No Mercy—No Nothing

His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad
Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj
Talking to devotees in Colombia
1 December 2018, Dum Dum Park, part 1

 

We can practise Krishna consciousness life, we can practise the proper conception only by the mercy and will of Gurudev, our beloved Gurudev Om Vishnupad Jagad-Guru Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj. Without the mercy of Gurudev, we cannot do anything—we cannot talk, we cannot preach about him. Only if we get his mercy, can we engage ourselves in his service. Without Gurudev's mercy it is impossible to serve Gurudev, without Gurudev's mercy it is impossible to understand the Guru. Without the mercy of the Lord, we cannot understand the Lord. Without the mercy of Gurudev we can neither practise nor do proper service—we cannot do anything, in fact. Our main goal, main mood and conception is that we must please Gurudev, must make Gurudev happy.

I have told many times that we did not come to Krishna consciousness to be the temple's president, sevaite, acharya, secretary, manager, or anything else. We did not even come to be a Vaishnav, we did not come to be a brahmachari, a grihastha or a sannyasi. That is not our conception. Actually, our duty is to be a servant of Vaishnavs. That is the main thing. If we do not serve Vaishnavs, if we do not serve devotees, then our Krishna consciousness life is not complete.

Gurudev said that first you must be a servant of Vaishnavs, then a servant of your Guru, and then a servant of the Lord, but the problem is that we follow many rules and regulations within viddhi-marga in our Krishna consciousness life, but along with that we also accept what unfavourable to devotion. That is our main problem. Kanak, kamini, pratistha must be avoided in Krishna consciousness life. You know everything, you know who kanak is for. Kanak is for Narayan, kamini is for Krishna, and pratistha is for the Guru.

Furthermore, suppose I consider myself a servant of devotees, but if devotees do not allow me to serve them, how can I consider myself their servant? To serve devotees it is also necessary to get the mercy of the devotees, the mercy of Krishna-bhaktas, Krishna's devotees. If devotees do not allow me to serve them, how can I consider myself a servant of devotees?

 

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We do not know what is good for us, we do not know what is beneficial
for us—only the Guru, Vaishnavs can say it.

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