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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Preaching Guidance: Main Priority
'You must give priority to sankirtan, that will be good for you. Through sankirtan you can conquer everything. Do not lose your time. Day after day we are losing our time, but we must use it properly, for the service to Guru, Gauranga, and Nityananda.'

 

Jaya jaya gurudever
'You are always joyful in the sadhus' association. You are simple and humble. In assemblies, you are the best speaker. Everywhere you are victorious.'
জয় জয় গুরুদেবের

What is this heavy head on my shoulders for? If you pay obeisance to the Lord, to Guru,
Vaishnav, Bhagavan, your head will become light.

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