My dear devotees, receive all my affection from Mexico .
The land of Sri Gauranga Radha Madhava .
Very nice days in the company of Mexican warriors . Today I want to talk about a very common issue among us, of which we hardly realize that we are very attached to. It is the envy of God . We always seek to be the most prominent of something.
A girl wants to be the prettiest, or someone wants to be the richest . We are always trying to be "the most ..." So, when this is exaggerated, the richest wants to be even richer than God ... That's the bad consciousness of competition, the rising vanity, the desire for power . In the scriptures we find many examples of this, the demons like Hiranyakasipu wanted to be more than Krishna ... Even demigods like Lord Indra, also are envious of God. What to say about Lord Brahma himself , who thinks he can fool and confuse Krishna hiding his friends, shepherds and cows.
Nobody can compete with Krishna, no one should , no one should doubt the existence of Krishna. That is something offensive, intolerable. Krishna is the Supreme, they can give Him different names, but if you call Him Yave , Adonai , Allah , or as you like to call Him it is still Krishna , the Supreme Personality of Godhead. He is the origin of all, the sum total of all and, in addition, He is your everlasting father, the goal of all perfection.
So how to be envious of someone who has given us all ? Envy is not only competition , if you do not pay attention to God you are also envious, for you are not able to appreciate all that you have received from Him nor revere Him for that.
Have you ever wondered : What do you do for Krishna ? In other words we can say that God is always present, but it does depend on how much value we give it, is simply a matter of realities. In Vedic culture the presence of God is in all areas of life and it is a constitutional right . The same happens in the ancient cultures. It's all constitutional and it does not give rise to discussion. Krishna can not be debatable. It is not a matter of debate or ambiguity. We can not say that we are all God ... God of what?
The Mayavadis , the Impersonalists are completely envious of God. They accept all the incarnations of Vishnu as figures you can meditate and worship, but why to what extent ? So they can "detach" themselves from the personal and melt into nothingness. It should be clear that just because we know that we have an eternal nature with God, that we do not have the need to pray, nor to purify or qualify ourselves as servants. Contrary. For as much awakened spiritual nature that we have we must recognize the superiority of Sri Krishna and His associates Sri Balaram , Sri Gauranga and Nityananda ... For only they can save us from material existence. Only Krishna and Prabhupada can save us.
Srila Prabhupada said that he could help us to stay connected to Him. So we must give much importance to cultivate our relationships with others to always stay beside the devotees and Prabhupada, stay close to them and become their servants, so we will be forever linked to Krishna Himself . We must cut that root of envy towards God and we will succeed only to the extent that we do service in connection with the devotees and the spiritual master .
Some time ago in Europe there was a famous yogi who invited people to " become God through meditating". Imagine that madness. Such things are very common today because people want to enjoy to the maximum exponential possibility of everything, so they yearn to become God of something. This is just another confirmation that we are marked by envy .
We must precisely define that Sri Krishna is the Supreme Personality of Godhead, so to cut the impersonal that has expanded so strongly and that preaches this jealousy without reason and which only makes us believe that we should not worship anyone because I myself am the center of everything. What a crazy mentality. Our goal is to become servants of Krishna and His devotees. Krishna himself has revealed the process for this. That's what we want and that's what we're spreading. That is the essence. So that is why we do marathons in December in Bogota, Chile, Mexico, Peru ... To expand the process of becoming servants of Krishna, to save the souls of the envious tendency towards God that looks so lovely, but it is no more than a great offense. These are the teachings of Srila Prabhupada.
I want each of you to feel completely part of this family of service to Srila Prabhupada and focus on working hard and wonderfully to be happy about it.
That's my message to you today .
Today we have a very nice preaching to organize here in Mexico. Devotees are very active, developing wonderful programs .
There is nothing to fear , for Lord Krishna is here and we are dealing in His service. We just have to connect with Srila Prabhupada and move on. All my love to you. Have a very nice ending in the December marathon, conquering many hearts for Krishna and Prabhupada.
Jay Srila Prabhupada!
Your always wisher,
Swami B.A Paramadvaiti