Care for Service

His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad
Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj
Speaking online to devotees in Hungary
15 September 2013, part 4

 

Always chant the Holy Name. You can chant the Holy Name anywhere, everywhere. It is not necessary to always chant on the mala, you can chant the Holy Name everywhere, even in the bathroom, even in the toilet. I got a nice example yesterday.

Indian people wake up in the morning, do so many things, and after 9-10 o'clock in the morning they take a shower and they go to the Deities' room. Before that, they do not do anything for the Deities, but even when they come into the Deities' room they do not bathe the Deities, do not clean Their clothes. This is their idea. However, when a lady has a baby and the baby cries for milk at 4 a.m., the mother gives her milk to the baby. The Deity also cries for milk but nobody gives food to the Deities... People do not understand what is service, what is the relation with the Deities.

বিষয়ে যে প্রীতি এবে আছয়ে আমার ।
সেই মত প্রীতি হউক চরণে তোমার ॥

visaye ye priti ebe achhaye amara
sei-mata priti hauk charane tomara

"May I have the same affection and attraction to your feet that I now have for material things."

(Gitavali, 4.5, Srila Bhakti Vinod Thakur)

You have some relation with your family, with your mother, father, children, etc., and this same kind of relation should come to you towards the Lord...

 

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Preaching Guidance: Keen and Careful
'Prabhupad Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Thakur said that if want to make somebody a devotee, you have to shed gallons and gallons of blood. Like, if a patient is going to die and needs blood, you need to give your blood to save them.'

 

Krsna haite chatur-mukha
'Sri Dayita Das' nondifferent divine form, the living manifestation of Srila Svarup Damodar, Sri Rupa, and Sri Raghunath, whose lotus feet are to be served eternally, is the best of Gurus, Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj. He is the embodiment of perfect siddhanta and the ultimate refuge for the sadhus who follow Sri Rupa.'
কৃষ্ণ হৈতে চতুর্ম্মুখ

If a servant somehow falls down and goes to some other place, glorious
is the master who grabs him and brings him back by his hair.

"HUMILITY, TOLERANCE, GIVING HONOUR TO OTHERS | HUMILITY, TOLERANCE, GIVING HONOUR TO OTHERS"