Disciples' Dedication

His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad
Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj
Kolkata—Worldwide, 4 October 2020, part 4

 

My duty is this: "Sisya-i thakibo sarvada (শিষ্যই থাকিব সর্ব্বদা). I will always be a disciple." I always want to be a disciple, I always want to serve devotees—to give devotees some nourishment, some proper affection, some proper respect, proper honour...

Devotees always want to learn—they want to know more. It is necessary to have desire to learn, to practise more and more; it will be good for us all. Always remember,

দৈন্য, দয়া, অন্যে মান, প্রতিষ্ঠা বর্জ্জন ।
চারিগুণে গুণী হই করহ কীর্ত্তন ॥

dainya, daya anye mana, pratistha-varjana
chari gune guni hai karaha kirtana

"Humility, compassion, honouring others, and giving up prestige—become qualified with these four qualities and chant the Name."

(Srila Bhaktivinod Thakur, Sri Siksastakam Giti)

Always be humble (dainya), alway show kindness (daya), respect others, give honour to others, and always avoid name and fame. It is necessary to develop these qualities.

দৈন্য, দয়া, অন্যে মান, প্রতিষ্ঠা বর্জ্জন ।
চারিগুণে গুণী হই করহ কীর্ত্তন ॥

dainya, daya anye mana, pratistha-varjana
chari gune guni hai karaha kirtana

"Humility, compassion, honouring others, and giving up prestige—become qualified with these four qualities and chant the Name."

(Srila Bhaktivinod Thakur, Sri Siksastakam Giti)

A proper Vaishnav will never say, "I know everything. I have some qualification!" Srila Rupa Goswami Prabhu did not teach us that we must pose as big pandits. Srila Sanatan Goswami, Srila Jiva Goswami Prabhu know everything. Srila Sukadev Goswami also knows everything—he is a small boy, but he taught Srimad Bhagavatam! This is mercy coming from Sri Vaysadev. Sukadev Goswami got all power. Sri Suta Goswami also got such power.

কৃষ্ণ হৈতে চতুর্ম্মুখ, হন কৃষ্ণসেবোন্মুখ,
ব্রহ্মা হৈতে নারদের মতি ।

krsna haite chatur-mukha hana krsna-sevonmukha
brahma haite naradera mati

By Krishna's association, Brahma became devoted to Krishna's service. By Brahma's association, Narad Muni became devoted.

Mercy, or blessing, comes to this world through a guru-parampara—from Krishna to Brahma, from Brahma to Narada, from Narada to Vyasadev, and so on. Ultimately, Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu Himself comes as a devotee and shows us what is necessary and how we must be practising. He is an example for us all. The Lord Himself came as a devotee and gave living evidence, gave example for everybody. If we learn His teachings properly—if we read His Siksastakam properly, if we read the books that He recommends (Krishna-karnamrita, Brahma-samhita, etc.) properly—we will get so much benefit through that.

Are there any questions from any of you today?

[A devotee asks a question.]

You can take care of your mother, it is not a problem. After that, if you want to come to India, there are many centres here, Gurudev has made many temples—you can stay here if you want, and do some service. If you are strict, if you have a firm determination and intention to keep brahmachari life, it is good for you—then you can do service in any of our centres here in India. It will be good for you. Otherwise, you can preach and through preaching make a centre in your place. It is also possible, but I know that it is very difficult for everybody to make a temple or a centre, so if it is not possible, you can come to India, stay in any branch of our Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math mission and happily serve here. First take care of your mother. If you have a brother or a sister and they can do some service to your mother, then it is not a problem, you can come to India soon; if there is nobody to take care of your mother, then first you should take care of your mother. But you must remember—Gurudev has given you saffron cloth, so you must try to maintain this saffron cloth. It is will be good for you.

 

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