Devotional Prudence

His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad
Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj,
Speaking to devotees in London
29 July 2012, part 4

 

Sometimes we go out, we go here and there and everywhere. Our mind is very naughty, but we have some sumedha, subuddhi (fine, theistic intelligence), so we must think, "How can I spend the rest of my life?" We have taken shelter of Guru Maharaj, of Gurudev, we must understand clearly what their desire is and try to fulfil that desire. It is necessary to try heart and soul.

তোমার সেবায় দুঃখ হয় যত,
সেও ত' পরম সুখ ।

tomara sevaya, duhkha haya yata,
seo ta' parama sukha

"Whatever distress I encounter in Your service is also my greatest happiness."

(Saranagati 16.4)

Through service some kind of sadness comes, some kind of unhappiness comes, but it is all our happiness. This is what Srila Bhaktivinod Thakur said. It is all our happiness. Sometimes something good comes, sometimes we are happy, some times we are disturbed, sometimes we are not disturbed—such is life! Whatever comes, we must realise what we want to spend our life on.

 

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Service Without Ego and Tiredness
His Divine Grace Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj is replying three questions: How important is it to serve the devotees? How to do service and not increase ego? How to do service and not get tired.

 

Jaya 'guru-maharaja'
'All glory to Srila Guru Maharaj, Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami, the leading general of the tridandi-sannyasis!'
জয় ‘গুরু-মহারাজ’

When we do some service and increase our own enjoyment, it is not good.
Through that enjoyment ego can come.

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