Nama Om Vishnu paadaaya..
Hari Haraya Naama Krishna …
Jaya Radha Madhava…
Today Arjuleshwar das prabhu, from Bangladesh, is very sick after coming back from parikrama, and so guru maharaj wants everyone to pray for his wellbeing, chanting loudly Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare, Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare!
With your prayers the Lord has saved me in this life and I have been able to come here. I am very happy that all of you did Navadvip Mandal Parikrama, and were part of it. And many husband and wives did parikrama together, the shaastras say, saha dharmini, that they will get great blessings. This sacred dham where the Lord has come down from Vaikuntha, Goloka dham, that is why it is sacred and very pristinely pure. That is why doing parikrama here gives endless results. Shaastra says that going on bhakti marg gives more result than Ashvamedha yagna but you have done so many bhakti steps during parikrama in Navadvip, return some! Ha! Thousands and thousands of such steps! This way you have got so much Krishna’s mercy. Caitanya Mahaprabhu told Bharata varsha te janma hoilo jaar, janma saarthanka kori koro paro upakar. This way then India was inclusive of Bangladesh, Pakistan all together. This way to take birth and come to this dham to achieve the goal of life is easy. Many of the Lord’s glories, many of the Lord’s teachings can be obtained here. This way taking Krishna’s names, japa and kirtan are all successful. Krishna and Krishna’s names are non-different. In the material world if we say chant some material name it doesn’t appeal to us, like we sometimes say water, water, water, water but the thirst for water does not get mitigated. But if say Krishna Krishna Krishna, Gaur, Gaur, Gauranga Gauranga Gauranga Gauranga Nityananda, Gauranga, Nityananda, Gauranga, Nityananda. If we say this, then we get so much peace. This way Krishna prema can be got easily. In Nava dham, whatever we do some service, we get 1000 times more the result. You people did so much Hari naam and Krishna naam, so if you add 1000 times, then how much result you got! Sanatana Goswami when he was Prime Minister he went to Caitanya Mahaprabhu. He said, that everyone say I am a pandit, a scholar, but I am a fool, I don’t know who I am. You tell me, who I am. Caitanyadev told jivera svarup hoya nitya Krishner das. This Krishna seva is the focal goal of our lives. If we do all our service directed towards this Krishna service goal, then our life will be perfected. If the wife serves the husband that he is a vaishnava, then Krishna will be pleased, and if husband teaches the dharma to wife, and help her and protect her, that she is a vaishnavi, then Krishna will be happy. And when you have children, you should try to see that you train them that they become devotees. This way the family, children, relatives, can be made part of the namahatta, and get blessing of the Lord, we have to make sure of that. There is one vaishnava who told a kazi that oh kaziji, you are a pious person, you are a very rich person, you are an educated person, look handsome, from all sides you have great political strength, you have so many good qualities. But I have one request, prayer, can I tell you? He said, say. You forget everything! Just chant Hare Krishna! All that you have will end with your death, but Hari Naam, chanting of Hare Krishna will never end. Then the kazi said tomorrow I will chant Hare Krishna. The vaishnava started dancing and said you have said Hare Krishna with your mouth, you will not stop chanting Hare Krishna now. Hare Krishna has emanated from your mouth just now! It will not stop now! Chant Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare, Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare!
From Goloka dham, the Lord came down and with his example He gave us His teachings. We can chant and praise such an elevated person as Him! Whatever good qualities we may have materially will end at end of life, but as much Hare Krishna we chant, and as much Krishna seva we do, it will never end. Birth after birth it will stay with us. It will be our saving, our credit. That is why we hope that everyone will chant Krishna naam and their lives will be blessed! This way Krishna says His janma karma cha me divyam – whoever knows this, they will have no rebirth. How will be understand that Krishna’s janma and karma are divine? Bhagavad Gita, Srimad Bhagavatam, Caitanya Caritamrita, if you read these, you will understand. Chant Krishna naam, read Krishna naam and preach the names of Krishna, your lives will be blessed! Caitanyadev instructed, bolo Krishna, bhajo Krishna, koro Krishna shika. This Krishna name, chanting and japa, do Krishna seva, do Kishna puja, koro Krishna shika. Bhagavad Gita was spoken from the mouth of Krishna, And Srimad Bhagavatam is about the glories of Krishna spoken by Shukadev Goswami and Suta Goswami, and written by Vyasadev. If we read Gita and Bhagavatam, this is Krishna’s teachings. if we read these books these are the special teachings of Krishna. How will we study these teachings and remember them? Only if we speak out this Hari naam, Krishna’s teachings, will we remember. If we don’t speak or discuss this Hari naam, Krishna’s teachings, then we will not remember. When you read Gita, that very day talk then and there, discuss and talk about it with others. This way it will stay in your memory and your memorization power will also increase. I hope that you all liked the Navadvip dham Mayapur Chandrodaya mandir. Devotees who have come for the Namahatta, Gita courses from India and Bangladesh, I welcome all of you and greetings. When you go back to your homes and countries, I hope that the way you came, you will take something from here – knowledge and happiness. Those who are staying on for Gaura Purnima, some will take initiation, I offer my greetings to all, and if there are any questions you can ask. I was saying that Bhakti Vinod Thakur predicted that the Indians and western devotees will chant Jai Sachinandana and embrace each other. I hope that you all embraced. This way the desires of our previous acharyas we are trying to fulfill thems. Govinda Dvadasi is after two days, day after tomorrow. Caitanya dev said, in Advaita Goswami’s ashram on that thithi, at that place, those who have prasad, they get Govinda bhakti! Haribol! Haribol! If you are near there, then you can go. And Kavichandra Maharaj and Bhakti Nityananda Swami every year they request and take donation. This way we distribute prasad in Shantipur to all. Whether you can go or not, if you can give some donation then you will get the blessings of Gauranga! I hope that from Namahatta you will donate something, one paisa or one rupee, whatever you can, anything you can give.
Dhaka (Bangladesh) devotees are contributing on behalf of Guru maharaj for the Shantipur festival said Bhakti Nityananda Swami maharaj. Kavichandra Maharaj was a little tired and had retired for the day, he added.
One more question.
Question: Hare Krishna guru maharaj! (Hare Krishna Guru maharaj echoed!) We see that many of the dealings of some vaishnavas makes us angry. How can we got out of this situation? Your daughter, Lalita Sevika devi dasi.
Guru maharaj: Caitanyadev said trnad api suni chena, taror api sahishuna na, amaanina maana dena, kirtaniya sada Hari! We when we see a vaishnava, if they are not acting right, we get angry but we should not be angry. This vaishnava does not behave right then that is not right in the future, but why should we get angry? We should see what good qualities he has. If we have some responsibility to tell him, then we should after glorifying his good quality, ask as a question or give an example and ask, why did you do? Was it right? Can we imbibe this in our life practice? Will it be okay? Ask a question. Questioning is right. If you say in an accusing way, YOU HAVE ACTED THIS WAY! YOU ARE A BAD PERSON! YOU BEHAVED THIS WAY! IS THAT RIGHT? That will not be right. If that is guru, then guru can get angry with disciples. If you see the vaishnava, are you his guru? How can you get angry with him? Just ask a question, I value your association, you are a senior vaishnava, the thing you did, is it right for me to do that? Praise his good quality. So vaishnava does good acts, follow that and don’t follow his bad acts. But he who is doing service to Krishna, they are certainly very dear to Him. But whatever wrong he does, we will not talk about it. Just It has been told about Haridas Thakur. Some people have good conduct but not good preaching, some people do good preaching but not good conduct. But Harida Thakur had both good conduct and did good preaching as well. You try to do that. Some people have good conduct but don’t do preaching. Some do preaching but do not have good conduct. We want both good conduct, be a good example, and good preaching. Haribol! It is 10 o clock. I am ending the class. I am sorry that I won’t be able to answer more questions.
Transcribed by Jayaraseshwari devi dasi
16 March 2019