Beware Imitation

His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad
Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj
Sri Ekachakra Dham, morning class
15 February 2019, part 5

 

Srila Narottam Das Thakur explained the glories of Sriman Nityananda Prabhu very nicely, and we sing about it in the kirtan every day. Also, Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Thakur told very nicely that if we follow Srila Narottam Das Thakur, we can get some understanding about the glories of Sriman Nityananda Prabhu.

There is anusaran and anukaran. If you follow what Gurudev told you, this is anusaran, and if you want to do the same pastime of Krishna showed, this is anukaran, imitation.

So, if you follow Narottam Das Thakur's advice, this is good, but if you think you want to do what Narottam Das Thakur did, if you want to become Narottam, then it is a very big problem. Do not imitate Nityananda Prabhu.

We sing also,

'আমি ত' বৈষ্ণব', এ বুদ্ধি হইলে
অমানী না হ'ব আমি ।
প্রতস্ঠাশা আসি', হৃদয় দূষিবে
হইব নিরয়গামী

"ami ta' vaisnava," e-buddhi ha-ile,
amani na ha'ba ami
pratisthasa asi', hrdaya dusibe,
ha-iba niraya-gami

"If I think, 'I am a Vaishnav,' then I will never stop expecting honour from others (I will never become void of the desire for honour). If desire for name and fame pollutes my heart, I will go to hell."

(Kalyan-kalpataru, Srila Bhakti Vinod Thakur)

If I think that I have become a Vaishnav, it means I desire pratistha, name and fame—if such desire comes, we will have to go to hell (niraya-gami).

 

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