United We Stand

His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad
Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj
Speaking online to devotees in London
31 July 2011, part 3

 

We must understand clearly what Srila Sridhar Maharaj wanted, what Gurudev wanted and wants. It is necessary to understand this.

Somebody wants to break our temple—those who want to break cannot think, "We will make something!" Those who want to make cannot break, and those who want to break cannot make, cannot think about making anything.

Gurudev made so many good friends and devotees all over the world. I have told it many times in my lectures that Srila Sridhar Maharaj sent Gurudev all over the world, Gurudev cultivated the land, and now there are so many ripe mango trees—now I am going and taking these mango fruits. Gurudev, our Guru Maharaj, made everything, he gave us everything, and we are very happy in this Krishna consciousness movement.

Srila Gurudev also said that no one can break this Chaitanya Saraswat Math. Some disturbance will come—after Prabhupad left, disturbance came to every temple of Chaitanya Math. Some little disturbance came to our temple too, but we are still united. We must stay together, we must make our Chaitanya Saraswat Math all over the world. If there is some problem in Russia, we must support them; if there is some problem in London, we must support them; if there is some problem in Malaysia, we must support them, etc. This is how we can be united. We must do that.

I am telling to everybody about our sankirtan movement. Some people do not like Krishna-katha, some do not want to hear Hari-katha, some do not know about sankirtan, but I have told it many times in lectures—Mahaprabhu always did "yajnaih sankirtana-prayair yajanti hi sumedhasa" (যজ্ঞৈঃ সঙ্কীর্ত্তনপ্রায়ৈর্যজন্তি হি সুমেধসঃ, those who are intelligent will practise congregational chanting of the Holy Name). Our life is sankirtan-yajna—chanting and dancing. This is what is necessary for this movement in this age of Kali. So many problems, so many things come along, but through the sankirtan movement that illusory environment will be demolished.

Mahaprabhu told to the householder devotees when they asked Him about their duty, "Your duty is Vaishnav seva and Nama sankirtan." This is necessary, and as much capacity we have we must try to serve our Guru, serve our Mission.

I hear that many devotees work outside very hard, they live in their houses, but every Sunday they come to the temple to hear Krishna-katha. It is also very nice. They work the whole time and when they get some little time they come to serve in the temple. To serve pure Krishna consciousness line is our future, this is our goal, and it will be glorious, it will be successful.

I always remember how I came to London when Gurudev was there. I want to come again and I am thinking of going to collect vegetables, going to the sankirtan with the devotees... I told Gurudev before, "Gurudev, I do not want that kind of life when I will be sitting in one place and every devotee will come and pay dandavat to me. No! I want to jump and chant and dance! I want to do sankirtan, I want to go for collection." Now I am often told, "Oh, you need a lot of security, you need this, this, this," but I do not want that kind of post, you know that. I do not want it. And I told Gurudev about it many times, but when I came back from Australia, Gurudev was in his bed, he caught my hand and asked me, "Will you run away?" I said, "No, I will not run away until my death." Then Gurudev said, "Then I am very happy, I can sleep today..."

I am remembering these things and I say: I cannot leave. When Gurudev asked me, I promised to him that until my death I will serve his mission, I will serve his devotees. I will serve whoever loves Gurudev, whoever has love and affection for Gurudev, whoever will serve Gurudev. That is my promise. I will serve whoever takes care of my Gurudev's mission. I am in a serious condition now, and I will serve my whole life to those who are with us now, who are serving and helping us at this time all over the world. This is my vision.

At this time, it is necessary to have unity, and I am still trying to do that—I try to communicate and keep connection with the devotees all over the world.

 

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