Sweet and Deep

By His Divine Grace
Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj
Sri Nabadwip Dham
1 June 2013, part 1

 

Question: You mentioned yesterday distributing simple, sweet, and good things, not external things. Can you speak about it a little bit more?

This Chaitanya Saraswat Math was established in 1941 by Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj. When he got a message, an order coming from the sky (akash dhvani) from his Gurudev, Prabhupad Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Thakur, then he decided what is necessary for our life. Simple things are necessary because people do not want very complicated things, people are always attracted by much imitation, by much false renunciation, etc. Srila Sridhar Maharaj has a strong common sense, disinterested nature and deep intelligence, and through these qualities he wanted to distribute simple things all over the world.

What is Krishna consciousness? What have we come in this world for? What for have we come into this world in a human body? We have got this human body after many births—if we were not fortunate souls, we would not have got this human body. What is this human body necessary for? This is what we should know. Only to eat, sleep and enjoy? We did it before and we will do it later also when we get another body, and in other bodies we will get more facility to enjoy, but a human body is not for that. We have something that other bodies do not have—we have good intelligence, good sukriti, and that means we can adopt simple living, high thinking.

High thinking means thinking about Krishna—searching for Sri Krishna who is the Supreme Personality of Godhead, who has brought us here in a human body, who has given us this human body. We have got this human body by the mercy of the Lord, and it is our duty to serve Him and His divine associates whom He sends into this world (tava nija-jana kona mahajane pathaiya dile tumi). Krishna has sent someone here!

Also, Chaitanya Mahaprabhu came in this world. He knew that it is very rare, it is difficult to get a bona fide guru, a bona fide divine master, or a bona fide spiritual master, that is why He Himself—Chaitanya Mahaprabhu Himself—came here in the form of a Guru. We should learn about Him—what were His pastimes, what He did, what for He came, what His preaching is, what His conception is, what He wants to tell us. That is what is necessary to preach, very sweetly.

There are not so many external things in Chaitanya Saraswat Math's preaching. "External things" means showing people something attractive, but after seeing it they forget everything. This is not our preaching. Chaitanya Saraswat Math's preaching is sweet and deep; Chaitanya Saraswat Math preaches about the main things and in a simple way, not so much complicated.

যে দিন গৃহে ভজন দেখি ।
গৃহেতে গোলোক ভায় ॥

ye dina grhe bhajana dekhi
grhete goloka bhaya

On the days when I see devotional service taking place in my home, I feel that Goloka has manifested there.

('Suddha-bhakata-charana-renu' by Srila Bhakti Vinod Thakur)

Whether you live a householder life or a brahmachari life, you can make your house a temple. If you live a householder life, it is not necessary to leave your duty—your karma, your service, whatever you are doing, even be it cooking. It is not necessary to leave it, but you must connect everything you do with the Lord. Why? Because when you keep that connection with the Lord, what you are doing will not become karma—it will become sadhana-bhakti (devotional practising). Whether you are cooking something at home, going to work, or doing something else, it must be devotional practice—you must connect everything with the Lord. Everybody has a fuse, but it is necessary to connect with the bona fide spiritual master.

These are the teachings that Chaitanya Saraswat Math gives to people. What is actually necessary for our spiritual life? Search for Sri Krishna, Reality the Beautiful. You are searching for beauty, but what is the greatest beauty? Krishna. Krishna is beautiful, and you must search for Him.

 

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Parama Karuna Nitai Gaurachandra
'I am always with you, and truly my love and affection are always with you—I cannot forget your service, your love and affection, and how Nitai Gaurachandra constantly bestow Their mercy on you all.'

 

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We must always be careful with our service, our service mood, and our practising life.

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