Engage Yourself In Service

His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad
Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj,
speaking online to devotees in Caracas
1 July 2012


Always listen to Hari-katha, always do sravan, kirtan, always read the books, always pracitse kirtan. If you always engage your mind and yourself in service, then you mind will be ok and will not disturb you, your mind will be controlled. I am telling it to everyone: always engage yourself in service. An idle brain is the devil's workshop. Always engage yourself in service and our preaching movement.

If you always think about others' fault, do not do it. We must always take people's good quality, I always say this. Everybody has some good quality, and we will take their good quality.

We must take our life serious. These are not games, it is serious. Life is very short, and we must take our service serious, we must take our life serious. Our life is for sacrifice. If we cannot sacrifice our life for the Lord, for Gurudev, then our future is very bad.

So, always engage yourself in service, maintain the temple, maintain the Deities' service. Do not discriminate, "This is small service, this is big service," do not think like this. All service is equal—whether one is a manager, a cook, or washes plates—all services' value is equal.

We are all practitioners, we are not masters. The problem is our ego—ego creates problems and eats everything. That is why we must be very careful in our practising life. We are going step by step and we must be making these steps very carefully because we can fall down at any time, we can lose our service at any time. Always be careful in your practitioner's life.


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Sri Sri Damodarastakam
'O Lord, although You are able to give all kinds of benedictions, I do not pray to you for the boon of impersonal liberation, nor the highest liberation of eternal life in Vaikuntha, nor any other boon [which may be obtained by executing the nine processes of bhakti]. O Lord, I simply wish that this form of Yours as Bala Gopala in Vrndavana may ever be manifest in my heart, for what is the use to me of any other boon besides this?'

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