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Mukham karoti vacalam pangum langayate girim
Yat kripa tam aham vande sri gurum dina tarinam
Paramananda Madhavam Sri Caitanya Isvaram
Today in Rajapur there was the boat festival of Jagannath, Baladev, Subhadra and Sudarshan. I got delayed watching all these programs there. I presume you are all eager to go home to have prasadam. How long should I talk? I wish all of you a hearty welcome from all of us in Mayapur dhama! This Navadvip dhama is non-different from Vrndavana. Whatever service we do here, we get thousand times more benefit. But in Vrndavana whatever offences we commit, we get more than a thousand times the effect. But here the offences are much less counted. But we still have to be aware of vaisnava aparadha – offence to vaisnavas. You have come to Navadvip, Mayapur dhama, and are seeing the mangala arati and other aratis. You will thus get more than a thousand times the benefit! I hope that your spiritual advancement increases a lot more by coming to Mayapur. I heard that all of you have come from Hooghly jila? In Hooghly there are various pastimes of Caitanyadev and Nityananda prabhu as well. On the opposite side of the Ganges, Panihati the place of Their lila is quite close to where you are. There were many associates of Mahaprabhu from Hooghly who came to Navadvip. Abhiram Thakura – he did a lot of preaching in Hooghly. There Nityananda prabhu used to come and do kirtan. He used to go village to village and do kirtan and then come back and take rest under a Bakula tree. A tantric came and challenged that I will teach this vaisnava a lesson with my tantric shakti! And he burnt the tree under which Nityananda prabhu was resting, to ashes. So then one devotee went and told Abhiram Thakur that a tantric had burnt to ashes the bakula tree under which Nityananda Prabhu was resting. Then Abhiram Thakur took one strand of his hair and said, oh tree, please resurrect! And the tree came back to life! The tantric was very surprised and knew that this was a much stronger person. So he bowed and paid obeisances to him and asked for forgivance. So there Nityananda prabhu started the sankirtan movement. That bakula tree is there till today! And still flowers a lot too! This way there were a lot of lilas of Caitanyadeva in Hooghly district.
One day I went to the Jagannath Mandir for darshan. The door was closed but I stood and paid obeisances. When suddenly the door opened just a little! And I got darshan of Jagannath, Baladeva and Subhadra! Haribol! Haribol! Haribol! We wish that all of you enthusiastically preach and spread the sankirtan movement of Caitanyadev that all the living entitites are benefited. Caitanyadev gave the instructions, bolo Krsna, bhajo Krsna, koro Krsna shika. If everyone chants the names of Krsna, then all are benefited. If we do not chant the names of Krsna, our lives are in vain. In this Kali yuga, the most special yagna, sacrifice, is Harinam. Krte yad dhyato Vishum, tretayam yajato Makai, dvapara paricarcayam, kalau tad Hari kirtanad. The dharma of this Kali yuga is chanting the name of Krsna. Harer nama Harer nama Harer nama eiva kevalam, kalau nastyaiva nastyaiva nastyaiva gatir anyata. Haribol! Haribol! Haribol! If everyone chants these holy names together, the happiness we get is unlimited! Anander sima noi, anander sima noi, nirananda dure jai, niraananda dure jai. In these two syllables Krs na there is so much bliss, we cannot imagine! Caitanyadev said that Krsna has invested all His strength and potency in this holy name. To chant the holy name, there is no special rule or qualification. No bar on caste, creed. Those who chant Harinam get the association of Visnu. That everyone in the namahatta does Harinam – that is our goal. Nadiya godrume Nityananda Mahajan, pati ace namahatta jivera karan. So Nityananda prabhu came back to Bengal on the order of Caitanyadev and He went to Panihati and other places in Navadvip to spread the sankirtan movement. And He also advised that husband and wife should chant the holy name together. Grihe thako bone thako, sada Hari bole dako. Papi tapi joto cilo, Hari name udarilo, tar sakhi Jagai Madhai re. There can be many obstacles on our path but Nityananda prabhu, without any differentiation liberated all the people He met. We have to stay in the shelter of Nitai Gaur and chant kirtan. What is the benefit of chanting the holy name again and again? Devotional service to Krsna is a very special program. So we want that all of us are able to do devotional service to Krsna. In the Brahma Vaivarta purana, Krsna said that after 5000 years there will be a Golden Age. And this age will go for ten thousand years when the chanting of the Harinam will be practiced. Now is the dawn of that age. And we have to all make an effort to see that Caitanyadev’s sankirtan movement is quickly spread in this age. Tomorrow, the results of the elections in India will be declared. One party will win and one will lose. But how will that help us? We will continue to suffer from birth, death, old age and disease. But with Caitanyadev’s mercy, our birth in this world will end! Whatever be the party we will continue to do our service and chanting. That we advance in spiritual life is the special mercy of having been born in Bharat varsha, India. Caitanyadev said, Bharata bhumi te manusya janma hoilo jar, janma sartaka kori, koro paro upakar. So all of you should try to perfect your human life as much as possible. And devote your life to reading the Bhagavad-gita, Srimad Bhagavatam and chanting Harinam. Hare Krsna Hare Krsna Krsna Krsna Hare Hare, Hare Rama Hare Rama, Rama Rama Hare Hare!
Thank you for having come here! I convey my heartfelt wishes to all of you!
Transcribed by Jayaraseshwari devi dasi
13 June 2019