Bhagavat Saptah: a week with a saint


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Chant and be regulated

[The following is the 2nd part of the 3rd day of Bhagavat Saptah given by His Divine Holiness Srila Mahavishnu Gosvami Maharaj recorded on 1st October, 2001 in Sydney Australia.]


Hare Kṛṣṇa Hare Kṛṣṇa

Kṛṣṇa Kṛṣṇa Hare Hare

Hare Rāma Hare Rāma

Rāma Rāma Hare Hare
Lord is the cause of all causes

[These Puruṣa avatara also we have seen, Kāraṇodakaśāyī Visṇu is there, then Garbhodakaśāyī is there, then Kāraṇodakaśāyī is there, so where did all these came from? O Brother, there can be only one factory owner, and there are his managers, assistant managers, laborers, all get appointed by him. He himself is not there, only via his directions everything moves. Similarly this is His factory. His is the only owner. He has invested everything, and this has been explained very nicely in the pages of Bhāgavatam. And in Bhagavad-gītā also the four seed verses are there, in that the first verse.]

ahaṁ sarvasya prabhavo

mattaḥ sarvaṁ pravartate

iti matvā bhajante māṁ

budhā bhāva-samanvitāḥ

[I am the source of all spiritual and material worlds. Everything emanates from Me. The wise who perfectly know this engage in My devotional service and worship Me with all their hearts.](BG 10.8)

[Hindi] usme pehla shabda yahi hai, ki… Mere prabhava se ye sab chaal raha hai. matta sarva pravartate, everything is emanating from Me. Iti matva, those who know this, bhajante māṁ, woh mera bhajan karte hain. Hum pagal nahin hain uska bhajan karne ke liye. Usne pehlehi Bhagavad-gītā mein ye bata diya hai. Ki main hi hoon, root cause, main hi huin. Aur main hone se mere hi charan pakariye. Aur anth mein Bhagavad-gītā mein woh dhamki deta hai. Ki sarva-dharmān parityajya (BG 18.66), tune jo alag alag dharma karke rakhhe hain, woh sab chhod de, and mām eka śaraa vraja. Aur vaisehi jab unhonne, material manifestation, prakriti ka, sarjan karna tha. So He just thought over, kyonki, living entities, already they have the fruitive desires. Fruitive desire wale, sab pare hote hain, Karanodakasayi Visnu ke stomach mein. Aur wahan see unko nikalna hota hai hamesha.

[First word is this, aha sarvasya prabhavo. All this is happening because of me [Kṛṣṇa]. matta sarva pravartate, everything is emanating from Me. And iti matvā, those who know this, bhajante māṁ, they worhip Me [Kṛṣṇa]. We are not mad that we are worshipping Him. In the beginning of Bhagavad-gītā itself He has told that “I am only the root cause”. It’s me, so catch my feet feet. And at the end of Bhagavad-gītā he has ordered sarva-dharmān parityajya (BG 18.66). You have created these separate dharmās please leave those, mām eka śaraa vraja. In the same way, when He had to He create the material manifestation, so he just thought over, because, living entities, already they have the fruitive desires. Those with fruitive desires lie in the stomach of Kāraṇodakaśāyī Visṇu and they have to get out of there always.]

Lord Brahma struggles to find the truth

[Hindi] To inko chance mile hamare jaise jivon ko, ki hum Bhagavan ko pehechan sakein, aur ye chakkar me se hum bahar nikal jayein, isliye unhonne Brahmaji ko pehele utpanna kiya hai. Karanodakasayi Visnu se Garbhodakasayi ai, aur Garbhodakasayi ke naval mein, the whole material manifestation was situated there.

[So that the living enties like us get a chance to recognize Bhagavān and get out of this [material world] that is why He first created Brahmaji. From Kāraṇodakaśāyī Visṇu came Garbhodakaśāyī came, and from the naval of Garbhodakaśāyī the whole material manifestation was situated there.] And from that abdomen, by His arrangement, by His will, the lotus stem come out and the bud was created. And that bud included all the material ingredients, for the creation. And on that lotus flower Brahmā was created, that’s why he is known as Svayambhu. Brahmā was created very nicely. And Brahma is the engineer for all creation. All the jivas are coming from him. And then when he was created, he didn’t know what is happening, because he was all alone, it was all dark, and unlimited water was there, he didn’t know what is the lotus flower, where is he coming from, why is he sitting there? He had so many doubts about it.

[Hindi] Itne doubts theye Brahmaji ke mann mein, ki inko pata hi nahin chala. Ki bhai ye kya hai sab.

[There were so many doubts in Brahmāji’s mind, that he could not find what is all this.] Then he tried to enter on his own, into the stem of the lotus flower, for millions of years he went down, and even then he could not find the root cause. On his own, on our own strength we cannot find out. Then he came up again, completely fed up. He didn’t know, what is to be done. And there was a voice, there, divine voice. And that voice gave him two words, ta-pa, ta-pa, ta-pa. And that is tapa. Without austerity we’ll not be able to find, perform the austerity. Then for many many years, celestial years, long long time, Brahma was meditating, that who is the cause, to find out the cause.

Chant while you can

Here the meditation is very easy, you just chant,

Hare Kṛṣṇa Hare Kṛṣṇa

Kṛṣṇa Kṛṣṇa Hare

Hare Hare Rāma Hare

Rāma Rāma Rāma Hare
And continue chanting, and that is meditation. And you will know everything.
Yasmin vignate sarvam

evam vignatam bhavati

[He who takes Kṛṣṇa’s name, gradually knows everything because as I told you, the essence of śāstras is in this naam smaram [chanting]. There is nothing else. At the time of death, may be Bhāgavatam set is there, Bhagavad-gītā is there, and everything is there, your japa mala is also there. Maybe you will lose capacity to pick up japa mala also. Who knows, within no time this chetan could be withdrawn, by Kṛṣṇa. At the moment I am able to raise my hands, get up and stand up and I can do everything. Within no time you lose the capacity and the life, our material existence, which is against the regulated principles in your youth, the more you suffer in your old age, that we don’t have any idea. Please, teach your young ones, this truth, that you have to have the controlled life. Otherwise the old age will be very horrible and death will be very painful.

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