Preach and Practise

His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad
Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj
Speaking online to devotees in Spain
8 September 2018, part 4


Are there any question from anyone? Please tell me.

Question: Will we see God face to face?

Yes, if you practise properly. Gurudev said you can even play football with the Lord also.

Devotee: The Didi who asked the question is eighty-three years old. Although she is so old, she listens.

That is good. Sravan is 'sreyo yog van' (listening to beneficial talks). Sravanam and kirtanam (listening and chanting) is very nice. It is a part of the nine practices of devotion (nava-vidha bhakti) which are the main and indispensable practices in our spiritual life: sravanam, kirtanam, Vishnu smaranam, pada-sevanam, archanam, vandanam, dasyam, sakhyam, atma-nivedanam (hearing, chanting, remembering the Lord, serving the Lord's lotus feet, worshipping the Deity of the Lord, offering obeisance, rendering service as a servitor, as a friend, and self-submission). These are the main things in our spiritual life.

Question: What will happen to us if we do not understand everything?

We not have to understand much. Only chant the Holy Name, serve the Lord, take prasadam. That is sufficient.

From time to time you can make some programmes, join istha-gosthi (confiding and reconciling talks among each other), joined sankirtan programme. You can go to the street with Harinam sankirtan, distribute leaflets, distribute books. You must preach—go for preaching from time to time, approach people with Krishna consciousness, tell them what is Krishna consciousness, what is the message of Mahaprabhu, Gurudev and Guru Maharaj. I am telling you: you must go door to door. Sometimes you will be rejected by them, but you must go again, you must try and try, and you will be successful.

Jay Gurudev. Jay Om Vishnupad Jagad-Guru Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj ki jay.


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Arrange and Enjoy
'Devotees only come at the festival time and enjoy the festival, but enjoying the festival is easy, and arranging the festival is a little hard. You must come earlier to arrange the festival.'


Jaya jaya gurudever
'In the sky of the Gaudiya Vaisnavas, you are the sun-like Acharya. You are always fond of service, and your voice is sweet.'
জয় জয় গুরুদেবের

Those who have material attachment, who think, 'This is mine, this is yours,'
always wander throughout the fourteen worlds.