Lecture – Kesava Bharati Dasa Goswami – SB 7.10.12

Lecture – Kesava Bharati Dasa Goswami – SB 7.10.12

 
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Lecture - Kesava Bharati Dasa Goswami - SB 7.10.12
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Kesava Bharati Dasa Goswami gave this morning’s lecture on Srimad Bhagavatam, Canto 7, Text 10, Verse 12.  

TRANSLATION

It does not matter that you are in the material world. You should always, continuously, hear the instructions and messages given by Me and always be absorbed in thought of Me, for I am the Supersoul existing in the core of everyone’s heart. Therefore, give up fruitive activities and worship Me.

The audio is a bit rough for the first half (trying out a new mic) but improves afterwards.

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2008-05-28

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Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Srimad Bhagavatam 7.10.12

katha madiya jushamanah priyas tvam
avesya mam atmani santam ekam
sarveshu bhuteshv adhiyajnam isam
yajasva yogena ca karma hinvan

TRANSLATION

It does not matter that you are in the material world. You should always, continuously, hear the instructions and messages given by Me and always be absorbed in thought of Me, for I am the Supersoul existing in the core of everyone’s heart. Therefore, give up fruitive activities and worship Me.

PURPORT

When a devotee becomes materially very opulent, one should not think that he is enjoying the results of his fruitive activities. A devotee in this material world uses all material opulences for the service of the Lord because he is planning how to serve the Lord with these opulences, as advised by the Lord Himself. Whatever material opulence is within his possession he engages to expand the glories and service of the Lord. A devotee never performs any fruitive or ritualistic ceremony to enjoy the results of such karma. Rather, a devotee knows that karma-kanda is meant for the less intelligent man. Narottama dasa Thakura says in his prema-bhakti-candrika, karma-kanda, jnana-kanda, kevala vishera bhanda: both karma-kanda and jnana-kanda — fruitive activities and speculation about the Supreme Lord — are like pots of poison. One who is attracted to karma-kanda and jnana-kanda spoils his existence as a human being. Therefore a devotee is never interested in karma-kanda or jnana-kanda, but is simply interested in favorable service to the Lord (anukulyena krishnanusilanam), or cultivation of spiritual activities in devotional service.