Help Yourself and Others

His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad
Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj
Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh
3 January 2019, part 5

 

You should realise something—Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Thakur said that those who have initiation should not only chant themselves, but they should also preach. You should go door to door, you should tell them, you should bring people to the proper guidance, proper things.

Just now when we were doing Tulasi parikrama we were singing, "Ami sakti-buddhi-hina—I have no strength, I have no intelligence, nothing. Ami ati dina—I am very poor, I have nothing, I am very low. Kara more atmasatha—please hijack me!" What does 'hijack' mean? Srila Gurudev, Srila Guru Maharaj, Srila Prabhupad Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Thakur come to you through us—what for? They are hijacking you. At the same time, you are also praying to Gurudev, "Gurudev, please hijack me from this mundane world!" This is your prayer every day, and you must pray every day—not just sing it, but you must pray to Gurudev and Vaishnavs, "I have no intelligence, I have no brain, please hijack me! I am suffering so much! I am following so many orders of Maya—I am always following bad orders of lust, anger, etc. and I am very unhappy. However, now that I have surrendered to the Lord and I am getting relief and I am very happy." This is the main thing. You should say, "Please hijack me from the mundane world and bring me to the family of Krishna."

Another thing Srila Prabhupad Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Thakur told is that you have twenty-four hours a day, but these twenty-four hours are not for you, they are not for enjoying mundane things. Krishna says, "It is My time. You must give twenty-four hours for My service." When you join Krishna's family, whatever you do—whether you cook, work or do anything else—you must do it for the Lord. Krishna says, "I am giving you twenty-four hours a day, and these twenty-four hours are for Me." If you join Krishna's family, you can engage yourself twenty-four hours a day for the Lord, for the Guru.

 

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Service Without Attachment
'Sometimes it may come to your mind that what you are doing is bhajan, service, but it may be all karma. If you follow your Gurudev, serve the Vaishnavs, then you can easily call it service.'

 

Ei-bara karuna kara
'If one offends the Lord, the Lord's Name delivers him, but if one offends you, one has no salvation.'
এইবার করুণা কর

Our eyes are always covered with the dust of the mundane, so we have
no quality, no qualification to recognise a Vaishnav.

"HUMILITY, TOLERANCE, GIVING HONOUR TO OTHERS | HUMILITY, TOLERANCE, GIVING HONOUR TO OTHERS"