Great Fortune and Great Responsibility

His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad
Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj
Kolkata, speaking online to
devotees in Madellin (Colombia),
2 June 2019, part 1

 

Dandavat, how are you? I am very happy to see you all. I am very glad to see your smiling face and excellent service mood. Seeing you all I remember my Gurudev. Preach about Gurudev, Guru Maharaj, Srila Prabhupad's conception more and more, proceed and continue your spiritual life, and you will be successful—you will reach your goal, you will be successful.

Devotee: Here, devotees are very happy to have their first darshan with you.

They are always in my heart.

By the mercy of Gurudev, everything will run properly. Serve Gaura Nitai properly, arrange weekly programmes, spread the preaching movement—if you do this properly, it will give me even more happiness. If devotees make daily and weekly programmes, if devotees practise more and more, I will be very happy.

Actually, you are fortunate that the Deities are coming to your centre. I am telling to everybody: the Deities are coming by the mercy of Srila Prabhupad (Srila A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Maharaj), by the mercy of Gurudev, and these Deities will engage you all in service. This is only Gurudev's mercy that he engages you in the service of Sri Sri Guru Gaura Nityananda. That is why you are very fortunate. Someone may be making garlands, someone may be cooking, cleaning, doing puja, cutting vegetables, etc.—if someone participates in any kind of service with love and affection, with heart and soul, they are always a fortunate soul; they are very fortunate to be getting that service.

After Mahaprabhu, Sanatan Goswami, Rupa Goswami, Jiva Goswami—Shyamananda Prabhu and Acharya Srinivas installed many Deities of Radha-Krishna in Bengal, but often householders can worship Deities during one-two generations, and after that they cannot serve the Deities properly, so the Deities end up in a very horrible state. After that, some fortunate soul or some great soul rescues the Deities and gives Them to the devotees who can serve Them. Something like this has also happened to you now—Sri Sri Guru Gaura Nityananda are coming to you now. Sometimes also the Deity is not getting proper nourishment, proper service, and the Deity may also be coming to you for this reason. For this reason, you are very fortunate.

So, do not hesitate—anyhow, whatever comes, be it in rain or in storm or whatever other problem comes, you must do your service with nista, sincerity. This is my humble request to you all.

 

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Sri Bhakti Siddhanta Vani
'If someone does not consider it necessary to faithfully follow their Guru and the Vaishnavs, their endeavour to serve the Lord is not service to the Lord—it is service to maya.'

 

Parama karuna
'Give up mundane talk and chant aloud 'Gaurahari'! Give up village talk and chant aloud 'Gaurahari'!'
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