Then Narada muni met him raaste mein. Narada muni baad mein kahate “tu chota baccha hai tereko e sab sehana chahiye. Tereko maan apamaan ka kya badi bath hain. Tereko kuch nahi karna chahiye. Jaa, tu Suruchi se maafi maangle." Dhruva bole “Maharaj, aapke siksha bara bar hain magar mera steel alag hain. I am of different steel. Mujhe nahi chalega yeh. Mujhe to bagavan ko prapti karni hai.” Dhruva nichai deka iska determination dekha ki pakka nichai iska to isliye maha mantra ka e mantra dediya. “Om namo bhagavate vaasudevaya. Jaa baccha, you repeat it and you will achieve.” Phir Dhruva Maharaj jaane ke badh austerity dekiye ki tapa kitana accha kiya hai bacche ne. Hum yeh copy nahi kar sakenge. Aur kuch na kuch karna hain. [Then Narada muni met him on the way and he told, “You are a small child, you should tolerate all these. Honor and dishonor is not a big deal for you. You should not do anything. You go and apologize to Suruchi”
Dhruva told “Maharaj, what you have told is perfectly fine but I am of different steel. This suggestion will not work for me. I have to attain Bhagavan”
After seeing the solid determination of Dhruva Maharaj, he gave this mahamantra “Om namo bhagavate vaasudevaya. Go my child, you repeat and you will achieve.”
Then Dhruva Maharaj left, and looks at his austerity. How well the child did the austerity. We won’t be able to copy this; however, we have to do something or the other.]
How to attain Kṛṣṇa?
Pahale ye bichara jo patte jhaad ke patte hote the wo todke kha leta tha. Usise chala liya ekh mehina chala liya, ek mahina chalaya. aur kudh baitgaya dhyan mein. Phir baad mein sochne laga ke todna padata hain jama karna padata hain aur khana padata hain. Heh bahuth time jata hain issme. Doosre mehine mein khali jo patte neeche girjate the wohi leke khaa jatatha. Phir ekh mehana eisa nikal gaya. Phir isko laga hain e patte ko jama karne mein aur kane mein bahut time lag jata hain, hume paani peekar rahaloonga. To pane peekar rehane lage teesra mehine mein. Bhagavan ka dhyan na choda. Phir isko laga ki pani penabhi mushkil bath ho jati hain. Kyonki uttana samay jata hai. Phani bhi bandh kardiya chowdha mehane mein. Phir saans lekar chalta raha. Aur saans se humara jeevan chal sakta hai.
Saas (you know) aur Saans do shabh hain humare [Maharaj laughs]. Saans bhi badi priya hain aur saas bhi badi priya hain. Hum idhar saas ke bare mein nahi bath kar rahe hain. Hum Saans ki kar rahe hain. So we breathe in and we can survive. Yeh Breath se bhi chalte rahti hai. [First, the poor child, used to eat the leaves of the bushes. He sustained this for one month while meditating. Later, he thought “I have to pluck, gather and eat”, so in the second month he ate only fallen leaves. One month passed this way. Then we thought “This collecting of leaves and eating is also consuming time; now I’ll sustain myself just by drinking water.” So he started living on just water in the third month, without leaving this focus on Bhagavan. Then he thought that even drinking water is problematic because that much time is wasted. He stopped drinking water also in the fourth month, he carried on just breathing. By breathing our life can moves on.
We have two words Saas and Saans. [laughs] Saans (breath) is also very dear and Saas (mother-in-law) is also very dear. We are not talking about Saas, we are talking about Saans. [laughs] We breathe in and we can survive. By breathing also we survive.]
To Yeh jab eisa bhi usne dekha ki breath se bhi kaam ho raha hain to doosare sabh bath bandh kar di. Kehane ka matlab ye hai ki Bhagavan keliye kuch na kuch chodane ki avshyaktha hai. Aur isliye purshotham māsa hey bada pavitra hain. Isme kuch na kuch tyag karne ki avshyaktha hain. Kuch Kuch niyam lelo. Ey mehane main ey nahi karenge. Doosra hey niyam ho na ho ittana karo ey mehane main aapke dimaag mein koyi buri bath na aye. Kisike bare mein ninda na aye aapki mann mein. Kiske bare mein koyi amaṅgala vichaar na aye. Ittana to kariye. Ye mehana dimaag ko saaf karne ko prayatan kare. Aur ey mehnath karenge aap?
[So when he saw that by just breathing he is able to manage, then he stopped all rest (survival activities). What is implied here is that for Bhagavan there is a need sacrifice some thing or the other. That is why Puruṣottama māsa is very pure, we need to sacrifice something or the other in this month. Take some regulations that “In this month I won’t do this…” Secondly, whether you have any regulation or not do alteast this much that in this month you won’t bring any bad thoughts in your mind. No criticism for others comes in your mind. Not think anything inauspicious for others. Please to atleast this much. In this month try to keep the mind clean. Will you do this much endevour?]
Kyoki issme bada satisfaction hai. Santosh hai.. jitana jyada santosh rahega uttana jyada kaam hota rahega. Please kuch na kuch karein. Ye purshotham māsa ka upayog kare. [May be you will continue because there is lot of satisfaction in this. Santosh is there. As much satisfaction you will have, that much work will keep happening. Please do something. Take benefit of this Puruṣottama māsa.]
Pray to Kṛṣṇa like mother Kunti
Yeh bath hain ke dekhiye. Aur iski vaje se Kunti ne jo hammein diya hain unki jaisa kisine nahi diya hain. Aur jab asaan reeta inhone doondi ki “bhai main kaise prayathana karoon? Tu itna bada aadmi hai tu to matter hai material manifestation kiya hai tune adhyatmika shristi bhi utpanna ki hai. How we can attain to you?” Aur doosre sloka mein ye bada asaan rasta bata rahi hai. Chant kareye please.
[Look, this is the point. And because of this, whatever Kunti has given, nobody has given anything like that and when she found a very easy way that “How can I pray to you? You are such a big person. You have created material manifestation and spiritual creation. How we can attain to you?” And in the second verse she is telling a very easy way. Please chant.]
[Maharajji leads recitation of SB 1.8.18-22, starting with SB 1.8.21]
govindāya namo namaḥ
[Let me therefore offer my respectful obeisances unto the Lord, who has become the son of Vasudeva, the pleasure of Devaki, the boy of Nanda and the other cowherd men of Vrndaavana, and the enlivener of the cows and the senses.](S.B 1.8.21)
namasye puruṣaḿ tvādyam
īśvaraḿ prakṛteḥ param
antar bahir avasthitam
[Srimati Kunti said: O Kṛṣṇa, I offer my obeisances unto You because You are the original personality and are unaffected by the qualities of the material world. You are existing both within and without everything, yet You are invisible to all.](S.B 1.8.18)
na lakṣyase mūḍha-dṛśā
naṭo nāṭyadharo yathā
[Being beyond the range of limited sense perception, You are the eternally irreproachable factor covered by the curtain of deluding energy. You are invisible to the foolish observer, exactly as an actor dressed as a player is not recognized.](S.B 1.8.19)
kathaḿ paśyema hi striyaḥ
[You Yourself descend to propagate the transcendental science of devotional service unto the hearts of the advanced transcendentalists and mental speculators, who are purified by being able to discriminate between matter and spirit. How, then, can we women know You perfectly?](S.B 1.8.20)
govindāya namo namaḥ (3)
[Let me therefore offer my respectful obeisances unto the Lord, who has become the son of Vasudeva, the pleasure of Devaki, the boy of Nanda and the other cowherd men of Vrndaavana, and the enlivener of the cows and the senses.](S.B. 1.8.21)
namas te pańkajāńghraye
[My respectful obeisances are unto You, O Lord, whose abdomen is marked with a depression like a lotus flower, who are always decorated with garlands of lotus flowers, whose glance is as cool as the lotus and whose feet are engraved with lotuses.] (S.B. 1.8.22)
Everything in relation to Kṛṣṇa is spiritual
Kṛṣṇa ke bare me ye ekh yaadh rakhne hain. Inkke sambandh mein jo bhi kuch aa jata hain ye sabh adhyatmik hojata hain. [Regarding Kṛṣṇa please remember this one thing. Whatever comes in relation to Him that becomes spiritual.] It is turned into spiritual matter. His garland is also spiritual. His bed stage is also spiritual. His umber (pitamber) is also spiritual. Everything becomes spiritual. Not only is that, but mrdanga which we perform in kirtan is also spiritual. That’s why we pay obeisances to mrdanga also. The living entities who run after Kṛṣṇa also they loose the material inebrieties. They also become spiritual. Please, this is the easiest way to become spiritual from the material rut. And that’s why we insist that at least the rememberance must continue.
[Mararaji recites SB 1.8.20-21, while describing its importance]
Srila Prabhupāda has written in so many places there only these two verses will take you back to Godhead. The only two verses, this “kṛṣṇāya vāsudevāya…..” and “namaḥ pańkaja-nābhāya…” please chant loudly. kṛṣṇāya vāsudevāya [three times] – The loudly you chant; you know you have the stomach muscle exercise. You have to have the exercise of the stomach muscles. So the louder you chant you will feel more hungry. Prasadam is ready. You know. [laughs] So please loudly you chant.
kṛṣṇāya vāsudevāya [three times]
govindāya namo namaḥ
This naabi, naval area of Kṛṣṇa we very well know, is source of all material manisfestation and that’s why the lotus flower comes out of it and Brahma is born on it, the engineer of material manifestation. We will come to it after some time. So this is how naabhi is very auspicious.