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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 is the auspicious day of Lord Jagannath Baladeva and Subhadra Ratha Yatra inauguration. In the Kolkata temple, the chief minister of Bengal, Srimati Mamata Banerjee inaugurated the Ratha Yatra at 12 noon. Then I went to Panihati, Sodhpur and inaugurated the Ratha yatra there. But I wished to come to this Madhyamgram! Day after day the namahatta preaching is going on a lot. Also, I was very eager to come here. Because the devotees of Madhyamgram congregation are very nice! They are very loving. This is an opportunity to serve Lord Jagannath, Baladeva and Subadra has been given here by Dwarikesh prabhu here. I am very happy that the devotees of this ancient Madhyamgram are very united and working along with Dwarikesh prabhu, in celebrating this Ratha Yatra! Jagannath, Baladeva and Subadra are very merciful in this kali yuga. Also Madhyamgram is part of the Gaura Mandala Bhumi, Caitanyadev’s bhumi. Gauramandala bhumi, jeba jane chintamani, tara hoi braja bhumi vas. Caitanyadev left Navadvip to Nilacal. There He participated in the Ratha Yatra and danced and served the Lord. I hope that this congregation will serve Jagannath Baladeva and Subadra and get bliss! Ordinarily we do not get opportunity to serve the Lord. But Lord Jagannath, Jagater nath – meaning Lord of the Universe – He gives one and all special opportunity to serve Him! Without any differentiation of caste or creed, everyone gets the opportunity to serve. To take the name of the Lord, to pull the ropes of His ratha, to take darshan of the Lord, to have some prasadam – don’t miss this opportunity!! By taking advantage of this opportunity, human life is perfected. We ordinarily do not get a chance to serve the Lord. But here Jagannath dev, Subadra devi and Balarama dev are giving this special opportunity! This way taking the name of Lord Jagannath, pulling the ropes and serving the Lord, you will be participating for nine days. This way, here there are big deities of Jagannath, Baladeva and Subadra. This big a deity is nowhere else other than in Puri! They have come to give all of you a special opportunity to serve Them! Ordinarily the four principles of religion are dharma, arta, kama and moksha. But Caitanyadev taught us the fifth Purusha arta. And that is Krsna Prema! Also, what bliss you get by doing service to the Lord, has no limit. Anander sima nai, Anander sima nai, ANANDER SIMA NAI, NIRANANDA DURE JAI, NIRANANDA DURE JAI, NIRANANDA DURE JAI, Anander sima nai. This was Rupa Goswami has said there is so much bliss in the two words, Krs Na, Krs Na. Krsna, Krsna. Hare Krsna Hare Krsna Krsna Krsna Hare Hare, Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare! So now you will all take Lord Jagannath, Baladeva and Subadra and I hope that you will always remember the names of the Lord and get bliss! Haribol!
Transcribed by Jayaraseshwari devi dasi,
05 June 2019