8th January 2020
When we chant, the Lord is pleased. But, he is not pleased with everyone. His pleasure depends on how we chant.
He is pleased with a very few devotees. It depends on our bháva, bhakti without offences and the quality of our Japa. Might be Lord is displeased with us even if we are chanting. There might be several reasons which might displease Him like how we behave throughout the day. We beg for service during chanting but if we don’t render service to Him then He gets displeased.
With how much love Tukarama Maharaja chanted? Right now I am in Pandharpur, and yesterday evening we had class on Srimad- Bhagavatam where we were remembering Tukarama Maharaja. He was chanting in Dehu with other devotees.
akamah sarva-kamo va
yajeta purusam param
A person who has broader intelligence, whether he be full of all material desire, without any material desire, or desiring liberation, must by all means worship the supreme whole, the Personality of Godhead.[SB 2.3.10]
While he was chanting, he was desiring to go back to Godhead. He was very intense in his devotional service. He was very adamant to go home and was saying I’m missing you, bring me back to home. So, with this intense devotion, he was having conversation with the Lord.
When we chant, we directly connect to the Lord via a phone call.
guhyam akhyati prcchati bhunkte bhojayate caiva sad-vidham priti- laksanam [NOI 4]
So this system is there to open up our heart to the Lord during chanting. We have appointment with Lord. Japa is an appointment with the Lord. We make an appointment as soon as we get up. He is ready to receive our call all the time( 24 hours a day, 7 days a week). He is ready on all the days as doctors are ready in the hospital. When we read Bhagavad-Gita, then the Lord is pleased. When we distribute Bhagavad-Gita and ask others to chant then Lord is more pleased with the one who distributes this knowledge and also encourages others to read it.
Those who have become the cause of delivering the Bhagavad-Gita pleases the Lord. If we chant and also inspire others to chant by telling the glories of holy name then He is much more pleased.
Just now Gita Marathon took place. Did you distribute Bhagavad-Gita? How many books did you distribute? Radhika from Noida did 32. Others please write. Please type gradually. You can also read scores. Lord is very pleased with all of you. Lots of Bhagavad-Gitas have been distributed. You were not reporting. So whatever has been written has been noted, Not only by me but by all participants.
yare dekha, tare kaha krsna'-upadesa
There are benefits of hearing japa. You beg for service. Lord gives you intelligence.
As you distributed books, then we are pleased - Srila Prabhupada, acaryas and myself. This is perfection of chanting. So many people will read Bhagavad-Gita if not now, then in future. News from Bhagavad-Gita will always remain fresh and never become old. I think most of you had opportunity to announce scores.
Congratulations all of you!
Thank you very much.
May Srila Prabhupada bless you all!
All Glories to Guru Gauranga!
All glories to Bhagavad-Gita Marathon!