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Do Not Jump Into Maya

His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad
Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj
Kolkata—Worldwide, 25 October 2020, part 2


Tomorrow is the disappearance day of Sripad Shanta Maharaj's Harinam-guru—Pujyapad Srila Bhakti Svarup Damodar Goswami Maharaj. We can give some lecture in his remembrance. He is our Gurudev's good friend and he was a very nice super-personality, a liberated soul, and a disciple of Srila A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Maharaj Prabhupad. He gave all his life for the service of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu and for distributing His message. All the Vaishnavs, all the great soul come to this world on the order of the Lord to distribute the message of the Lord...

If you send a letter to the Lord, you will not get any answer, but if you send a letter to your Guru, you will immediately get an answer and the news from the Lord because Gurudev is the closest, dearmost friend of the Lord. So, if we can say, tell or present something to our Gurudev, Gurudev will send our message on to the Lord, and the Lord can give an answer to our questions through our Gurudev. We must proceed in our spiritual life following this process.

Now, there is Durga-puja going on in Bengal. Durgati-nasini Durga Devi, and incarnation of Parvati—sometimes, she is called Mother Kali, sometimes Annapurna, sometimes Durga Devi. Durga-puja is the main festival here in Bengal, and Durga-puja lasts many days. This year, it is a little less crowded because of the covid situation. There is a strict order from the High Court of Kolkata, so everybody is very careful about their health and the government is also being a little strict because they have to follow the order of the High Court.

** came here the other day, and I thought he would stay with me for a few days, that we would go to some places together, he could see something, but he had already bought his ticket to again jump into Maya... I know he works as a teacher, so he cannot leave his students otherwise they will disturb and go to another place. This job involves much responsibility—if you do not give proper attention to the students, they will find another teacher. I know it, I practised teaching before...

Also, I want to say to *** Prabhu that it is necessary to harmonise a little with ***. I know he is a little angry man, but there are different kinds of people in this world and in this family, so we should harmonise with both bad and good. Gurudev always said: anyone can stay with a sadhu, but everybody should be able to stay with a thief also. Everybody can stay with good people, but everybody should try to stay with some bad people also. It is necessary for this world. Sometimes, people are cool-minded, and *** is always a little angry, but he has a good mind, a good heart. He may be angry sometimes, but we must harmonise with everybody. We do not want to divide the mission. There can be many branches, but everyone should give respect to each other, it is necessary to be humble, tolerant. It is necessary for everybody. You must be humble yourself, then others will learn from you.

You know, one time, I asked Gurudev, "There are so many godbrothers staying at the temple, and some of them criticise you. Why are you keeping them in the temple?" Gurudev said, "If I oust them from the temple, then who will criticise me? It is necessary to keep somebody for criticising me!" I was surprised to hear it. I had just come to the temple at that time, but Gurudev said this...


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