Lecture SB 07.06.02 – Vrndavana
Prabhupāda: So there is no question of oneness. This oneness is false. There must be separate existence. Then there is satisfaction. A friend loves his friend, and the other friend exchanges love. That is satisfaction, not that “You are my friend and I am your friend. Let us become one.” That is not possible, and that is not satisfaction. Therefore those who are Māyāvādīs, to become one with the Supreme, they do not know what is satisfaction really. Artificially they try to become one. That is not satisfaction. Ye ‘nye ‘ravindākṣa vimukta-māninas tvayy asta-bhāvād aviśuddha-buddhayaḥ (SB 10.2.32). The Māyāvādī thinks that “Now I have realized Brahman. I am Brahman, spirit soul. So I’ll become one with the supreme spirit soul as soon as this body is finished.” Gatākāśa potakāśa, it is said. But that is not real satisfaction. Ye ‘nye ‘ravindākṣa vimukta-māninaḥ. They think, “Now I am liberated. I am one with the Supreme.” But actually he is artificially thinking that. Ye ‘nye ‘ravindākṣa vimukta-māninas tvayy asta-bhāvād aviśuddha-buddhayaḥ. Because they have no right information how to become satisfied fully, therefore they are aviśuddha-buddhayaḥ. Their intelligence is not yet pure. It is impure, again material. Āruhya kṛcchreṇa paraṁ padaṁ tataḥ patanty adho anādṛta-yuṣmad-aṅghrayaḥ (SB 10.2.32).
Therefore you will find the Māyāvādī sannyāsīs, they come again to serve humanity, to serve animals, to serve this, that, country, society. This is Māyāvāda. Aviśuddha-buddhayaḥ. He could not stay in the exalted post of being servitor and the served. The Supreme Lord is served and we are servant. Because we could not get to that position, therefore… My position is to serve. I did not like to serve Kṛṣṇa. I wanted to become one with Him. Therefore my position is not clear. Therefore, instead of serving Kṛṣṇa, I come to back again to serve humanity, community, nation, and so on, so on, so on. The service cannot be rejected. But because aviśuddha-buddhayaḥ, not properly trained up, still his unclean state of mind, instead of serving Kṛṣṇa, because he is hankering after giving service but being nirākāra, nirviśeṣa, without Kṛṣṇa, then where he will serve? The service spirit, how it will be utilized? Therefore they come back again—country, society… Once they give up, brahma satyaṁ jagan mithyā: “These are all mithyā.” But they do not know that actually giving service is real blissful life. That they do not know. Āruhya kṛcchreṇa paraṁ padaṁ tataḥ patanty adhaḥ (SB 10.2.32). Therefore they fall down, again material activities.
So these things happened on account of not clear conception of life. That is Prahlāda Mahārāja. Therefore the clear conception of life, how to serve God, Kṛṣṇa, that is called bhāgavata-dharma. This should be taught to the children. Otherwise, when he is engaged in so many nonsense service, it will be very difficult to drag him from this false engagement and again establish him to the Kṛṣṇa’s service. So when we are children—we are not polluted—we should be trained up in bhāgavata-dharma. That is Prahlāda Mahārāja’s subject matter. Kaumāra ācaret prājño dharmān bhāgavatān iha durlabhaṁ mānuṣa (SB 7.6.1). We are serving. The birds are serving. They have got small kiddie, children. They are picking up food and working very hard and bringing it in the mouth, and the small kiddies, they are chanting, “Mother, mother, give me, give me,” and eat food. There is service. There is service. Don’t think that anyone is without service. Everyone is serv… A man is working hard day and night. Why? To give service to the family, to the children, to the wife. The service is going on, but he does not know where to give service. Therefore Kṛṣṇa said, sarva-dharmān parityajya mām ekaṁ śaraṇaṁ (BG 18.66): “Give Me service. You’ll be happy.” This is this philosophy, bhāgavata-dharma.
Thank you very much.
Devotees: Jaya Śrīla Prabhupāda.
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