"Gaura's Greatness"

His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad
Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj
13 May 2015, Sri Nabadwip Dham

 

[His Divine Grace is reading from Sri Sri Prema-vivarta, Chapter 4]

nistha kari' bhaja bhai gauranga-charana
anya deva-devi kabhu na kara bhajana [7]

Brother, worship Gaura's feet sincerely: never worship other gods or goddesses.

gaurangera dasa bali' sarva-deve jana
krsna haite gaurake kabhu na janibe ana [8]

Know that all gods are servants of Gauranga, and never consider Gaura different from Krishna.

nija gurudeve jana gaura-krpa-patra
gauranga-parsade jana gaura-deha-gatra [9]

Know your Gurudev to be a recipient of Gaura's mercy, and know Gaura's associates to be limbs of Gaura's body.

gaura-vairi rasa-posta ei matra jana
sakale gauranga-dasa e kathati mana [10]

Know that the enemies of Gaura are simply nourishers of rasa—everyone is a servant of Gauranga. Accept this truth.

para-ninda para-charchcha na kara kakhana
drdha-bhave ekante bhaja sri-gaura-charana [11]

Never criticise or gossip about others; serve Sri Gaura's feet resolutely and exclusively.

gaura ye sikhala nama sei nama gao
anya saba nama-mahatmya sei name pao [12]

Chant the Name that Gaura taught and by doing so get the benefit of chanting all other Names.

Gauranga Mahaprabhu taught us the Holy Name and we should chant that Name. There are many other Names (for example, some chant 'Radhe Krishna, Radhe Krishna') that are also glorified and give some benefit, but if you chant the Holy Name, Hare Krishna maha-mantra, you will get all benefit.

gaura vina guru nai e bhava-samsare
sarala gauranga-bhakti sikhao sabare [13]

There is no Guru in this world other than Gaura. Teach everyone sincere devotion to Gauranga.

kutinati chhada, mana karaha sarala
gaura-bhaja loka-raksa ekatre nisphala [14]

Give up deceit and make your mind sincere. Serving Gaura and serving society at the same time is useless.

haya gora bhaja, naya loka bhaja bhai
eka-patre dui kabhu na rahe eka thani [15]

Brother, either serve Gora or serve society. The two never remain in one place together.

jagai bale, "yadi eka-nistha na ha-ibe
dui naye nadi-parera durdasa labhibe" [16]

Jagai says, "If you do not become single-minded, the plight of crossing a river in two boats will befall you."

 

 

 

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