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Sri Ekachakra Dham: Our Fortune To Be Here

His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad
Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj
Lord Varahadev's Appearance day, morning class
Sri Ekachakra Dham, 24 February 2021, part 3
Translated from Bengali

 

It is the appearance day of Lord Varahadev today, after that it will be Nityananda Prabhu's appearance day. We have come here by a great fortune. Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Thakur wanted to open here a Gaudiya Math, and by the blessing of Srila Gurudev, it has happened. Everybody knows our temple as Gaudiya Math. Nobody knows our temple by its proper name, Chaitanya Saraswata Krishnanusilana Sangha. In fact, there is a Gaudiya Math in Ekachakra. Nityananda Prabhu bestowed His mercy and has given us this place here, this is how we are able to be staying here today. If you only think about the dust of this holy dham, then you will think that you must circumambulate this holy abode walking on your head. The Lord Himself wandered in this land. Nityananda Prabhu is non-different from Mahaprabhu, the Lord Himself.

Nityananda Prabhu is asraya-vigraha (embodiment of shelter), and Gaura Hari is visaya-vigraha (embodiment of the object of worship). Nityananda Prabhu gives shelter, He represents guru-tattva. That is why, we chant, "Guru Nityananda, Gaura Nityananda."

We are present here in this holy abode of Nityananda Prabhu. I come because you are all here. Otherwise, I do not have time—it is rare that I come here one-two times during the year. I do not have time. I have so much work, so much service. Last time I was here cows had calves, and the goshala became too small—I came and expanded the goshala. I gave the orders and after that managed on the phone.

Also, every year during the festival there is a lot of water falling behind the guesthouse—people use water, bathe, etc. and the water falls on the land behind the temple. I have bought that land this year. It can be used for a garden or something. All the lands around are turning into trade places (shops, etc.), but I want some place for a garden. I have planted there some trees—rose apples, jackfruit, mango trees. I bought a banana field also. Gurudev tried to come here many times. I made the nat mandir so big because I thought Gurudev could come here by helicopter and it would land on top.

I first came to this holy dham in 2004. I had heard that there was Nityananda Prabhu's dham, and Gurudev mercifully sent me here in 2004 with some foreign devotees. Gurudev visited Ekachakra in 1989, after Srila Sridhar Maharaj's disappearance...

 

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Cut No Slack
'Ego can take everything away, it can remove your service, it can take Krishna away. We think we have been initiated for many years but still have not reached our destination, we do not feel so much enthusiasm for service and begin to slacken. This is very bad for us.'

 

Ki jani ki bale
'Weeping, Bhakti Vinod takes shelter at Your feet. Forgiving his offences and giving him a taste for the Name, kindly maintain him.'
কি জানি কি বলে

Actually, we do not worry about the result so much—we do not want to make a show for others.

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