Procrastination Is the Thief of Time

His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad
Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj
Speaking online to the devotees in Ukraine
20 September 2015

 

My question is when are you coming to India to stay here permanently, to serve Gurudev's Mission? I am asking all the devotees who want to come and stay here permanently for the service to Gurudev's mission...

Devotees: We do not have a certain answer, but we hope that Krishna will bestow His mercy on us and that by Krishna's mercy and by Gurudev's mercy one day we will come for sure and serve Srila Gurudev's Mission and your lotus feet also...

We are very unfortunate, we do not know how many more days of life we will get. Pariksit Maharaj was the king, he decided everything, but he got a notice that he had to leave his body in seven days. Khatvanga Maharaj got a notice forty-eight minutes before—he was told that he had to leave his body in forty-eight minutes. They are very fortunate, but we do have that kind of fortune. We do not know if we will get seven minutes or even seven seconds in our life.

We must think what is necessary for us, what we have got this body for, what we have got this life for. If you do not get proper service from your Gurudev in this life, then this body is nothing—you will have to again come back.

চারি বর্ণাশ্রমী যদি কৃষ্ণ নাহি ভজে ।
স্বকর্ম্ম করিলেও সে রৌরবে পড়ি মজে ॥

chari varnasrami yadi krsna nahi bhaje
svakarma karileo se raurave padi maje

"Whatever varna (a priest, fighter, manager, or worker) or asram (a celibate, householder, renouncer of the household life, or monk) you may belong to, if you do not worship Krishna but engage in your prescribed duties, you will have to fall into a terrible hell."

(Sri Chaitanya-charitamrita, Madhya-lila, 22.26)

Somebody is a brahmachari, somebody is a householder, somebody is a vanaprastha, somebody is a sannyasi, somebody may belong to a higher caste, somebody may be a brahmin, a ksatriya, etc. but if they do not worship the Lord properly, if they cannot practise properly, then their life is nothing.

If you do not worship and practise Krishna consciousness properly—if you preach Krishna consciousness but do not practise it properly—then you will fall down. Even the Guru who only preaches but does not practise properly can fall down...

 

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