Transcendental Gift

His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad
Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj
Speaking online to the devotees in Colombia
8 December 2019, part 1

 

How is preaching going on there? Nicely?

Devotee: By Your Grace the programmes are continuing and we make Sri Harinam sankirtan every Saturday afternoon.

Good, very nice! Harinam sankirtan (street sankirtan) gives energy to devotees. Harinam sankirtan is the main practice in this age of Kali—without Harinam sankirtan we cannot get relief from the suffering.

Sriman Mahaprabhu sent our Gurudev, Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj, to us. Srila Gurudev came to us to give us Chaitanya Mahaprabhu's message, Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Thakur's message, and Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj's message, and we must distribute this message door to door. This is how, by the mercy of Gurudev, we are now going door to door all over the world distributing the message of Gurudev, distributing the message of Chaitanya Mahaprabhu.

So many scriptures say about the Holy Name, and also when Kali yuga just started, sixty thousand rishis (sages) gathered in Naimisaranya and together did a fire sacrifice for one thousand years, but still they could not feel happy, it did not give pleasure to their hearts. Then they understood that it is necessary to chant the Holy Name in this age of Kali—only chanting the Holy Name can give relief to the fallen souls (to us).

Then, Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu came, after Him there were also so many acharyas—Srila Madhavendra Puripad, Srila Rupa Goswami, Srila Sanatan Goswami, Srila Jiva Goswami, Srila Raghunath Das Goswami, Srila Haridas Thakur also, Sri Shyamananda Prabhu, Srila Narottam Das Thakur. In this way, our line continued through Srila Prabhupad Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Thakur. They all distributed this Holy Name all over India, and now that Srila A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Maharaj and then Gurudev came, they sent this message all over the Western countries.

Therefore, we must chant the Holy Name, and we must chant it properly—then we will get pleasure through that chanting of the Holy Name. If we chant the Holy Name of Krishna (Krishna-nam) in good association (sadhu-sanga), offences will be removed from our hearts and then Bhakti Devi, who always wants a clean place, will sit in our hearts.

 

 

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Reaching the Shore of Material Ocean
'We have fallen into an ocean: we swim in it and cannot get to the shore. When you finally get a human body (reach the shore), you must realise what you have got this human body for. Is it only for enjoying, for eating and sleeping?'

 

Thakura vaisnava-gana
'O worshippable Vaisnavas, I offer you this prayer. I am very fallen and misbehaved. Destiny has immersed me in the fearsome ocean of material existence. Please grab me by the hair and pull me to the shore.'
ঠাকুর বৈষ্ণবগণ

Cooking for Krishna is not sahajiya. We cook for service, for Krishna,
but we cannot do for our own enjoyment what Krishna did.

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