Tuesday, January 24, 2017

2015 Message From Bhaja Hari Murphy

Bhajahari Murphy
July 1, 2015 ·

I speak this truth in earnest.
and hopefully not with pride,
But each and every day now,
I keep Prabhupada by my side.

I listen for hours to his divine recorded chanting, his lecturing, his discussing intimately with his secretaries the problems facing the Krsna Consciousness movement.

I become exhilarated while out with him on morning walks, I relish his fighting talks... He always preaches so boldly and without any fear..... at all.

I have not always listened so attentively, but just over 4 years ago I was brought to my knees during the agony of a severe heart attack.

Jiva Jago Jiva Jago
Gaurachandra bole ....

A few weeks earlier, during a particularly sweet japa period late at night before our beautiful Sri Sri Nityananda Gaura, I was feeling a desperate need to come closer to Srila Prabhupada.

I was feeling bad that, whatever I had previously done for Prabhupada was mostly a long time ago, during the vigour of my youth.

I now wanted to make up for so much lost time. I wanted to become more of an instrument in his service, to understand in no uncertain terms, what was the best thing I could or should be doing for the development of my spiritual life.

How should I progress?

How should I please him?

I decided to pray fervently to our grandfather spiritual master, Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Goswami, recalling that sometimes Srila Prabhupada had said that the grandfather is often more benevolent than even the father.

My heartfelt prayer was...

"My dear Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Goswami Maharaja
My eternal spiritual grandfather.

Please make me serious now.
I am getting older and older by the day. Death may come at any moment, and I want to be ready this time.

I do not want to fail the examination. I do not want to be left wanting or regretting anything this time around. Not like in the past.

Please show me the way forward in pleasing your perfect son, our Srila Prabhupada, I am ready for whatever it takes."

I took it that the ensuing heart attack was the answer to my urgent praying. And I especially took it that,
while recovering at 'Hare'-field Hospital, my dear wife, my undoubted best friend in this lifetime, gave me her new fangled iPod with over 100 audio files of His Divine Grace, for me to listen to during my recovery.

That was it for me. I realised almost immediately, that if I was to make any real spiritual progress in this lifetime, I had to, as much as possible, listen to Srila Prabhupada constantly.

Now, at the flick of a switch, as soon as there is a spare moment, Srila Prabhupada is speaking to me personally, directly into my earpiece, reminding me of the purpose of this Kali Yuga life, and protecting me from its wicked onslaught.

The other day, and this is what actually prompted my posting

I was listening to Srila Prabhupada and I was thinking....

Your voice is so unique. I actually do not feel the day has begun until I hear the sweet sound vibration emanating from your lotus lips.

There is no voice anywhere that is as sublime, as divine, as kind, as friendly, as personal, as intimate, as urgent, as encouraging, as inspiring, as enthusiastic, as eager, as strong, as witty, as wise, as clever, as funny, as fatherly, as loving, as concerned, as strong, as fearless, as commanding, and sometimes as demanding, as always Krsna conscious, and just so,....so Prabhupada.

Thinking like this, I began to think of, or rather wonder about, the sound of Krsna's voice. How unbelievably divine must His voice also be......

What might He sound like?

Dear Prabhus, both young and old, please listen to Srila Prabhupada as a regular daily function. All problems you may be facing will go away if you do. It is guaranteed

Your friend, servant
Bhajahari das

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