517) Whether I know how to see, talk and take directions from God! Taught by Srila Prabhupada!

SB-1.2.12— Beyond The Business of Hogs And Dogs-October 23, 1972, Vrndävana.

517) Whether I know how to see, talk and take directions from God! Taught by Srila Prabhupada!

————— So Bhägavata recommends, tat sraddhä, sraddadhänä munayo jnäna-vairägya-yuktayä [SB 1.2.12]. There must be sufficient knowledge. Otherwise this kind of vairägya has no meaning. I have, I’ve taken renounced order of life, but I’ve, privately I’ve got all these nonsense, illicit sex, intoxication, gambling—that is not required. Real knowledge means there must be renouncement of this nonsense. That is real knowledge. Jnäna-vairägya-yuktayä munayah pasyanty ätma… For him, it is not difficult to find out where is God. He can immediately find out God sitting within his heart. Immediately. Premänjana-cchurita-bhakti-vilocanena santah sadaiva hrdayesu vilokayanti [Bs. 5.38]. Anywhere he can sit down and he can talk with God, he can see God, he can take direction from God. Pasyanty ätmani cätmänam bhaktyä sruta-grhitayä. By devotional service. Not by other means. Sruta-grhitayä. By understanding from the Vedas. Not manufactured. Just like Krsna says, evam paramparä-präptam imam räjarsayo viduh [Bg. 4.2]. You have to hear from Krsna or from His bona fide representative. Then it will be sufficient. ———–

Hari Bol

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