Sweet Talk

His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad
Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj
Sri Nabadwip Dham
15 November 2010

 

"Misti-misti katha bole, sabaike mana jaya kara yaya" (মিষ্টি মিষ্টি কথা বলে সবাইকে মন জয় করা যায়): you can conquer people's mind if you speak to them sweetly. Gurudev always gave one example to me. He would say: you have much money and you think you can do something with it, but you must be also clever. If you throw a lot of rice in the field, crows will come there; but if you mix the rice with some black ash and throw it in the field, crows will not come. Do you understand what I am saying?

You think you have so much money and you can use that money, can engage others, but just like king Ramachandra Khan said, "I have so much money, I am paying so many people, but no one is really following me, but that sadhu [Mahaprabhu] has no money—why do so many people follow Him?" He was jealous. For example, I can say to Nakul Prabhu, "Nakul, you must cook today for the Deities!" or I can say, "Nakul, you know, I think Radharani likes your cooking, especially your sweet rice. If you could cook it today, it would be so nice." I am telling the same thing but in a sweet way.

Why did Mahaprabhu chastise Jagadananda Pandit? Jagadananda tried to teach Sanatan Goswami, he said to him, "Go, yes, yes, you can go!" And Mahaprabhu chastised him—He was teaching that you should not speak in this way. For example, if somebody wants to go to the West ("Maharaj, I want to go"), you can tell it to them in another way, "All right, if you have more service there, you can go..." I heard this from Gurudev.

 

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