Nama Om Vishnu paadaaya..
Hari Haraya Naama Krishna …
So today the adivas ceremony was realized. This is so that we can prepare ourselves for the ceremony of Vyasa puja, which will happen tomorrow. I would like to thank all of you for being present here. My heartfelt welcome and good wishes to all of you! I have to speak in English otherwise Acintya Caitanya cannot repeat! Tomorrow afternoon I will speak in Bengali. Haribol! So seeing so many devotees here, it is humbling. I see how Srila Prabhupada has sent so many souls to help! And here is only a small portion of the devotees, that are dedicated to help me! In the Brahma Vaivartha Purana, Krishna predicts that there will be a ten thousand years’ golden age. It will start after five thousand years, in the beginning of Kali yuga. Someone will come and spread Krishna consciousness and Hari naam all over the world! Abhay Charan Bhakti Vedanta Swami Prabhupad, he came and did that! And our previous acharyas, Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Swami Thakur, Srila Gaurakishore das Babaji, Srila Bhakti Vinod Thakur, they all wanted that everyone take up the service of Lord Krishna. Lord Caitanya came down from Goloka Vrndavan, to spread this yuga dharma. He spoke to the sanyasis of Benares. He said that His guru told him Harer naam Harer naam Harer naam eiva kevalam, kalau naastyaiva, naastyaiva, naastyaiva gather anyatha. So Lord Caitanya said that because I am a great fool, I was asked to sit down and chant the holy names! Actually Lord Caitanya was, as Nitai Pandit, the greatest scholar! He was just teaching the others, by His humble role, that they should chant Hare Krishna and not waste their time speculating. So we are so fortunate that Lord Caitanya came down from the spiritual world to this earth! And He sent Srila Prabhupada to give us His message. So the guru parampara is that each guru hands down the message to his disciples. Actually there is only one guru. Krishna works through the unlimited number of gurus. And if the devotees feel Krishna is speaking to them through their guru, that is the guru, they know. So Prabhupada has given me many instructions. I need a lot of help to fulfill those instructions. So tomorrow on Vyasa puja day, it is the day that you should make a recommitment, to fulfill the orders of your spiritual master. Haribol! So I want to take this opportunity – I would like to take care and guide all my disciples. Of course, I need the help of my senior disciples to take care and guide my junior disciples. The principle is that each one, teach one! If you are two years old, you guide someone who is one-year-old. And some are 30 or 40 years old in the devotional service, they can guide everyone. But they should have that quality also. They should know the philosophy, they should care for the other devotees, and they should practice what they preach! So Krishna had predicted there would be a golden age. Prabhupada came and spread the Hari naam all over the world. Prabhupada said that he made the structure, but he said that we have to make the walls and furnishings, and finish the building. So something we did to finish what Srila Prabhupada gave us. But the work is not finished. So there is a lot of service for you left. There are lots of people who are in illusion. And each of you should try to bring some of the people out of this illusion. Someone may make one devotee, someone may make ten devotees, someone may make hundreds of devotees, and so on. So like this every one of you should try to do something to fulfill and realize Lord Caitanya or Lord Krishna’s prediction. Those who have taken shelter or initiation means you have given your body to Krishna, to use in His service. Haribol! When I was in Montreal as a new devotee, I stepped on a nail and my foot became affected. So Prabhupada wrote me a letter. You have given your body to Krishna, you should protect it. So like that Prabhupada was advising I should take care of my body. Because it is not my property, it is Krishna’s! Nitai Gaura Haribol! So I am very grateful for the devotees who have been taking care of me physically. I was told by my Dr. Sarin in Delhi that I had 3-5 months for a new liver and kidney, otherwise I will reach a point of no return. So I went to Tamil Nadu, Chennai, and I stayed there for about a year. The doctor who did the liver and kidney transplant was in Chennai. He had done about four thousand such operations, and he is considered the best in India. So I am very grateful to Ajita Gopinath das, Radha Rajeshwari dasi, Charu Hasini Radhika dasi and Bhakta Dhruva, for facilitating my stay in Chennai and All the devotees of Chennai who facilitated my stay. The president Sumitra Krishna das and Ranga Krishna das, they were all very supportive, and their family members. I cannot mention everyone, because it will take too long. But last year we had the Vyasa puja in Chennai. And this year we are having it here! Where do you want it? Who wants it here give jaya dhwani and ulu dhwani! It is not fair. Right now if I were in Chennai and I asked them this, they would also say the same thing! So in order to fulfill Krishna’s prediction, we have to sacrifice and strive to achieve more and more. So I am trying to take care of all the disciples. I give class every day on Facebook, Hladini Radha is doing the same thing on Bengali Facebook page. So we have booths of my office in different places of the campus, to update your information. (Acintya Caitanya das said: In the main pandal we have four booths, Pancha Tattva courtyard one, Namahatta one, Gita Bhavan one, Gada reception one, so totally we have eight stalls.)
So this is to record your information, and see whether your information is correct. Only about say, 5% of the emails work. So your phone numbers, emails are all old! Please see that the information is up to date and correct. See if your photo is there, and make sure that it is your photo and not someone else’s! Hare Krishna! So this adivas is meant to prepare ourselves for tomorrow. One of the things that I have been asked to do tomorrow is to hoist a flag. The TOVP, Temple of Vedic Planetarium, has instituted a daily flag raising ceremony. They call this raising of the Victory Flag! My name happens to be Victory Flag! So one of the things now is that we need some sponsors for the flag. The main dome flag is 700 dollars or about 51 thousand rupees. And the two side domes on either sides are 500 dollars, which is about 35 thousand rupees. So it is a great facility they are giving me, that I get to raise the first Victory Flag! Whoever sponsors the flag, gets to keep it after it is brought down. Chudamani dasi has booked for every Vyasa Puja. Haribol! There are 365 days in a year! Chennai wants to sponsor. I am not organizing this, it is the TOVP. And it goes for the TOVP construction, but half goes to the Exhibits section, which I am in charge of. So now we want you to see the bunch of events, the children are all dressed up to see the wedding of Vishwambhar. Thank you very much! Hare Krishna!
Transcribed by Jayaraseshwari devi dasi
15 April 2019