“Actually this mantram we have got, that is service. Serve Mahaprabhu, serve guru, serve Vaishnava, serve to the conditioned soul who is, like you, suffering from this illusory environment–serve to them also.” Classic morning darshan, 25th March 2007, Nabadwip (podcast link) (notes/slokas)


Rough transcript of today’s lecture:

Sriman Mahāprabhu not make so many slokas, only eight sloka; it is very famous
as a Siksastakam. That’s also we have got in Chaitanya Charitamrita. Famous
sloka, ceto-darpana-marjana, aslisya va pada-ratam pinastu mam: last sloka and
first sloka. In the middle so many, but eight sloka. And another few sloka in
the name of Mahaprabhu, like:

dadhi-mathana-ninādais tyakta-nidraḥ prabhāte
nibhṛta-padam agāraṁ ballavīnāṁ praviṣṭaḥ
mukha-kamala-samīrair āśu nirvāpya dīpān
kavalita-navanītaḥ pātu māṁ bāla-kṛṣṇaḥ

(Padyāvalī: 143)

That child Kṛṣṇa, who, awakening by the sound of butter-churning,
stealthily enters the homes of the cowherd ladies, swiftly blows out the
lamps with the breeze of His lotus mouth and devours the fresh butter — may
He kindly protect me. (PJ, 6:12)

And when Mahāprabhu defeated Digvijayi, that time one śloka Mahāprabhu recited,
that is His own composition or it was previous and He presented — there is
little hesitation, but that’s also new sloka. And another two-three sloka in
the name of Chaitanya Mahaprabhu. Not so many slokas Mahāprabhu composed, and
it is miracle, why not composed?

Mahāprabhu when defeated Digvijayi, that time He was only an expert in Sanskrit
grammar, that’s also kalap, grammar name — kalap-vyakarana. Not panini
so big, saraswata not, no other. So many vyakaran Sanskrit, but Mahāprabhu was expert in Kalap-vyakaran… externally, but internally He knows everything.

And when Digvijayi asked, “You are only maybe master of Kalap-vyakaran, but
which way *You* know all this ornamental thought and property in Sanskrit?”

Mahāprabhu said, “By the grace of Saraswatī maybe I have got it. Someone may
get memory by the grace of Saraswati, someone maybe got knowledge.”

This way given answer Mahāprabhu. And not only that, that discussion… actually
He made dissection of whole sloka: there is five good quality and five
bad quality, and told, “If I shall more realise, then more will come out.”
That was Mahāprabhu’s comment in front of Digvijayi Pundit.

But that Mahāprabhu easily can compose so many things, but not… Not
only that, Mahāprabhu is dependable something about the scripture, old scripture
and He shown that. When He have got Kṛṣṇa-karnamrita and Brahma-samhita, in
South India, very loving way he brought that and given to Ramananda Ray
and Swarup Damodar and told, “What discussion happened with you and Me, that is
inside of this book.”

Mahāprabhu’s nature [is] like that, always giving honour to the scriptures,
not only that, that time it was tradition — sannyasis three times will bathe,
prasadam will take very little, etc. etc. And Mahāprabhu following that, and
sannyasi not will take the thick bed for sleeping, and Mahāprabhu following that.
All under supervision of Sankar-sampradaya, but Mahāprabhu not dishonoured, He
followed, and it is surprise.

.. Chastity and sincerity ache… Qualification, what is
the qualification of person? Chastity and sincerity. And love and affection,
etc. etc. But first — sincerity and chastity must be there. That is the main
thing. If it is within someone, he is a jewel, no doubt. I have got so many
Westerners, qualified devotee, but so many in Indian not I have got…. some of
the Indian, they know, good, qualified. But sincere must be with Krishna
consciousness, with guru, with religion, what given Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, with that religion. That is necessary.

Some knowledge about Kṛṣṇa consciousness, it is after reading the books, many
can collect, but on heart the sincere and chaste — very rare to get it.

You see, we all know the teachings of Śrī Chaitanya Mahāprabhu, what I told
just now, eight slokas, but third śloka [is] for everyone very important. First
sloka, ceto-darpana-marjanam, it’s for knowledge and attraction and attachment;
and second sloka: the divine relationship with Lord, with divine manifestation,
so many divine manifestation of Lord, relationship with that. But completely
third śloka [is] for the practitioner.

We are all the practitioner, we are attracted, we are attached, we have love, we
have affection with Kṛṣṇa consciousness we have some chastity, some sincerity.
Everything we have, little-little, but our practicing life not proper direction
going. Many is good with their practicing life, but ego coming to us and
disturbing, and ego making sometimes massacre everything. What for we are in
the Math? What for we are within this practicing life? We must consider it,
“why we have come to the Math, why we are practicing this, and why not it is properly
can do? We must realise it. And Mahaprabhu told, ‘You follow this directive,
you will be successful, *Sure,* successful.’ And it is, we are seeing that, but
difficulty, no doubt, to follow. But no other way, without following that.
Then we must follow directives of Mahaprabhu, that is:

trnad api sunicena
taror iva sahisnuna
amanina manadena

Taror iva sahisnuna is must, essential. We are defeated by ego and for that we
cannot do that, but necessary. Sahisnu, we must be tolerant. Otherwise result
not will be good for me.

I have seen so many things in my life, and finally I understand. “Wait and see,”
Guru Maharaj told, not to take decision immediately, wait and see. You will get
good result through your activity, through your practice. All will come through
ego, but necessary to demolish ego, and not so easy. I have seen so many good
devotee, but ego giving disturbance to them. That is necessary to avoid, ego.

What will be few days this life… And for myself, I can say, every night I am
thinking, “Tomorrow I shall see sunrise or not?” This is situation, but everyone
has that. Actually, Tamal Kṛṣṇa Mahārāj — young man, very learned, rich,
enriched with Kṛṣṇa consciousness, everything, then motorcar accident, life
gone. Car accident. Then lives have no security. In this material world so
many security government showing, that all is useless. Three days ago, one
coach, cricket coach — dead. Very beautiful health, strong, everything —
but dead. Rajiv Gandhi was so rich and with so much protection by the
government, Indira Gandhi, and Mahatma Gandhi, all was very secure position,
but where gone that? Then we have no assurance of our lifetime — any moment
life can go, turnam yateta na pated anu-mrtyu yavat,

labdhva su-durlabham idam bahu-sambhavante
manusyam artha-dam anityam apiha dhirah

Srimad Bhagavat said,

turnam yateta na pated anu-mrtyu yavat
nihsreyasaya visayah khalu sarvatah syat

After many, many births and deaths one achieves the rare human form of
life, which, although temporary, affords one the opportunity to attain
the highest perfection. Thus a sober human being should quickly endeavor
for the ultimate perfection of life as long as his body, which is always
subject to death, has not fallen down and died. After all, sense
gratification is available even in the most abominable species of life,
whereas Kṛṣṇa consciousness is possible only for a human being.
SB, 11:9:29

ahara-nidra-bhaya-maithunam ca
samanyam etat pasubhir naranam

Eating, sleeping, enjoying, and fearing, everything in the life for everyone,
and it is very natural coming to us, but Kṛṣṇa consciousness not coming to
everyone that way. Necessary to understand and *be* conscious about that. When
you have got the human life, that is the sufficient for you, you wisely use
that life, and you will be super benefited; because all life is dependable,
but human life is free, here is some freedom for the jiva-soul. One tree cannot
walk, cannot go, but under the tree if one sadhu will sit, Kṛṣṇa bhakta will
sit, take some help of the tree, then sukriti coming to the tree, next life
tree will get promotion. Promotion means more consciousness. Consciousness is
with everyone, but it is suppressed. Acchadita-cetana [covered consciousness],
mukulita-cetana [budding consciousness], sankucita-cetana [retracted
consciousness], vikacita-cetana [blossoming consciousness],
purna-vikacita-cetana [fully blossomed consciousness], etc. etc. Bhakti Vinod
Ṭhākur realised so many things in Chaitanya Siksamritam. [Devotee:
Jaiva-dharma.] Jaiva-dharma? Ah [Bengali.] Anyhow… [Siddhanti Mj:
Guru Mahārāj gives a nice explanation in our new book, Divine Aspiration]

We are enriched with so many new books. I am thinking almost three hundred
books we published, all over the world our mission publish it. Three hundred
books. Our book list I am not looking that, but sometimes it is, I am thinking,
it is necessary to make perfect book list. Sometimes I am thinking, and next
time I am forgetting. I want to say Sripad Mahananda Prabhu, he will do that,
he have done one, but after that more published. So many books published
from our mission. But one book, two book is sufficient to understand Kṛṣṇa
consciousness, what given Guru Mahārāj the knowledge to us, we are thinking
that is sufficient. Not necessary to read the Ganges full of scriptures.

Mahāprabhu told very simple thing,

prabhu kahe–suna, sripada, ihara karana
guru more murkha dekhi’ karila sasana
murkha tumi, tomara nahika vedantadhikara
‘krsna-mantra’ japa sada,–ei mantra-sara
CC, Adi, 7:71-72

Mahāprabhu summarily dismissed other knowledge, told it is not necessary. But
why we are doing? We are doing for our preaching practicing life. Our life [is]
two kind of life: one is practicing life, one is preaching life, that also
practicing style. Because we are the follower of Śrīla Bhakti Siddhānta Saraswati
Goswami Ṭhākur. Before that here was so many apa-sampradaya, actually. Bhakti Vinod
Ṭhākur corrected that and given charge to Bhakti Siddhānta Saraswatī Ṭhākur. And
Saraswatī Ṭhākur from his birth, he is enlightened, shown to us he enlightened in
Kṛṣṇa consciousness and finally organised to stay in Mayapur, after getting
the service in Mayapur… and he preached Kṛṣṇa consciousness, and preaching
life given to everyone. This is bhajan and this is sadhana.

Mahāprabhu what given, that Prabhupād Saraswatī Ṭhākur told — the kirtan

tara madhye sarva-arestha nama-saṅkīrtana
niraparadhe nama laile paya prema-dhana

“Of the nine processes of devotional service, the most important is to always
chant the holy name of the Lord. If one does so, avoiding the ten kinds of
offences, one very easily obtains the most valuable love of Godhead.”
CC, Antya, 4:72


mali hana kare sei bija aropana
sravana-kirtana-jale karaye secana
upajiya bade lata ‘brahmanda’ bhedi’ yaya
‘viraja’, ‘brahma-loka’ bhedi’ ‘para-vyoma’ paya
tabe yaya tad-upari ‘goloka-vrndavana’
‘krsna-carana’-kalpa-vrkse kare arohana

“When a person receives the seed of devotional service, he should take care
of it by becoming a gardener and sowing the seed in his heart. If he waters
the seed gradually by the process of sravana and kirtana [hearing and
chanting], the seed will begin to sprout.
“As one waters the bhakti-lata-bija, the seed sprouts, and the creeper
gradually grows to the point where it penetrates the walls of this universe
and goes beyond the Viraja River, lying between the spiritual world and
the material world. It attains brahma-loka, the Brahman effulgence, and
penetrating through that stratum, it reaches the spiritual sky and the
spiritual planet Goloka Vrindavana.
“Being situated in one’s heart and being watered by sravana-kirtana, the
bhakti creeper grows more and more. In this way it attains the shelter of
the desire tree of the lotus feet of Kṛṣṇa, who is eternally situated in
the planet known as Goloka Vrindavana, in the topmost region of the
spiritual sky.” CC, Madhya, 19:152-154

Procedure Kaviraj Goswāmī given… This is fact, we are very happy at least
Śrīla Saraswatī Ṭhākur is so merciful to us, Śrīla Guru Mahārāj extremely
merciful to us, then we have got some inspiration, we have got some love, we
have got some affection, we have got some honour, and we have got some chastity
and sincerity… Maybe there is some percentage high or low, but connected with
Kṛṣṇa consciousness, it is truth. It will, gradually, it will be developed,
and we will be enriched more and more in Kṛṣṇa consciousness.

Actually this mantram we have got, that is service. Serve Mahāprabhu, serve guru,
serve Vaishnav, serve to the conditioned soul who is, like you, suffering from
this illusory environment–serve to them also. Jive doya name ruchi vaisnava
seva, this is three procedure given Mahaprabhu. Rupa,
Sanatana, they given us this ideal.

Jay Om Viṣṇupād Śrīla Bhakti Rakṣak Śrīdhar Dev-Goswāmī Mahārāj ki jay.

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