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Mukham karoti vacalam pangum langayate girim
Yat kripa tam aham vande sri gurum dina tarinam
Paramananda Madhavam Sri Caitanya Isvaram
To the students of the Jagratha Chatra Sammelan, (Awakening of the Youth congregation), I offer my hearty greetings and good wishes! Caitanaya Mahaprabhu said that Bharata bhumi te manusya janma hoilo jar, janma sartaka kori, koro paro upakar. You are all blessed because you have all taken birth in land of Bharat, India. So that you can easily understand what I say, that is why there is a repeater of what I say. And to perfect this life, Caitanyadev says, so that in this lifetime you get the mercy of the Lord and make your lives perfect, that is what Caitanyadev wanted. After that what will you do? Help the less fortunate people. So that they also can attain the perfection of life. Haribol! Generally, for the human beings there are four purusarthas – dharma, artha, kama and moksa. The fifth purusartha is love of Godhead. Most of the time humans do not aspire for dharma or moksa. Their goal is artha and kama. And this is why their human life is uselessly spent and they go down to the animal form of life. Srila Prabhupada, when he went to Melbourne, Australia, then a news correspondent told him, you have come from a poor country and we, Australia are a wealthy country. What have you come to take from us? Srila Prabhupada said, I have not come to take anything, I have come to save you from the life of cats and dogs, that you lead. Are we leading a life like cats and dogs – the western correspondents asked Srila Prabhupada. Srila Prabhupada said, you see, what does the dog eat? Whatever it gets it eats. And you go to hotels, restaurants, every day and eat all those things. So after eating, the dog also sleeps and humans also sleep. Eating is both by the dog and the human. What is the difference? The dogs and cats sleep on the verandah of the house and the humans sleep in their flats or house on their beds. So both humans and dogs sleep. Both sleep. This way, Srila Prabhupada gave example, animals and humans have sex desire. And animals and humans both defend themselves. Animals, they bite with their nails and their teeth. And humans, use machine guns, bombs to defend! So what is the difference between humans and dogs and cats? Only the humans are a little more advanced than the dogs and cats. This human form of life has a little more reasoning required. That is who is God, who are we, to understand this. The dog thinks I am a dog, the cat thinks I am a cat. There is always a fight between cats and dogs. If we as humans consider ourselves as this caste, this creed, this country, this designation, then there will always be fights and quarrels amongst us. This is why, bhakti yoga is sarva padi vinir muktam, tat parat ena nirmalam, hrisikena hrsikesa, sevanam bhaktir uchate. We serve the Lord Hrisikesa with our senses. And if we do this, we get so much happiness, we cannot calculate that, outside calculation. Ananda seema noi, ananda seema noi, niraananda dure jai, niraananda dure jai. Abhay Caran Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, travelled to the western world and circled the globe 14 times! He had thousands and thousands of disciples. I am one of them. This way he instructed that if mankind wants to be successful, that they have a higher goal in their life than the animals and birds. You are all very intelligent youth. So think about this, that how will our lives be successful? Everyone is living a life like the animals. Or there are some who are doing bhakti yoga and serving the Lord. Nityananda Prabhu said that first you should chant Hare Krsna and do kirtan. This way our consciousness will be cleansed of all the dirt. Then after that, read about the Lord like Bhagavad-gita, Srimad Bhagavatam, our lives will be perfected. Then that way naturally, your love and affection for the Lord will take place. Then from there, you will reach a special stage of bliss and taste. Then we do not have any expectations from the convenience and inconvenience in the material world. This Jagratha Chatra Sammelan (Awakening of the Youth congregation), we have a huge hope from all of you! This way make your lives successful and spread the culture of India all over the world. We are making a big temple here. That has cosmology, the various material worlds and spiritual world, which you boy students and girl students will understand that the Vedic knowledge of India is so scientific. This consciousness come from Caitanya. Just mixing chemicals together does not produce life. That even now no one has been able to do, they have not been able to create even a mosquito! They cannot make even a cell! But many claim that they can create life from dead matter. But that has not happened. And they will not be able to do it. You see the scientists have discovered that inside a small simple cell there are so many complex parts to it, that is why they do agree that from this, there cannot be a sudden creation of life. But the Lord is the First and Absolute and from Him came life. In the Svetasvara Upanisad it is said, cetanas cetana nam nityo nitya nam, eko bahunam vidadati Kaman. From consciousness came life. We are eternal, when the body dies, we do not die. We take birth again or we go back to the eternal abode of the Lord. We are eternal. Bhagavan is nityanam – He is the Supreme of all the eternal souls. And He provides for every living entity to eat, and maintain themselves. This way if the sun is not there, we will not be able to live. For the electricity that is supplied to us, we have to pay money. They don’t come free! But the Lord gives sun light, but we don’t give anything in return. The sastra says that we should do some yagya, sacrifice. There is a particular yagna for a particular yuga. Like krite yad dhyato visnum – dhyan or meditation in the satya yuga. Treta yam yajato Makai – in Treta yoga was homa yagna – fire sacrifice. Dvapare paricarcayam – in the Dvapara yuga temple worship. And then in that yuga Lord Krsna came Himself. Kalau tad Hari kirtanat. In Kali yuga the chanting of the Lord’s holy names is the sacrifice. Hare Krsna Hare Krsna Krsna Krsna Hare Hare, Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare. Haribol!
In this Kali yuga there are a lot of inconveniences. Quarrel and fights, telling lies and various other inconveniences. That is why the Lord made it convenient for us to chant the name of the Lord and do kirtan and perfect our lives. Hare Krsna Hare Krsna Krsna Krsna Hare Hare, Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare!
For establishing this yuga dharma, Lord Krsna incarnated as Caitanya Mahaprabhu. And He came to Mayapur, Navadvip dhama. And this place is called Audarya dhama. Here the Lord awards special mercy! Here whatever devotional service we do, we get a 1000 times greater benefit. That means, for a ten thousand rupee mobile phone you can give ten rupees. Ha! Haribol! That cheaply we can get the mercy of the Lord here! Whatever you do, devotional service, all of that you will get a 1000 times benefit. I hope that you will be able to get a lot of spiritual credit, capital, from Mayapur. Chanting the 16 rounds of the Hare Krsna maha mantra, means chanting one crore names every year. There is lot of advertisement, saying kaun banega crorepati? Who will be a millionaire? Then we will make all of you crorepatis! Haribol! Millionaires in chanting the holy names of the Lord! Haribol!
Brahmadev came here to Antardvip, which is an island in Navadvip. There are nine islands – Simantadvip, Godrumdvip, Madhyadvip, Koladvip, Ritudvip, Jahnudvip, Modrumadvip, Rudradvip, Antardvip. Ha! This way Brahmadev came to Antardvip and did kirtan on Lord Gauranga. He chanted, Gauranga! Gauranga! Gauranga! Gauranga! Gauranga! Gauranga! Gauranga! Gauranga! Gauranga! Gauranga! Gauranga! Gauranga! Haribol! This way Caitanyadev appeared in front of Brahmadev. He asked him what do you want? Brahmadev said he wanted to be a part of Caitanyadev’s lila. Through the International Society of Krsna consciousness, it is possible to be part of Sri Krsna and Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu’s lilas. I hope that all of you will enter the lilas of the Lord and derive immense happiness.
I think all of you will now have prasad. If I talk more, then you will have to fast!! Ha! I hope that you all like Mayapur! I hope you like going for mangala arati, and doing kirtan, dancing! Thank you!
Transcribed by Jayaraseshwari devi dasi
26 May 2019