London, August 11, 1971
Prabhupada: I have to speak something? So we are worshiping Radha-Madhava, the lover or enjoyer of Radharani. [break] Govindam adi-purusam tam aham bhajami **.
tabhir ya eva nija-rupataya kalabhih
goloka eva nivasaty akhilatma-bhuto
govindam adi-purusam tam aham bhajami
Ananda-cinmaya-rasa. Radha-Krsna, Govinda, is enjoying ananda-cinmaya-rasa, spiritual bliss. Cinmaya means spiritual, and rasa, bliss. That is eternal. We are also particles of that ananda-cinmaya-rasa. Anandamayo 'bhyasat (Vedanta-sutra 1.1.12). The Vedanta-sutra says every living entity is ananda-maya. Nature, living entity's nature is to be blissful, happy, always pleasing, but in our material condition of life we are just the opposite. There is neither pleasure, nor knowledge, nor eternity. But these three things are the symptoms of spiritual existence: eternity, blissfulness, and knowledge. [break] Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare, these names are so sweet that how I can relish the transcendental sweet... [break] ...Radharani, but in the Goloka Vrndavana, everything—the land, the water, the trees, the flowers, the cows, the cowherds boy, everything—they are expansion of Krsna's internal potency, ananda-cinmaya-rasa. Ananda-cinmaya-rasa-pratibhavitabhis tabhir ya eva nija-rupataya kalabhih [Bs. 5.37]. That is Krsna's expansion of His own person. Just like when Brahma stole all the cows and calves and cowherd boys of Krsna to test Krsna, whether He is actually the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Krsna immediately expanded Himself in the typical same way: all the cows, calves, cowherd boys.
So there, in the spiritual world, Krsna's energy, everything there—variety, all variety. Here also, the varieties are there. That is expansion of Krsna's material energy, and in the spiritual world the varieties are expansion of Krsna's spiritual energy. Ananda-cinmaya-rasa-pratibhavitabhis tabhir ya eva nija-rupataya kala... Nija-rupa, His own form, expansion. Goloka eva nivasati. Goloka Vrndavana. He is permanent resident there. Akhilatma-bhuto, but He is everywhere. Although situated in His own abode, Goloka Vrndavana, He can expand Himself. Because this material energy is also His energy, so from His energy He can manifest Himself anywhere. So here the Lord Krsna and Radharani, that is the same Krsna and Radharani who are in the Goloka Vrndavana. It is simply expansion to give us facility to accept our service. I think I have given many times this example. Just like in front of your door there is a mailbox. That mailbox, although it appears to be a small box, but it is post office. It is not different from post office. The practical example is that you place your letters within the box and it goes thousands and thousand miles away. Therefore it is post office. Don't think that it is different from the post office. Similarly, ananda-cinmaya-rasa expansion—this Deity. When you are worshiping this Deity, exactly, just like you are posting your letters in the mailbox, it is accepted by Krsna. Don't think that you are worshiping some doll. No. As the post office kindly places a box before your house to facilitate your business, similarly Krsna, goloka eva nivasati, He is living in the Goloka Vrndavana, but He expands Himself as Deity to accept your humble service. Never consider that the Deity is made of stone or brass or wood or like that. Brass, wood, stone—everything is Krsna because everything is Krsna's energy. In the Bhagavad-gita it is said, bhumir apo 'nalo vayuh kham mano buddhir eva ca, bhinna me prakrtir astadha [Bg. 7.4]. Me, "It is Mine." So everything is Krsna's, and from everything, Krsna can appear and accept your service. This is the philosophy. He can appear Himself through stone because stone is His energy. Just like if the electric power is running on, from anywhere you can take electricity, energy. Similarly, his energy is running on everywhere, and you can take the facility of His energy from anywhere, provided you know how to take it. Electric, where insulation is there, but one who knows... I have seen in your country. The telephone man immediately comes and joins telephone. But he knows how to do it. Similarly, Krsna can be manifested from anywhere, everywhere, from anything, provided you know how to do it.
santah sadaiva hrdayesu vilokayanti
yam syamasundaram acintya-guna-svarupam
govindam adi-purusam tam aham bhajami
That technique is love of Godhead. If you learn, it doesn't matter what religion you profess. It is no concern. We do not say that "You become Hindu," "You become Muslim," or "Christian." No. We say that "You become lover of God." You learn how to love God. Your loving propensity is there, but it is being misplaced. It is placed on dog instead of God; therefore you are unhappy. When your loving propensity will be placed in the proper place, you will be happy. This is Krsna consciousness, love of Godhead.
If you want happiness, then you must learn how to love God. You are trying to love somebody, but you are being frustrated, foiled. Because except God, nobody is loving object. And if you love God, then naturally you love everything because God is everything. The example is that if you pour water on the root of the tree, it goes everywhere—to the twigs, to the leaves, to the flowers, everywhere. But if you pour water on the leaf, it is localized. It does not spread. So we are manufacturing, inventing, so many humanitarian work, welfare work, but still, people are unhappy. Why? Because it is pouring water on the leaf, not on the root. So learn by Krsna consciousness how to love Krsna and how to love your country, your society, your friends, everything. But without loving Krsna, you cannot love. This is the secret. And if you love... Just like because I love Krsna, therefore I have come to your country. I had no business to come to your country, naturally. But we are preaching this Krsna consciousness movement means we love everyone. We don't make any distinction. We love animals also. We don't like to see animal killing. That is also one of our propaganda: "No meat-eating." Why? To save the animals, because we love animals also. We love even the ant—because we love Krsna.
So this is the technique of Krsna consciousness, that if you learn how to love Krsna, then you will love everything. Otherwise, your love will be localized and you will be frustrated. It is most scientific. And our process is very simple: chant Hare Krsna. That's all. Krsna and Krsna's name—nondifferent. So chanting Hare Krsna means you are associating with Krsna. That means you are directly in touch with the root of everything. So by advancing in love for Krsna, you can love your society, your country, your community, your family, your husband, your wife, your children, your friend—everything, complete, purnam. Purnam adah purnam idam purnat purnam udacyate, purnasya purnam adaya [Iso Invocation]. And that love will never be ended. Purna. Love of Krsna is so complete that you go on distributing this love; it will never be expended. It will remain the same stock. So I am very glad to see you in this temple. Please try to understand our philosophy of Krsna consciousness. We have got books, and at the same time we have got the simple method, chanting of Hare Krsna, in which even a small child can take part. The small... Most erudite scholar also can take part, and an innocent child who has no education, no literary sense, he can also take part equally. And equally, both of them take the same advantage. A small child who comes before the Deity and dances and claps, he is getting the result. Don't think that it is in vain. He is also getting the same... Just like fire. Either a child touches or an adult touches, fire's action will be there, equal. Similarly, anyone who is coming in this temple, offering obeisances, taking little prasada, joining with the chanting, hearing some talks, everyone will be benefited spiritually. That is our Krsna consciousness movement.
Thank you very much.
Devotee: Jaya, Prabhupada. (end)
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