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(1/7) Acquire Transcendental Vision

His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad
Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj
Sri Nrisingha Palli, Sri Gaura Purnima Day
21 March 2019, evening class, part 1
Translated from Bengali

 

Jay Srila Guru Maharaj ki jay.

Jay Om Vishnupad Jagad-Guru Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj ki jay.
Visva-varenya Srila Guru Maharaj ki jay.
Om Vishnupad Jagad-Guru Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj ki jay.
Jay saparikara Sri Sri Guru Gauranga Gandharva Govinda Sundarjiu ki jay.
Om Vishnupad Bhagavan Sri Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Goswami Thakur Prabhupad ki jay.
Rupanuga-guru-varga ki jay.
Namacharya Haridas Thakur ki jay.
Vrinda Devi, Tulasi Devi, Sri Bhakti Devi ki jay.
Sri Shyama Kunda, Radha Kunda, Sri Giri Govardhan ki jay.
Sri Mayapur Dham, Sri Nabadwip Dham, Sri Vrindavan, Mathura ki jay.
Sri Purusottam Ksetra ki jay.
Baladev Subhadra Jagannathjiu ki jay.
Akar Math-raj Sri Chaitanya Math ki jay.
Mayapur Yogapith ki jay.
Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math ki jay.
Tandiya sakha-math-samuha ki jay.
Sri Mather sevak-vrinda, bhakta-vrinda ki jay.
Ananta-koti Vaishnav-vrinda ki jay.
Sri Gaudiya Acharya-vrinda ki jay.
Tridandi-pad-gan ki jay.
Saparsada Sriman Nityananda Prabhu ki jay.
Saparsada Sriman Mahaprabhu ki jay.
Bhakta-prabara Prahlad Maharaj ki jay.
Suddha-bhaktir-vighna-vinasa-kari Bhagavan Nrisinghadev ki jay.
Sri Sada-Siva Gangadhar, Giriraj Govardhan ki jay.
Sri Sri Nabadwip Dham parikrama ki jay.
Parikrama-kari-bhakta-vrinda ki jay.
Sriman Mahaprabhu ki jay.
Tadiya avirbhav tithi-bara maha-mahotsav ki jay.
Samagata Sri Gaura bhakta-vrinda ki jay.
Harinam sankirtan ki jay.
Nitai Gaura premanande Hari bol

Devotee: Jay Om Vishnupad Paramahamsa Jagad-Guru Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj ki jay. Harinam sankirtan ki jay. Gaura premanande Hari bol

Today is the holy appearance day of Sriman Mahaprabhu. It is a very beautiful day. To observe this holy day, every year we do dham-parikrama with very much enthusiasm and eagerness. You all come on this occasion here to practise genuine spiritual life, leaving aside all hodgepodge. We must always practise Krishna consciousness by serving our guru and Vaishnavs, following the proper line, clearing our path to the Lord's home (to our own home).

We are enjoying now as the result of our own karma (enjoying the results of our actions), and sometimes we also suffer and find ourselves in a bad situation, but this also happens as the result of our own actions. Everybody is living according to the results of their actions. But we try to finish those results very quickly and come, eagerly, for this dham-parikrama. Because of many various obstacles, many material attachments, we cannot fulfil our real purpose, and we cannot do anything about it. But I have written everything for you in books.

Many of you did not come to Ekachakra on Nityananda-trayodasi, so you may not know about the new books that have come out. I have written very clearly what is the purpose of this Math in Guidance, Volume 3 (Upadesh, Tritiya Khanda). We have a bookstall at the entrance of the temple – you can get this book there. This book came out on Nityananda-trayodasi, and one foreign girl has tried very hard and managed to translate it into English in this short time. You can see how big this book is, but she has managed to translate it – the English books came yesterday from the printer. So, you can get Guidance, Volume 3, now too. You will also find some questions and answers in this book. You should get this book. We must understand how much they work and how much service they do... We also have one more new book, Sri Puri Dham Mahatmya-mukta-mala. It contains Hari-katha about all the places we visit when we go to Sri Puri Dham, along with some pictures taken during the times when we went there. Get these books. There are many other books also. Nityananda Mahimamrita has recently been reprinted. There is some guidance from Srila Prabhupad and his lecture about Nityananda Prabhu (it was initially printed in the Gaudiya magazine) in it. Those who have come to the temple recently could not get this book, but now it has been reprinted. Get these books and read them when you are at home. We waste much money all the time on all kinds of things, but these holy books are very valuable. Although we have been so busy, we have not stopped preaching through printing gurudev's books; so, now, at this Gaura Purnima time, we have four new books (Upadesh 3, Guidance 3, Puri Dham Mahatmya-mukta-mala, and Sri Nityananda Mahimamrita). Get these books, you will get much spiritual help from them. They tried so hard to make this book in time, so even if you see some errors in them, you can still learn very much from those books. Even we think that we have learnt much from those books.

When we read guidance of our guru-varga – when we study what Srila Prabhupad, Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj, Srila Gurudev wrote – we can see that we actually do not know anything. We chant one–two kirtans and think that we know so much, that we now know the Lord, but even Lord Brahma said, 'Others may say that they know the Lord, but I know that I do not know the Lord.' Many say, 'I have understood gurudev, I know gurudev!' but the glories of Sri Guru are sung by all Vedas – only those whom Sri Gurupadpadma has given his mercy can know his glory. You can never understand the transcendental, supramundane glory of Sri Guru with your fleshy body and fleshy eyes. With our material brain, we can only see that gurudev is a person just like me – he eats like me, he sleeps like me, he goes to the bathroom like me, he takes a shower like me. This is the offence of seeing the guru as an ordinary mortal man (gurute martya-buddhi). It is an offence to the Holy Name. Those who have this kind of mentality cannot serve the guru or the Lord. Gurudev is supramundane – it is impossible to see something supramundane with the help of any mundane faculty.

In the same way, we cannot understand Mahaprabhu. Considering Mahaprabhu a mortal man, we, the souls of Kali-yuga, cannot understand Him. We think that a common human being was born in Jagannath Misra's house. We think that our Gurudev was born in some brahman family in Bamunpara. Those who think like that can never get anything. All these places a lila-bhumi – land of their transcendental pastimes. Mahaprabhu descends in this world to reveal His glory to this world.

One time, somebody asked Srila Prabhupad Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Thakur, 'Prabhu, where will you stay? Will you stay in Mayapur?' Prabhupad replied, 'No, I will not stay there. I will stay in Kolkata.' The man asked him then, 'Why will you stay in Kolkata? It is a very dirty place. It is a place of materialists!' Srila Prabhupad explained, 'Yes, I will stay in a dirty place and rescue the souls who have turned away from Lord Krishna!' You can see also that Srila Sridhar Maharaj appeared in Hapaniya, and there are Muslim all around the house. Srila Narottam Das Thakur and many other great souls appear in inauspicious places, but they appear there to bestow their mercy to such fallen souls as us. Sriman Nityananda Prabhu also appeared in Ekachakra, where there are so many fallen souls – who of them can understand Nityananda Prabhu's glory? But they have got Nityananda Prabhu's mercy. So, never think about where a Vaishnav was born. We do not need to think about that. We must think what glory a Vaishnav has shown in this world, we must think how much a Vaishnav is preaching about our guru-varga and the Lord, how much life a Vaishnav has given for the sake of conditioned souls.

Therefore, we must always think how we can reveal and spread the glory of our gurudev in this world.

 

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READ OTHER PARTS:

1) Acquire Transcendental Vision
2) Emerging from Visaya
3) Future Is Now
4) Learn and Practise
5) Scriptural Evidence of Mahaprabhu's Advent
6) Mahaprabhu's Esoteric Nature
7) Attaining the Unattainable

 

 


 

 

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