Key Virtues

His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad
Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj
1 October 2013

 

Mahaprabhu rescued so many fallen souls. One of them was Vijuli Khan. It happened in a village called Pathan Vaishnav gram, near Benares. This year I want to go there during the Kartik parikrama and find that place. One Muslim man became a Vaishnav there...

গৌর আমার যে সব স্থানে
করল ভ্রমণ রঙ্গে ।
সে সব স্থান হেরিব আমি
প্রণয়ি-ভকত-সঙ্গে ॥

gaura amara ye-saba sthane
karala bhramana range
se-saba sthana heriba ami
pranayi-bhakata-sange

"In the company of loving devotees, I behold all the places my Gaurasundar roamed during His ecstatic Pastimes."

There was also Ramachandra Khan. He sent a girl—a bad girl, a prostitute—to ruin Haridas Thakur. Do you see? You think there are so many bad people now and at that time there were none, but this is not so. Even at that time there were bad people, not only now.

তৃণাধিক হীন কবে নিজে মানি
সহিষ্ণুতা-গুণ হৃদয়েতে আনি'

trnadhika hina kabe nije mani
sahisnuta-guna hrdayete ani'

"When will I feel that I am lower than a blade of grass, when will I bring the quality of tolerance into my heart?"

('Kabe habe bolo, se dina amar?' by Srila Bhakti Vinod Thakur)

When will these qualities come to me? When will that day come? When will I think of myself as a blade of grass? When will I have the quality of tolerance like that of a tree or some grass?

তৃণাধিক হীন কবে নিজে মানি
সহিষ্ণুতা-গুণ হৃদয়েতে আনি'

trnadhika hina kabe nije mani
sahisnuta-guna hrdayete ani'

"When will I feel that I am lower than a blade of grass, when will I bring the quality of tolerance into my heart?"

Remember it. It is necessary to always tolerate. If you can tolerate everything, then you can get the Lord. There is no other way.

কবে হবে বল, সে দিন আমার ।
অপরাধ ঘুচি' শুদ্ধ নামে রুচি
কৃপা-বলে হবে হৃদয়ে সঞ্চার ॥

kabe ha'be bala se-dina amara
aparadha ghuchi' suddha name ruchi
krpa-bale ha'be hrdaye sanchara

"Please tell me, when will that day be mine when my offences will be dispelled and taste for the pure Name will be infused within my heart by divine grace?"

তৃণাধিক হীন কবে নিজে মানি
সহিষ্ণুতা-গুণ হৃদয়েতে আনি'

trnadhika hina kabe nije mani
sahisnuta-guna hrdayete ani'

"When will I feel that I am lower than a blade of grass, when will I bring the quality of tolerance into my heart?"

You must always think, "I must bring this kind of virtue of tolerance into my heart."

Haridas Thakur was Brahma Himself—he is an incarnation of Brahma, but Ramachandra Khan sent a prostitute to him, and he ordered his men to beat him at twenty-two marketplaces—not just one marketplace, but twenty-two! What did Haridas Thakur do? He only kept saying, "Krishna bolo! Prabhu, say, 'Krishna!' Say, 'Hare Krishna!'" He was beaten so much by the Muslim people, but still he said, "Say, 'Krishna!' Hare Krishna bolo! Hare Krishna bolo! Only say, 'Hare Krishna!'"

হরে কৃষ্ণ হরে কৃষ্ণ কৃষ্ণ কৃষ্ণ হরে হরে ।
হরে রাম হরে রাম রাম রাম হরে হরে ॥

hare krsna hare krsna krsna krsna hare hare
hare rama hare rama rama rama hare hare

Haridas Thakur is Namacharya (the teacher of the Holy Name, teaching by his own example).

তৃণাধিক হীন দীন অকিঞ্চন ছার ।

trnadhika hina, dina, akinchana chhara

Give up your false ego, and always consider yourself lower than grass, poor, needy, and mean.

তৃণাধিক হীন কবে নিজে মানি
সহিষ্ণুতা-গুণ হৃদয়েতে আনি'

trnadhika hina kabe nije mani
sahisnuta-guna hrdayete ani'

"When will I feel that I am lower than a blade of grass, when will I bring the quality of tolerance into my heart?"

 

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'Stay at home, or stay in a forest, regardless, always call out 'Hari!' In happiness and in sadness, don't forget: chant the Lord's Name aloud.'
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