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His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad
Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj
Sri Ekachakra Dham
26 January 2018, part 7

 

You must learn from Visvanath Chakravarti, you must learn from Prabodhananda Saraswati, you must learn from Gopal Bhatta Goswami, Rupa Goswami, Sanatan Goswami. If you learn what they teach, what they do, what their lifestyle is like, you can understand everything easily then.

অন্যাভিলাষিতা-শূন্যং জ্ঞান-কর্ম্মাদ্যনাবৃতম্ ।
আনুকূল্যেন কৃষ্ণানুশীলনং ভক্তিরুত্তমা ॥

anyabhilasita sunyam jnana-karmady anavrtam
anukulyena krsnanusilanam bhaktir uttama

"The highest devotion is that which satisfies Lord Krishna, free from the coverings of any pursuits such as action, knowledge."

(Sri Bhakti-rasamrta-sindhuh, 1.1.11)

অন্য অভিলাষ ছাড়ি, জ্ঞান কর্ম্ম পরিহরি,
কায়মনে করিব ভজন ।
সাধুসঙ্গে কৃষ্ণসেবা, না পূজিব দেবী-দেবা,
এই ভক্তি পরম কারণ ॥

anya abhilasa chhadi, jnana karma parihari
kaya-mane kariba bhajana
sadhu-sange krsna-seva, na pujiba devi-deva
ei bhakti parama karana

"The topmost process of devotional service is to worship the Lord with body and mind, giving up desires for fruitive activities and mental speculation. One should serve Lord Krsna in the association of devotees without worshipping any demigods."

(Sri Sri Prema-bhakti-chandrika, 13, Srila Narottam Das Thakur)

You must avoid other desires—other desires, other knowledge. You must throw your karma, your jnana, etc. into the Ganges. You must be determined, "Kaya, mana, deha—with my mind, body and speech I will worship You, I will preach for You." "Sadhu-sange Krsna-seva": in the good association of a great sadhu, you must engage yourself in the service of the Lord, in the service of your Guru. That is our duty. Do service and engage others in service of your Guru. That is the main thing for us. If you are not eating, it is not good, and if you are eating yourself and not giving to others, it is also not good.

When Srila Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj came to Nityananda Prabhu's birthplace, he had not been giving initiation to anybody for many years. Many people wanted to take sannyas from him, many of his godbrothers wanted to take sannyas from him, but at first he did not agree. Then, he came here to the lotus feet of Sriman Nityananda Prabhu and he got mercy of Nityananda Prabhu. Everybody knows that. Nityananda Prabhu said to him, "You have come to Me to ask Me for mercy, but Srila Prabhupad Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Thakur has given so much mercy to you and you are not distributing it. You are a miser, but you are asking Me for mercy. This is not correct. Go and preach your Guru's katha. You must start preaching about Prabhupad, and you must start giving initiation to others because if you do not initiate others, if you only sit in one place and do not preach, that is not good. You can sit in some place, it is not a problem, but if somebody comes to you, if some fallen soul comes to you, you must give them some engagement, give them some service, and you must preach to them—you must tell them about Prabhupad, tell them who Nityananda Prabhu is, who Chaitanya Mahaprabhu is." Then, Srila Sridhar Maharaj came back from Vrindavan. He had been staying in a very nice place, Pavan-sarovar and Kadam-khandi in Nanda-gram (where Sanatan Goswami stayed), but he left it and came to Nabadwip. There, he stayed secretly on the back of the Ganges in Koladwip, aparadh-bhanjan pat, and eventually so many godbrothers and so many people from all over India and abroad came to him, and he instructed them. He would say, "This is the kind of inspiration that I have got from Sriman Nityananda Prabhu. Now I can start initiating you all."

On these examples, we can understand what the mercy of Nityananda Prabhu is, what the teachings of Nityananda Prabhu are in a very easy and concise way.

যে আগে পড়য়ে, তারে করয়ে নিস্তার ।
উত্তম, অধম, কিছু না করে বিচার ॥

ye age padaye, tare kraye nistara
uttama, adhama, kicchu na kare vichara

Nityananda Prabhu does not consider who is good and who is bad, He saves anyone who falls before Him.

Sri Chaitanya-charitamrita, Adi-lila, 5.208-209

That is Nityananda Prabhu's quality. He does not judge who is educated, who has quality, whose skin is white colour, whose skin is black colour, who comes from a lower caste, who comes from a higher caste, who is lower, who is higher or the highest—He never judges by this. He gives mercy to anyone who surrenders to Him. That is Nityananda Prabhu's quality.

যে আগে পড়য়ে, তারে করয়ে নিস্তার ।
উত্তম, অধম, কিছু না করে বিচার ॥

ye age padaye, tare kraye nistara
uttama, adhama, kicchu na kare vichara

Nityananda Prabhu does not consider who is good and who is bad, He saves anyone who falls before Him.

Sri Chaitanya-charitamrita, Adi-lila, 5.208-209

He rescues whoever falls before Him.

In this way, we can understand very smoothly what Nityananda Prabhu wanted, what our Guru Maharaj and Gurudev wanted, what they want to preach about Sriman Nityananda Prabhu, and we are very fortunate because on the appearance day of Sriman Nityananda Prabhu we are able to be present here, we can stay here, and we can get an opportunity to serve this Mission, we can get an opportunity to serve Nityananda Prabhu's place. That is the main things for our life.

Jay Srila Guru Maharaj ki jay!

 

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Odds and Ends
'I have never, not even in my mind, said, 'I want to be always near Gurudev.' Gurudev told me, 'If somebody does service from far, if they only follow me, then they will get me.' Gurudev said it, and I always follow these words.'

 

Sri-krsna-chaitanya prabhu jive daya kari'
'Bhakti Vinod places a straw between his teeth and falls before Srila Rupa Goswami Prabhu and Srila Sanatan Goswami Prabhu, clasping their feet.'
শ্রীকৃষ্ণচৈতন্য প্রভু
জীবে দয়া করি'

You must know the meaning of the songs otherwise you will not get taste through it; when you understand the meaning, you will get the real taste, the real sweetness through it.

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