Awake, Aware and Avid

By His Divine Grace
Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj
Sri Nrisingha-chaturdasi day,
24 May 2013, Sri Nabadwip Dham

 

Do you wake up for mangal arati? If you can wake up for mangal arati, then you will not fall into danger any day. "Danger" means being removed from the service of the Lord.

Everybody thinks danger means a woman, but many things will come—opulence, etc. Maya has many forms. Do you remember what happened to Haridas Thakur? He chanted so many Holy Names, and one afternoon, a girl, all dressed up, came to him and said, "O sadhu, I will stay with you." This is a test. Through the chanting of the Holy Name, Haridasi Thakur subdued her.

You can get the Lord through service to the Lord, through very strong desire (arthi). In Kalna, there was Gauridas Pandit who had a disciple who served his Deities. One day, he kicked out that disciple, and Gaura Nitai left the temple and went with him—Gauridas Pandit opened the temple room and saw that Gaura Nitai were not there...

 

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Clasping Nityananda Prabhu's Feet
'Nityananda is nondifferent from Guru-tattva: without mercy of the Guru you cannot get the mercy of Krishna. When will Nityananda Prabhu give me some mercy? When will He be compassionate to me and relieve me from the mundane illusion?'

 

Ke yabi ke yabi
'At my Lord Gauranga's ghat the upstream ferry runs without requesting any fare. Everyone crosses freely.'
কে যাবি কে যাবি

If you do something wrong for your Guru's service, no problem; but we are doing
wrong, we are doing offence for our own enjoyment!

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