Non-Jealous and Caring Mood

His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad
Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj
10 May 2015, Sri Nabadwip Dham, part 4

 

Prahlad Maharaj left his father for Krishna. Bharath Maharaj left his mother for Lord Ramachandra. All Vraja gopis gave up their shame, gave up everything for Lord Krishna. Bali Maharaj left his Guru.

Sei Guru Guru non: if your Guru cannot help you in Krishna consciousness, if he cannot give you perfect Krishna consciousness, if he is an obstacle for your spiritual life or makes problems in your spiritual life, you can reject that kind of Guru. Sukracharya is the Guru of asuras (demons), and when Bali Maharaj wanted to give what he had promised to Vamandev, Sukracharya wanted to stop him from doing it. Bali Maharaj wanted to give everything to Vamanadev, but his Guru tried to create some obstacle, some problem for his disciple—because his Guru was doing wrong, Bali Maharaj did not listen to him. Actually, you can see that those who make problems in Krishna consciousness always end up with some problem, they always get some unhappiness.

A sadhu's character will be non-jealous mood. "Pratihimsa tyaji anye karabi palana": somebody can make some offence to you, but you will not do that to them, you must give them chance, you must give them some nourishment. If somebody swears you, you will give some nourishment to them.

I heard from one Vaishnav about Hayagriva Prabhu, a disciple of Prabhupad Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Thakur (later his name was Srila Bhakti Daita Madhav Goswami Maharaj). Once, one of his disciples grabbed a man by his neck and brought him to Srila Madhav Maharaj saying, "Gurudev, do you see? This man is distributing leaflets against you!" Srila Madhav Maharaj said, "OK, OK, leave him. Can I see the paper? Give it to me." Then, Srila Madhav Maharaj read the paper and said, "Oh, what he is writing is nothing. I am worse than that! Please, go and bring a packet of gulab jamuns, rasagullas. Bring some sweetballs"—Srila Madhav Maharaj gave some sweets to that man. Do you understand? "Pratihimsa tyaji anye karabi palana: giving up envy, nurture others." Our Guru-varga teaches this to us.

Sometimes I also tell this story. There was once a sadhu who would every day go to bathe in the Ganges. One day, there was a naughty boy at the Ganges. When the sadhu finished bathing, he started going back to the temple, but the boy threw mud at him and laughed. The sadhu went back to the Ganges and bathed again. When he was walk from the Ganges, the boy threw cow dung at him and laughed again. The sadhu bathed again. Then, the boy again threw some stool at him. This repeated ten times. The sadhu did not say anything, he did not become angry, did not show any anger, and in the end the boy got tired and began to cry, "Sir, I have made an offence to you! How is this possible? What is your body made of? You do not become angry, you do not show any anger." The sadhu replied, "What are you talking about? You have not made any offence. What have you done? You have done nothing. Actually, you did me good. Every day, I bathe one time, but today, thanks to you, I have bathed ten times. You have done good! What is the problem?"

 

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