(By Bhagavan Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Goswami Thakur Prabhupad)
"O naughty mind! What kind of a Vaishnav are you? You stay alone at home for your own fame and name—your chanting of the Holy Name is nothing but cheating.
"Material name and fame are pig's stool. Do you not know that it is a part of maya, illusory environment? Your days and nights are filled with worries about money and women, but what is the use? It is all temporary.
"Your money is the source of enjoyment, but you must use money to serve Madhava. You hanker for women, but they are not meant for you: their only proprietor is Yadava, Krishna.
"When Ravana fought against Raghava (Lord Ramachandra), he could not get the tree of name and fame in the desert of material illusory environment. Worship with sincerity the glory of Vaishnavs because if you do not, you will go to hell.
"Hating devotees, always suffering from the desire for name and fame—what is so glorious about that? Pratistha runs behind the Vaishnavs, and there is nothing temporary in that—Vaishnavs's fame is eternal.
"Those who have a relation with the Lord, who do not have even a scent of illusion, never engage in material cheating. The nets of living alone are just like the fame of a female dog-eater—both are hell of maya.
"You give up kirtan and seek prestige and position, but what is the use of seeking such glory? Always remember that Madhavendra Puri never did anything for his own sense pleasure (lit. never stole from the house of this senses).
"Your fame is pig's stool. Never think it is one and the same [as the fame of great Vaishnavs]—you only sink to endless jealousy and enjoyment of the material world, giving up the greatness of kirtan.
"O naughty mind, you want to practise in a secluded place, but actually on pretence of preaching you are engaged in a foul practice. Mahaprabhu took so much care to teach this to Sanatan Goswami, always remember this.
"Wherever you are you must not forget these two topics [false renunciation and proper renunciation] and loudly chant the Holy Name of the Lord. Whether you are a conditioned soul or a liberated soul, never think that false and proper renunciation are one and the same.
"Those who give up money, women, and fame the tigress, are the true Vaishnavs—they are detached, they are pure devotees, and they can defeat the whole material world.
"Those who take only what is necessary, have no disease and are truly detached. What more can I say? When you are free from material attachment and establish relationship with the Lord, then you will see that everything around you is Lord Madhav Himself.
"Those who practise such proper renunciation are extremely fortunate—they become an extension of the Lord in this material world. If somebody does kirtan (chants the Holy Name, preaches, etc.) for their own name and fame, then the result is nothing but cheating.
"Some want liberation from the material world, and some want to enjoy—dear mind, renounce both, for they are both not Vaishnavs. What is related to Krishna and the transcendental world has nothing to do with the material world.
"Mayavadis, impersonalists, who are averse to Krishna and have the ego of being liberated offend Vaishnavs. O mind, if you are a servant of Vaishnavs and aspire for devotion, why are you then crying and fighting for solitude?
"Those who engage in false renunciation and call themselves taygi, can never become a Vaishnav. You leave the lotus feet of the Lord and stay alone at home, but what will you get by that? The result will be false.
"If you stay with Radharani's servants, giving up the snake of enjoyment, for your own name and fame, it is not the real glorious kirtan. O mind, you leave the eternal associates of Radha, what is the use cheating with your solitary practice?
"The devotees of Vraja are treasure among preachers. They ask for no prestige that is an attribute of dead bodies: as long as they have life in their bodies, they preach and glorify Krishna without any desire for recognition.
"Praying to be able to do kirtan, Sri Dayita Das loudly takes the Holy Name. Chanting of the Holy Name (kirtan) arouses remembrance (smarana), and at that time it becomes possible to practise nirjan-bhajan."
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Recited by Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj:
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