Dangerous Deviation

His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad
Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj
22 February 2018, Kolkata, part 10

 

Somebody said in a class that I was doing the Nrisinghadev Temple there and that it was not Gurudev's order; but Gurudev's signature is there—when that Nrisinghadev Temple came to us, the king had already given me the temple, and Gurudev was very happy, he told me to write it in the resolution book [register], and I did it. It happened in Gurudev's time many years ago—maybe 2004-2005 or 2005-2006. Back then Gurudev asked me to make a resolution stating that the king had given us that land, that Lord Nrisinghadev had come to us for service.

Then, the pujari, the local brahmans (who are notorious, as you know), made a wall in front of our temple and some non-brahman put a court case against us. We won the court case, but after that they came to fight, and Gurudev said to me, "If the temple comes to you easily, then it is OK, but if there are so many court cases—what if they kill you and we lose you—then it is not necessary to fight and go there." After that I left it. Some years later, again, by the mercy of Gurudev, by the mercy of Lord Nrisinghadev, by the mercy of Prahlad Maharaj, that land came to us—I bought it and finally made the temple there.

When we wanted to make the Ekachakra Temple in 2004, Gurudev first said, "You can go there, but why is it necessary to make a temple there? If Nityananda Prabhu's mercy comes, then you can see, but they are all sahajiya there, it is not necessary to make a temple." Later, in 2007, when Gurudev was in America, he called me and said, " Now Nityananda Prabhu's mercy has come, you can buy some land and make a temple in Ekachakra."

On the other hand, one time ** Maharaj wanted to take some devotees to Panihati. When he told Gurudev about it, Gurudev said it was not necessary to go to Panihati, but after that somebody made a video and showed it to Gurudev, "Oh, ** Maharaj went to Panihati." He went against Gurudev... What is this?

We do not go to Panihati for enjoyment. When we go to Panihati, we distribute books there—every year we sell many thousands rupees' worth of books because people there do not know the conception. If Raghunath Das Goswami had not gone to Panihati, had not got the lotus feet of Nityananda Prabhu, had not served the Vaishnavs, how would he have come to this line? This is the place where he got the mercy from Nityananda Prabhu, that is why we go there—we do not go there to mix with the sahajiyas. We distribute our books, we give some lecture, read from Chaitanya-charitamrita, and distribute some prasadam there—that is good.

So, what that person who is criticising is saying is very bad. Do you know what kind of criticism this is? Like Ramachandra Puri. One time, Ramachandra Puri went to see Mahaprabhu in gambhira, and there was nothing in His room—Mahaprabhu did not take sweets—but there were many ants in the room. Seeing the ants, Ramachandra Puri said to Mahaprabhu, "O new sannyasi (navina-sannyasi)! You are eating too many sweets, aren't You? I see You have so many ants in Your room." Mahaprabhu thought, "I heard this man spoke bad against Me behind My back, but now he is criticising Me in front of Me. I never take misti (sweets), I never even keep misti in My room, and ants can come anyhow, whether there is misti or other things, but he is criticising Me in front of Me, so this is what his character is like..." and replied to Ramachandra Puri, "Yes, Prabhu, what can I do? I cannot control My tongue, that is why I take sweets." What will Mahaprabhu say?

That is the conception. We must understand it and we must know it clearly within ourselves.

 

— : • : —

 

 

 

{ 2001  |   2002  |   2003  |   2005  |   2009  |   2010  |   2011  |   2012 }
{ 2013  |   2014  |   2015  |   2016  |   2017  |   2018  |   2019  |   2020  |   2021 }

Download (1.6 Mb)

 


 

Stick to Your Guns
'We are in the battlefield, and if some opposition group or enemy is coming towards you, you cannot go back. You must go forward and fire otherwise if you turn back and run away, they will shoot you in your back!'

 

Nitai gunamani amara
'The sinful, unfortunate, and fallen did not desire this divine love, which is difficult for even Brahma to attain, yet Nitai begged them to accept it.'
নিতাই গুণমণি আমার

Those who are surrendered souls always follow their guru. They do not think what's right, what's wrong, what is correct or not correct. What their Guru told them to do, they do that.

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