The Divine Servitor

Printed on 4 December 1990, this book is the very first printed compilation of the discourses and letters of Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj, and it is presented here for online reading as it is with the only exception of the adjusted spelling of the Sanskrit/Bengali words according to the current typographical customs of Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math.

 

"We have this human body in our hand, and it is very rarely achieved. Many, many births have passed, but suddenly we have attained this human body by our karma, good karma no doubt. If you want to cross a river or an ocean, you need a boat. This human body is like a boat and we have now attained it. With the help of this human body, our soul can easily cross over the ocean. But who is the guide of the boat? My Gurudeva is he; the navigator.

All my good fortune has descended from Krishna-loka in the form of my Gurudeva, and I have connection with him. Krishna is very merciful to show our destination through the Guru, through the sadhu and through the scriptures. In this way he is giving the favourable wind for this boat of ours to go to our destination. So, one who will not take this chance is a suicidal man. We have a very good chance and we must take this chance.

Many things have happened in our lives but we do not want to discuss that. Many things may come in our lives in the future but we do not want that. Now we have connection with Krishna, His entourage and also His service, and this is our destiny. We must try with our full energy to reach our destination, and when we get the help of all our environment, what fear can there be for us? Maybe sometimes we will fall down a little, but we must immediately arise, continue, and run again: so that is no problem. To try with our full single-pointed energy is the proper action. We are to take the proper action for this human body and our transcendental soul, jiva-soul."

 

Acknowledgements

Part One: GLORIFICATION BY THE DEVOTEES
Chapter One: Glorious Advent of the Pure Devotee
Chapter Two: A Born Preceptor
Chapter Three: The Spiritual Succession of Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math

Part Two: DISCOURSES by His Divine Grace Srila B.S. Govinda Maharaj
First Discourse: The Divine Account
Second Discourse: Surrender and Serve
Third Discourse: The Living Life
Fourth Discourse: Sweet Success Assured

Part Three:
Answers through letters
Treasures

 

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Acknowledgements

Part One: GLORIFICATION BY THE DEVOTEES
Chapter One: Glorious Advent of the Pure Devotee
Chapter Two: A Born Preceptor
Chapter Three: The Spiritual Succession of Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math

Part Two: DISCOURSES by His Divine Grace Srila B.S. Govinda Maharaj
First Discourse: The Divine Account
Second Discourse: Surrender and Serve
Third Discourse: The Living Life
Fourth Discourse: Sweet Success Assured

Part Three:
Answers through letters
Treasures

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