One-Way Ticket
to the World of Faith

His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad
Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj
Speaking online to the devotees in Russia
10 August 2013

 

Question: How to find your own place not under the material sun, but under the sun of love to God?

First you must have sukriti, must have sraddha...

Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj told in his lecture that if you have the right kind of ears, then for you there exists a whole sound world—you can hear the sound of the planets and you can enjoy the sound; but if you have no ears, then this sound world means nothing to you. If you have eyes, you can see that the whole world is full of beauty, you can see everything in this way, but if you have no eyes, then you see no beauty, nothing. In the same way, if you have no faith, then you do not have devotion and do not feel the world of devotion. If you have faith, then for you there exists a whole world of devotion, for you there exists the world of the Dham—you can see the chinmaya dham, the transcendental holy dham. Those who have no faith think that the Dham is just another place—they see there are some buildings in Nabadwip and in other countries there also buildings, and they think it is the same; but if you have faith in Nabadwip, then you can understand what Nabadwip is.

You have already got shelter and have already got your own home. You have taken initiation and have already got the passport, but now you need to get the visa. The kind of visa you will get depends upon your service—whether you get a tourist visa, a working visa, a permanent visa, or a business visa, depends upon your service.

Actually, we want to have a one-way ticket. We come to this world and always have a return ticket with us to go back, but what we need is a one-way ticket—we must go back to our own country and not come back. We do not want a two-way ticket...

 

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Floating On the Surface
'We just come and stay in Sridhar Maharaj's temple, Gurudev's temple and do not know any conception. We float on the surface, following the desires that enter our mind—we do not go deep; but we must understand what Sridhar Maharaj made this temple for.'

 

Krsna haite chatur-mukha
'Sri Rupa's dear followers are the great souls Sri Jiva and Sri Raghunath. Their dear follower is Srila Krsnadas Kaviraj. His dearmost follower is Sri Narottam, who is ever engaged in divine service. His feet are the aspiration of Sri Visvanath Chakravarti Thakur.'
কৃষ্ণ হৈতে চতুর্ম্মুখ

What are you afraid of? Sometimes Gurudev may chastise us, but it is for our benefit
because we do not know what is good and what is bad for us.

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