Do Not Forget Gurudev

His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad
Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj
5 December 2018, Dum Dum Park, part 2

 

We live in this world and as long as we are alive in this world we every day kill millions of millions, lakhs and lakhs of jiva souls through breathing, drinking water, taking food, etc. That is why I always tell devotees: avoid outside food, try to get prasad. This is nitya seva: you must offer what you cook or your wife cooks to the Lord and take that prasadam. On the ekadasi days we sing,

প্রসাদ-সেবা করিতে হয়
সকল প্রপঞ্চ জয়

prasada-seva karite haya,
sakala prapancha-jaya

"By honouring the Lord's prasad I conquer all worldly illusions."

(Saranagati, 31.5, by Srila Bhakti Vinod Thakur)

By taking prasad you can conquer illusion and get relief from the five kinds of diseases that we have in our heart, mind, everywhere (avidya, ignorance; asmita, false identification; raga, misdirected love; dvesa, aversion to anything that goes against one's enjoyment; and abhinivesa, being unable to give up unfavourable habits). So many diseases attack us—kama, krodha, lobha, moha, mada, matsarya (lust, anger, greed, illusion, madness, envy), rupa, rasa, gandha, sabda, sparsa (desire to enjoy pleasant forms, tastes, smells, sounds, textures), as well as the five diseases.

For so many births, so many years and so many times we have been following wrong orders of lust, anger, greed, etc. We follow their orders and suffer so much. But now you can understand it because you are not independent anymore—you have surrendered to your Guru, then you must gradually get relief. That is why you must also chant the Holy Name, you must sing the songs. This is very special and very important for your spiritual life, it is necessary to do it.

Do prasad-seva—take prasad. Take Krishna-prasad, Guru-prasad—take what you offer. If you do not try, you will not be able to do it, but you must try and try and you will be successful. You must try to maintain your spiritual life in this way. That is what Gurudev told—this is what he advised about how to maintain your spiritual life. I know that sometimes in some countries it is not possible to wear the Tulasi neck-beads or tilaks, but in the countries where it is not a problem to wear the kanthi-mala (Tulasi neck-beads), tilaks and brahmin thread if you have second initiation, you must wear it.

Gurudev told me personally when I was taking second initiation that if you recite the gayatri mantras three times, with heart and soul, every day, then you can realise, you get proper connection with your Guru—you can realise it in your heart if you practise properly. That is what I want to tell you. I do not want to say anything more today.

I am praying to you! Please do not forget our Gurudev. You have taken initiation from him—you must try to understand what he told, how much time he gave to the foreign devotees—to you!—how much attention he gave to you! You must try to understand him, try to realise his mercy, how much love and affection he has for you all. You must realise this properly. Do not forget him. Always remember him. Always remember his advice, always remember his guidance. You can understand easily what Gurudev wanted, what Gurudev told you all. Remember all this properly, then you will be successful in your spiritual life.

Please forgive my offence. I am always your servant, I am always at your service. Please engage me to serve you all, that is my request to you all.

Jay Srila Guru Maharaj ki jay
Jay Om Vishnupad Jagad-Guru Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj ki jay!
Jay Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj ki jay!
Jay saparikara Sri Sri Guru Gauranga Gandharva Govinda Sundarjiu ki jay!
Jay Om Vishnupad Bhagavan Sri Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Goswami Thakur Prabhupad ki jay!
Rupanuga Guruvarga ki jay
Namacharya Haridas Thakur ki jay
Bhakta-prabara Prahlad Maharaj ki jay
Suddha-bhakti-vighna-vinasankari Bhagavan Nrisinghadev ki jay
Sada Siva Gangadhar Giriraj Govardhan ki jay
Chaitanya Saraswat Math ki jay
Harinam sankirtan ki jay!
Nitai Gaura premanande Hari Hari bol!

—Jay Om Vishnupad Paramahamsa-kula-varenya Astottara-sata-sri Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Dev-Goswami Maharaj ki jay. Srila Guru Maharaj ki jay. Nitai Gaura premanande Hari bol

 

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