"Give up Deceit"

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

 

[His Divine Grace is reading from Sri Sri Prema-vivarta, Chapter 8]

anera mana rakhite giya apanake dibe phanki

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?

Sometimes, when you try to satisfy your Guru, and you are so much fanatic about your Guru, somebody may be dissatisfied. It is not a problem. Do what makes your Guru happy, what satisfies him, and that is sufficient. It is not necessary to satisfy others.

Sometimes also you think and your mind goes to this side and that side, like with Indian people, for example: sometimes their mind goes to Kali and they worship Kali, sometimes their mind goes to Siva and their worship Siva. That is called cheating yourself: "If you go to satisfy the minds of others, you will only cheat yourself."

gora bale, "amara mata karaha charita
amara ajna palana kara chaha yadi hita"

Gora says, "Behave like Me and follow My instructions if you want good fortune."

Follow Mahaprabhu's instruction—what Mahaprabhu told, what exactly Mahaprabhu did.

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.

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!

adhah-patana habe bhai kaile kutinati
nama-aparadhe tomara bhajana habe mati

Brother, if you act deceitfully, you will fall down. Because of offences to the Name, your service will be ruined.

nama lana ye kare papa haya aparadha
era mata bhakti ara achhe kiba badha?

Those who chant the Name and sin commit offence. What greater obstacle is there than such 'devotion'?

nama karite kasta nai nama sahaja dhana
ostha-spanda-matre haya namera kirtana

The Name is everyone's natural wealth, and chanting the Name is not difficult: simply by moving your lips you can chant the Name. If you cannot do even that, then you can remember the Name.

The scriptures say that worldly action, knowledge, yoga, and so on, do not have such power, and that when the rules for practising them are broken, they bear no fruit at all.

se saba chhada bhai nama kara sara
ati alpa-dine tabe jinibe samsara

Brother, leave them all behind and accept the Name as all-in-all. Then you will conquer samsara very soon.

gaura yare krpa kare, visve sei dhanya

Gauranga Mahaprabhu gave mercy to Kavi Karnapur, and:

Kavi Karnapur was honoured as a great poet when he was only seven years old.

How beautifully Jagadananda Prabhu wrote it! And what did he finally say?

"sadhu-sange dina yaya yara
sei matra namasraya kare nirantara"

"Only those whose days pass in the association of sadhus take shelter of the Name constantly."

 

 

 

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