16th January 2020 Kill them with love Hare Krishna Some of you are writing, vancha-kalpatarubhyash ca kripa-sindhubhya eva ca patitanam pavanebhyo Vaisnavaebhyo namo namaha ( Vaisnava pranam mantra) I offer my respectful obeisances unto the Vaisnavaa devotees of the Lord. They are just like desire trees and can fulfil the desires of everyone, and they are full of compassion for the fallen conditioned souls. ( Vaisnava pranam mantra) So go on offering your obeisances to Vaisnavaas. This is also a prayer at the feet of Vaisnavas. vancha-kalpatarubhyash ca Vancha - you are the desire tree who fulfils all the desires. Whatever one desires from the desire tree he gets it. Vaissnavas are like those trees. Even the trees in the abode of the Lord are desire trees and if the trees are desire trees then what to speak of Vaisnavas over there. They also fulfil our desires so you pray at the feet of Vaisnavas. patitanam pavanebhyo Vaisnavaebhyo namo namaha My obeisances to those who purify the fallen souls. So keep on offering obeisances. Gaudiya Vaisnavaas are special Vaisnavaas. Yesterday and the day before yesterday here in Juhu the 42nd anniversary of Sri Sri Radha Rasbihari Temple was celebrated. Yesterday there was a huge rush of people aspiring to take darsana of the Lord. There was also abhishek of the Deities. A flag hoisting was also done with the help of a crane. I was also fortunate to participate in the flag hoisting on the top of Sri Sri Radha Rasbihari Temple. We kept singing Garud-dwaja. I had heard of this. uttisthottistha! govinda! uttistha garudadhvaja! uttistha kamalakanta! trailokyam mangalam kuru Please wake up! Oh Sri Krsna who delights the cows and the mother earth! One who has Garuda on His Flag! One who is loved by Mother Kamala who is going to bring both of us together! Make the three worlds prosperous! ( Venkatesh Suprabhatam) He! Radha Rasabihari, He! Panduranga! He! RadhaSyamasundar, He! Balaji please wake up. He! Garud-dwaja. One of the names of the Lord is Garuda dwaja, because on His flag there is a picture of Garuda. It is not only picture. It is Garud himself. Yesterday in the evening there was satsang. Prabhupada disciples and devotees from the managing committee were present in big numbers. Devakinandan Prabhu, Narasimhanand Prabhu, Jagat Purusha Prabhu who taught me how to worship Radha Rasabihari were all on stage. While addressing the gathering over there I said that the presence of such great devotees has made the gathering roof- full. The way we say houseful, I said roof-full as the program was on the top roof. A huge number of people had gathered which Narasimhanand Prabhu also noted and expressed his happiness about it. He narrated the memories saying, 'This temple is like a palace in which the Lord will definitely reside. There is a big hall made of marble , and all opulence is there. But if there are no devotees and it is all empty or visitor's who come for darsana, then what is the beauty or usefulness of such a temple?' Then it will not be a temple, but it will be like a crematorium. No one stays in a crematorium.' I was also thinking that so many people have gathered and how many of these are followers and how many have gathered for darsana. How many of these are guests and how many consider themselves hosts. This temple belongs to us and lets us contribute in some way to manage the whole show. We follow what has been taught here. We are not only aya rama gaya rama. People go to many big temples like Birla mandir. They haven't developed any relationship with the temple or don't have any affection in the heart for the deities over there. They don't listen to the words of great souls of Hari-katha over there. They are just visitors like guests. But we have to convert them from visitors to followers of Prabhupada. If they become followers they will be benefited. When such a society consolidates then the whole society will be greatly benefited. sanghe shakti kalau yuge so there will be exhibition of special power, power of devotion. People will witness so many people, those who have not remained people, but have become devotees. They will meet each other and then they will serve joining hands together. But before joining hands there will be joining of hearts. Together they will serve the Lord. Together they will do Sankirtana. Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare Caitanya Mahaprabhu taught the whole world this Hari kirtana and now we are learning. We have also become students. Caitanya Mahaprabhu gave this Sankirtana and also said, śreyaḥ-kairava-candrikā-vitaraṇaḿ vidyā-vadhū-jīvanam ānandāmbudhi-vardhanaḿ prati-padaḿ pūrṇāmṛtāsvādanaḿ sarvātma-snapanaḿ paraḿ vijayate śrī-kṛṣṇa-sańkīrtanam Translation: Cleansing the mirror of the heart, mind, and consciousness (citta), extinguishing the great forest fire of material existence, spreading the moonshine of the lotus of good fortune, the life of the spouse of all knowledge, increasing the ocean of bliss, giving a taste of full nectar (amrita) at each step, bathing all souls, let there be all victory for the congregational hearing and chanting of the holy names of Lord Kṛṣṇa. ( Siksatakam verse 1) All those who are on the conference and also those who are sitting here with me and at other places also became fortunate, as they have come in contact with Sri Krsna Caitanya Mahaprabhu’s Sankirtana movement. They do kirtana together, they do sankirtana. And then the world witnesses the power of devotion and gets attracted to it. All the worldly people then have to think and proceed as they cannot ignore. When such power of devotion is exhibited then many other souls are impressed. They are forced to think before they proceed with their business as usual. sanghe shakti kalau yuge. This will cause the number of devotees to rise. We are all termed Vaisnavas. We are Vaisnavas. This is not some designation like any material designations, I am Indian, I am a man, I am dark, I am fair etc. So sarvopādhi-vinirmuktaṁ tat-paratvena nirmalam hṛṣīkeṇa hṛṣīkeśa- sevanaṁ bhaktir ucyate ‘Bhakti, or devotional service, means engaging all our senses in the service of the Lord, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, the master of all the senses. When the spirit soul renders service unto the Supreme, there are two effects. One is freed from all material designations, and one’s senses are purified simply by being employed in the service of the Lord.’ (CC Madhya 19.170) We will have to cast off designations of this material world. But one designation we cannot get rid of is Vaisnava. We are Vaisnavas. We are trying to become Vaisnavas and then will go back to Godhead. There also we will remain Vaisnavas. The abode of the Lord is full of Vaisnavas. All the citizens over there are Vaisnavas. No one is foreign there. Everyone is local, who are in their own country in the village or abode of the Lord. vaiṣṇava jana to tene kahiye je pīḍa parāyī jāṇe re, para duḥkhe upakāra kare to ye mana abhimāna na āṇe re Call those people Vaisnava who Feel the pain of others, Help those who are in misery, But never let self-conceit enter their mind ( Vaisnava bhajan by Narsingh Mehata) Those whom we keep calling Vaisnava is the transcendental designation. What is their introduction. pīḍa parāyī jāṇe re, Je ka ranjale ganjale tyasi mhane jo apule In other words this means one who becomes unhappy when he sees others in a problem. There was such an exalted Maha Bhagwat Vaisnava who went to America. Why did he go to America? Because he was in grief seeing others’ problems. ( Para dukhe dukhi) How would the upliftment in the consciousness of the world have been possible if Prabhupada had not gone to America? The number of Vaisnavas are increasing on the earth, and burden on the earth is reducing. The earth was experiencing the load and was crying in grief and so had gone to the Lord. Then Lord appeared and then he again appeared as Caitanya Mahaprabhu. What He did and not only did but still is doing, paritrāṇāya sādhūnāṁ vināśāya ca duṣkṛtām dharma-saṁsthāpanārthāya sambhavāmi yuge yuge Translation: To deliver the pious and to annihilate the miscreants, as well as to reestablish the principles of religion, I Myself appear, millennium after millennium. ( BG 4.8) Whatever moment Caitanya Mahaprabhu started is still going on, at this moment also. In 1965 Prabhupada was only one and now they have become many, many more. Caitanya Mahaprabhu is destroying our wickedness. In other incarnations he used an axe or bow and arrow. He threw arrows with the help of the bow. Jay Sri Rama, ho gaya kam! Or there is a Sudarshan with which Sisupal was killed. But what has Caitanya Mahaprabhu done? sangopangastra parsadam … All the devotees have become His weapons. In their association what happens? In English they say ' killing with words'. You are loving so much that you are killing me. Sri Krsna Caitanya Mahaprabhu and Vaisnavas love us so much that the wickedness within us like Hiranyakasipu is killed with that love. It kills our wickedness and our offences. This love destroys all the offences within us. So in this way harinama Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare Early in the morning what do we do after getting up? There is wickedness within us. if you are thinking that there is no wickedness, then it's an illusion. We have to understand that there is a Ravan hiding within us, a demon hiding within us, which is against Krsna. daivasur eva ca … Lord explained that there are two types of people in the world - one is with all the good qualities and others are demons. In the morning immediately after getting up what we try to do? We try to kill this demon. Caitanya Mahaprabhu said, ceto-darpaṇa-mārjanam There is a blur of demonic tendencies in our consciousness, which stains the mirror with different demonic tendencies. The eed of sin is in the inactive state in the mind. When it becomes active, it can create a nuisance. So we try to destroy it before it becomes active. This can trouble us in the future as we will have to face the consequences of committing sins. We try to kill the seed the desires of sin. Caitanya Mahaprabhu said, ceto-darpaṇa-mārjanam bhava-mahā-dāvāgni-nirvāpaṇaḿ Listen carefully to what Caitanya Mahaprabhu is saying, bhava-mahā-dāvāgni Bhava means this material world and davagni , the fire which is here , which is also there in our mind in our home in our consciousness, then bhava-mahā-dāvāgni-nirvāpaṇaḿ Then when we sprinkle Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare As is said sravan kirtana jale 'sinchan' in Marathi means to spray. So we spray with the maha-mantra. Whenever there is a fire at any place the fire brigade is called. They sprinkle water and try to extinguish the fire. Similarly there is a fire is in our consciousness, in our hearts, senses. There is fire in the senses, as neither the senses nor the mind is in peace, then this nama sankirtana extinguishes the fire and brings peace. When we acquire the maha-mantra from Gurujans. It is said, saḿsāra-dāvānala-līḍha-loka- trāṇāya kāruṇya-ghanāghanatvam prāptasya kalyāṇa-guṇārṇavasya vande guroḥ śrī-caraṇāravindam Translation: The spiritual master is receiving benediction from the ocean of mercy. Just as a cloud pours water on a forest fire to extinguish it, so the spiritual master delivers the materially afflicted world by extinguishing the blazing fire of material existence. I offer my respectful obeisances unto the lotus feet of such a spiritual master, who is an ocean of auspicious qualities. ( Gurvastakam, Verse 1) Dava means fire, anal means wind. Whenever there is the mercy of the spiritual master and Vaisnavas, they extinguish this fire. We remain in gratitude for them and chant the mantra early in the morning. Those who gave this mercy to us, this Krisna consciousness to us those who did yare dekha, tare kaha 'krsna'-upadesa krsna se tomarkrsna dite par tomar sakti ache You can give Krsna to us. Those who gave this name of Krsna to us those who give prasada to us, give festivals, we should be in gratitude for them. So we say vande guro sri caranaravinda… ( Gurvastakam) We have to increase the numbers. We have to expand this Krishna consciousness. sanghe sakti kalau yuge ……… Or is said , jyoti se jyot jagate chalo prem ki ganga bahate chalo… In this world there is no love but in turn there is a brook of dirty water. There are lusty desires under the name of love. So all such Brooks of muddy water are cleaned. Lot has been talked about Swachh Bharat mission. But ISKCON campaign is swachh mann, clean minds. ceto darpana marjanam By this all the wicked, dirty thoughts should be cleaned out and then there will be a clean consciousness. Such a campaign has been started by ISKCON. Srila Prabhupad is the founder acarya of this movement. This becomes our duty that we have to make this Ganga of love that is the Hare Krishna maha-mantra flow everywhere, by which there will be all auspiciousness to us, as well as the whole world. Hare Krishna! We will meet again.