fact.
[18:01]It is a fact. My Guru Maharaja ordered me when I was twenty-five years old that:
[18:15]“You go and preach.” But I thought: “First of all, I shall become a rich man,
[18:20]and I shall use that money for preaching work.”
[18:25]So that’s a long history. I got good opportunity for becoming very rich man in business.
[18:35]And some astrologer told me that: “You should have become like Birla.”
[18:42]So there was some chances, very good chances. I was manager in a big chemical factory.
[18:49]I started my own factory, the business was very successful. But everything was dismantled.
[18:56]I was forced to come to this position to carry out my order of my Guru Maharaja.
[19:01]Akincana-vittaya. When everything was finished, then I took Krsna, that:
[19:12]“You are the only…” Therefore Krsna is akincana-vitta.
[19:15]When one becomes finished of all his material opulences
[19:20]And now I am realizing that I have not lost. I’ve gained. I’ve gained.
[19:31]That’s a fact. So to lose material opulences for Krsna’s sake is not loss.
[19:40]It is the greatest gain. Therefore it is said: akincana-vitta. When one becomes akincana,
[19:50]nothing to possess, everything finished, then Krsna becomes the only riches for such person.
[19:58]Because he’s devotee. Just like Narottama dasa Thakura says:
[20:03]ha ha prabhu nanda-suta, vrsabhanu-suta-juta karuna karaha ei-bara
[20:10]narottama-dasa koy, na theliha ranga pay toma bine ke ache amara
[20:16]This position, that: “Krsna, except Yourself, I have nothing to claim.
[20:24]I have nothing, no possession. So don’t neglect me because You are my only possession.”
[20:33]This position is very nice. When we do not depend on anything material, simply depend on Krsna.
[20:47]That is first-class position of Krsna consciousness.
[20:51]Therefore Krsna is addressed: akincana-vittaya.
[20:55]“When one becomes impoverished materially, You are the only wealth.”
[21:03]Akincana-vittaya. Namah akincana-vitta,… nivrtta-guna-vrttaye. [21:13] [21:12]“The result is that when one takes You as the only possession, immediately
[21:22]he becomes free from the activities of this material nature.”
[21:26]That means immediately he’s posted on the transcendental position of the
[21:33]Absolute. Akincana-vittaya nivrtta-guna-vrttaye, atmaramaya. “At that time,
[21:44]he becomes happy with You, as You are Krsna, You are happy with Yourself…”
[21:54]Because Krsna has no difference between body and self. He’s simply self, spirit soul.
[22:04]So we have got now this body and self. I am self, but I possess this body.
[22:13]Then when actually we become dependent on Krsna, as Krsna is self-satisfied,
[22:21]similarly we can be also self-satisfied with Krsna. Kaivalya, kaivalya-pataye namah.
[22:35]The Mayavadi philosophers, they, monists, they want to become one with the Supreme.
[22:44]As Supreme is self-satisfied, they also want to be self-satisfied by becoming one with the Supreme.
[22:54]Our philosophy is also the same, kaivalya. But we depend on Krsna.
[23:03]We do not become one with, one with Krsna. That is oneness.
[23:08]If we simply agree to abide by the order of Krsna, there is no disagreement, that is oneness.
[23:15]These Mayavadi philosophers, they think that: “Why shall I keep my individual, separate existence?
[23:25]I shall become merged into…” That is not possible. Because we are created,
[23:32]not created, from the very beginning… We are separated part and parcel.
[23:41]We are separated parts and parcels. therefore Krsna says in the Bhagavad-gita:
[23:48]“My dear Arjuna, you, Me, and all these persons who have assembled in this battlefield,
[23:56]we were in the past individuals. We are, at present, individuals, and in the future,
[24:05]we shall continue to remain as individuals. We are all individual.”
[24:09]Nityo nityanam cetanas cetananam. He’s the Supreme nitya,
[24:14]Supreme Living Force amongst many, innumerable living forces.
[24:21]We are jiva, innumerable, ananta. There is no counting how many we are.
[24:29]Sa anantyaya kalpate. So this ananta, innumerable living entities,
[24:36]and Krsna is also a living entity, but He’s the chief. That is the difference. Nityo nityana…
[24:44]Just like there is leader. Leader is one, and followers, there are many.
[24:50]Similarly Krsna is the Supreme Living Entity, and we are subordinate, dependent living entities.
[25:02]That is the difference.
[25:03]Dependent, we can understand, if Krsna does not supply us food, we starve.
[25:11]That’s a fact. We cannot produce anything. Eko yo bahunam vidadhati kaman.
[25:18]So Krsna is maintaining, and we are being maintained.
[25:24]Therefore Krsna shall be the predominator, and we shall be predominated.
[25:30]That is our natural constitutional position. Therefore if we want to become predominator
[25:36]falsely in this material world, that is illusion, That we must give up.
[25:43]That we must give up. We shall always try to become predominated by Krsna. That is successful life.
[25:51]Thank you very much.