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His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad
Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj
Kolkata, 20 December 2020, part 1


Hare Krishna!

Jay Om Vishnupad Jagad-Guru Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj ki jay
Visva-varenya Srila Guru Maharaj ki jay
Om Vishnupad Paramahamsa-kula-churamani Jagad-Guru Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj ki jay
Jay saparikara Sri Sri Guru Gauranga Gandharva Govinda Sundarjiu ki jay
Jay saparikara Sri Sri Nitai Gaurachandra Prabhu ki jay
Om Vishnupad Bhagavan Sri Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Goswami Thakur Prabhupad ki jay
Rupanuga-guru-varga ki jay
Namacharya Haridas Thakur ki jay
Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math ki jay
Samagata Sri Gaura bhakta-vrinda ki jay!
Bhakta-prabara Prahlad Maharaj ki jay
Suddha-bhakti-vighnar vinasankari Bhagavan Nrisinghadev ki jay
Sri Sada-Siva Gangadhar Giriraj Govardhan ki jay
All the assembled devotees ki jay
All the worldwide devotees ki jay
Harinam sankirtan ki jay
Nitai Gaura premanande Hari bol

It is necessary to practise. Practice makes perfect. Always practise Krishna consciousness, always remember the Lord, remember the Absolute. We are dasanudasa—we are servants of the servants of the Lord. We must know and remember our identification. We always forget the Lord by the influence of the illusory environment. Maya Devi is very strong, she can remove us from service. She always waits for a gap to appear in our service and then she immediately takes that opportunity and attackes. "Maya-mugdha jivera nahi Krsna-srti-jnana: charmed by maya, the conditioned soul has no knowledge or remembrance of Krishna." Those who are attacked by the illusory environment always forget the Lord.

...In this world, doctors always treat others, but they do not think about their own treatment. Scientists invent so many vaccines, they think about others, but they do not think about themselves. That is the problem. What is the source of everything? This is the main question. They do not think about it, and that is their main problem. It is necessary to adopt simple living, high thinking. What for have we come to this world? What is the purpose of this body? Our biggest problem is that we do not use this body for the proper purpose.

I know you live quite far from the city, but it is not a problem—village people are always simple-hearted, you can preach to them. The hearts of those who live in cities, surrounded by concrete, become very hard, but village people are soft-hearted, so if you can preach to village people, it is good.

Now is the perfect time for preaching. Day by day we are all becoming old and as you get old you cannot give such a good presentation of Krishna consciousness. The Lord also does not like such things as much as He likes fresh and young presentation. Everything has its proper time and it is necessary to do things in good time. In this world, people say that the young age is for enjoyment, but this is completely incorrect. If you do not try to preach and practise from your young age, what will become of you in your old age? It is like, you can give fresh green vegetables to the Lord and take prasadam—that is very nice; but if you offer fifteen-day-old shrivelled vegetables, it does not look nice. So, young age is the perfect time for preaching. People in this world think they must enjoy when they are young—they must work and settle their own life, but this is not correct.

বার্দ্ধক্যে এখন, পঞ্চরোগে হত,
কেমনে ভজিব বল’ ।

vardhakye ekhana, pancha-roge hata,
kemane bhajiba bala'

Now aged, I am afflicted by five-fold diseases. Tell me, how shall I serve?

When old age comes, we always suffer from five kinds of diseases—old people do not have so much patience, they cannot tolerate so much austerity, and so many health problems and obstacles come to their life then.

জীবন অনিত্য জানহ সার
তাহে নানাবিধ বিপদ-ভার ।

jivana anitya janaha sara
tahe nana-vidha vipada-bhara

"Understand the essence: life is temporary and filled with all sorts of danger."

Life is very short and it is very uncertain—we can lose it at any moment. Moreover, so many dangers, problems and obstacles come in this life, but we must not waste time—we must immediately take shelter of the guidance of the Holy Name.

Make devotees and preach! In this world, not so many people will take to Krishna consciousness, but Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Thakur says that you must not become disheartened—you will try and try, always keep trying to preach. Go door to door. They may kick you out from their doorstep, but it is not a problem for you—if they kick you out, then your tolerance will increase more and more. These are Srila Prabhupad's words.

"Krsna bolo, sange chala, ei matra bhiksa chai. I am begging you only for one thing: come with us and chant 'Krishna'!" We only beg everyone, "Please, just say 'Krishna'! Please, practise Krishna consciousness." This is all we pray to them.

It is necessary to understand this. I am requesting you all, please preach more and more.


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Eternal Values
'How many days will you be alive in this world? Even if you are alive for thirty more years, then you will sleep for fifteen years, and the other fifteen you have other things to do, and the time is gone. How many days do we have to do Hari-bhajan? You must count it.'


Nitai gunamani amara
'Nitai, the jewel of all good qualities, my Nitai, the jewel of all good qualities, brought a flood of divine love and inundated the earth.'
নিতাই গুণমণি আমার

Your mouth has two lips, just open your lips, say, 'Hare Krishna', and 'Hare Krishna', 'Hari' will come out of your mouth. What is the problem?!