9th March 2020 Lord is Ajanma Gaura Purnima Mahotsava ki jai Happy New Year will begin from tomorrow. Today is the happy birthday of Gauranga Mahaprabhu. There is a lot of difference be-tween our birthday and the birthday of the Lord. In fact Mahaprabhu does have a birth-day. Our birthday means our body is born. When we take birth our body takes birth. Our soul never takes birth. When we ask how old are you? That means how old is your body? That’s related to our body. I am 5 years old. I am 20 years old. I am 50 years and I am a 70 year old man. It’s said sri krsna caitanya sarira dhari He does have a body. His soul is His body. There is no difference between His body and His soul. He is ajanma. He does not take birth like we take birth and our body is born. Before taking birth Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu was also there. Caitanya Mahaprabhu ap-pears on this day in His manifest or prakat lila. There are many forms (svarupa) of Caitanya Mahaprabhu. His rupa is one of His form or svarupa. He appeared in the evening at moon rise. I was saying in Gaura katha that’s going on that before the Lord’s appearance, during the day He appeared in the form of His name. That’s also one form of the appearance of the Lord. This is a mystery. When the Lord appears as His own form it’s very easy to un-derstand that the Lord has taken birth. But when Lord appears in the form of the maha-mantra, Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare kali kale nama rupe krsna avatar This is the nama-rupa of the Lord and the other form we can see with our eyes. We can only have a realization of the holy name when we chant the holy name. That time we can meet the Lord. It’s the understanding that from the name comes form. Before the form is the name of the Lord. Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare When we chant the Hare Krishna maha-mantra and hear, listen and meditate (mananam) on the holy name, then we can realize the presence of Sri Krsna Caitanya. I was think-ing we can’t take the Deity of the temple and move all over, we can just have darsana and move ahead. But we can take the Lord’s name with us and walk and lie down. Dur-ing old age it’s very difficult to climb the steps of the temple like we have in Noida and then there is darsana. Who will climb? Nowadays people have knee problems. We can carry the holy name anywhere and it will always be with us wherever we are. As I said, it’s the form of the Lord. The Lord’s Deity form is not only His form, but His holy name is also His form. jiv jago, jiv jago, gauracanda bole kota nidra jao maya-pisacira kole Lord Gauranga is calling, "Wake up, sleeping souls! Wake up, sleeping souls! How long will you sleep in the lap of the witch called Maya? bhajibo boliya ese samsara-bhitare bhuliya rohile tumi avidyara bhare When you were in your mother’s womb and were distressed that time you had prayed to Me, ‘Oh Lord, please help me, please remove me from here. I will worship You I promise.’ So the Lord helped you to come out from the sufferings of the womb. But your mother, father and your friends brain washed you that you forgot your promise. tomare loite ami hoinu avatara ami bina bandhu ara ke ache tomara For you I have taken avatar but you have forgotten so to remind you I am taking birth on Gaura Purnima. Other than Myself you have no friend in this world. Do you have any friend like Gau-ranga Mahaprabhu? We shake our heads and say yes, but we do not realize this fact. We have made many friends. dehapatya-kalatradisv atma-sainyesv asatsv api [SB 2.1.4] We have so much faith in our body, children and wife. We feel they will help us in need, but Sukadeva Goswami says it’s asatsena. Caitanya Mahaprabhu is saying, “I have tak-en this avatar for you. I have brought harinama medicine for you.” Caitanya Mahaprab-hu has prescribed this medicine for us. “You are not well so take this medicine. Which is that medicine? Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare Even if you understand this much it’s enough to move out of this material world. I have filled this sagar in gagar for you meaning I have filled an ocean in a pot for you. Today is day of chanting and praying to the Lord. It’s also a fast so you can have the feast of harinama. Our aim to meet the Lord. I wish you all a happy Gaura Purnima. Gauranga Gauranga.