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His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad
Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj
Sri Nabadwip Dham, speaking online to Venezuela
25 April 2015

 

Question: When we are so far from you, how can we get your association?

To say or think "so far" is not correct. You offer everything to your Guru, you think about your Guru, then how can it be 'far'? If you think your Guru is far, then how far is Krishna? Venezuela and India are not so far from each other compared to Goloka Vrindavan, where Krishna lives.

যে দিন গৃহে ভজন দেখি ।
গৃহেতে গোলোক ভায় ॥

ye dina grhe bhajana dekhi
grhete goloka bhaya

On the days when I see devotional service taking place in my home, I feel that Goloka has manifested there.

'Suddha-bhakata-charana-renu' by Srila Bhakti Vinod Thakur

It means that when you worship your Guru, worship Krishna, Krishna is always in your house. Every day you offer to Gurudev, you serve Gurudev, and Gurudev is always in your house. It is easy to serve—anywhere you stay, just follow Gurudev's instruction, and you will easily get mercy from Gurudev.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Householders:
Appearance Is Deceptive
'Until you have reached a particular stage, level of realisation, you cannot understand who is a devotee and who is not just by their external behaviour.'

 

Sri Sri Damodarastakam
'O Lord, although You are able to give all kinds of benedictions, I do not pray to you for the boon of impersonal liberation, nor the highest liberation of eternal life in Vaikuntha, nor any other boon [which may be obtained by executing the nine processes of bhakti]. O Lord, I simply wish that this form of Yours as Bala Gopala in Vrndavana may ever be manifest in my heart, for what is the use to me of any other boon besides this?'
শ্রীশ্রীদামোদরাষ্টকম্

We float on the surface, following the desires that enter our mind—we do not go deep;
but we must understand what Sridhar Maharaj made this temple for.

"HUMILITY, TOLERANCE, GIVING HONOUR TO OTHERS | HUMILITY, TOLERANCE, GIVING HONOUR TO OTHERS"