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(5/6) Eagerness for Connection

His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad
Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj
Sri Nrisingha Palli, Gaura Purnima Day
21 March 2019, noon class, part 5
Translated from Bengali


Please come here again at four o'clock. We will start with the Vandana, then I will come and speak some Hari-katha.

I see that all main servitors are here with us. For example, there is Shyamali Didi here – she is a very old devotee, Gurudev always told her name. There is also Jamuna Priya Didi – she cannot come to India, but she always keeps in touch with me. There was also Yudhamanyu Prabhu – I was very sad that he had left, but now Srila Janardan Maharaj comes to China from time to time. Although his health is not very good, I am very happy that he has taken over some of that service. There was also Srutasrava Prabhu (later his name became Sripad Vaishnav Maharaj) – I was also very sad that he left. Finally, I got the news that Sripad Parvat Maharaj was very sick... Then, Ramai Prabhu also passed away. This is very sad. Here also in Bengal, Santosh Prabhu left.

You see, if Santosh Prabhu were still here, I would not have any problems. Now I have to make another Santosh Prabhu. If he were here, our Mayapur temple would have already been finished without any problem. But who will see to the construction now? I am always thinking, 'When will the Mayapur temple be finished? I need some man I can trust.' There is a devotee who went to Bangladesh to see to some construction, but when he is there, his wife calls me and asks, 'I have not had any news from my husband for three days! What has happened?' She starts quarrelling. There was a heavy rain in Bangladesh, so the electric current went out, and he could not charge his phone. And his wife calls me during the class. I could not speak to her, I told her to call later. Then, at half past elven or twelve, at night, that devotee called his wife, but she did not answer the call, so he called me and said, 'I do not have airtime to call her again, so please tell her not to worry.' So, I called her and told her, 'Do not worry about your husband. He went there for his Guru Maharaj's service, you do not need to worry about him.' Those who serve their gurudev never face any danger. It is necessary to have faith in this. The other day, a driver came to me and said, 'Oh, I do not have a driving licence.' He is lying to his guru's face! First, he says, 'Oh, I have nothing!' but then it turns out that he gets pension. He lies to his guru's face. The only problem with people is that they do not have faith...

Many people took initiation today – they take initiation and think, 'I have become a king!' They do not keep in touch with their gurudev after that. They never call and speak to their gurudev. It is necessary to keep connection. You must call your guru – call, offer your obeisance, talk. It is necessary to have desire to keep connection. You must make a step forward. If you make one step towards your guru or the Lord, the guru or the Lord will make ten steps towards you.

I told you yesterday that you will not get a letter from the Lord. Can you get the mobile phone of the Lord? You cannot. But you can get the phone number of your gurudev. Many feel scared to call me. Yes, if you call me during the class, I will scold you. I told you that you should call me in the evening, after ten o'clock. I am awake until midnight – I write books, I study books, I talk to devotees. Then, what is the problem? You can keep in touch with me. You must make an effort. 'I have not got through, but I will call another number! I will try again! Even if I get scolded, I will still call my gurudev.' You know, I still keep Gurudev's mobile phone, but I do not give his number to anybody. I sometimes check it...

You must keep connection. Many devotees all over the world also send me so many emails. I tell Maharaj what to reply, and he sends the replies for me; and if it is not necessary for me to reply personally, then he replies the emails himself. Sometimes, somebody sends me fifty rupees, and I tell Maharaj to let them know, 'I have got your money, thank you. I have used it in the service of the Lord. May the Lord bless you.' But you never keep in touch with me, you never even let anybody know about yourself. You take initiation and go back to your home – becoming so deeply bound in your material life, you think that there is no need to keep in touch with your guru. You never even think of giving your gurudev a call. This is what I wanted to tell you. Always remember it.

'Yes, I will call gurudev! Even if he is irritated and scolds me, I will still call him.' You must have this kind of enthusiasm, eagerness. Remember this. You take initiation and think that this is it. It is not! You must take your guru's phone number. Where will you get it? I have four servitors – you can ask one of them. Why will I get irritated if a devotee calls me and asks, 'Gurudev, how are you? Is your health OK? Where are you now?' And I am always eager to preach – if you arrange a programme, I can come and give a lecture. In this way, you will also get association.


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