Discard Your Mind

His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad
Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj
Speaking online to London devotees
5 July 2015

 

Every year 1-1.2 million join the Ratha Yatra festival, but this year the government thinks there will be 5 million people... Actually it is Krishna's festival, Jagannath's festival, so Jagannath will arrange it.

Krishna is doing everything. We may think something but it is not necessary to think. Because of our maya we think, "How can I manage? How will it be with so many people?" You must understand that Krishna will do everything, we do not have to think.

Sukha, duhkha, happiness and sadness will come, but whether happiness comes or sadness comes, it is the same; whether your enemy comes or you friend comes it is also the same. It is not even necessary to think who is your enemy and who is your friend.

Sometimes we must think though and understand who disturbs our Gurudev's service, what is an obstacle in our Gurudev's service. The problem is our ego: pride and ego are the path of hell. It is necessary to carefully avoid them. Carefully avoid deceitful devotion also: it is not necessary. We always think about our caste, class, about our seniority, but it is not necessary for Krishna consciousness to think about this—caste and class have no value for Krishna consciousness; that is why we must carefully avoid it.

“গোরার আমি, গোরার আমি” মুখে বলিলে নাহি চলে ।

গোরার আচার, গোরার বিচার লইলে ফল ফলে ॥

"gorara ami, gorara ami" mukhe balile nahi chale
gorara achara, gorara vichara la-ile phala phale

Just saying, "I am Gora's! I am Gora's!" does not do. Only when you follow Gora's practices and Gora's conception will you get the proper result.

Sri Sri Prema-vivarta, 8.6

We always think we are Gora's, but we do not follow Gora's conception, Gora's advice. We show our devotion to the world by simply putting on a tilak, but

লোক দেখান গোরা ভজা তিলক মাত্র ধরি ।

গোপনেতে অত্যাচার গোরা ধরে চুরি ॥

loka dekhana gora bhaja tilaka matra dhari'
gopanete atyachara gora dhare churi

You show the world you serve Gora simply by wearing tilak but secretly you misbehave. Gora will catch you, you thief!

Sri Sri Prema-vivarta, 8.7

At the same time secretly we make some mistakes, do something wrong. Gora knows we are thieves!

আনের মন রাখিতে গিয়া আপনাকে দিবে ফাঁকি ।

মনের কথা জানে গোরা কেমনে হৃদয় ঢাকি ॥

anera mana rakhite giya apanake dibe phanki
manera katha jane gora kemane hrdaya dhaki

If you go to satisfy the minds of others, you will only cheat yourself. Gora knows your thoughts, so how will you hide your heart from Him?

Sri Sri Prema-vivarta, 8.4

We simply try to fulfil somebody's desire, satisfy their minds, but how will you do it? You will only fall down or a bad position will come to you because you cannot hide anything from the Lord. The Lord knows everything—the Lord knows your heart, the Guru knows your heart—you cannot hide anything from the Guru and from Gaura.

These are the main things...

 

 

 

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