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Lord Siva appeared here yesterday

Part two of the public discourse given at the new Sevashram beside Sri Govinda Kunda
the day after the installation of Sri Sada-Siva, Gangadhara, in the adjacent Temple,
by
Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj
3rd March 2003.

Part Two
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Content Summary

  • Chanting a pranam mantram to Siva.
  • Mahaprabhu said Sankaracharyya was an incarnation of Lord Siva, and Mahaprabhu himself mentioned Advaita Acharya as an incarnation of Lord Siva. He also offered flowers to Advaita Prabhu.
  • We will get a great super-chance to serve Mahaprabhu through the mercy of Lord Siva. He is renounced from material things, but all material things are serving him as his maidservant.
  • Sri Brahma-samhita mentions that when Bhagavan is creating, the Lord keeps some connection with Lord Siva.
  • As Sada-Siva he is living in Vaikuntha, in the lower part. In the highest part of Vaikuntha lives Mahaprabhu, Radha-Krishna. In the middle Lord Narayan.
  • Siva's position is also as one of the Mahajanas, one of the rulers and indicators of the service work.
  • Sometimes in the Lord's service it is necessary to cause a disturbance, such as teaching mayavada philosophy, and that kind of service is given to Siva. When Krishna wants to hide bhakti-yoga He orders to Lord Siva, "You preach mayavada!"
  • Where there is difficulty or a big obstacle, that duty is going to Lord Siva, and he is removing that, like during the churning of the ocean. Lord Narayan and all demigods and demons were there but none remembered Lord Siva at that time. Many wonderful things came out from the ocean, and everyone took what they liked, but when poison came, everyone was disturbed. None could control that. Then Visnu said, "Go to Lord Siva, he is in the mood of meditation and is living in Kailash." Then the demigods went there and prayed, "Prabhu, save us, poison has come from churning the ocean." So Lord Siva said, "No problem," and he came and took all poison. This is the very merciful nature of Lord Siva, if you surrender to him he will do anything for you.
  • I composed this pranam-mantra to Gangadhar, Sada-Siva:

    devadidevam-ahibhusanam-indukasam
    panchananam parasupanimabhayam pradam tam
    gangadharam pranatapalakamasutosam
    vande sadasiva-haripriya-chandramaulim

    [N.B. Srila Govinda Maharaj has since revised the second line to:
    panchananam pasupatim varadam prasannam.
    The latest version along with translation and original Bengali is available to view here.]

  • Always Krishna likes him. He wears a moon crown. All the demigods worship him. He is not using any flowers or ornaments his ornament is a snake. His colour is like the moon. He has five heads and he is always chanting the Holy Names. In one hand he holds his weapon, Parasu, and by one hand he is giving fearlessness. When Maharaj Bhagiratha brought the Ganga from Vaikuntha to Earth he asked Lord Siva to hold this powerful Ganga. Siva said, "Yes, I shall hold the Ganga on my head."
  • Anyone who is in the position of danger, Siva is giving fearless power and says, "Don't worry, I am with you." By a little worship and a little honour, he is very happy and will give everything.
  • No one, god or demigod, is as merciful to us as Lord Siva. Also Lord Krishna is taking his help many times. Even demons are worshiping him and he is giving his help, even fighting with Krishna.
  • Question: You said Lord Siva gave you Guru Maharaj's medicine.
    Srila Govinda Maharaj: Yes. In my life I have got so much mercy of Lord Siva. Many times what I have seen, that is impossible to tell, but I have seen. It is my joy in heart that I have seen. The connection I have with Lord Siva has given me a beautiful and merciful life. What you are seeing, my service growing so fast, is coming by the remembrance of Lord Siva.
  • Yesterday was Sivaratri. We are thinking that everywhere Lord Siva is present. Now Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math is glorious and increasing day by day. So many devotees I know are respecting Lord Siva and it was my desire that if Lord Siva will come here, it will be very good. That was my desire only.
  • I told the devotees, and when the devotees went by bus to Haridvar, Lord Siva took position on a seat in the bus and came here.
  • Anyhow, mercifully he appeared yesterday. It is my prayer to Lord Siva that he will take our service and give his unlimited divine mercy so that for the service to Krishna we will get strength and we will get everything in connection with the transcendental service world. He can give that service to us. That is his glories.
  • Exclusive devotional life will be clean when mercy of Lord Siva will come upon our head. We are not to forget our position as a conditioned soul, then we can feel the mercy.
  • One thing I did not tell you about Guru Maharaj. When he was living in Hapaniya, at that time he was going every day to bathe in the Ganges. Every day he is bathing in Ganges and coming directly to the Lord Siva Temple in Jhamalpur. On the way was a nice lake, and Guru Maharaj would take some lotus flowers for Lord Siva. After giving to Siva, he would then sit under a neem tree and then go back to Hapaniya and take breakfast, etc.
  • Guru Maharaj told that before he joined Srila Saraswati Thakur, he went to Jhamalpur to Lord Siva and meditated. He asked for inspiration for what would be best for his life. He got the inspiration to join the mission of Sriman Mahaprabhu organised by Prabhupad Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Thakur, and he went to Mayapur and received initiation from Srila Saraswati Thakur. That inspiration and full support he received in Jhamalpur.
  • Jay Om Visnupad Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj ki jaya!

Part Two:
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