Strong Desire

His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad
Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj
1 January 2011

 

Arthi, desire, is necessary.

In front of the Jagannath temple, there is a big black pillar called Garuda-stambha. Mahaprabhu would always stand at that pillar because He was very tall, and if He stood at the front, no one would be able to see from behind Him.

Once, Mahaprabhu was standing behind that pillar, surrounded by a large crowd and absorbed in the ecstasy of seeing Vrajendra Nandan, when a lady climbed the pillar and put her leg on His shoulder. Seeing this, Govinda, Mahaprabhu's servant, interfered, "Hey! What are you doing?!" Mahaprabhu then saw what was happening and asked not to disturb the lady, "This lady has so much desire to see Lord Jagannath. She only thinks of how to see Jagannath—she does not even see whether one is a sannyasi, a lady, or a man. That kind of mood is necessary for everyone. I do not have that mood, and I need it!"

If you have this kind of strong desire, mercy will come. It is necessary to have such permanent, unflinching desire for service, for chanting or anything else. Desire is necessary, then you can get anything. "Where there is a will, there is a way."

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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