Preaching in Kathmandu
bhakter nirmala-nirjharasya nibhrtam samraksakam sadaram
vande sri-gurudevam anata-sira acharya-varyam nijam
"I bow my head in eternal obeisance to my Gurudev, the best of acharyas,
Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj. He is the ever vigilant, stalwart
guardian of the current of pure devotion whose highest form flows from our
most worshippable Sri Rupanuga Guru-varga in their exclusive dedication to
Mahabhav, Srimati Radharani."
|tirtha-phala sadhu-sanga,||sadhu-sange antaranga,
|yatha sadhu, tatha tirtha,||sthira kari’ nija-chitta,|
|sadhu-sanga kara nirantara|
The result of visiting a place of pilgrimage is sadhu-sanga (pure devotees’
association) and being drawn to the exclusive service of Sri Krishna. A place
of pilgrimage is where a sadhu (pure devotee) is. Always keep the association
of pure devotees and firmly fix your mind by such association.
|vaisnavera pada-dhuli||tahe mora snana-keli
|tarpana mora vaisnavera nama|
|vaisnavera uchchhista||tahe mora mano-nistha
|vaisnavera namete ullasa|
"The feet dust of the Vaishnavs is where I sport and take bath, Vaishnavs'
name is the water oblation. My mind is intently fixed upon the remnants of
Vaishnavs, and I am elated at the name of Vaishnavs."
gangara-parasa ha-ile paschate pavana
darsane pavitra kara—ei tomara guna
"If the Ganges touches someone, they are purified some time later; but one
becomes purified just by seeing you, O Vaishnava Thakur. Such is your power."
(At the house of Sripad Arjuna Krishna Prabhu)
(On the left: Purna Prajna Prabhu, through whose service mainly
these photographs are being published.)
Arriving at Sri Pashupatinath Temple.
"If those who always carry Gadadhar, the Supreme Lord, in their heart cannot purify the places of pilgrimage, then who can? They are places of pilgrimage personified, and they have no need to go on pilgrimage. Then why do they go to places of pilgrimage? The really sinful people contaminate the places of pilgrimage. Everyone and everything has a particular capacity. We also have a particular capacity, that is, the burden of our sin is so great that even a place of pilgrimage cannot digest it. This is how a place of pilgrimage automatically becomes contaminated. At that time the great personalities who carry the Supreme Lord in their heart appear there."
(Srila B.S. Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj, Divine Guidance)
On the right: Sripad B.N. Shanta Maharaj, assisting His Divine Grace on the tour and
interpreting for the devotees (in Nepal, mainly Hindi and Nepalese are spoken).
A preaching programme at Satya Sai School
At another school
Vasudev Krishna Prabhu at the ingenious book 'table'.
Above and below: at the NAME Academy
On the way to the next preaching area: Jhapa District.
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