Turning Homebound

His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad
Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj
18 October 2018, Dum Dum Park, part 1


Jay Om Vishnupad Jagad-Guru Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj ki jay!
Vishva-varenya Srila Guru Maharaj ki jay!
Om Vishnupad Paramahamsa-kula-churamani Jagad-Guru Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj ki jay!
Jay saparikara Sri Sri Guru Gauranga Gandharva Govinda Sundarjiu ki jay!
Jay Om Vishnupad Bhagavan Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Goswami Thakur Prabhupad ki jay!
All the assembled devotees ki jay!
All the worldwide devotees ki jay!
Bhakta-prabara Prahlad Maharaj ki jay!
Suddha-bhakti-vighna-vinasankari Bhagavan Nrisinghadev ki jay!
Sada Siva Gangadhar jiu ki jay!
Giriraj Govardhan ki jay!
Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math ki jay
Tadiya sakha-math samuha ki jay
All the worldwide devotees ki jay!
Harinam sankirtan ki jay!
Nitai Gaura premanande Hari Hari bol!

We should understand that we have all actually come from the same family—Krishna's family—but through our karma-phal (results of our activities) we are now separated and live in so many places. Our Param Guru Maharaj Srila Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj has a book called Loving Search for the Lost Servant: Krishna is searching for us. Krishna has also lost His servant—He has lost His sons and daughters like us.

We are suffering so much at present. We use our life to do nonsense thinking that we will go to heaven, but actually we may also go to hell... We carry on our life in this way, but this is not right because we all have come from the same family—from the family of the Lord (Krishna's samsar, Krishna's paribar). We are members of Krishna's family. As I have just said, we are now separate, going here and there because of our karma-phal (the result of our nonsense activities), but we must remember that we must come to the place where we have come from—we must get to our destination. To achieve that, proper practice is necessary.

In this life, unless we get proper guidance, we do not know which way we must go. Not knowing anything, we use this life on many illegal activities, but if we want to go the proper way, then a guardian is necessary. This guardian is the Guru. Krishna comes to us Himself or He sends His associate as a Guru. We must take shelter of such Guru, then he can guide us and tell us which way we should go and which way we should not go. If you listen to him, you can go the proper way. When a real Guru comes to our life, he can advise, he can order and manage our life.

The main thing is that we must go the proper way and that to go that proper way it is necessary to practise properly.


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