Don't Collect Anything
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- Sunday, 18 June 2006
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Badger, California: June 18, 2006
[Respected Hari-katha Readers,
Please accept our humble obeisances. All glories to Sri Sri Guru and Gauranga.
In the previous two Badger classes, Srila Narayana Maharaja has been speaking about our 24 natural gurus. This evening he completed this topic by discussing the 22nd guru (the hawk), the 23rd (the unmarried girl) and the 24th (the wasp):]
I am happy that our festival is very successful in all respects.
Today is our last day. All of you, whether you are ladies or men
whatever I am telling in my classes, you should try to keep in your
pockets and in your hearts. If you really want to very quickly attain
Krsna-prema gopi-prema you should remember all the hari-katha
that I have told.
There was no rice in the house to cook, so she took some paddy and
began to husk it. She was wearing many bangles on her wrists and they
were making some sound as she worked. She broke the bangles, one after
another, and then only two were left on each wrist. Still there was
still some sound as the bangles collided with each other. She finally
broke another bangle from each wrist, and then there was no sound.
The wasp: The wasp catches an insect and puts it in a hole. That
smaller insect becomes absorbed in fear of the wasp, and after some
hours develops a similar state of consciousness as the wasp. What
is the meaning? If you give your mind to someone, by envy, affection
or fear, you will become like him. So be careful. Don't let your mind
go here and there. Give it only to Gurudeva, to elevated Vaisnavas,
and to Sri Sri Radha and Krsna and Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu.