2198) Whether I know what preaching is! Taught by Srila Prabhupada!

The Complete Science of Bhakti Yoga # 8.

The Nectar of Devotion. November 4, Vrndavana.

2198) Whether I know what preaching is! Taught by Srila Prabhupada!

——————– So uttama-adhikäri, it is not to be imitated. One must keep himself in the madhyama-adhikäri stage. Madhyama-adhikäri stage means that one knows what is Krsna, isvara, one knows who is Krsna’s devotee. isvare tad-adhinesu. And one knows who is innocent, neither devotee nor nondevotee, and he knows who is nondevotee. This is preaching. In kanistha-adhikäri, he knows simply how to worship the Deity. Arcäyäm eva haraye sraddhayä püjäm sraddhayehate. ———————-—————

Hari Bol.

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2197) Whether I know for uttama-adhikari, no need to preach! Taught by Srila Prabhupada!

The Complete Science of Bhakti Yoga # 8.

The Nectar of Devotion. November 4, Vrndavana.

2197) Whether I know for uttama-adhikari, no need to preach! Taught by Srila Prabhupada!

—————————- But our attempt should be from kanistha-adhikära to madhyama-adhikära. Madhyama-adhikära means preacher. Unless one comes to the madhyama-adhikära, he cannot preach. Because in the uttama-adhikära there is no need of preaching, because uttama-adhikära, he sees everything good. He does not think anyone is lacking Krsna consciousness. He says everyone is Krsna conscious, “Simply I am not Krsna conscious.” Just like Kaviräja Gosvämi says, purisera kita haite muni sei lagistha [Cc. Ädi 5.205]. He sees himself lower than the worm in the stool… But he’s not so, but he thinks like that. ———————-

Hari Bol.

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2196) Whether I know there is no loss even in lower adhikari position! Taught by Srila Prabhupada!

The Complete Science of Bhakti Yoga # 8.

The Nectar of Devotion. November 4, Vrndavana.

2196) Whether I know there is no loss even in lower adhikari position! Taught by Srila Prabhupada!

————————– So we must elevate ourself to the second class devotee position. To become

first-class devotee, that is very difficult job. We can expect after executing devotional service as a madhyama-adhikäri. Then we can be promoted. But if we keep ourself simply on the lower stage of devotional service, then there is chance of falling down. Sa bhaktah präkrtah smrtah. Simply… Just like, generally, they keep in the kanistha-adhikäri stage. Of course, there is no loss. In any adhikära, in any position, you are benefited because you have taken to devotional service. ——————————–

Hari Bol.

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2195) Whether I know who a kanistha-adhikari / prakrtah bhakta is! Taught by Srila Prabhupada!

The Complete Science of Bhakti Yoga # 8.

The Nectar of Devotion. November 4, Vrndavana.

2195) Whether I know who a kanistha-adhikari / prakrtah bhakta is! Taught by Srila Prabhupada!

———————–And then from brahma-bhütah position, you can elevate yourself to the parä bhakti, spontaneous. Parä bhakti means spontaneously, spontaneous devotional service. Automatically, you will be loving Krsna.

brahma-bhütah prasannätmä

na socati na känksati

samah sarvesu bhütesu

mad-bhaktim labhate paräm [Bg. 18.54]

The under, after being in the brahma-bhütah stage, that devotional service is very sound. Parä bhakti. Otherwise, if we stick to the devotional service of temple worship… Just like one is performing temple worship, regulative principles… That is also… We should go forward. This is kanistha-adhikäri. Sa bhaktah präkrtah smrtah. ——-————————

Hari Bol.

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2194) Whether I know how to maintain brahma-bhuta position! Taught by Srila Prabhupada!

The Complete Science of Bhakti Yoga # 8.

The Nectar of Devotion. November 4, Vrndavana.

2194) Whether I know how to maintain brahma-bhuta position! Taught by Srila Prabhupada!

——————— So just like one man is suffering from disease. Some way or other, if he comes in the, what is called, convalescent stage? Means freed from the diseased condition. But if he keeps that convalescent stage rightly, he do not, what is called, again…?

Devotee: Relapse.

Prabhupäda: Relapse. If you do not relapse the disease, then you are nice. Similarly, to keep in Krsna consciousness means you are not diseased condition, but do not allow the disease to relapse. That means do not deviate from the devotional service. Mäm ca avyabhicärena bhakti-yogena yah sevate. Avyabhicärini. Don’t misuse the devotional service. Then you are all right. Sa gunän samatityaitän brahma-bhüyäya kalpate [Bg. 14.26]. Then you keep yourself always in transcendental position, brahma-bhütah position. ———-—————-

Hari Bol.

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2193) Whether I know what brahma-bhuta position is! Taught by Srila Prabhupada!

The Complete Science of Bhakti Yoga # 8.

The Nectar of Devotion. November 4, Vrndavana.

2193) Whether I know what brahma-bhuta position is! Taught by Srila Prabhupada!

————————— Na sädhu manye yata ätmano ‘yam asann api klesada äsa dehah [SB 5.5.4]. Any body, any type of body you get, you must suffer. It doesn’t matter, European body, American body or Indian body or this body or that body. If we think, “Now we are Americans. We are very happy. You are Indians. You are poor…” No. Either poor or happy, it is all unhappiness. Käranam guna sango ‘sya sad-asad. That is, means association with the modes of material nature. But if you engage yourself twenty-four hours in Krsna consciousness business, in devotional service, then sa gunän samatityaitän brahma-bhüyäya kalpate [Bg. 14.26], immediately you are on the brahma-bhütah position, liberated position. —————-———

Hari Bol.

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2192) Whether I know why I am suffering! Taught by Srila Prabhupada!

The Complete Science of Bhakti Yoga # 8.

The Nectar of Devotion. November 4, Vrndavana.

2192) Whether I know why I am suffering! Taught by Srila Prabhupada!

—————————— What is that? Samatityaitän. Mäm ca avyabhicärena bhakti-yogena yah sevate, sa gunän samatityaitän [Bg. 14.26]. Samatitya. Samyag atitya. You can perfectly overcome the influence of the gunas, the three modes of material nature.

Because our suffering is due to association of the three gunas. Käranam guna-sango ‘sya sad-asad-janma-yonisu [Bg. 13.22]. We are getting different types of body, either as a king or as a dog. Sat, asat. We think, “The king’s body is very nice. Dog’s body is not good.” But whatever body we get, material body, that is not very good. —————-——–

Hari Bol.

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