Loving Instructions from Maharaj
I would like to take this opportunity to share some of the beautiful pointers Maharaj gave in my recent conversation with him. He gave powerful instructions which would inspire us in our struggle to gain a stable footing in our spiritual lives. Maharaj was telling that devotees’ nature centers around 3 simple ‘C’s!! Cool, Calm and Composed. He was explaining very nicely that come what may the material situation be, a devotee always maintains his cool, calm and composed disposition because he sees Krsna’s hand in everything. Maharaj pointedly emphasized that a devotee ought to always bear in mind that Krsna will never mean harm to His devotees in any circumstance. It is only our minds that tosses and turns us topsy-turvy. He referred to 2 beautiful verses in BG 2.2 and 2.3 (Prabhupada has provided thought-provoking purports to these verses) as further evidence. Maharaj is most grave and so very scholarly but yet he is able to inject a witty dose of humour amidst it. And how very lovingly he speaks about devotees and Srima Bhagavatam!! When I mentioned how hesitant I am when it comes to calling him, he very lovingly mentioned, “I am not your Guru, I don’t believe in such things. I am actually your father.” And with a further touch of sweetness he remarked, “Does a son need to fix an appointment to see his father?!!” He oozes so much of love that it is so difficult to pen it in words. Despite my wretched material existence, many times I have wondered what little good fortune I must have done to have come under his shelter. For the past 10 years, he has filled the deep vacuum in my heart with so much of sweet memories. I can only thank him so much for that. I would like to take the liberty and quote something very nice Subhadra Mataji had written in an e-mail to me… “In San Diego, there are quite a few Prabhupada disciples, and they always want to come see Gurudeva. Not only does Gurudeva himself actually remind people of Srila Prabhupada, but the way Gurudeva speaks about Srila Prabhupada actually makes Srila Prabhupada’s disciples cry. Gurudeva is a very special personality.”
– Samanjas das, Singapore.
Hare Krishna Hare Krishna
Hare Rama Hare Rama
and be happy.