My dear devotees, receive my affection today .
Today I want to share a very important verse with you all so that we can all meditate on it together. It is a verse from Bhagavad Gita Chapter 9, called the most confidential knowledge.
The translation says:
"O son of Pritha, those who are not deluded, the great souls, are under the protection of the divine nature. They are fully engaged in devotional service because they know Me as the Supreme Personality of Godhead, original and inexhaustible."
In this verse the words " bhajanty ananya- manaso " mean : do service without deviation of the mind.
"jnatva bhutadim avyayam" so you can know the Lord is inexhaustible.
"avyayam": that is, He is inexhaustible. The Lord which is inexhaustible.
And there is another verse that is complementary and very important: (B.G. 9.11):
"Fools deride Me when I descend in the human form. They do not know My transcendental nature as the Supreme Lord of all that be."
And this following verse is also very important (B.G. 9.10):
"This material nature, which is one of My energies, is working under My direction, O son of Kuntī, producing all moving and nonmoving beings. Under its rule this manifestation is created and annihilated again and again."
It is very important to learn verses. The Vedas are very powerful. The Bhagavad Gita tells us of many things. It is important here to point out that
Krishna's material nature is created by
Him and is under His control. That means that all living entities in this
material world are created by Him- birds, snakes, crocodiles, rabbits, trees,
all created by Him. And so this creation is created and annihilated again and
again by His order.
So, effectively the Bhagavad Gita clearly tells us how things are. No room for speculation. Today I share with you many verses that speak for themselves (B.G. 9.2):
"This knowledge is the king of education, the most secret of all secrets. It is the purest knowledge, and because it gives direct perception of the self by realization, it is the perfection of religion. It is everlasting, and it is joyfully performed. "
These verses are very important ...
One should not only memorize them, but learn the translation and read attentively the commentary of Srila Prabhupada on each verse, so that one can understand them well.
A preacher must be very qualified and must learn verses of scripture so that your message becomes consistent. So that is why the devotees in Seva work to compile the book " Pracaramrta" so that all of you can as good preachers have all the tools on hand.
This is another very powerful verse, where the omnipresence of
Krishna is confirmed (B.G. 9.4):
"By Me, in My unmanifested form, this entire universe is pervaded. All beings are in Me, but I am not in them."
A very powerful statement, and thus, the Bhagavad Gita is full of very powerful statements. The Lord says: "All beings are in Me, but I am not in them":
But, also, the Lord is at the heart of each soul, as the Paramatma ... So that is His infinite qualities.
One fails to understand the greatness of the Supreme Lord, and then when some speak of Paramatma, some think that means that we are all God, but there is nothing more wrong than that. We are part and parcel of God ... we are NOT God.
It's like saying that a parent who has 1000 children and one of those children says: "I am also the father," that's not possible, it is just another child of the same father. Not the father. It makes no sense . The other 999 children would say, "How can you say that you are our father? You are our brother." We learn all this nectar from the Bhagavad Gita. I want you to learn this nectar, and share it enthusiastically in the temples ...
As you read these statements of Bhagavad Gita and one makes them a part of their life, you find all the information you need, and it can soothe all the doubts that may come ...
"Everything you do, everything that you offer or give away, only do it as an offering to Me."
That's the conclusion of the Bhagavad Gita that everything should be offered to the lotus feet of the Lord.
With these words I say goodbye for today. I thank all of you who are present each week in the Sunday Chat. In the coming days I 'm going back to
Miami, New York
and then to Ecuador, happy
to have shared with the devotees of . Germany
I leave all my affection.
Jay Srila Prabhupada
Your always well wisher,
B. A. Swami Paramadvaiti .