His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad
Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj
Sri Nrisingha Palli, evening class
15 March 2019, translated from Bengali, part 3
Jay Srila Guru Maharaj ki jay.
When Srila Bhaktivinod Thakur stayed in Godrumdwip, he would sing one song.
Listen carefully with your heart and try to remember it. Did I not say it
yesterday? Until and unless we have the desire to serve the Lord or Lord's
devotees, this kind of Hari-katha or Krishna-katha will not enter our
There are nine kinds of devotion existing within the nine islands (Nabadwip):
sravanam (Simantadwip), kirtanam (Godrumdwip), smaranam
(Madhyadwip), pada-sevanam (Koladwip), archanam (Rtudwip),
vandanam (Jahnudwip), dasyam (Modadrumdwip), sakhyam
(Rudradwip), atma-nivedanam (Antardwip).
We are now here in Godrumdwip and the practice here is kirtanam—it is
necessary to practise kirtan. In Koladwip, where our Math is, the
practice is pada-sevanam, and in Antardwip it is
atma-nivedanam. Remember it.
[His Divine Grace sings the evening kirtans beginning with 'Gurudev
bada krpa kari']
বড় কৃপা করি’, গৌড়বন-মাঝে
গোদ্রুমে দিয়াছ স্থান ।
আজ্ঞা দিল মোরে, এই ব্রজে বসি’,
হরিনাম কর গান ॥১॥
bada krpa kari', gauda-vana-majhe
godrume diyacha sthana
ajna dila more, ei vraje vasi',
harinama kara gana
Gurudev! Bestowing a great mercy on me, you have given me a place in Sri
Godrumdwip amidst the forests of Gauda. You ordered me: "Reside in this abode
which is non-different from Vraja and chant the Lord's Name."
কিন্তু কবে প্রভো, যোগ্যতা অর্পিবে,
এ দাসেরে দয়া করি’ ।
চিত্ত স্থির হবে, সকল সহিব,
একান্তে ভজিব হরি ॥২॥
kintu kabe prabho, yogyata arpibe,
e dasere daya kari'
chitta sthira habe, sakala sahiba,
ekante bhajiba hari 
But when, O master, will you mercifully grant this servant the qualification
to do this? Then my heart will become steadfast, I will tolerate everything,
and I will serve the Lord sincerely.
'Do you know why you take initiation? Many scriptures describe the Guru in
many ways. There are different kinds of activities and different kinds of
expressions, just as there are different kinds of devotees and different
kinds of expressions.'
'He is the leader of the great souls who are endowed with devotion and the sole, greatly merciful shelter for the fallen. His inconceivable feet are the shelter of even the deceitful by deceiving them. Eternally I offer my obeisance to my master's lotus feet.'