House Program – 18.05.2011

We spent the evening at a local Didi’s house. Didi and her husband (Gopal Dada) are regular visitors to our Math. They invited us to their house for Kirtna and Harikatha. In this house program Shanta Maharaj gave a talk about the warnings given in the scriptures about Vaisnava aparadha. Vaisnava aparadha is very dangerous – the reaction of such self-destructive offenses will completely uproot the creeper of devotion. By committing Vaisnava aparadha even a very elevated personality in Krsna Consciousness will fall down and his spiritual progress will be checked. Maharaj explained that one of the most fundamental characteristics of a Vaisnava is that he is non-reactionary and he is tolerant. So it is extremely important for our spiritual growth to maintain a neutral attitude towards the environment. Maharaj gave the example of Srila Gurudev, Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj and told that we can learn all these great qualities from the examples presented by Srila Gurudev in his own life.