Glory of the Holy Name:
Pastime at Gora Daha

His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad
Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj
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19 April 2015

 

Krishna is always with you. When I see the devotees, always happiness comes.

Always practise Krishna consciousness, always avoid the offence to the Holy Name, Nama aparadh, seva aparadh, and make sure you give up deceitful devotion. Keep your mind always open and clear. This is necessary for your practising life. Always try to give up deceitful devotion.

Once, Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu came with devotees to a lake. The lake is in Nabadwip Dham, near Godrumdwip—when we go on parikrama, you can see that place. Mahaprabhu offered the devotees, "Let's sit by the lake," but one of the cowherd men of that area told Him, "Do not go there! A crocodile lives in that lake. Even the cows are afraid and do not drink water from that lake." Mahaprabhu already knew everything, and hearing the words of the cowherd man, He started chanting. When the crocodile heard Mahaprabhu chanting the Holy Name, it turned into a dev-sisu, a child god. The boy paid obeisance to Mahaprabhu and started to cry. Mahaprabhu asked him why he was crying, and the boy told Him everything—what had happened and how he became a crocodile.

It happened four ages ago, during Satya-yuga. At that time, there was a forest near Vrindavan called Kamyavan. Once, when Durvasa Muni was sleeping in that forest, childishly the boy decided to played a naughty prank on him—he cut his sikha. Durvasa Muni became very angry and said, "I am giving you a curse. You will become a crocodile and stay as a crocodile in a pond for four ages. When the Lord Himself comes in Kali-yuga as Gauranga Mahaprabhu, He will come to that pond and chant the Holy Name. By the power of the Holy Name you will get benefit and your curse will be removed—you will get your form back." The child god concluded his story, "Just now You have chanted the Holy Name and I have got my form back—You rescued me from the crocodile's body. You gave me Your mercy, and I am happy. Now with Your permission I would like to go back to my parents."

You can understand from this story the power of the Holy Name. Always chant the Holy Name, wherever you are—there are no rules or regulation.

This year I gave permission to Sripad Tyagi Maharaj and he printed a book called Prema-vivarta, written by Jagadananda Pandit. You can read this book, and you will see what love is, what deceitful devotion is, and what the glories of the Holy Name are. You will see what the Holy Name is and that the Name can even remove big-big diseases... I am telling to everybody: if you read this book, you will be very happy.

Always chant the Holy Name—it is the dharma, the religion of Kali-yuga.

 

 

You can download Sri Sri Prema-vivarta, buy it in our online book store, and also read online.

 

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