"The Journey of the Soul"

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

 

[His Divine Grace is reading from Sri Sri Prema-vivarta, Chapter 6]

chit-kana jiva, krsna chinmaya bhaskara
nitya-krsna dekhi' krsne karena adara [1]

The soul is a spiritual spark, and Krishna is the spiritual sun. Seeing eternal Krishna, the soul adores Him.

krsna-bahirmukha hana bhoga vanchha kare
nikatastha maya tare japatiya dhare [2]

When souls become averse to Krishna and desire enjoyment, nearby Maya seizes them.

When the soul turns away from Krishna and begins to think, "I want a house, I want money, I want this, that," then Maya seizes them.

pisachi paile yena mati-chchhanna haya
maya-grasta jivera haya se bhava udaya [3]

When someone is possessed by a ghost, they become bewildered. This condition overtakes souls bound by Maya.

"ami nitya krsna-dasa" ei katha bhule
mayara naphara hana chira-dina bule [4]

Forgetting, "I am an eternal servant of Krishna", souls become slaves of Maya and wander indefinitely.

kabhu raja kabhu praja kabhu vipra sudra
kabhu duhkhi kabhu sukhi kabhu kita ksudra [5]

They are sometimes kings, and sometimes subjects; sometimes brahmans, and sometimes sudras; sometimes sad, sometimes happy, and sometimes insignificant ants.

kabhu svarge, kabhu martye, narake va kabhu
kabhu deva, kabhu daitya, kabhu dasa prabhu [6]

They are sometimes in heaven, sometimes on earth, and sometimes in hell; sometimes gods, and sometimes demons; sometimes servants, and sometimes masters.

ei-rupe samsara bhramite kona jana
sadhu-sange nija-tattva avagata hana [7]

While wandering throughout samsara in this way, some souls become aware of their true nature by associating with the sadhus.

The souls wander throughout samsara, time after time getting different bodies, sometimes they are human, sometimes dogs, sometimes cats, or goats, sometimes they get to hell, sometimes to heaven, sometimes they become gods, and sometimes servants—they round samsara in this way and what happens then? They get some sadhu-sanga and understand who they really are, "Where did I come from and where am I going?" They get liberation through the sadhus' association.

nija-tattva jani' ara samsara na chaya
"kena va bhajinu maya" kare haya haya [8]

Understanding their true nature, they no longer desire samsara, and lament, "Why have I been serving Maya?"

kende bale, "ohe krsna ami tava dasa
tomara charana chhadi' haila sarva-nasa" [9]

Crying, they say, "O Krishna! I am Your servant, but I have left Your feet and become utterly ruined."

krpa kari' krsna tare chhadana samsara
kakuti kariya krsne yadi dake eka-bara [10]

Krishna mercifully frees souls from samsara if they even once earnestly call out to Him.

mayake pichhane rakhi' krsna-pane chaya
bhajite bhajite krsna-pada-padma paya [11]

Leaving Maya behind, souls hanker for Krishna, and by continuously serving Krishna, they reach His lotus feet.

krsna tare dena nija chich-chhaktira bala
maya akarsana chhade ha-iya durbala [12]

Krishna gives them His spiritual power, and Maya, becoming powerless, stops attracting them.

sadhu-sange krsna-nama—ei matra chai
samsara jinite ara kona vastu nai [13]

I want only to chant the Name of Krishna in the association of the sadhus—there is no other way to conquer samsara.

sakala bharasa chhadi' gora-pade asa
kariya basiya achhe jagai gorara dasa [14]

Giving up all other prospects, Gora's servant Jagai sits hopefully at Gora's feet.

 

 

 

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