Sri Vyasa Puja Day:
My Only Prayer

His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad
Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj
Speaking online to the devotees in San Jose
6 October 2013, Sri Nabadwip Dham

 

Dandavat, it is very nice to see you all.

Today, I actually want mercy from everybody. Gurudev told everybody, "If you love me, love my dog," and maybe you can think of me as Gurudev's dog, that would be good. I want everybody's mercy today, I want to serve you all today. This is what this day is for. All over the world they are celebrating this festival, but my only hope and my only desire is devotees' mercy and I pray you forgive my offences.

I always make offences to the devotees and I am asking all the devotees to please forgive my offences. I am a dog, and a dog always does everything wrong, that is why on this day I am asking you please forgive my offences. I know devotees always think about Krishna, they always serve Krishna under guidance of Guru and Vaishnavs.

I am very happy to see you all. You are celebrating this festival, but actually for me this day is not a day to take puja from others, but today is the day when I must give puja to all the devotees. It is my desire and my promise: I want to serve you all my whole life.

What can I say more? I always give some instruction, but today I cannot give any instruction, I only pray to everybody that they pray for me to Gurudev so that Gurudev may always stay with us.

On this day I am only asking you all to please forgive my offences. You love Gurudev, that is why you also love me as his dog, that is sufficient for me. I do not want more than that. This is all I want from all the devotees. Dandavat, Jay Gurudev.

 

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Sri Sri Gurvastakam
'I offer my obeisance unto the lotus feet of Sri Guru, the ocean of goodness who assumes the form of a cloud of mercy to deliver the souls burning in the blazing fire of material existence.'

 

Ki-rupe paiba seva
'My mind is endlessly engrossed in maya, and not even a trace of attachment to the Vaishnavs is born within me.'
কিরূপে পাইব সেবা

If you invite Krishna, Krishna will not come, but if you invite Mother Yasoda
or Nanda Maharaj, they will bring Krishna to you.

"HUMILITY, TOLERANCE, GIVING HONOUR TO OTHERS | HUMILITY, TOLERANCE, GIVING HONOUR TO OTHERS"