"By regular attendance in classes on the Bhagavatam and by rendering of service to the pure devotee, all that is troublesome to the heart is almost complet...
"By regular attendance in classes on the Bhagavatam and by rendering of service to the pure devotee, all that is troublesome to the heart is almost completely destroyed, and loving service unto the Personality of Godhead, who is praised with transcendental songs, is established as an irrevocable fact." (Srimad-Bhagavatam First Canto, Second Chapter, Text 18 sb 1.2.18)
Prabhupada Bhagavatam Class on First Canto, Second Chapter, Text 18 at given at New Vrindavan, Moundsville, West Virginia in 1974.
This is a very important class from Srila Prabhupada but unfortunately the sound is terrible.
I apologize for that.
The original sound is so bad and there is no other recording and I can not improve it any more.
So please watch it anyhow.
It is so important, and you can read the subtitles also.
So all of us are meant to become Krishna conscious, when one comes to Krishna consciousness then he is cultured.
So this culture, Krishna culture is to hear about Krishna.
Simply hear, as you are doing.
We haven't got to do anything, simply come here and sit properly and hear about Krishna.
This is civilization.
Just sit down like a gentleman and hear about Krishna.
This is a very important process.
Simply if anyone agrees to hear about Krishna then his life will be successful.
You don't have to do anything else.
Our process is, please come, hear about Krishna and take a little prasadam and go, that's all.
So Krishna is so kind that as soon as you begin to hear about Krishna, immediately you draw the attention of Krishna.
Even if Krishna's attention is not drawn, still, simply by hearing and chanting you become perfect.
Therefore we should take the opportunity of hearing this Krishna katha as soon as possible and we should preach also like that.
It is Caitanya Mahaprabhu's order.
Caitanya Mahaprabhu was touring all over.
So somebody became a Vaisnava simply by seeing Him, by hearing Him.
He was the Supreme Personality of Godhead, He had so much power.
So some of them wanted to come with Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu.
Caitanya Mahaprabhu said, "No.You remain in your position.
There is no need to come with Me but you become a preacher of Bhagavatam." This is our mission, "Every one of you become a spiritual master," Caitanya Mahaprabhu's Mission.
Caitanya Mahaprabhu says, "By My order," you can not become spiritual master all of a sudden, there must be order from the superior person, superior guru.
If guru says that, "Now you can make disciples," then you can do that.
It is ettiqute.
That means than when one has received an order from the spiritual master he can become guru but the order is open.
Order is open but it must be executed properly as Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu says.
What is that? "There is no need of going out of home, out of country, in any place where you are situated, you can remain in your position, there is no need of changing your position, but you are ordered to speak the words of Krishna or the words of the representative of Krishna.
That is your life's mission.
The more you hear, the more you become advanced.