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First uploaded 10 May 2002 as RealMedia file.
Re-uploaded as mp3 file, December 2011.

'Srila Guru Maharaj arranged this Ashram for us'

18+ minutes address by

Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj

in early June 2001 at Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math, Nabadwip.

Audio. Made possible on our Website with the much appreciated technical assistance of Prabhu Madhusudan, whose extensive audio archive at http://krsna.cc is the nourishment of countless fortunate souls.

Subject summary:

  • My dear devotees and friends. We are so fortunate that we are assembled here in Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math which is a super-sacred place in this world.
  • In this material world we are suffering from death and birth, happiness and sadness, and so many things. We cannot cross this natural law, but if we take interest about being rescued from this material world and we want to be a member of the holiest place such as Vaikuntha or Goloka Vrindavan where exists all-auspiciousness and happiness, then we must surrender to this place, Koladwip in Nabadwip Dham.
  • Srila Guru Maharaj arranged this ashram here for us on the banks of the Holy River Ganges, which, as stated in the Scriptures, is coming down from Vaikuntha-loka via Svarga-loka to this material world.
  • Srila Guru Maharaj chose this place for us, because all the offensive things we are doing and that have been giving us so many disturbances life after life, all these things will go out if we surrender here. It is a very beautiful ashram where the Deities accept service from the surrendered souls. The nine forms of Bhakti are all happily practised here.
  • Now Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math has arranged the practising process all over the world as stated in the Scriptures, "Harer Nama Harer Nama Harer Nama eva kevalam...."
  • Mahaprabhu said that we must chant purely the Names, and this will be more pure if the chanter can follow the process of "trnad-api sunichena...." He said it is not necessary to read a huge amount of Scriptures ('Ganges full' of Scriptures). Only chanting the Holy Name is necessary.
  • When we will get connection with that Divine Form of the Lord all inauspiciousness will go out from us as well as all reactionary things.
  • We will get positive connection with the transcendental world where there is love, affection, sincerity, chastity -- and everything is beautiful and harmless, life is eternal, time is eternal. We will get the opportunity in that eternal world.
  • We can stay anywhere without problem if we follow these directives of Mahaprabhu and chant the Hare Krishna Mahamantra in this Kali-yuga.
  • All over the world devotees are chanting the Holy Names. They are coming here. Seeing their faces, we can see they are very happy. So, be happy, chant the Holy Names, and serve everyone through this Holy Name. Distribute this method of Chaitanya Mahaprabhu. They will be benefited, and you will also be benefited by that.
  • Srila Guru Maharaj established this Math for everyone. If they will come here and stay a few days they will feel how auspicious it is, and how much happiness will come to their heart.

  • Krishna is so merciful and has given us so this opportunity in this Chaitanya Saraswat Math. Its name is so beautiful. Here there is no creed, criterion, caste -- we are all in a boat where everyone is happy and proceeding towards Goloka Vrindavan.
  • A twenty-four hours a day programme goes on here. Service is life.
  • Mahaprabhu said, first rescue yourselves, and try to spread this conception to others for their benefit.
  • I am getting this opportunity. Two days ago I was very sick, attacked by a mild stroke, still I am going for my preaching programme to England and Russia.
  • Life and death is uncertain in this material world, but we don't run behind that. We run always behind our practising procedure that will give super-benefit.
  • We are not fearful from any circumstances, we shall try to harmonise and proceed to the destination, and that is service to the Lord and Goloka Vrindavan.
  • The present science world tells us that we never lose anything.
  • If we have a pure process we must get connection with that transcendental matter. It will all come to us. If we are sincere seekers we must get it.
  • Then, you all try with heart and soul.
  • If we don't use ourselves with our willing, feeling and thinking, then we will be like a stone. But at present we are not a stone, so we have got this one life with willing, feeling and thinking in hand, so we shall use that life for our super benefit of spiritual life. We are trying, not only in this Ashram, but also we are invited to so many places, and we are going there for preaching our Guru Maharaj's and Mahaprabhu's conception.
  • Practise it, and you will get the result. That is Guru Maharaj's gift.
  • We may be poor in many ways, but we are not poor because we are part and parcel of Lord Krishna, therefore we have willing, feeling and thinking and the existence of the spiritual body. We know we can get connection, so why will we not do that? We cannot stop.
  • If I have just $5 I will do business with $5, but we won't stop our business (even though we may have so little).
  • One little part and parcel of that light (the jiva) has so much power it can move an elephant body or an ant body. We may not understand how powerful we are, but Hanumanji knows he can cross over the ocean in one jump. Everything is possible by the grace of the Lord. When we realise the saints' character, we may understand more and more about that.
  • It is not only my request, but also the request of Mahaprabhu, that whoever has this human birth, he must get super benefit if he will try to use this life properly, then divine nectar is waiting for you to taste. This is the news that has come from the Vedic Literature and from Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu and His associates.
  • Jai Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj ki jaya!

18+ minutes, 4.3 MB mp3 audio

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