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Free Yourself From Deceit

His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad
Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj
Lord Nityananda Prabhu's Appearance, evening class
Sri Ekachakra Dham, 25 February 2021, part 1
Translated from Bengali

 

মূকং করোতি বাচালং পঙ্গুং লঙ্ঘয়তে গিরিম্ ।
যৎকৃপা তমহং বন্দে শ্রীগুরুং দীনতারণম্ ॥

mukam karoti vachalam pangum langhayate girim
yat krpa tam aham vande sri-gurum dina-taranam

"The dumb can speak, the lame can climb a hill—all it takes is mercy from Gurudev."

(Bhavartha Dipika)

First of all, I am offering my full obeisance at the holy lotus feet of Om Vishnupad Jagad-Guru Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj, begging him for his causeless mercy, after that I am offering my obeisance to all Guru-varga, to all my God-brothers and sisters, to all the listeners, to all the motherly lady devotees, to all devotees, and I am praying to you all for your mercy to this low soul.

Today, on this auspicious day, we have had a festival of Sriman Nityananda Prabhu's appearance. It has passed very well. The devotees have made the parikrama of Sri Ekachakra Dham, and everybody has helped this festival in their own way. Many helped distributing prasadam, many were at the kitchen—Keshto Prabhu, Tarok Prabhu, Nisikanta Prabhu and others worked very hard. Rama Prabhu, Ashok Prabhu are here at the front, they chant and dance. Sripad Niriha Maharaj also arranged many things whenever it was necessary to bring anything from outside; he also arranged the accommodation for everyone. Many did service. I have seen many helped clean and cut the vegetables. I do not know the names of many of you, but you have all served in your own way and Nityananda Prabhu notices everything, He will arrange the best for you. I pray for this at His holy lotus feet. I pray that He may keep you all well, so that we can celebrate Sriman Nityananda Prabhu's appearance day in this beautiful way next year too, so that we can come to the holy dham, do the dham parikrama. This is what I pray for to Sriman Nityananda Prabhu and Ekachakleshwar Dhameswar Sivji Maharaj.

Many have helped this festival, but you cannot help with money only. You can see the decoration of the temple—Kamlendu Prabhu, Sudevi Didi, Dharitri Didi from Colombia, Ranjana Didi from Nepal cleaned and decorated the temple and the altar. In one or another, many do some service, and those who do service are very fortunate. If you behave deceitfully and try to cheat, you can never succeed like that—you cannot hide anything from Gurudev, you cannot hide anything from Nityananda Prabhu. They do not bestow mercy on deceitful persons. If a person says one thing but has something else inside, it will not do. What you say and what you have inside must be the same. If you are deceitful, you will not get the Lord's mercy. Always serve the Lord without deceit. Do not keep any deceit. If you keep dirty, filthy things inside but externally speak in another way—that is not correct, it will not take you anywhere. Therefore, Nityananda Prabhu bestows His mercy on those who fall at His feet sincerely, without any deceit. Srila Prabhupad Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Thakur said, "Saralata is vaishnavata. Being a Vaishnav means being simple." You will not get any result if you do not have simplicity. Do not keep any insincerity or duplicity (kutinati). This is good, that is bad—if you have such duplicity in your mind (if your external behaviour does not align with your internal mood), you cannot practise Krishna consciousness like that. No matter whether you have taken initiation, no matter how many rounds of the Holy Name you chant, everything will be in vain.

হেন কৃষ্ণনাম যদি লয় বহুবার ।
তবু যদি প্রেম নহে, নহে অশ্রুধার ॥
তবে জানি, অপরাধ তাহাতে প্রচুর ।
কৃষ্ণনাম-বীজ তাহে না করে অঙ্কুর ॥

hena krnsa-nama yadi laya bahu-bara
tabu yadi prema nahe, nahe asrudhara
tabe jani, aparadha tahate prachura
krsna-nama-bija tahe na kare ankura

"If you chant this Name of Krishna so many times but still there is no love, there are no tears streaming from your eyes, then as I understand there are too many offences and the seed of Krishna's Name does not sprout."

(Sri Chaitanya-charitamrita, Adi-lila, 8.29-30)

কোটি জন্ম যদি করে শ্রবণ কীর্ত্তন ।
তবু না পায় ব্রজেন্দ্রনন্দন ॥

koti janma yadi kare sravana kirtana
tabu na paya vrajendranandan

"If you practise hearing and chanting for millions of lives, you may still not get the Son of Nanda who dwells in Vraja."

You must chant the Holy Name rejecting all offences. Practise Krishna consciousness properly, with a simple heart and sincerity.

 

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