If you go to satisfy the minds of others, you will only cheat yourself. Gora
knows your thoughts, so how will you hide your heart from
Sometimes, when you try to satisfy your Guru, and you are so much fanatic
about your Guru, somebody may be dissatisfied. It is not a problem. Do what
makes your Guru happy, what satisfies him, and that is sufficient. It is not
necessary to satisfy others.
Sometimes also you think and your mind goes to this side and that side, like
with Indian people, for example: sometimes their mind goes to Kali and they
worship Kali, sometimes their mind goes to Siva and their worship Siva. That
is called cheating yourself: "If you go to satisfy the minds of others, you
will only cheat yourself."
gora bale, "amara mata karaha charita
amara ajna palana kara chaha yadi hita"
Gora says, "Behave like Me and follow My instructions if you want good
Follow Mahaprabhu's instruction—what Mahaprabhu told, what exactly
Just saying, "I am Gora's! I am Gora's!" does not do. Only when you follow
Gora's practices and Gora's conception will you get the proper result.
loka dekhana gora bhaja tilaka matra dhari'
gopanete atyachara gora dhare churi
You show the world you serve Gora simply by wearing tilak but secretly you
misbehave. Gora will catch you, you thief!
adhah-patana habe bhai kaile kutinati
nama-aparadhe tomara bhajana habe mati
Brother, if you act deceitfully, you will fall down. Because of offences to
the Name, your service will be ruined.
nama lana ye kare papa haya aparadha
era mata bhakti ara achhe kiba badha?
Those who chant the Name and sin commit offence. What greater obstacle is
there than such 'devotion'?
nama karite kasta nai nama sahaja dhana
ostha-spanda-matre haya namera kirtana
The Name is everyone's natural wealth, and chanting the Name is not
difficult: simply by moving your lips you can chant the Name. If you cannot
do even that, then you can remember the Name.
The scriptures say that worldly action, knowledge, yoga, and so on, do not
have such power, and that when the rules for practising them are broken, they
bear no fruit at all.
se saba chhada bhai nama kara sara
ati alpa-dine tabe jinibe samsara
Brother, leave them all behind and accept the Name as all-in-all. Then you
will conquer samsara very soon.
gaura yare krpa kare, visve sei dhanya
Gauranga Mahaprabhu gave mercy to Kavi Karnapur, and:
Kavi Karnapur was honoured as a great poet when he was only seven years
How beautifully Jagadananda Prabhu wrote it! And what did he finally say?
"sadhu-sange dina yaya yara
sei matra namasraya kare nirantara"
"Only those whose days pass in the association of sadhus take shelter of the
What is mukti and what is bhakti? His Divine Grace Srila B.N. Acharya Maharaj is
reading from Sri Chaitanya-charitamrita, Adi-lila, Chapters 8 and 10, noting
the exceptional character of devotion of Srila Krishna Das Kaviraj Goswami and
Srila Raghunath Das Goswami..