9th September 2001 - Reunion in Poland
9th September 2001 - Reunion in Poland
Dear devotees, PAMHO! AGTSP! AGTGM!
After a small pause I will again try to inform you about
the activities of GM.
I couldn't fly with GM to Finland, Norway and Bulgaria.
Now he has travelled to Poland, so I have rejoined him in
Wroclaw. I am going to travell with him untill he leaves to
India (that is November 19). I arrived there on Monday
September 3. GM was supposed to come on Tuesday 4 in the
late evening by the train from Heidelberg. But instead he
arrived the next day early in the morning. Dayal Candra P.
and I went to pick him up by the car. We went to the
platform where the train was supposed to arrive in three
minutes. But after 10 minutes nothing happened. Then we
have realised that actually the train was already standing
there the whole time but we thought that it is was some
other train. But we didn't see GM anywhere either. So what
to do? Somehow Dayal Candra got the idea to return to the
main hall. After a short while we have heard from a
distance "Hariboool!". It was GM carrying all his luggage.
So we immediately run to him and helped him to the car.
Than he explained us the situation: while he was going off
the train, unfortunately he choose the wrong side where
there was not a platform but just a space between the
rails. When he had all his luggage down he saw thru the
door Dayal Candra walking on the opposite side on the peron
searching for him. Although he called on us we didn't hear
him. So GM had to pick up all the luggage and go thru the
train to the right side. Then he went right to the main
hall where he saw me with a beadbag in a distance (I wonder
how he could recognise my beadbag, because we were in plain
clothes) and called on us.
How he could manage such a strenuous activity he has told
us in the car (later I was carrying just some of his
luggage and it was really heavy). One of our Godsisters in
Bulgaria who is a professional doctor gave him a new
medicine for his knee, which as GM said IMMEDIATELY
helped him. It is a mixture of sulfer and salt (1:1) and it
is based on a folk Bulgarian medicine. GM said that he
doesn't feel any pain when he walks and has this mixture on
his knee. So he told me that he was amased to see himself
running up and down in the train station with all the
luggage around his body.
The first class he gave in Wroclaw was on September 5
from BG 3.33. That's the famous verse "Anyone must act
according to his nature, what will repression accomplish?".
So GM expertly smashed any possible misinterpretation like:
"I am so sinful, it's my nature to be inclined to illicit
sex, so I should not repress it."
He then went on to explain that we have two natures
(material - activities of the body according to our guna &
karma and spiritual - activities of the soul, i.e.
devotional service) and how to engage them properly in KC.
Performing our twofold duties- as a body and as a soul-
TOGETHER is acting in knowledge.
I was surprised to see new GM's Deities of Sri Sri
Laksmi-Sesa-Sayi. They are about 9 cm tall and are placed
in a wooden altar (a small box resembling a temple) with a
doors which can be opened and closed and a small light
inside. I am sure that the altar is job of our craftsmen
from Sofia: Sasabindu and Anandamaya Prabhus (ki jay!).
It's done exactly in the same fashion as the first GM's
altar. Before the altar is small metal plate, where is
"There (in Kamyavana), Lord Krsna manifested the milk
ocean, expanded Himself as Ananta Sesa, transformed Himself
into Ksirodakasayi Visnu, and then sat down on the body of
Ananta. Sri Radha then became the beautiful Laxmi-devi, who
with humbly bowed head began to massage Lord Visnu's lotus
feet. This sight greatly delighted Radha's onlooking gopi
-Sri Vraja Riti Cintamani 57
by Srila Visvanatha Cakravarti"
September 6. Today GM was feeling sick, so he didn't give
any class. The next day he felt better, so he spoke on SB
10.13.45 about philosophical significance of Brahma
vimohana lila. Because Brahma's worshipable Deity is
Garbhodakasayi Visnu (who has initiated him into Gayatri
mantra), he was confused whether this little cowherd boy is
his same worshipable Lord. SP compares Brahma to the
"original scientist" because now he was making an
"experiment" by stealing Krsna's friends & cows. "What will
small Krsna do?" he thought. And before also he tried by
his own endeavour to discover the origin of the lotus stem
on which he was sitting. But he failed to do so. But
Brahma's credit is his devotion to Krsna, who is known as
Ajita, or unconquerable (by our attempt to know Him). BUT!
Krsna agrees to be conquered by a devotee who has given up
the mental speculation. He is also known as "sruteksita" or
"one who can be seen thru the ears". But we must have pure
motivation: to hear to purify our heart.
So therefore Brahma is our acarya, not because he steals
cows, but because he always comes to the right conclusion:
"...simply hear about Krsna". On the other hand
materialistic scientists NEVER come to ANY conclusion,
they are like a rat who is running in the circle (they
sometimes keep them running in some kind of circle and
although they seem to be very busy, they are always
standing on one place going nowhere).
At noon we have left for New Santipur Dham (Polish farm).
On the way we have stopped in the town Zlotorya, where GM
took his lunch and gave a BG class for the devotees in
local NH center. After we have arrived to the farm GM took
immediately rest, not feeling very well. The next day
(September 8) he just was taking rest the whole day and was
putting himself together. Later he told me that because of
a fever he had some hallucinations during the night and
when he occasionaly woke up he didn't know in what place he
was. So we have proposed to him that he could stay here
little longer, because originally he wanted to leave on
Monday 10 to Warsaw, and he agreed to stay untill
Wednesday. He said that he is feeling better, but he thought
that by travelling it would go worse again.
(to be continued)
ys Vidyagati das