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By His Divine Grace
Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj
Sri Nrisingha-chaturdasi day,
24 May 2013, Sri Nabadwip Dham


People think, "If I do not eat in this life, if I do not enjoy, maybe next life I will not get the chance..." But do you see how much monkeys enjoy? You can keep some fruit, some mango, for Krishna, but monkeys get curious and enjoy it. So, people think, "If I do not enjoy in this life, maybe I will not be able to do it in my next life, so I must enjoy in this life!" But in their next life, they can enjoy more! If they get a monkey's body, they will get more enjoyment.

Question: Will monkeys eat it even if you keep some green bananas?

I am not talking about it in this sense. I am talking about a higher sense, I am talking about spiritual things.

It is necessary to offer a daab (a coconut with coconut water) with the bhog in the evening because Nrisinghadev is sweating very much and very angry because He had just killed an asura...

ito nrsimha parato nrsimho
yato yato yami tato nrsimhah
bahir nrsimho hrdaye nrsimho
nrsimham adim saranam prapadye

"Lord Nrisingha is here and also there. Wherever I go Lord Nrisingha is there. He is in the heart and is outside as well. I surrender to Lord Nrisingha, the origin of all things and the supreme refuge."

jaya nrsimha, sri nrsimha, jaya jaya nrsimha
prahladesa jaya padma-mukha-padma-bhrnga

"All glories to Nrisinghadev! All glories to Nrisinghadev, who is the Lord of Prahlad Maharaj and, like a honeybee, is always engaged in beholding the lotus face of the goddess of fortune."

The main lesson today is to pray to the Lord and ask Him to remove material desires from our hearts. That is the glory of Nrisinghadev's appearance at Nrisingha Palli. Nrisinghadev told Prahlad Maharaj to ask for a boon, and Prahlad Maharaj said in the end, "I will take this boon: please remove all asking desire from my heart so that I may never ask You for anything in any life." So, today, we must pray to Nrisinghadev, "Prabhu, please take away this asking desire from me."

How beautiful this is. When Nrisinghadev appeared, He asked Prahlad Maharaj many times, "What do you want?..." I remember one time Gurudev asked devotees, "What do you want?" One could say, "Gurudev, your mercy is sufficient for me. If you engage me in service, that is sufficient," but some devotee replied, "I would not mind a Tata Sumo." Gurudev laughed. Just think about it. What a fool he is!... That time, Gurudev asked everybody this question, and I did not say anything. I thought, "Gurudev, I do not want anything from you. You are engaging me in service, that is sufficient for me. There is nothing greater than this."

Sometimes we sing, "Seva-adhikara diya ei bar amay doya koro: please give me the right for service." "Please give me entrance into the service wave, service planet; give me permission to enter the service planet; give me the service visa..." If you want to do service, you must have a visa. You can get mercy if you engage yourself in service. That is the meaning of mercy. Mercy means you get that right for service.

Did I not tell you just yesterday? What is the real gift? Rice? Things? Medicine? No, this is not a gift. This can give you some temporary happiness, but everybody, including Lord Brahma, burn with the three-fold miseries. Even Brahma suffers from inauspiciousness, and you are just a tiny soul. You think you have got this human birth and if you do not eat and enjoy now, later you will not be able to do it, but later you will get even more opportunities. When you get born as an elephant, you can eat and digest so much more—you can eat an entire jungle. Now you can talk, but later you can talk even more—when you are born as a bird, you can talk much more. Also, birds' eyesight is much stronger, they can see much further than humans. You want to go to so many places—birds can go to so many places much quicker than you. Human beings do not understand this... It is necessary to go to these ignorant, foolish, stubborn people and tell them about it: you have got this body, this rare human body, but you do not worship the Lord... People must think about this.

বিভাবরী-শেষ আলোক-প্রবেশ
নিদ্রা ছাড়ি' উঠ জীব ।

vibhavari sesa aloka pravesa
nidra chhadi' utha jiva

"O souls! The night has ended and the light has come. Awake and arise!"

It is morning now, but how many people are still sleeping in bed... Many sleep till ten o'clock, and I know some big doctors sleep till two in the afternoon and then work till ten o'clock at night... This is what is happening...


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