Saturday, 30 May 2015

Friday, May 15th, 2015

Friday, May 15th, 2015 
Birmingham, Michigan


At the Krishna House, I was asked to speak from the Bhagavatam verse 1.8.28.  There is merit to sharing words of wisdom, so I would then like to extract from its purport the following: “It is no use saying that we do not know why and for what we are suffering.  We may forget the misdeed for which we may suffer at this present moment.  We must remember that Paramatma (Supreme Soul) is our constant companion.  And therefore, He knows everything, past, present and future.  And because the Paramatma feature of Sri Krishna destines all actions and reactions, He is the supreme controller also.  Without His sanction, not a blade of grass can move.  The living beings are given as much freedom as they deserve, and misuse of that freedom is the cause of suffering…  Everyone here wants to lord it over material nature, and thus everyone creates his own destiny under the supervision of the Supreme Lord.  He is all pervading and therefore, He can see everyone’s activities.  And because the Lord has no beginning or end, He is known also as the eternal time, Kala.

Some other comments on the topic of kala (time) based on the teachings and practices of our guru, Srila Prabhupada are as follows: 

Time is the most powerful representation of God in the material sphere. 

We may be governed by the movements of the sun and the moon, but it is the Supreme who moves them. 

You can’t buy back a moment of time past with tons of gold. (Chanikya) 

“Time and tide wait for no man.”

Also we might consider this beautiful phrase regarding the process of nature “Yesterday is history, tomorrow is mystery, today is a gift.”

I would like to thank Kelly for her hospitality and her home for a memorable sangha in the evening.

May the Source be with you!

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