Use all your talent for serving the Lord
Date: 26 Feb 2017
Venue: Mayapur dhama
Occasion: Disciple gathering
‘gauranga’ bolite habe pulaka-sarira
‘hari hari’ bolite nayane ba’ be near
When will that opportune moment come to me when there will be shivering of the body as soon as I chant Lord Gauranga’s name? And after the shivering, while chanting Hare Krishna, when will there be tears pouring down from my eyes?
Easy to sing but to practice this is not easy, like in Vrindavan they say Radhe Radhe but it was difficult for Sukhdev Goswami to say Radhe. He was talking for seven days but he did not say Radha even once because as soon as he would say Radhe then all gone he would loose external consciousness and his voice would chock.
We go on saying Gauranga, hye Govind!!! Who said that? Draupadi and immediately unlimited sari came.
“nayanam galad asru dharaya”
“nayane ba’ be near” very important lines filled with meaning something to think upon
So Lord Appeared Nitai Chandra appeared not far from here. But we don’t fully realize where we are now, once we realize that we are in Mayapur dhama the Lord’s eternal dhama then we would have those signs but we don’t realize.
That time Ganga was flowing right here 100 and 1000s of people had come because it was lunar eclipse to take holy dip in Ganga and they were all chanting Hare Krsna. This was the scene at the bank of Ganga. So Caitanya Mahaprabhu took birth in morning as Holy Name.
ara kabe nitai-cander koruna hoibe
samsara-basana mora kabe tuccha ha’be
vishaya chariya kabe suddha ha ’be mana
kabe hama herabo sri-brindabana
When will that day come when Lord Nityananda’s causeless mercy is bestowed upon me so that my desire for material enjoyment becomes very insignificant?
When my mind is completely purified, being freed from material anxieties and desires, then I shall be able to understand Vrindavana and the conjugal love of Radha and Krishna, and then my spiritual life will be successful.
Material attachments, liking and desires when I would feel like spitting at them and when they will become insignificant.
We come to Mayapur so many times, this is my 44th time I m coming to Mayapur I am breaking all the records. When that time will come so that I could see Mayapur and Vrindavan as it is. This will happen when all mind sense gratification would stop. Then that person will feel presence of Guarnaga here. Right now Guaranga is performing Lila at 12.30 pm he is going to Radhkunda, in Mayapur also there is Radhakunda. At yogapita there are Radha Madhav deities and Prabhupada gave the same name to the deities Radha Madhav.
rupa-raghunatha-pade hoibe akuti
kabe hama bujhabo se jugala-piriti
rupa-raghunatha-pade rahu mora asa
prarthana koroye sada narottama-dasa
When shall I be very much eager to study the books left by the six Gosvamis? One has to learn of the conjugal loving affairs of Radha-Krishna through the teachings of these six Gosvamis. Narottama dasa always wishes to understand this conjugal love under the direction of the six Gosvamis.
Six goswamis are first generation and Narottam das Thakur second generation so he is praying for their mercy. For us also they are worshipable acharyas. So we could pray to the acharyas Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Thakur and others.
In 1917 Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Thakur founded guadiya math. It’s said “serve Gaur name, Guar kama and Guar Dhama” Hare Krsna movement is like essence of Gaudiya math.
Bhakti Vinod Thakur is seventh goswami. What six goswami did for Vrndavan Bhakti Vinod Thakur did for Mayapur, he wrote so many books. With help of Jagganath Das Babaji Maharaja he pointed out the birth place of Caiatanya Mahaprabhu. Bhakti Vinod Thakur was carrying Jaganath Das Babaji Maharaj to that place and finally the whole world knew about the birth place of Caitanya Mahaprahu.
So today we have here second generation seniors, juniors and few children. So the acharyas would have dharma sabha and the six goswamis would sit together and do what ??
“nana-sastra-vicaranaika-nipunau sad-dharma-samsthapakau” in the courtyard of Radha Damodhar temple and study sastras.
So our acharyas would meet here in Mayapur and that resulted in Caitanya gaudiya matha foundation and eventually it took form of ISKCON. So we are indebted to the acharyas. So can you imagine we belong to such a great lineage. So we have assembled here and made connections with the acharyas and all the way to Viswanath Chakrawarti Thakur and all the way to Caitanya Mahaprabhu.
So this Guar Pornima is 531st, 531 years ago Caitanya Mahaprabhu appeared. Like sun appears and disappears Caitanya Mahaprabhu does His lila -manifest or unmanifest.
Bhagirath Muni brought Ganga and Shiva held her so he is called Gangadhara. Ganga flows from Gangotri to Gangasagar. When Ganga was going from Gangotri to Gangasagar she heard Gaur Pornima is coming so she stayed here and celebrated Guar Pornima here. So Ganga was here for Guar Pornima festival. So long long long long ……long time ago Ganga was passing from here. So I mean to say Guar Pornima is being celebrated since a long time.
Some years ago I was Angeles, they were celebrating 200th birth day of the city. I asked how many years old is the city they said long long years …how many ?? 200 years. I thought they would say millions of years.
So point is this dhama is eternal. It’s safe to b here, better leave Pune, Kolkata, New Zealand and New York they will be no more all will be drowned. Markandye rishi he saw all turned into dust but here this dhama was eternal. It’s wise to come here, this is our home and finally we should come back to dhama.
Once a devotee said while sharing his realization in Vraj Mandal Parikrama, when I was in new Zealand I always heard and thought of going back home but now as I am in Vrndavan I feel like I am at home. So this idea of going back home is disappeared.
Everything is temporary . When I will become purified and free from all designations, Narottam Das Thakur is praying.
We reside in the body, “ nava-dvare pure dehi” we are residing in house with 9 gates.
“yantrarudhani mayaya” we are always traveling in the body this yantra this machine, so that creates all attachment. So when I will give up this attachments and see Vrndavan Mayapur and become eligible to stay in Mayapur Vrndavan. So Prabhupada has given us this mayapur dhama, 50 years ago no one knew Mayapur. I found out Mayapur 44 years ago, Sikhimahiti Prabhu found out Mayapur 41 years ago. People of Bengal did not know about Mayapur and now millions know about it.
Once a jambojet filled with devotees all over the world and devotees were singing maha prasade govinde in the plane, no air host all devotees serving each other. Then all the devotees stood up to dance and captain came ohh! please stop or we will have to do emergency landing and days are not far when each town and village will know about Mayapur and there will be Haribhakta all over.
We were kind of first international batch coming to Mayapur and now many are coming. Master plan of Mayapur is coming up, long term plan next 50 years how Mayapur would look like and TOVP completion.
We have joined Srila Prabhupadas family we should pray to Lord, thank Him we got connected to parampara. So keep marching forward don’t look back, what is the destination?? Mayapur dhama..ki jai
Stay busy chanting Hare Krsna and following 4 regulative principles strictly, studying bhagvat. Use all your talents for serving Lord and go on padayatras that’s also our mission, Prabhupada told me to do padayatra.