Topic - Make Happy new year wish and Chant and be happy
om ajnana-timirandhasya jnananjana-salakaya
caksur unmilitam yena tasmai sri-gurave namah
Srila Prabhupada Ki Jai
Today 374 devotees are doing japa together. 6 goswamis have to be remembered and should be offered respectful obeisances. Whenever we see their photos or have darshan, we see them with their japa beads and few clothes. They are always seen chanting. Kirtaniya sada Hari. They are not practitioners sadhaka like us but they are siddha jivan- mukta. Still they keep on chanting. This proves that Hari naam is not only sadhana or means but it is also sadhya or goal. We have to achieve holy name as we keep on chanting. Part of Goloka is Navadwipa where Hari naam takes place eternally. Once asked by Srila Prabhupada "what is the benefit of chanting Hare Krishna Mahamantra? "
Then he replied- We have to desire for more chanting.
So, we call chanting as a dharma of Kali. Kali Kaler Dharma Hari naam sankirtan. Naam Sankirtan Dharma is in all yugas but in Kali there is only naam sankirtan. But In Goloka Dham there is always Shudh Satya yuga.
They always chant and glorify the names of Krishna.
In SB 10.35.2 gopya irayati yatra mukundah. In SB yugala gita, gopis always sing the glories of Krishna. So all qualities of Lord are present within the Hare Krishna Mahamantra. We say it together at once when we chant Hare Krishna Mahamantra.We are singing gopi geet,bhramara ,rudra geet,venu geet, when we are chanting Hare Krishna. Pastimes also come in that.
All jiva's Dharma is to chant the holy names of Hare Krishna Mahamantra. What is Dharma? Dharma means which cannot be separated from us. Example- all objects have dharma.Like the sweetness of sugar is the dharma of sugar. "jivera ‘svarupa' haya -- krsnera ‘nitya-dasa' To become a servant of Krishna is the dharma of all jivas. All servants serve the Lord. Hare Krishna is our dharma. Once we become expert by chanting,then also we can chant Hare Krishna Mahamantra. The 6 goswamis who were here from eternal pastimes of Lord are also chanting. In the liberated stage we have to keep on chanting.
Caitanya Mahaprabhu is Lord himself but even he also used to chant the holy names.When alter curtain is open,we chant. But when alter curtain is closed, we dont chant. But 6 Goswamis chant always whether the alter curtain is open or shut. When Lord wants to reveal to us, he performs Prakat-Lila. But in aprakat-lila also, the Lila is going on. All 6 Goswamis are manjaris in Krishna-Lila. Balaram team is Dvadash Gopal in Chaitanya lila. We also belongs to Krishna. But we get separated and wandering here and there. brahmāṇḍa bhramite kona bhāgyavān jīva" |"Guru-kṛṣṇa-prasāde pāya bhakti-latā-bīja". By the mercy of guru, we are again fortunate to get this bhakti lata beej. They are very wealthy as they have Krishna with them. So we need to chant and follow other anga of bhakti but chanting is main. Once you become siddha,still you have to chant. You dont have to sleep but you may cry.
Bg 6.35, abhyasena tu kaunteya
vairagyena ca grhyate
Yesterday we were saying that minds nature is frickling. To get rid of that, we need to practice and get attached to practice. Then we get detached. So by practicing devotional service, we can control our unsteady mind. 6 goswamis could not live without chanting holy names.
Ceto darpana marjanam bhava maha dvagani nirvapanam (Shikshashtakam). To get purify,we chant. As we chant, then the forest fire will get extinguished gradually. Anandam budhi vardhanam. Then from that we will experience bliss every moment. And which will keep on growing moment to moment.
So, New year is approaching. Few hours are left in this new year. We must greet everyone and we dont just greet them with Happy new year but tell them also How to become happy? So Hare Krishna devotees tells everyone how to become happy. To tell whole world you need to chant Hare Krishna and be happy. This was the message of Srila Prabhupada given by Chaitanya Mahaprabhu. Vaishnavas are para dukha dukhi. They dont have personal troubles but they feel unhappy to see others in trouble. śīta ātapa bāta bariṣaṇa e dina jāminī jāgi re. There is always miseries in material world. Sometimes summer and Sometimes winter. Many people die in winters. So these are miseries of this world. When devotees see all these sufferings they become compassionate.
In SB 3.25.21 titikṣavaḥ kāruṇikāḥ
Dont you want to see whole world happy? Suffering will be there as this is a foreign land for us. So saintly persons see this and feel compassionate for such people. Chanting of Hare Krishna mahamantra is only hope.
So,tomorrow is new year and we will chant together in new year. So, you have to preach to the whole world to chant Hare Krishna and read BG and to be happy forever. So BG marathon is going on. This is our last chance in marathon. To preach Lord Chaitanya's instructions. That is also instruction of Krishna. The target of Noida temple is to distribute 50,000 BG. So we should not stop until we achieve our goal. All people in this world are children of Lord. So spread this message far and wide to Chant and be happy. Krishna gave this message in the form of BG and Lord Chaitanya also did the same thing. Lord Chaitanya also did the same thing yāre dekha, tāre kaha 'kṛṣṇa'-upadeśa and Harer namaiva kevalam.
krishna bolo sange chalo ei matra bhiksha chahi. This is the advice of Chaitanya Mahaprabhu.
ekaṁ śāstraṁ devakī-putra-gītam
eko devo devakī-putra eva
eko mantras tasya nāmāni yāni
karmāpy ekaṁ tasya devasya sevā.
let there be one scripture only, one common scripture for the whole world – Bhagavad-gītā. let there be one God for the whole world – Śrī Kṛṣṇa.and one hymn, one mantra, one prayer – the chanting of His name: Hare Kṛṣṇa, Hare Kṛṣṇa, Kṛṣṇa Kṛṣṇa, Hare Hare/ Hare Rāma, Hare Rāma, Rāma Rāma, Hare Hare. and let there be one work only – the service of the Supreme Personality of Godhead.
Only with this formula we can unite whole world. This is Guru-Gauranga formula. we all have to accept this formula and preach this chant Hare Krsna and be happy.
Happy new year.