720420LE.TOK
Lecture

Tokyo, April 20, 1972
(kirtana, prema-dhvani, "Tokyo Radha-Krsna temple ki jaya")
Prabhupada: Thank you very much.
So,
vancha-kalpatarubhyas ca
krpa-sindhubhya eva ca
patitanam pavanebhyo
vaisnavebhyo namo namah
[I offer my respectful obeisances unto all the Vaisnava devotees of the Lord. They can fulfill the desires of everyone, just like desire trees, and they are full of compassion for the fallen souls.]
Vaisnava, devotees of the Lord, they are just like desire tree. Vancha-kalpataru. Desire tree, of course, we have no experience, but there is description. In the spiritual world there are desire trees. Cintamani-prakara-sadmasu kalpa-vrksa [Bs. 5.29]. It is called kalpa-vrksa. So,
vancha-kalpatarubhyas ca
krpa-sindhubhya eva ca
patitanam pavanebhyo
vaisnavebhyo namo namah
[I offer my respectful obeisances unto all the Vaisnava devotees of the Lord. They can fulfill the desires of everyone, just like desire trees, and they are full of compassion for the fallen souls.]
Vaisnava, devotee of Lord, can give you everything, whatever you desire, fulfilled, because a Vaisnava can deliver Krsna. So when Krsna is achieved, so there is no more any desire. Just like Dhruva Maharaja. He underwent severe austerities, penances, meditation. His purpose was that "When I shall see God, Narayana, I shall take benediction that I must have a kingdom better than my father or my grandfather achieved." That was his determination. Because he was a child, so his stepmother refused to allow him to sit on the lap of his father. He became insulted, so he decided that "I shall take from Krsna such a kingdom which even my father or grandfather could not imagine." It is childish determination, but it was a determination. He was a ksatriya. His determination... And Krsna fulfilled it. But from his part, when he saw Krsna, Narayana, he said, svamin krtartho 'smi varam na yace: "My dear Lord, I don't want anything. I have got You now." Svamin krtartho 'smi varam na yace [Cc. Madhya 22.42].
Actually, when one becomes Krsna conscious... Krsna consciousness means one can see Krsna every moment. That is Krsna consciousness. Premanjana-cchurita-bhakti-vilocanena santah sadaiva hrdayesu vilokayanti [Bs. 5.38]. Those who have developed Krsna consciousness, love of Krsna, they always see Krsna. They do not see anything except Krsna. That is described by Krsna Himself in the Bhagavad-gita. Raso 'ham apsu kaunteya [Bg. 7.8]. He is drinking water but seeing Krsna: "Oh, this taste of water is Krsna." He is eating prasadam: "Oh, Krsna is so kind. He has given me so nice prasadam." So actually Krsna consciousness means that he always sees Krsna in every activity. He has no other vision. In the Caitanya-caritamrta it is said, sthavara-jangama dekhe, na dekhe tara murti sarvatra sphuraya tara ista-deva murti [Cc. Madhya 8.274]. A devotee is seeing the tree, but he is not seeing the tree. He will see how Krsna's energy is working, that "Here is a tree, and it is so nice." He sees everything, everything in relationship with Krsna. Nirbandhe krsna-sambandha. Everything. Therefore a Vaisnava is eulogized that vancha-kalpataru. He... Because he can give Krsna. Bhaktivinoda Thakura said, krsna se tomara krsna dite para. He is begging Vaisnava, "Sir, Krsna is yours. You can deliver Krsna." Dhai tava pache pache: "Therefore I am after you, because you can deliver Krsna." And in the Brahma-samhita also it is said, vedesu durlabham adurlabham atma-bhaktau [Bs. 5.33]. If you want to achieve Krsna by studying all the Vedas, it is very difficult, but if you approach a pure devotee of Krsna, he can deliver you Krsna: "Take it immediately." Vedesu durlabham adurlabham atma-bhaktau [Bs. 5.33]. Therefore Vaisnava is vancha-kalpataru. He can fulfill all the desires of our life because he can deliver Krsna.
So in our parampara system we are trying to create some Vaisnavas in the world. There are many industrialists, many scientists, many philosophers, many politicians, diplomats, and leaders—so many things. They are trying also to solve the problems of the world in different ways, but they cannot do anything. It is impossible. They cannot do anything. They are themselves blind. They do not know actually what is the objective of life. So what they can give you? They can simply create problems. That's all. Ugra-karma. By engaging you in pungent, karmi activities, life becomes most miserable. So this verse,
vancha-kalpatarubhyas ca
krpa-sindhubhya eva ca
patitanam pavanebhyo...
[I offer my respectful obeisances unto all the Vaisnava devotees of the Lord. They can fulfill the desires of everyone, just like desire trees, and they are full of compassion for the fallen souls.]
So Vaisnava is the patitanam pavana... Fallen. Fallen means when one falls down from his actual position. That is called fallen. So every conditioned soul is fallen because he has fallen down from his actual position. What is his actual position? The position is that he is eternal servant of Krsna. That is the constitutional position of living entity. But he has fallen means he has given up the service of Krsna and he has taken the service of maya, means so many things. Somebody is serving country, society, friendship, love, and so many things. They have created service. At last dog service, cat service. But because they have forgotten Krsna's service, therefore they are called fallen. These fallen conditioned soul are claimed by the Vaisnavas. Patitanam pavanebhyo vaisnavebhyo namo namah. That is Vaisnava's duty.
So you are doing your best to do this service, Vaisnava, in this remote village. Our Sudama Prabhu is trying to give service to Krsna. Our position is eternal servant of Krsna. We can give service from anywhere, from any position. It doesn't matter where we are. Because everything is Krsna's property, everywhere Krsna is there, so wherever we get possibility of rendering our service... So the literature distribution... So kindly stick to this service attitude. Never be misled by the allurement of maya. Engage. Remain engaged in Krsna's service wherever you are. Krsna will see. We don't want any recognition from anyone else. We want recognition by Krsna and His devotee. That's all. If they are satisfied, then our success, life success. So this place, you all a little distant from the city, but we are not concerned with the city. We are concerned for distributing this knowledge, Krsna consciousness. So I have learned that there is a train service from here, it takes only forty-five minutes, forty-three minutes. So this place is very nice. It is... And expenditure according to our means. That is all right. When Krsna will give us better place... This is also. Wherever Krsna is at, that is better. That is best.
So my point is that you are all Vaisnavas, try to do something good to the people, because they are all suffering. All suffering. For want of, lack of Krsna consciousness they do not know what is the aim of life, what is to be achieved. Simply they are working hard like hogs and dogs for sense gratification. They have no other ambition. They do not believe in the next life although it is a fact there is next life. And they do not know. They are not educated there is next life. How much irresponsibly we are working. Nature's law is very stringent. If you work irresponsibly, then you can, you have to accept... Sada tad-bhava-bhavitah [Bg. 8.6]. If you become attached to this material enjoyment, then you will have to accept a body, and there are 8,400,000 different forms of body. You have to accept. But this education is not there, whole world. So simply these Krsna conscious people, they are trying to educate people on this point. So it is sometimes very distressing, but never mind. Nothing is be distressed. When you serve Krsna, there is no question of distress. Simply do your best and people will surely be benefited wherever you go. A Vaisnava, wherever he goes, he makes the place sanctified. Vancha-kalpatarubhyas ca krpa-sindhubhya eva ca. And krpa-sindhu. What these materialistic men can do mercy to the others? They cannot do anything. Here is the real mercy, to awaken a person to Krsna consciousness. That is real mercy, because for want of this Krsna consciousness he is suffering millions and millions of years. Sometimes he is becoming tree like that. Suppose here is a tree; it is standing for thousands of years. So in this way they're simply suffering. This transmigration of the soul, the soul is suffering. Vaisnava is giving you information that "Why you are suffering? You just accept your original position, eternal servant of Krsna. You become happy." This is Vaisnava. Why you are suffering?
So maya is there. Maya does not want to lead (leave?) the culprits. Because one who is not Krsna conscious, he's a culprit, so maya wants to give such person more and more trouble. But Vaisnava risks his life to snatch him from the hands of maya. So maya, of course, when he sees that "This man, this living entity, is now corrected; he is now taking to Krsna consciousness," then she will not disturb.
Maya etam... Maya, she is the most sincere servant of Krsna. She wants to chastise. Just like police. Police want to chastise a person unless he comes to his consciousness that he must abide by the laws of the state. That is police business. Otherwise police is not enemy. Similarly, maya is not our enemy, but she has got a thankless task with that trident. So Krsna is giving us the knowledge that "You surrender unto Me, and maya will not trouble you." Mayam etam taranti te. So we are giving this information, that "You rascal, you are trying to be happy by your material plan. You will never be happy. Don't be fooled. You have been befooled so many lifetimes. Now just make an experiment in this life. Take to this Krsna consciousness, chant Hare Krsna mantra, and see whether you are becoming happy or not. Why not make...?" This is our method. That's all. It is very simple thing. You have tasted your life for so many years. Now why not taste this also? In this way, peacefully we have to execute our devotional service. And the more you do, more you become strong, more Krsna is pleased upon you.
So our business is very nice, Krsna consciousness. We are happy. We are para-upakari. We are doing good to others. That is punya-karma, pious activities. So keep yourself in this attitude. Never mind where you are situated. We are not concerned with a particular place or country or society. We are concerned with Krsna. And everything belongs to Krsna, wherever we go. We are here. We are not in Japan. We are in Vaikuntha, this temple. We are in Vaikuntha. And we are doing the service of Krsna, that Vaikuntha service. So in this way, with this attitude, go on preaching. I am very pleased that you are doing your best. That I want.
Thank you very much. Hare Krsna. (end)

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