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His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad
Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj
Kolkata—Worldwide, 1 November 2020, part 5

 

OK. Are there any questions? I am asking now for questions. What are your many questions?

I have told you—there is only one question, and the answer is also only one. [His Divine Grace chuckles.] Surrender to the Lord. Have full faith. You must surrender and give everything—your shyness, shame, fear, everything—keep everything at the lotus feet of Lord Sri Krishna, Srimati Radharani, or Gurudev. Give your everything, cent per cent.

All right, who has any questions?

Question: Is there a difference between Gaura-Nityananda Deities in Ekachakra, Colombia and Venezuela?

No, no! You must not see any difference in any Deities. Do not see any difference. The Lord is everywhere, do not differentiate between Deities. Do not see any difference. Such must be our feeling. We always see Gauranga's mood, Nityananda Prabhu's mood, Krishna's mood and we see that Krishna comes in many ways to this world—everything comes from Lord Krishna. This is our vision. Do not see any difference. OK?

It is true in everything—do not see things in the mundane, material way. You must see everything in the transcendental way. You must adopt such vision.

You know, when Srila Sanatan Goswami became very old and could not longer do the parikrama of Sri Giri Govardhan, Giriraj, then Srila Rupa Goswami brought him a piece of Giriraj. Srila Rupa Goswami Prabhu kept that Giriraj-sila in front of Srila Sanatan Goswami and said, "You can do the parikrama as many times as you want here in your room, in your house how." This is the same.

Do not see any difference. When Gurudev is in America, he is Gurudev; when Gurudev is in Brazil, he is Gurudev; and when he is in India, he is also Gurudev. You must not see any difference. Sometimes, Gurudev is not in India, suppose he is in Mexico, Venezuela or Colombia—there he gets so much arepa, but this is the same Gurudev. Sometimes, Gurudev does not always get rice in Venezuela, but he is happy there, and here in Ekachakra Nityananda Prabhu always gets rice, and He is happy here too. Do you understand what I am saying? You must see it in this way. "Gaura-Krishne bheda nahi haya." There is not any difference between Gaura and Krishna. Do not see any difference, it will be offensive.

 

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"If you want to be clever in your practising life, you should pay attention to this, it will be good for you. Wherever Gurudev keeps one, everyone must accept and follow it. This applies to every single practitioner. 'Guru krpa hi kevalam'—the mercy of Gurudev is all in all; but those who are clever at their practising life and service life, want to bring satisfaction and happiness to Gurudev. It is necessary to always be conscious, 'What is favourite to Gurudev?' For example, puspanna, khichudi and paramanna—these three offerings are given to the Lord. But what does my Lord love? What does He really like? If you know it and can arrange for such things, it is good. Those who are very observant in their service life, must always be alert towards such things. Which holy dham is my Gurudev's favourite? If you direct your effort, vision and attention towards that dham, then your progress will be very quick."

(Guidance 4, 'Gradation of devotional practice')

 

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