Heed Your Call

His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad
Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj
Speaking online to devotees in Johannesburg, South Africa
29 September 2019, Tarakeswar

 

Actually, by the mercy of Gurudev, you are engaging me in the service to you all on this day, and I am very happy to see you all. There are so many gurus in this world, but it is very rare to find a proper disciple in this world. Only worshipping with some flowers, only cutting a cake—this is not sufficient; if you serve Gurudev with your heart and soul, if you follow Gurudev's instruction, that is my happiness.

Why do you run away whenever some problem comes? "Sukhe duhkhe bhule nako vadane Harinam koro re (সুখে দুঃখে ভুলো নাক, বদনে হরিনাম কর রে ): in happiness or sadness, never forget it, always chant the Holy Name." Happiness, sadness, anything can come—we actually welcome any austerity for the service to our Guru, for the service to the Lord. We are not afraid of austerity. Austerity will come, and we will accept it for service to our Guru; we will not run away from service. Any problem can come—we will chant the Holy Name until our death, until there is one last drop of blood in our body. Srila Haridas Thakur said,

খণ্ড খণ্ড হই দেহ যায় যদি প্রাণ ।
তবু আমি বদনে না ছাড়ি হরিনাম ॥

khanda khanda hai deha yaya yadi prana
tabu ami vadane na chadi harinama

"Even if my body is cut into pieces and I give up my life, I will never give up chanting the Holy Name."

(Sri Chaitanya-bhagavata, Adi-khanda, 16.94)

Even if our body is cut piece by piece, we will not leave, we will not stop chanting the Holy Name.

Gurudev has made one factory—it is a service factory. I can give employment to you all; you can become an employee at this factory! People search for a job, and I am giving service, I am giving employment, but why are you not coming? If you get this employment, you will stay in Goloka Vrindavan forever! In this material world, you will only get some paper money, but if you join Gurudev's factory, you will get real benefit. This factory's name is Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math.

I thank all the devotees. I am very happy to see your smiling faces. You have a connection with my heart—you keep me in your heart, and I also keep you in my heart on the order of my Guru. Always keep connection, always listen to my lecture, and distribute Gurudev's message, Mahaprabhu's message door to door. Even if somebody kicks you out from their door, you must go there again and beg, "I have come to you to give you real benefit, please take it." Go door to door and ask them to accept it. This is your service. OK?

Spread Krishna consciousness. Spread Mahaprabhu's message, Gurudev's and Guru Maharaj's message door to door in South Africa. When you go to the jungle, forest, do not be afraid of lions. Sometimes send also devotees here.

Dandavat. Please forgive my offence.

 

 

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Austerity in Service
'You think in your service everything will go smoothly, but it is impossible. Krishna will test you, will examine you: how much tolerance do you have? How much love and affection do you have for the Lord and for your Guru?'

 

Sri-krsna-chaitanya prabhu jive daya kari'
'Being merciful to the souls, Sri Krsna Chaitanya Mahaprabhu descends with His associates and abode.'
শ্রীকৃষ্ণচৈতন্য প্রভু
জীবে দয়া করি'

If somebody does not like you, you must see: maybe you have some fault,
that is why they do not like you.

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