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(2/13) Surrender Yourself

His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad
Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj
Srila B.S. Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj's Vyasa Puja Adhivas
Nrisingha Palli, 31 December 2020, evening, part 2

 

Sacrifice your body for the Lord. 'O Lord, this body is Yours. You have given me this body (I have got it by Your wish), so I will use this body for Your service.' But material people do not do this – they know their wives, sons, friends, relatives and other family members, but they do not know the Lord, they do not understand who the Lord is. They understand everything (everybody knows who their friends and family are), but they do not understand the Lord. People do not know gurus, Vaishnavs and the Lord. You can understand yourself that this world is like that. People live selfish lives.

Srila Bhaktivinod Thakur said:

নিজ সুখ লাগি' পাপে নাহি ডরি
দয়াহীন স্বার্থপর ।
পর সুখে দুঃখী সদা মিথ্যাভাষী
পরদুঃখ সুখকর ॥

nija sukha lagi' pape nahi dari
daya-hina svartha-para
para-sukhe duhkhi sada mithya-bhasi
para-duhkha sukha-kara

'I am not afraid to commit sins for my own happiness. I am merciless and selfish. I always lie. I feel unhappy to see others happy, and I feel happy to see others sad.'

(Saranagati, Srila Bhaktivinod Thakur)

We are not afraid to commit sin for our own enjoyment. We are merciless and selfish. When we see others unhappy, we feel happy.

Old age will come to everyone – everyone will face struggles. For example, you can eat two handfuls of food, and another person next to you cannot eat any, so give one handful to them. If you can serve each other like this, you will get benefit. The more you sacrifice, the more you will gain. Those who serve the Lord know no lack of anything – the Lord will not allow them to fall short of anything in their material lives; the Lord will certainly guide them.

Suppose you have ten thousand rupees. You give one thousand rupees from there to the Lord and think that now you have one thousand rupees less, but this is not so. The Lord will arrange for that money for you in some other way. But if somebody enjoys with the Lord's property, destroying it, they will suffer from harm in some other way – for example, they get sick, become hospitalised because of cancer or some heart problems and have to spend millions of rupees on treatment. I have seen this with my own eyes. People have ego, and everything in their life becomes destroyed.

Therefore, you must try to understand some things. You can see me and learn by my example. Have some trust in me. Gurudev trusted me. I left our big temple and came to this small place here, and you have come here, too. By the mercy of you all, we have got more accommodation facilities. You can see it yourself that I am gradually making arrangements to improve accommodation. Construction works were not allowed during the lockdown, but we still managed to make a four-storey building during the year. You can see take a walk and see it. They are still installing some doors and window bars. I think the works are still going on. I could not finish painting the building, but I gave orders to the workers and they finished two-month's work within fifteen days so that you do not have to struggle. I have also ordered blankets and pillows – I have not been able to give them to everyone yet (I have placed the order, but it has not arrived yet). I told everyone that anyhow I will provide everything. Therefore, please tolerate a little, and you will see that everything will be all right. Trust the Lord, there will be no problems. Millions of people have died due to coronavirus, but our devotees are unaffected. I have also went to many places and even made festivals, and I trust the Lord, 'O Lord, this body is for Your service. If You do not need it any more, You will take it away – is it up to me whether I can keep it or not?' Still, we try to be careful and take precaution.

We will not stay in this world for a long time, then why be so proud? Why all these false attachments? Why must you think about your own happiness and enjoyment? It is not necessary to do this. We are not afraid to commit sin for our own enjoyment (nija sukha lagi' pape nahi dari, নিজ সুখ লাগি' পাপে নাহি ডরি). Do not be like this. Always remember this.

 

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READ OTHER PARTS:

1) Spiritual Conscience
2) Trust the Lord
3) Service Is Not a Chore
4) May You Live Clean Life
5) Four Biggest Hurdles
6) Internal Meaning of Initiation
7) Amidst What Are You Sitting?
8) Karma-Misra Bhakti
9) Beyond Jnana-Misra Bhakti
10) Indomitable Power of Mercy
11) Learn to Behave as Sadhu
12) Preparing for Festival
13) External and Internal Opulence

 

 


 

A Step Further
'In this age of Kali, Harinam is the main means to get Krishna, but we take the second initiation to get more connection with the Guru, to get more connection and attachment with service.'

If you do a Vaishnav aparadh, then aparadh will go to your Guru,
then it will go to the Lord.

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