His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad
Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj
Sri Nrisingha Palli, evening class
15 March 2019, translated from Bengali, part 3
Jay Srila Guru Maharaj ki jay.
When Srila Bhaktivinod Thakur stayed in Godrumdwip, he would sing one song.
Listen carefully with your heart and try to remember it. Did I not say it
yesterday? Until and unless we have the desire to serve the Lord or Lord's
devotees, this kind of Hari-katha or Krishna-katha will not enter our
There are nine kinds of devotion existing within the nine islands (Nabadwip):
sravanam (Simantadwip), kirtanam (Godrumdwip), smaranam
(Madhyadwip), pada-sevanam (Koladwip), archanam (Rtudwip),
vandanam (Jahnudwip), dasyam (Modadrumdwip), sakhyam
(Rudradwip), atma-nivedanam (Antardwip).
We are now here in Godrumdwip and the practice here is kirtanam—it is
necessary to practise kirtan. In Koladwip, where our Math is, the
practice is pada-sevanam, and in Antardwip it is
atma-nivedanam. Remember it.
[His Divine Grace sings the evening kirtans beginning with 'Gurudev
bada krpa kari']
বড় কৃপা করি’, গৌড়বন-মাঝে
গোদ্রুমে দিয়াছ স্থান ।
আজ্ঞা দিল মোরে, এই ব্রজে বসি’,
হরিনাম কর গান ॥১॥
bada krpa kari', gauda-vana-majhe
godrume diyacha sthana
ajna dila more, ei vraje vasi',
harinama kara gana
Gurudev! Bestowing a great mercy on me, you have given me a place in Sri
Godrumdwip amidst the forests of Gauda. You ordered me: "Reside in this abode
which is non-different from Vraja and chant the Lord's Name."
কিন্তু কবে প্রভো, যোগ্যতা অর্পিবে,
এ দাসেরে দয়া করি’ ।
চিত্ত স্থির হবে, সকল সহিব,
একান্তে ভজিব হরি ॥২॥
kintu kabe prabho, yogyata arpibe,
e dasere daya kari'
chitta sthira habe, sakala sahiba,
ekante bhajiba hari 
But when, O master, will you mercifully grant this servant the qualification
to do this? Then my heart will become steadfast, I will tolerate everything,
and I will serve the Lord sincerely.
''What is my desire? My only desire is that I can be a servant of the
Vaishnavs.' It is not necessary to become a manager, or a big guru— if
you want to become the dust of Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math, that is
sufficient to go to Goloka Vrindavan.'