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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Parikrama of Sri Govardhan
'How do we do parikrama? Govardhan is like a peacock, our temple is near Manasa Ganga, at the mouth of Govardhan, and we start the parikrama from the tail and do half portion one day, and the second half the next day.'

 

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