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His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad
Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj,
Speaking to devotees in London
29 July 2012, part 8

 

OK, Prabhu, I am very happy to see you all. Our life is like this—devotees always serve, always engage in preaching movement, with sadhu-sanga and Nama-sankirtan. Always do Harinam sankirtan in the street.

Now is the time of Olympic Games in London and there is much preaching opportunity—if we can distribute books, it will be good for our mission. Now at this time not so many devotees can stay at the temple in London properly, I understand this, but in future there will be accommodation. How many people can stay at the new centre now?

—Fifteen...

Oh, fifteen people can stay, and if one-two hundred devotees come, it will be a problem then, will it not?

I remember when I went to London in Gurudev time, at that time there were two hundred people at the Green Street temple, one toilet for everybody. Even in the room where I stay there was Tirtha Maharaj, myself, Siddhanti Maharaj (Chidananda Prabhu at that time), Ashram Maharaj—we all stayed together in one small room. Also Tridandi Maharaj was there, and the devotees also slept outside in the yard. I saw it, and they managed it. If we try, we can manage everything, it is not a problem. It is possible to manage for a one-two-day festival.

As for those who are not coming, try and try [to call them]... When their illusory environment is removed, they will come back. There is always light in the temple, there is no darkness there because where there is maya, there is darkness, and where there is no maya, there is no darkness...

So, this is my news. I am paying dandavat to all the devotees and asking them to please forgive my offence. Come to India. This year I am going with the devotees to a pilgrimage to Vrindavan, Govardhan, Kuruksetra, Haridwar, etc. in November. You can come with us. My dandavats to all of you, thank you so much, muchas gracias.

Jay Srila Bhakti Sundar Go vinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj ki jay!
All the assembled devotees ki jay!
Harinam sankirtan ki jay!
Nitai Gaura premanande hari hari bol!

 

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