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Supreme and Inconceivable Glories of Sri Guru

His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad
Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj
Kolkata—Worldwide, 6 September 2020, part 5

 

Actually, I am a fallen soul. I have no quality, no qualification to serve my Gurudev (I always call him 'Guru Maharaj'), but I am trying to. I am still trying to serve him. Gurudev has vast knowledge, he has so much quality—purnam brahman samvitam. Gurudev is always full of transcendental knowledge of the Supreme Lord.

কি গাহিব প্রভু মহিমা তোমার
আবৃত চেতন অবিদ্যা-জালে ।
তোমার মহিমা জানে মুক্তকুল
তব যশোগান গোলোক-মণ্ডলে ॥

ki gahiba prabhu mahima tomara
avrta chetana avidya-jale
tomara mahima jane mukta-kula
tava yaso-gana goloka-mandale

"O master! How shall I sing your glories? My consciousness is covered by the net of ignorance. Liberated souls know your glories and sing your praises in the land of Goloka."

(Srila B.S. Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj)

What are your glories, Gurudev? Our consciousness is covered by the illusory environment. Your glories are known to all liberated souls—the entire Goloka-mandal sings your glories—but I am a fallen soul, how shall I talk about Gurudev? Gurudev's position is extremely high, talks about him are very high. How shall I sing his glories? Our consciousness is covered by the illusory environment, even my own consciousness is covered by the illusory environment.

Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Thakur also told about Srila Bhaktivinod Thakur very beautifully. He said on Srila Bhaktivinod Thakur's appearance day,

"তাঁহার করুণা কথা সাধব-ভজন-প্রথা
তুলনা নাহিক ত্রিভুবনে ।
তাঁর সম অন্য কেহ ধরিয়া এ নর-দেহ
নাহি দিল কৃষ্ণ-প্রেম-ধনে ॥"

tahara karuna-katha, madhava-bhajana-pratha
tulana nahika tribhuvane
tara sama anya keha, dhariya e nara-deha,
nahi dila krsna-prema-dhane

"There is no comparison within the three worlds to His merciful teachings of the practice of devotion to Krishna. No one has ever assumed a human form and distributed the wealth of Krishna-prema like him."

(Anubhasya on Sri Chaitanya-charitamrta)

No one in this world can compare to him because nobody else has given Krishna consciousness, Krishna-prema like he did. No one before him had ever given Krishna-prema to us. Our Param Guru Maharaj said, "Sri Radha Thakurani is an embodiment of great transcendental love (maha-bhava). How many people know that the highest attainment is to become a servant of Sri Radhika?" Srila Guru Maharaj has also given us, "Gayatri muralista-kirtana-dhanam Radha-padam dhimahi: Krishna's flute does not make any other tune except the glorification of Srimati Radharani, and that is the real meaning and gist of the Gayatri mantra." This is the only and the highest object of meditation for all liberated souls.

Srila Gurudev also always explained this sloka,

অন্তর্ভক্তিরসেন পূর্ণহৃদয়ো বাহ্যেঽবধূতাকৃতিঃ
শৈবালৈঃ পিহিতং মহাসর ইব প্রীতিপ্রদস্তদ্বিদাম্ ॥

antar-bhakti-rasena purna-hrdayo bahye 'vadhutakrtih
saivalaih pihitam maha-sara iva priti-pradas tad-vidam

"Although he [Srila Sanatan Goswami] externally appeared to be a mendicant who had renounced everything, he was filled with the pleasure of devotional service within his heart. Thus he can be compared to a deep lake covered with moss. He was the object of pleasure for all the devotees who knew the science of devotional service."

(Sri Chaitanya-chandradaya-nataka, 9.46, by Sri Kavi Karnapur)

This is a sloka written about Srila Sanatan Goswami, and Srila Gurudev would always recite it.

 

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