Stick It Out

His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad
Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj
Speaking online to devotees in Latin America
24 August 2018, part 4

 

May Krishna bless you. Always try to serve to Gurudev and Gurudev's mission, that is good for you.

Jay Om Vishnupad Jagad-Guru Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj ki jay, Vishva-varenya Srila Guru Maharaj ki jay. Thank you so much. Jay Gurudev, jay Nrisinghadev. Haribol, Haribol, Hare Krishna!

[Addressing one of the managing devotees:] Is is very hard to maintain the temple, is it not?

Devotee: Yes, very hard.

I know. Try and serve. If somebody stays with the Deity at this critical moment, the Deities will think, "That is My friend." Many are there at good times, but there are few people who stay with the Deities during the bad times, but if somebody stays with the Deities at a critical moment, in a bad situation, the Deity will also remember them. That is the main thing. Some of the devotees have left the Deities because they are very afraid, but if you stay with the Deities at a critical moment, the Deities will look after you later, do not worry about that. You must understand these things. You must remember what I am telling you.

Also, try to come to India again. Try to join the festivals during the Kartik programme, try to join the Gaura Purnima, Gurudev's Vyasa Puja. You can come. It is difficult to maintain the temple in Venezuela because of the financial condition, but why do devotees not come here? At least I can provide a room and some food for them here, it is not a problem. If they have no money to buy the aeroplane ticket, they can walk here—if they start walking with chanting, they will come here within one year, it is not a problem. [His Divine Grace chuckles.]

Jay Gurudev, Jay Nrisinghadev. Haribol, Haribol! Jay Om Vishnupad Jagad-Guru Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj ki jay. Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj ki jay. Jay Bhagavan Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sawaswati Thakur ki jay. All the worldwide devotees ki jay. Samagata Gaura-bhakta-vrinda ki jay. Nitai Gaura premanande Haribol.

Gracias.

 

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