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(3/7) Future Is Now

His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad
Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj
Sri Nrisingha Palli, Sri Gaura Purnima Day
21 March 2019, evening class, part 3
Translated from Bengali

 

We must practise Krishna consciousness at every moment. You can see that we went for the parikrama early in the morning and returned late in the afternoon, and the whole day I was holding the microphone – I did not let go of it the whole day. There is a reason why. Because I am used to it. I know that I must chant kirtan, must think about the Lord. It is not like you chant for one day, two days, and then leave it. You can chant for ten minutes, twenty minutes, one hour and then cannot chant anymore because you are not used to it (you do not practise chanting). If we chant kirtan at every moment and think about the Lord at every moment, then we will get energy. It is true. I have told it so many times. You will get energy. If your wife, son or daughter have not come to this line, you can try to bring them to this line. There is a way how to do it.

I have told you about it many times. If you have taken initiation but your relatives have not, you should offer bhoga with Tulasi leaves and the Hare Krishna maha-mantra and give prasad to your family, then they will eventually stop eating meat at home. But if you go back to your homes and cannot give up meat, how will you practise Krishna consciousness then? How can you take initiation like that? You still cannot give up meat, you cannot properly come to this line, then how will you practise spiritual life? Take Guidance (Volume 3). There is much written about all this. The book is a little hard, but if you cannot understand something, you can ask me. Those who are intelligent will read it and see what is written in it.

We must continue practising Krishna consciousness. Today is the appearance day of Mahaprabhu. Does it mean that this day passes, you go back to your homes and forget everything? No. You must practise spiritual life all the time. You must think about Krishna all the time. 'How can I serve Krishna? How can I come to the holy abode of the Lord? What will happen to me after I leave this body?' I have written about all this. I also wrote about the suffering one undergoes in hell, summarising what is written in Bhagavatam. Vedavyas composed Srimad Bhagavatam, presenting the teachings that came from the holy lotus mouth of Lord Krishna. All this you will find in Guidance 3. You should read this book.

Actually, I feel annoyed when I hear outside talks. I do not like to hear talks about the outside world. 'How are you?', 'How is your health?' What is this? Your health (your body) will go one day, but if you can leave your body speaking about the Lord, taking the Lord's Name, then you will attain the highest destination – you will not have to go to a bad place. There is some method how you can attain the highest destination. This method is constant chanting of the Holy Name. The Lord and His Name are one and the same.

When Mahaprabhu comes, He distributes His own Name (nija nama kari' dana, নিজ নাম করি’ দান). We sing about this in the 'Emona durmati' kirtan. Krishna comes as Gauranga Mahaprabhu and gives everyone His own Name – He is so merciful! How much love He has for us – He gives us His very own Name! We must pray to Nama Prabhu, 'Please appear in my heart: as I chant and chant Your Name, may all my desires go away (may I stop thinking that I belong to myself).'

আর কবে নিতাইচাঁদ করুণা করিবে ।
সংসার-বাসনা মোর কবে তুচ্ছ হ'বে ॥

ara kabe nitaichand karuna karibe
samsara-vasana mora kabe tuchchha ha'be

'When will Nitaichand give me His mercy? When will my material desires become trifle?'

(Prarthana, Srila Narottam Das Thakur)

If you still have any material desires (any desires pertaining to the material world), you will have to again get a material life. If you do not severe your material desires now, you will again get a material life of a pig, cat, goat, and so on. Remember this! There is no injustice – if you do not become free from material desires in this life, you will get another material life after death. Always remember this.

 

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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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