Try and Cry

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

 

Question: How can we control our senses?

Everybody has material desires, everybody has some bad material attachment. You can control it through practising and by always thinking:

আর কবে নিতাইচাঁদ করুণা করিবে ।
সংসার-বাসনা মোর কবে তুচ্ছ হ'বে ॥

ara kabe nitaichand karuna karibe
samsara-vasana mora kabe tuchchha ha'be

When will Nitaichand give me His mercy? When will my material desires lose all their importance?

"'Gauranga' bolite habe pulaka sarira" by Srila Narottam Das Thakur

কবে নিত্যানন্দ মোরে করি' দয়া ।
ছাড়াইবে মোর বিষয়ের মায়া ॥

kabe nityananda more kari' daya
chhadaibe mora visayera maya

When will Nityananda be compassionate to me and relieve me from the mundane illusion?

"Kabe habe bolo se dina amar" by Srila Bhakti Vinod Thakur

"When will Nityananda Prabhu be kind to me? When will Nityananda Prabhu give His mercy to me? When will my material desires be removed from my heart? I have so many bad material desires! When will Nityananda remove them from my heart?" Always cry, always think about it.

 

[His Divine Grace starts reading from Sri Sri Prema-Vivarta, chapter 10:]

Be always humble. Those who are not humble, who have ego,

"They neither respect Vaisnava devotees nor do they have any regard for religion or irreligion. Out of pride, they always remain idle or commit sins.

"Egotists who are proud of their caste and class oppose devotion and go to hell."

Chaitanya Mahaprabhu told,

"Remaining a cobbler, a soul who serves Krishna gets Krishna's mercy, and a soul who is virtuous but devoid of devotion does not get Krishna's mercy.

"A brahman ornamented with the twelve qualities but devoid of devotion to Krishna goes to hell.

"Ornaments on a dead body are revolting; a non-devotee's chanting and austerity are comparable to such external 'wealth'."

And how can you get relief from that?

"Brother, single-mindedly serve the son of Sachi [Mahaprabhu]. Then you will give up your pride in your caste and class.

"Brother, when you give up your pride, you will give up the world, and when you give up the world, your heart will become pure.

"Withdraw your affection from the world and dedicate it to the lotus feet of Krishna.

"Pride is the way to hell. Carefully avoid it, and humbly immerse yourself in the lotus feet of Radha and Govinda.

"The Lord bestows greater mercy upon the humble, and pride and humility do not co-exist."

 

 

 

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Namo namah tulasi maharani
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