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Mukham karoti vacalam pangum langayate girim
Yat kripa tam aham vande sri gurum dina tarinam
Paramananda Madhavam Sri Caitanya Isvaram
The talk was in Bengali:
So what language should I speak? What language you are comfortable with? I am very happy to see all of you! Everywhere in India there is a heat wave prevailing. But Guwahati is cold still! Here it is raining and so we feel a little cold. Delhi is 47 degrees C. probably and other places is 40 plus temperatures. It does not suit my body when it is hot! But even extreme cold Is not good for me! This is a type of happiness in India. Anywhere, there is good and bad, and people are never happy with either. Sense enjoyment does not give us satisfaction. So we are trying to give a different type of happiness. This happiness has no bounds, no limits! Anander sima noi, Anander sima noi! Nirananda dure jai! Nirananda dure jai! Doing devotional service to Krsna, chanting Krsna’s names, the joy we get from that, there is no limit to that, no end. Grihe thako bone thako sada Hari bole dako, this was sung by our previous acarya. Staying at home we have some happiness and some anxiety, some sorrow. In Karnataka, the new year is called Ugadi. There they give you a laddoo on that day. The laddoo is usually very sweet. The Ugadi laddoo is sweet but there is a neem leaf in that, which is very bitter. So this way you have the laddoo and you taste the neem leaf, it is very bitter. This Ugadi laddoo, why do they put the neem leaf? They say this is life, there is sweetness and bitterness. But in Krsna’s name there is no bitterness! That way we can take Krsna’s name, do devotional service to Krsna, Krishna’s teachings should reach every one. Krsna’s lilas are so sweet! Parikshit maharaj got cursed to die in seven days. After seven days he would die. Shukadev Goswami spoke the Srimad Bhagavatam for seven days, Parikshit maharaj heard fasting for seven days and nights. Krsna lila is in the tenth canto. Five or six days had passed. No food, no water, no rest, if you were to be in this state for 5 or 6 days, how would you feel? But Parikshit maharaj, what was his state? Once he heard a lila, then he was interested in hearing another lila! What did My Lord do? What did He do? Please tell me! So much enthusiasm he had to hear Krsna’s lila, I want to hear another one, another one. When will we be enthusiastic like this? For Krsna lila and Krsna‘s devotional service? Locanadas Thakura wrote a song, parama koruna bahu dui jana Nitai Gaura candra, saba avatar saba siromani, kevala ananda kanda. Bhajo bhajo bhai Caitanya Nitai, sudrida viswasa kori, visaya cariya sei rase majiya mukhe bolo Hari Hari! Deokho ore bhai, trivbhuane noi eimono donayal data. Pasu paki jure, pasana vidora jsunia jara guna gatha. Samsara majhiya rohili podiya, sei pathe nahilo asha. Aapan karama bhunjaye sravanam kohe ei locanandas. Caitanya Mahaprabhu, He made the birds and animals chant. In the Jarikhanda forest, the elephants, deer, tigers were all crying and chanting Krsna’s names. In Jagannath Puri there is a stone which melted with His touch. If you go to Jagannath Puri you can see this. If our heart, we keep it attached to Lord Caitanyadev, however stone hearted we may be, it would melt. That way there is no limit to happiness, I told earlier. This way, Abhaycharan Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, took this culture to the western world. There the people were very interested and busy in satisfying their senses. But they got so much happiness by chanting Krsna’s name, doing service to Krsna, they all became followers of Srila Prabhupada. This way I was sent to India. And Srila Prabhupada instructed that I should preach in India. Now I am an Indian citizen. Haribol! I voted too (showing his left index finger!). Even now you can see the mark! This way I hear that India and South Africa are going to play the game of cricket. One side will be very happy and have pleasure. One side will be sad. This game is not the goal of our life. Krsna wants that we hear His lila and like it, then we can go back to Him. In the Bhagavad-gita Krsna says, dharma karma ce me divyam, evam yo veti tattvataha, tyaktva deham punar janma naiti mam eiti so Arjuna. If we understand Krsna lila and that His appearance and activities are divine, then after this lifetime we could go back to Krsna. If we win or lose a cricket match, this will not be possible. We get momentary happiness. But if we hear lilas of Krsna, chanting Krsna’s names, the happiness is unlimited and eternal. This way, there is the temple and there you do service to Rukmini Krsna, then Krsna will never forget that. You have Bhakti Vrksa groups, and Namahatta groups. This way, chanting Krsna’s names and discussing Krsna’s teachings, this way from the home you can get spiritual advancement for yourselves. If you understand Krsna bhakti, then this is the special advantage for the grihastas. It will be not possible by sanyasis and brahmacharis cannot do this. Grihasta have children. If we give them Krsna’s teachings education, they will develop bhakti and this will be a very special service we are doing. Now a mother and father came to me and said that give my son initiation. If he goes to God, then we will also get a ticket too! So this way if one person goes to God, then 14 generations of his are liberated. Seven before and seven after. If you go to God, then your grandmother, father, seven generations before you and seven generations after, your children, grandchildren, all will go to God. This way I hope that all of you will take Krsna’s names, do devotional service to Krsna, do Krsna bhajan. Many are doing that. How many took initiation, please raise your hands? How many of you want to take initiation in the future? I hope that the Lord will give you mercy! If you have any questions?
Question: How one initiated devotee can connect to spiritual master in the physical absence of the spiritual master?
Guru maharaj: Guru has gone back to Vaikuntha or is not in Guwahati and gone to another place? (The devotee said: Not in Guwahati). I am trying to start a ‘E Care’ for my disciples. This class is being broadcast on Facebook. I have Facebook in English, Bengali and other languages. I don’t have in Assamese. We need volunteers to be responsible for the Assamese page. We have Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, Bengali, English, Russian. Now we need Assamese. Anyone wants to volunteer? Anyway now we have Facebook, Twitter, email. So disciples can write to me and get a reply. Sometimes I delay but that is why I want to establish the E Care system so that there is no delay. A number of devotees from Bengaluru, Chennai and England are working on this project. Any other question?
Question: Guru maharaj: What are the five instructions that you want to give all your disciples?
Guru maharaj: Five? Why five? (Devotee said first five and guru maharaj did Ooosssh!). See, the first five are mentioned at the time of initiation. Ha! Chanting 16 rounds of Hare Krsna maha mantra, which comes to one crore names a year! In India they say, kaun banega crorepati? We want to make you all crorepatis of the holy name! If one chants four rounds in a day, that works out to 2.5 million names a year. That is 25 lacs. Eight rounds is fifty lacs or five million. Even if one chants one round, it is six lacs. Who cannot invest seven or eight minutes a day? Raise your hand! Who can invest at least eight minutes or maybe more in a day? Raise your hand! Ha! So other four instructions, following the four regulative principles. But there is one sixth instruction which is “help me to fulfill all of Srila Prabhupada’s instructions.” It seems it is a very simple promise. But Srila Prabhupada gave me at least fifty instructions. To do book distribution – ten thousand big books every month and one hundred thousand small. To establish and expand the congregation. And to expand the Krsna consciousness preaching unlimitedly. So like that 50 instructions. So I need a LOT OF HELP! Who wants to help me? Haribol!
Transcribed by Jayaraseshwari devi dasi
05 June 2019