Nectar of Instruction Thematic Lecture #14

This course is part of Sastra-Caksus, Year 2 and consists of 25 lectures, available on:

http://seminary.bhaktivedantaacademy.com/classes/noi-thematic/

Given in Bhaktivedanta Academy, Sridham Mayapur November-December 2011

The following are lecture notes briefly delineating its contents

  • Only very powerful, very cultured and very rich people might get involved with several women, but still if they are intelligent they don’t do it.
  • Association between men and women should be on the woman’s terms.

  • Most men, while dealing with husband-wife relationship, their concept is not that of husband and wife, it is of a mommy and son.
  • Lord Rama only took one wife, because with one wife one can be focused on the spiritual life.
  • Attachments for prejudices and assets.
  • Ancient prejudices are known as our nature.
  • We can understand one’s last life by studying this life.
  • In goodness one is bound by the pride of feeling wise and happy.
  • Only sadhu-sanga can remove prejudices.
  • All the women and children were following Sukadeva Goswami, but they were not taking advantage of his association as a Vaishnava.
  • One should also have the qualification to take advantage of the association of pure devotee. Mrigari only had Narada’s association for a few moments and became perfect. People associated with Srila Prabhupada for 11 years, but still had many problems later.
  • The person who could actually connect sinful activities to Krishna would be very advanced and would not do them anyway.
  • Actual association is only there when there is affection.
  • Giving food to a hungry person or accepting charity from a pious person is done out of duty, not with love; then it is not association. With devotees, these activities should be done with love.

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