Squandering Your Fortune

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

 

We come here, bringing some sukriti, and get to stay in Nabadwip Dham, in this aparadh-bhanjan-pat (অপরাধ-ভঞ্জন-পাট, the place where all offences are forgiven)...

It is like in business—if you want to have some business, you need capital, but if every day you lose your capital, you will end up bankrupt. Do you understand? You will end up bankrupt! Because you have some previous sukriti you are now staying in the temple, but if every day you lose that sukriti, one day your balance will become zero.

Because Nityananda Prabhu is very merciful He gave us shelter, our Guru gave us shelter, they are ashraya-vigraha (আশ্রয়-বিগ্রহ, givers of shelter). Yet, we are fallen souls and we are always offenders: although Nityananda Prabhu, Gurudev give us shelter, we come and make offences, we do not do anything here—if we only use our Guru and our Guru's mission and do not do any service, our sukriti will finish one day. Then the door is open—you can go.

Somebody will say, "Oh, he kicked me out! He told me to get out!" It is not my job—it is only desire of Nityananda Prabhu. Only desire of Nityananda Prabhu. Nityananda Prabhu is merciful and He gives one shelter, but when Mahaprabhu becomes a little bit unhappy, He kicks one out. Do understand it?

Once, I said to Gurudev, "That boy is gone..." and Gurudev replied, "It happened because of his own karma." When somebody leaves their service, their own karma is to blame—it is not the fault of others, it is their own fault. So many people have come here and left in this way—a thousand people came and a thousand people left. It is a lack of sukriti...

When you have sukriti you come here, but when you come here you must also earn something, get some income. What is your income? Money? No. It is bhakti, sukriti. Have you come here to acquire dharma, artha, kama, moksa (ধর্ম্ম, অর্থ, কাম, মোক্ষ)? Dharma means religion, artha means money, kama means material desire, moksa means liberation—have you come here for this? No! We have come here to practise devotion.

 

 

 

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