Engage Yourself—and Others

His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad
Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj
Speaking online to the devotees in New York City
23 October 2011, part ৪

 

You can preach, practise sravanam, kirtanam, engage in the preaching movement and increase our society there, I hope for that, and I also hope that you will preach in the proper way, following the proper channel. Read Guru Maharaj's books, Gurudev's books—through that you will get association of Gurudev. From time to time you can call me by skype, I can give lectures, you can listen to that. You can do some sankirtan—make some preaching pamphlets, leaflets and can distribute them. You can make a small centre there and preach. You know that in 1941 Srila Sridhar Maharaj made just a small bamboo house, but now the sun never sets on Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math! Make preaching movement there. We want quality, not quantity. Pure things are necessary. If you want to buy some subji (vegetables) at a low price, the subji may be rotten—good things have good price.

Are there any questions from you?

—We are very satisfied!

I also feel happy to see you all. As I said before, I can see Gurudev, Guru Maharaj, when I see you all, and you are giving me a chance to serve you all—that is my happiness.

You only need to preach. You cannot only taste something yourself, you must allow others to taste it too. Do you understand what I mean? Do you not eat alone, allow others to eat too—you are chanting and you must allow others to chant too. Engage others in service. For example, a fruit tree cannot serve by itself, but if you take some fruit from the fruit tree and offer it to your Guru, then you will be engaging the fruit tree in service. Like this.

Jay Srila Guru Maharaj ki jay!

 

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Sanatan-siksa: Surrender in Good Association
'Giving up all bad association, giving up adherence to social rules of varnas and asrams, thus ridding yourself of all material possessions (attachment), take exclusive shelter at the lotus feet of Krishna.'

 

Ki-rupe paiba seva
'Prabhu, you see no fault in others, you are the saviour of the fallen. Please deliver Narottam this time!'
কিরূপে পাইব সেবা

Do not make others angry for your own interest, own self, own happiness. Sometimes
we are not happy with our service, we are not getting pleasure from our service,
but we cannot harass and disrespect others because of that.

"HUMILITY, TOLERANCE, GIVING HONOUR TO OTHERS | HUMILITY, TOLERANCE, GIVING HONOUR TO OTHERS"