You Should have a STRONG Faith
You Should have a STRONG Faith
Excerpt from a class delivered at the New Braj Festival 2005
by Srila Gurudeva Bhaktivedanta Narayana Goswami Maharaja
“There are two things to understand, that we have heard, that in Svati nakshatra, constellation of Svati, rain comes, and that water goes in banana tree and it becomes camphor automatically; in the head of elephant and it becomes, mukta, gaja mukta, what? Pearl; and if it goes in the hoofs of cows, gorocana, very precious, very costly thing, and when it goes in the oyster shell, it becomes pearls, very valuable, more than kohinoor heera, and snake hood, then mani… and ……
So someone has idea, that by association, you can come in dasya rasa, santa rasa, sakhya rasa, vatsalya rasa and madhurya rasa, and it can be changed. But you should have a STRONG faith that it cannot be changed.
What is in your constitutional form? There is something, rasa, in your constitutional form, either dasya, sakhya, vatsalya or madhurya. And of them, there must be something. But now it is covered with Maya. I have to come to help you to remove that Maya.
So, there is something in the constitutional form of jivas. They have some … thing, but not manifested. Not manifested.
Like, by any example you can know. Oh, there is ganga nadi, flowing very gently, very powerful water, you know. And on both sides of Ganges very fertile land, very fertile land. So, you planted mango seed, tamarind, jackfruit, and thorn tree, babul, and so many trees. Same water is given. Same air is there. Same sun is giving light. Same gardener is watering. Everything is there, same. But, why mango tree gives mango? Why babul tree gives thorns? Why jackfruit like jackfruit? Why not coming same thing in all seeds?
So we are like…. Ganges water, like all these things. And If so many kinds of devotees, devotees of sakhya rasa, vatsalya rasa, madhur rasa – you are in association of them, and they are making you hear their krishna-katha, so fruit will not come in one way, like one; like mango, jackfruit, tamarind and others… coming from their own seed.
So we have something in our constitutional form, any of these five rasas.
So if there is association, or that sadhu is of dasya rasa, up to dasya rasa he can help. If a devotee, high degree, maha-bhagavat or bhagavat is of sakhya rasa, he can help you up to – he cannot help you in madhur rasa. And if any devotee is of madhur rasa he can help all.
But in the end he will give what? What you have in your constitutional form. He cannot change. Never and Never!”
~ Srila Gurudeva Bhaktivedanta Narayana Goswami Maharaja
SOURCE: New Braj Festival, 2005. Direct transcription from video.
Thanks to Kishori-mohan prabhu for sharing.
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