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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 inauguration of the Jagannath, Baladeva, Subhadra Ratha Yatra here. Also in this sacred place, Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu and Lord Nityananda prabhu did many pastimes. Sri Krsna Caitanya Radha Krsna Nahi Anya. Balaram hoilo Nitai. Here Nitai is Balarama and Jagannath is Krsna. And Subhadra devi. They are giving an opportunity to all to offer service. Nowadays there are various yogas – ashtanga yoga, gyana yoga. But Sankaracarya said, that those who follow the gyana yoga, besides the sanyasis, no one else can get liberation. But Caitanyadev said that grihe thako bone thako sada Hari bole dako. Haribol! Haribol! He did not say that with grihasta preaching, we cannot get liberated. He said, whether it be at home, or a sanyasi, or brahmana, or a sudra, whoever preaches the philosophy of Krsna, is a guru. Jei Krsna ke jane sei guru hoi. He who knows Krsna is a guru. Haribol! All of you, with this opportunity given to you, please serve Lord Jagannath, Baladeva, Subhadra and Sudarshan Cakra nicely for seven days. By serving Lord Jagannath especially this way, your human life will be perfected. I am very grateful to the Namahatta devotees, are giving an opportunity to all the people here to serve Lord Jagannath. Now there are four principles of religion – dharma, arta, kama and moksa. The But the fifth principle is Krsna Prema! Ordinary people are very busy with arta and kama. Dharma and moksa – they are not interested. But Caitanyadev has taught us how we can take advantage of our human life and serve Lord Jagannath and there is no limit to the happiness we get this way. Anander sima nai, Anander sima nai, Anander sima nai, Nirananda dure jai, Nirananda dure jai, Nirananda dure jai. I took this opportunity and at the Ratha Yatra inauguration in Kolkata, we invited the Chief Minister of Bengal who came and inaugurated the festival there. But I wanted to come and inaugurate the Ratha Yatra here in Sodhpur. Now I gave a very short, precise talk. After this all of you nicely serve Lord Jagannath, do Harinam and let your lives be successful! Haribol!
Transcribed by Jayaraseshwari devi dasi,
05 June 2019