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Service Duty (2)

His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad
Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj
Sri Ekachakra Dham, evening class, 25 February 2021
Translated from Bengali, part 4

 

I am trying to go door to door and get people to hear about Gurudev, Guru Maharaj, Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, Nityananda Prabhu. This is the duty that Gurudev or the Lord has given me, and I am trying to carry out this duty.

I am coming back to Kolkata tomorrow (Friday), after that, there is a programme on Sunday in Basirhat, Monday another programme in another place, then there is a programme in Tarakeshwar on Wednesday, then Thursday again... There is not even one day break. The festival has finished today, and I will leave tomorrow. I do not waste time. Those who are staying at the temple, have a duty—we are enjoying with Nityananda Prabhu's property and cannot serve with heart and soul. It is necessary to serve Nityananda Prabhu with heart and soul. Those who serve in the goshala, who wash the dishes, who cook—everyone must do their service nicely. Everybody has service, everybody has their duty.

You are spending your life thinking all the time about material things, but one day you will have to give an answer. One day will come when you will be asked, "You have been at My place for so many days, what have you been doing there? What did you do at My house? How did you take care of it?" It is necessary to live at the temple so that the preaching about the Lord, the property of the Lord do not get destroyed. Everything must be used for service. You offer bhoga to Gurudev, and Gurudev uses that in service—He offers it to the Lord, and arranges for us to take that prasadam.

When I first came here, I spent a night under a tree, after that during one year we stayed in a rented house and worshipped a photograph of the Deities. From time to time, I came here, supervised the works, brought materials all the way from Nabadwip. It was a big struggle to build everything, and you must try to take care of everything well. This is your service. If you do not do it, I will have no loss—I can pay a hundred rupees to a worker and get everything cleaned. The problem will be yours—you are staying at the temple and if you do not increase your sukriti, then when your sukriti is burnt, then what are you doing here? How much service do you do here? You will have to go through this exam, you will be asked that. If you think, "This is my service," "That is his service," then you will never pass the test. All service is Nityananda Prabhu's service—there is no question of "your" service and "his service." Nothing is yours, everything is Nityananda Prabhu's property.

I cannot come here all the time, I do not sit in one place—I told you, I am leaving tomorrow for Kolkata, spend there one night and then go to different programmes.

 

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