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Be Careful and Conscious

His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad
Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj
Caracas, Venezuela
28 September 2009


"Sabadhana vando re bhai, aparadha haya na yena" means you must be careful when you worship your Guru, be careful so that an offence does not come. Guru means Radharani, so when you worship Radharani be careful. Do you understand? It is a very high conception.

In another song, we sing, "Kevali ananda-kanda Nitai ar Gaurachandra." Why do we feel so much ananda, so much happiness today? Nityananda and Gaurachanda have come, that is why we are very, very happy, we feel so much ananda, joy.

visaya chhadiya se rase majiya
mukhe bala hari hari

Mahaprabhu told Raghunath Das Goswami,

গ্রাম্যকথা না শুনিবে, গ্রাম্যবার্ত্তা না কহিবে ।
ভাল না খাইবে আর ভাল না পরিবে ॥

gramya-katha na sunibe, gramya-varta na kahibe
bhala na khaibe ara bhala na paribe

"Do not listen to the mundane talks, do not listen to the mundane news. Do not eat fancy food, do not wear fancy clothes."

(Sri Chaitanya-charitamrita, Antya-lila, 6.236-237)

And we sing too, "Visaya-katha parihari." Visaya-katha means nonsense talks. We must not talk nonsense, we should avoid many talks, and only say, "Krishna", "Nitai and Gour!" Do not talk about other things, about material things, only think about Nitai and Gour. This is the meaning of these words, "Visaya-katha parihari mukhe bala Hari Hari." Then we sang,

dekha ore bhai tribhuvane nai
emana dayala data

You can see many kind people in the world but you cannot find anyone as kind as Nityananda Prabhu anywhere. Who is as kind as He is? Nitai and Gour go house to house distributing His Name.

Moreover, "Mar kheyeo nam prema yache!" I have told it before, "mar kheyeo" means Madhai was beating Nityananda, but Nityananda said, "It is OK, you can beat Me, no problem, but say, 'Hare Krishna!'" Even thought they are beating Him, still He says, "OK, you can beat Me again, no problem, but say, 'Hare Krishna!'" When somebody beats you, you get angry against them, but Nityananda is not angry—He says, "Beat Me again, but say, 'Hare Krishna!'"

pasu pakhi jhure pasana vidare
suniya ra guna-gatha

Pasu means beasts, like deer, cows, dogs, etc., and pakhi are birds. So, even birds, even beasts chant and cry, but we are so cruel, our heart is harder than a stone (pasana) because we hear about Krishna, about Lord Nitai, Lord Gauranga, but we are not crying...

There are fifteen days when Jagannath temple is closed. The Jagannath people say that Jagannath has a fever during this time, but we think that during these days they are making the temple of Jagannath and all the preparations. So, they close the temple the day after snan-yatra and open it only one day before Ratha-yatra. Mahaprabhu cried so much—He goes to the Jagannath temple every day, but at that time the temple is closed and He cannot go to see Jagannath, He was very upset. One day, Jagannath Himself told to Mahaprabhu, "Come to Alarnath, You can see Me there!" So, Mahaprabhu went to Alarnath. When He came there, He was crying for Jagannath so much that when He paid dandavat at the Alarnath temple, so much ecstasy came to Him that even the whole stone melted under His body. You can see that stone there even now also...


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Vaishnava Frame of Mind
'This is Vaishnavism; this is humility and giving honour to others. The conception is very nice. I heard it from my Guru Maharaj. We must serve Nitai and Gaura, Nityananda means Guru-tattva, without service to the Guru we cannot get service to the Lord.'


Ke yabi ke yabi
'Who will cross, O brother, who will cross the ocean of material existence? Oh! The fortune of this Age of Kali is the appearance of Sri Chaitanya.'
কে যাবি কে যাবি

Lust, anger, greed, and so on—we have so many material things within, and they are pulling us, taking us each their own way.