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(5/5) Ultimate Remedy

His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad
Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj
Preaching programme, evening class
Translated into English from Bengali
15 February 2020, part 5


Sri Guru and Vaishnavs are bhava-roga doctors: they heal the material disease of the heart. If you take their medicine, you can become cured.

এনেছি ঔষধি মায়া নাশিবার লাগি ।
হরিনাম মহামন্ত্র লও তুমি মাগি ॥

enechhi ausadhi maya nasibara lagi'
hari-nama maha-mantra lao tumi magi'

"I have brought the medicine to dispel Maya. Pray for this Hari-nam maha-mantra and take it."

(Srila Bhaktivinod Thakur)

Mahaprabhu says, "I have brought medicine to destroy illusion!" What is this medicine? The Hare Krishna maha-mantra. Taking shelter of a bona fide guru, you can chant the Holy Name, and you can be eternally happy. You may be sometimes happy and sometimes unhappy, but this is the Lord's mercy—if unhappiness comes to you while serving the Lord, this is the Lord's mercy: the Lord is testing you to see how much patience you have and how much you can tolerate. Remember this.

I am asking you again and again: please come to this genuine path. Come truly, not to show anything to others. When some bhava (strong emotion) comes, this is pretence. I have just seen somebody fall down on the ground overcome with emotion. Srila Gaura Kishor Das Babaji Maharaj said one thing in this regard. When a pregnant lady gets labour pain, she is taken to a doctor or a hospital, and then the child appears. And if somebody ties a pillow to their stomach to make their stomach look big and cries that they are having labour pain, will a child appear from them? In the same way, many people can show emotions, but is Krishna-bhava (being overcome with love for the Lord) such a small and easy matter? Even if you show this kind of emotion for thirty–forty or even ten thousand years, material illusion (prapancha) will not go way. One time, somebody observed Srila Gaura Kishor Das Babaji Maharaj and started imitating him; at that time, Srila Babaji Maharaj commented in this way.

One time, Srila Gaura Kishor Das Babaji Maharaj stayed in a public toilet during six months. Somebody asked him, "Babaji Maharaj, how can you stay here and tolerate the stench of stool and urine?" Srila Babaji Maharaj replied, "It is possible to tolerate it, but what I cannot tolerate is the stench of materialists (those who are blind with material world)."

People are proud of their wealth, knowledge, beauty, of their near and dear ones and so many other things. There are many kinds of ego, or pride, in this world. If I carry a sack of vegetables or rice on my head, then even if I come to an A/C room, I will not feel at peace—but once I take the load off my head, I will feel peaceful. How can we remove the load of ego from our heads? If we bow our heads at the holy feet of Sri Guru and Vaishnavs, then this load will be removed, and we will feel at peace and happy. Wealth, lust, anger, illusion, etc.—whatever ego is there in you, you must submit everything at the lotus feet of the Lord. You must appeal to the Lord, then you will be able to know Him.

It is necessary to become very humble and very lowly. When you become a Vaishnav, you must have humility, love, patience, attachment to the Lord. If we listen to what Gurudev says, we can become the proprietors of his wealth. Gurudev's wealth is not temples or great buildings; Gurudev's wealth is divine love, affection, devotion, faith, mercy—all this will come from Gurudev. Always remember this.

I will not take more of your time now, I will chant some kirtans and finish. Jay Srila Guru Maharaj ki jay. There is just one thing I want to tell you all: please do not forget the Lord. Always remember that you have got this human birth having crossed 8,400,000 species, and there is no count of how many times you have already been born as a human in various parts of the world. You may have heard that a virus has recently appeared from bats in China. People in China eat the meat of bats, cats, dogs; they eat fried cockroaches just as we eat aubergine pakoras, fried in batter. We may have also been born there at some point and ate that. Not only that, you must have seen how pigs eat stool; we have crossed through such births too. Just like children, we always want this, want that—we see some toy and become excited, we want to have it. If you throw some soil to a child, the child will play with it and start eating it, but then the child's parents will come and take the soil out of its mouth. The child will cry, but when the parent will give the child a sweet, the child will understand, "Oh, true, this tastes better!" We are also like that—we like money and material wealth and, just like children, want to have it, so the Lord gives it to us, "Here, take it!" and takes devotion away from us. But if somebody genuinely practises Krishna consciousness, the Lord gives them His own holy feet and makes them forget about material world. When we get the wealth of divine love, we will forget all about material worries and thoughts, just like a child forgets about eating soil after getting a sweet. Always remember this, it will give you supreme benefit.

Jay Srila Guru Maharaj ki jay.



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1) My Question to You
2) "Theirs Not to Reason Why"
3) Move Forward
4) Gift of Willpower
5) Ultimate Remedy




Cheating Yourself Out of Happiness
'There are so many religions in this world, but Srimad Bhagavatam says it is all cheating. Why is it cheating? ..Ultimately, it will depend upon your faith, if you have 20% faith, that is the kind of happiness you will get.'

What Guru Maharaj and Gurudev gave us is sufficient for us. We are happy and do not want more than that, but it will be good if we continue preaching Krishna consciousness following this line.