His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad
Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj
24 September 2019, Kolkata, part 3
ভাল কৈল, বৈরাগীর ধর্ম্ম আচরিল ॥
বৈরাগী করিবে সদা নাম-সঙ্কীর্ত্তন ।
মাগিয়া খাঞা করে জীবন রক্ষণ ॥
bhala kaila, vairagira dharma acharila
vairagi karibe sada nama-sankirtana
magiya khana kare jivana raksana
"Raghunath Das has done well," He said. "He has acted suitably for a person
in the renounced order. A person in the renounced order should always chant
the holy name of the Lord. He should beg some alms to eat, and he should
sustain his life in this way."
Sri Chaitanya-charitamrita, Antya-lila, 6.222-223
Sriman Mahaprabhu told Srila Raghunath Das Goswami, "Krishna is very merciful
to you because you have left everything—all maya, all your enormous
opulence, your beautiful wife! Now you are going door to door asking for some
prasadam. You are now a vairagi, a renunciate, and you must not
expect anything from others. You must only go door to door and collect."
বৈরাগী হঞা যেবা করে পরাপেক্ষা ।
কার্য্যসিদ্ধি নহে, কৃষ্ণ করেন উপেক্ষা ॥
vairagi hana yeba kare parapeksa
karya-siddhi nahe, krsna karena upeksa
"A vairagi (a person in the renounced order) should not depend on others. If
he does so, he will be unsuccessful, and he will be neglected by
Sri Chaitanya-charitamrita, Antya-lila, 6.224
বৈরাগী হঞা করে জিহ্বার লালস ।
পরমার্থ যায়, আর হয় রসের বশ ॥
vairagi hana kare jihvara lalasa
paramartha yaya, ara haya rasera vasa
"If a renunciant is eager for his tongue to taste different foods, his
spiritual life will be lost, and he will be subservient to the tastes of his
jihvara lalase yei iti-uti dhaya
sisnodara-parayana se krsna nahi paya
"The duty of a person in the renounced order is to always chant the Hare
Krishna mantra. He should satisfy his belly with whatever vegetables, leaves,
fruits and roots are available. One who is subservient to the tongue and who
thus goes here and there, devoted to the genitals and the belly, cannot
Sri Chaitanya-charitamrita, Antya-lila, 6.226-227
গ্রাম্যকথা না শুনিবে, গ্রাম্যবার্ত্তা না কহিবে ।
ভাল না খাইবে আর ভাল না পরিবে ॥
অমানী মানদ হঞা কৃষ্ণনাম সদা ল'বে ।
ব্রজে রাধাকৃষ্ণ সেবা মানসে করিবে ॥
gramya-katha na sunibe, gramya-varta na kahibe
bhala na khaibe ara bhala na paribe
amani manada hana krsna-nama sada la'be
vraje radha-krsna seva manase karibe
"Do not listen to the mundane talks, do not listen to the mundane news. Do
not eat fancy food, do not wear fancy clothes. Do not expect honour to
yourself, but offer all respect to others. Always chant the Holy Name of
Krsna, and in your mind serve Radha-Krsna."
sannyasira dharma nahe—sannyasa karina
nija janma-sthane rahe kutumba lana
"After accepting sannyas, it is not the duty of a sannyasi to remain at his
birthplace, encircled by relatives."
(Sri Chaitanya-charitamrita, Madhya-lila, 3.177)
This is not the religion of a sannyasi to stay in his native village,
in his birth place, or with his relatives. If I tell this at a public
lecture, many sannyasis will think, "Oh, Maharaj is talking about me,"
but I am not—I am only saying what is written in the scriptures. I am not
talking or thinking about anyone in particular when I say this. These words
were told by Mahaprabhu.
বিরক্ত সন্ন্যাসী আমার রাজ-দরশন
স্ত্রী-দরশন-সম বিষের ভক্ষণ
sukla-vastre masi-bindu yaichhe na lukaya
sannyasira alpa chhidra sarva-loke gaya
"As soon as the general public finds a little fault in the behavior of a
sannyasi, they advertise it like wildfire. A black spot of ink cannot be
hidden on a white cloth. It is always very prominent."
(Sri Chaitanya-charitamrita, Madhya-lila, 12.51)
If there is some dark spot on a white cloth, everybody can immediately see
it. A sannyasi must be also very careful because everybody will always
search your fault. If a man wears ordinary clothes and goes with some lady
hand in hand, nobody will think anything, but if a sannyasi does it,
then everybody will criticise him.
প্রভু কহে,—"বৈরাগী করে প্রকৃতি সম্ভাষণ ।
দেখিতে না পারোঁ আমি তাহার বদন ॥
prabhu kahe,—"vairagi kare prakrti sambhasana
dekhite na paron ami tahara vadana"
The Lord said, "If someone mixes with women, I do not want to see their
(Sri Chaitanya-charitamrita, Antya-lila, 2.117)
দুর্ব্বার-ইন্দ্রিয় করে বিষয়-গ্রহণ ।
দারু প্রকৃতি হরে মুনেরপি মন ॥
durvara indriya kare visaya-grahana
daravi prakrti hare munerapi mana
"So strongly do the senses adhere to the objects of their enjoyment that
indeed a wooden statue of a woman attracts the mind of even a great saintly
'grhastha' hana nahe raya sad-vargera vase
'visayi' hana sannyasire upadese
"Although Ramananda Raya was a householder, he was not under the control of
the six kinds of bodily changes. Although apparently a pounds-and-shillings
man, he advised even persons in the renounced order."
(Sri Chaitanya-charitamrita, Antya-lila, 5.80)
aradhyo bhagavan brajesa tanayas tad dhama vrndavanam
ramya kachid upasana braja-vadhu-vargena ya kalpita
srimad-bhagavatam pramanam-amalam prema pumartho mahan
sri chaitanya mahaprabhur-matam-idam tatradaro nah parah
"The Supreme Personality of Godhead, the son of Nanda Maharaja, is to be
worshiped along with His transcendental abode, Vrindavan. The most pleasing
form of worship for the Lord is that which was performed by the gopis of
Vrndavan. Srimad Bhagavatam is the spotless authority, and pure love of God
is the ultimate goal of life. These statements, for which we have the highest
regard, are the opinion of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu."
"Bhagavan Vrajendranandan Sri Krishna and His expansion, Sri Dham Vrindavan,
are the highest objects of worship, and the way Vraja-gopis worship Krishna
is the highest conception. Think about it. Who is the example of the highest
upasana (worship)? Rukmini? Satyabhama? No. Vraja-gopis' worship is
the highest. Srimad Bhagavatam stands as the proof of it—it is very sweet and
very meaningful, and it is always pure (nirmal); it contains a pure
fruit. Paramour love is the highest attainment. Such is the conception of
Once, a devotee asked Prabhupad, "What is the meaning of rasa[various possible meanings: juice, mellow, taste,
relationship]?" Is rasa and juice the same? No, rasa is
not some material juice or taste.
"That which is beyond imagination, heavy with wonder and relished in the
heart that is shining with goodness—such is known as rasa."
(Sri Bhakti-rasamrta-sindhu, 2.5.132)
Rasa is above everything.
"Commonly, when we are attracted, attached to someone or have affection for
someone, we consider them our shelter. In the material world, people take
shelter of so many material things and people, but there is only one main
perfect shelter—He is Krishna, One without a second, and everything and
everyone is surrendered to Him."
'By the mercy of Gurudev we are given a tongue to chant the Holy Name, to
chant the glories of the Guru and Vaishnavs, but if we criticise others and
tell bad things about others, what is then the difference between the mouth
and the other gates?'