At Chaitanya Math
His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad
[Chanting 'Jaya Prabhupad! Srila Prabhupad!' His Divine Grace enters Sri Chaitanya Math, and, having paid obeisance at the samadhi mandir of Srila Prabhupad Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Thakur, takes the devotees to the courtyard of Sri Chaitanya Math where he then sings 'Sujanarvuda-radhita-pada-yugam' and speaks about the glories of Srila Prabhupad:]
We have now come to Sri Chaitanya Math. Our Param Gurudev's Gurudev, Om Vishnupad Srila Bhagavan Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Goswami Thakur Prabhupad, stayed here, as well as in Kolkata sometimes. Srila Prabhupad preached from here, this is the headquarters of all Gaudiya Maths—from here, Srila Prabhupad established sixty-four temples all over India.
Srila Bhaktivinod Thakur prayed to the Lord, "Please send someone who can preach Your pure katha in this world," and after that Srila Prabhupad was born in Sri Puri Dham. He later stayed with Srila Bhaktivinod Thakur in Godrumdwip, and then came here to Mayapur, having established Yogapith and this Chaitanya Math. Through his devotees, Srila Prabhupad preached Hari-katha, sri-bhakti-siddhanta-vani, all over the world. Therefore, we are extremely indebted to Srila Bhaktivinod Thakur. Our Param Guru Maharaj wrote,
জয়রে জয়রে জয় গৌর-সরস্বতী ।
jayare jayare jaya gaura-saraswati
"All glory to the voice of Sri Gauranga, the embodiment of Srila Bhakti Vinod Thakur's mercy, Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Thakur!"
প্রকাশিলে গৌরসেবা ভূবনমঙ্গল ।
prakasile gaura-seva bhuvana mangala
"He manifested Sri Gauranga's service for the upliftment of the world. His teaching of devotion is pure, brilliant, and enlightening."
We sing this Saraswat Arati every day.
শ্রীগৌরাঙ্গ-পারিষদ ঠাকুর ভক্তিবিনোদ
sri-gauranga-parisada thakura bhakti-vinoda
"Srila Bhakti Vinod Thakur is an associate of Sri Gauranga Mahaprabhu and a friend of all low and fallen souls—to dispel all darkness of this dark age, he brought to this earth you [Srila Saraswati Thakur], a spotless full moon."
Srila Bhaktivinod Thakur brought this spotless moon, Srila Prabhupad, to this world, and this Prabhupad Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Thakur gave the Holy Name to this world—to this day, his disciples and the disciples of his disciples are preaching about the Lord all over the world, they go begging door to door to rescue fallen souls like us.
স্থানে স্থানে কত মঠ স্থাপিয়াছ নিষ্কপট
sthane sthane kata matha sthapiyachha niskapata
"Sincerely, you established so many temples to teach the souls loving service to the Lord. The Vaishnava residents of these temples incessantly spread the nectar of the glories of the Lord."
করিতেছ উপকার যাতে পর উপকার
karitechchha upakara yate para upakara
"You are giving great benefit by helping other souls get service of Lord Krishna."
He engages everyone in the service of the Lord...
উঠরে উঠরে ভাই আর ত সময় নাই
uthare uthare bhai ara ta samaya nai
Wake up, wake up, brother, there is no time! Worship Krishna!
He also spread Mahaprabhu's teaching,
তৃণাদপি সুনীচেন তরোরিব সহিষ্ণুনা ।
trnad api sunichena taror api sahisnuna
"One who is humbler than a blade of grass, more forbearing than a tree, who gives honour to others without desiring it for himself, is qualified to always chant the Holy Name of Krishna."
(Sri Chaitanya-charitamrita, Antya-lila, 6.239)
কুলিয়াতে পাষণ্ডীরা অত্যাচার কৈল যা'রা
kuliyate pasandira atyachara kaila ya'ra
"You forgave all the atheists of Kuliya village, despite their bad behaviour. Loudly you proclaimed to one and all: one who is more tolerant than a tree can always chant the glories of Lord Hari."
There were (and still are) many babajis, goswamis in Nabadwip town (Kuliya) who actually beat, attacked and tortured Prabhupad, but Prabhupad did not say anything—instead, he forgave them and declared that one must be humbler than a blade of grass and more tolerant than a tree. Always remember this.
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