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"Preach for My Guru"

His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad
Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj
Speaking online to devotees in Durban, SA
10 November 2019, part 2


Do you have any questions?

Question: What is your desire for all the devotees in Durban?

My desire is that you preach for my Guru. Make some books, brochures, distribute prasadam, and go for sankirtan in the street from time to time. Preach. Continue preaching. You may not have a temple now, but you can go house to house once a week, and make a programme in one devotee's house one week and in another devotee's house another week. Continue your programmes, that will be good for you yourself.

Everybody should preach—go house to house, door to door. Make sometimes a sankirtan programme in the street. Print some brochures. When all devotees come for a programme every week, you can invite a few outside people also to listen from you and get your association. If some new people come and join every programme, then your programme will increase. If you can get a permanent preaching centre, it will be also good for you.

Question: We are trying to establish contact with a temple of Laksmi Narayan at the moment, they are saying that we can come and chant in their temple. Can we do that?

Of course, yes, why not? You can chant there, you can give a lecture there. You can do a programme there. That is good for you.

Question: We have heard a lecture of Your Divine Grace where you say that we should not come to fight with guns, etc., but we should fight with kartal and mridanga...

Yes, that is correct. Actually, we are fighting against maya (illusory environment), and our weapons are kartals and mridanga. It is correct. The opposition group always creates antithesis and we create thesis. There are always people in this movement who disturb us, who disturb our programme, who cause problems for our service, who obstruct our service to the Lord—that is Maya Devi's duty. But we must not stop our service—we must not stop our chanting, our preaching, our programme. We will continue our programme, we will continue our preaching, and we will continue preaching and practising Krishna consciousness. We will not stop.

You know, when there was opposition at the Nabadwip temple in 2010, one of our sannyasis told me, "Maharaj, you should not make Gurudev's samadhi now. Wait and make it when the problems are solved." I told him, "And if the problem is not solved another hundred years, will we not make Gurudev's samadhi then?" And I made the samadhi of Gurudev the same year when Gurudev left. This was my duty. Also, in these years I have expanded so many temples, I have opened so many branches despite all the problems the opposition is making. You cannot imagine how many false court cases they have put against me! You can learn from me—how much tolerance, how much patience I am showing...

Do you have any other questions?

Question: Why did Haridas Thakur not want to see the end of Mahaprabhu's pastimes?

Because Haridas Thakur has much affection for Mahaprabhu, that is why he did not want Mahaprabhu to leave this world. Haridas Thakur did not want to see that. Haridas Thakur saw all pastimes of Mahaprabhu—he saw when Mahaprabhu was born, he saw His childhood, he saw His grihastha life, sannyas life, preaching life. Haridas Thakur had seen everything, but when Haridas Thakur finally understood that Mahaprabhu's pastimes were finishing and Mahaprabhu would leave soon, he thought, "I do not want to see it. I want to leave my body before Mahaprabhu." Haridas Thakur told about his last desire to Mahaprabhu, "I will see Your moon-like face with my eyes. I will keep Your lotus feet in my heart and I will chant Your name with my mouth." All his life Haridas Thakur had been chanting Hare Krishna maha-mantra, but at his last moment, he said, "I will chant 'Sri Krishna Chaitanya, Sri Krishna Chaitanya, Sri Krishna Chaitanya.' This is my last desire." And Mahaprabhu fulfilled his desire...

All right, it has been very nice to see you all. You can call me from time to time, I can give you some time for a skype programme. It is my happiness.

Jay Om Vishnupad Jagad-Guru Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj ki jay
All the assembled devotees ki jay
Harinam sankirtan ki jay
Nitai Gaura premanande Hari Hari bol

Come for Gaura Purnima. Always join us in the parikramas. Try to come for Gaura Purnima, join Nabadwip Dham parikrama!



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