Service Target

His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad
Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj
Speaking online to the devotees in Venezuela
13 November 2011

 

Question: It is said in the scriptures we cannot attain anything without the mercy of the spiritual master, how can we know that our service or our intention is reaching the heart of Gurudev?

Through practising. You can easily check and understand it yourself. You can ask yourself if you are getting pleasure, if you are getting taste through your service or not, then you can understand easily whether you are proceeding in your spiritual life or not. Practise properly and you will easily understand whether your service is going to the Guru or going another way.

Actually, sincere devotees do not think, "Oh, my service is going to my Guru," "My Guru is happy with my service." It is not necessary to think about this. You have your duty, and your only duty is to do the service. Do not think whether your service is going to the Guru or not, you should only do your service—"Gurudev prescribed me the medicine, and I will take that medicine. He is the proprietor, he is the doctor, so it is his business whether he will cure me or not. I am his servant, I am a patient, it is not my business. My duty is to take the proper medicine at the proper time."

 

 

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Clearing the Obstacles
'Depend upon Me. How you will come out of that illusory environment is not your business, it is not for you to think about. If you follow what I am telling you, then when the time comes Krishna will show you how to come.'

 

Krsna haite chatur-mukha
'Jaya Dharma's renowned servant was Sri Purusottam Tirtha. After Sri Purusottam Tirtha came the learned Brahmanya Tirtha. Brahmanya Tirtha's servant was Vyasa Tirtha. Vyas Tirtha's servant was Laksmipati. After Laksmipati came Madhavendra Puri.'
কৃষ্ণ হৈতে চতুর্ম্মুখ

If you follow your Guru's instruction, if you fulfil his desire, even after his disappearance, if you always think what will make him happy, then you will get his association, you will feel joy.

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