Follow Your Dream
By His Divine Grace
In his young days (1955), Gurudev wrote one poem,
ami nai va gelam puri, nai va elam ghuri'
Everybody says, "Oh, we have visited so many holy places," but actually no result will come if you do not practise.
(Srila Narottam Das Thakur)
You always go to holy places, but it is only parisram (পরিশ্রম), distressing labour—it is only your mind satisfaction, nothing else.
"I do not want to be a big man, a big guru. I do not want to be that kind of a sannyasi who can give liberation, mukti-patha."
"It is not necessary to go to Kedri-, Badri-Narayan—if in any birth we can get to be dasanudas, servants of the Vaishnav, that is sufficient. I want to get that kind of boon that all my desires are fulfilled—and what is my desire? My only desire is that I can be a servant of the Vaishnavs."
"If Indra gives his capital, I will reject it. What will Laksmi Narayan give? Nothing. I only want the lotus feet of Sachi-suta Gaurahari."
This poem is a very nice expression. I heard from Gurudev that Srila Sridhar
Maharaj, Param Guru Maharaj, said, "If you can be a speck of dust of
Chaitanya Saraswat Math, that is sufficient." It is not necessary to become a
manager, it is not necessary to become a big guru—if you want to become
the dust of Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math, that is sufficient to go to Goloka
Question: What are the requirements for being a speck of dust in Nabadwip Dham, Chaitanya Saraswat Math?
What kind of requirement is necessary? Not to follow your mind—follow your Guru. If you follow your mind, you will go to the jungle.
Mind is very naughty, and you must beat that mind. How will you beat it, you know? With the rope. "Rope" means intelligence (বুদ্ধি-রূপ দড়ি, buddhi-rupa dori). It is like a running horse—you must go this way, but the horse wants to go another way, but the horse master always directs the horse with a stick and the rope. You must beat your mind with the rope.
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