Acaryas Quotes Gurudeva said today Develop Your Tendency to Serve

Develop Your Tendency to Serve

Respect all the Vaiṣṇavas and develop your tendency to serve. Try to serve each and every Vaiṣṇava. Cultivate this taste of serving. Jagannātha dāsa Bābājī Mahārāja had engaged some of his disciples in cultivating the seeds of eggplants. Why? Because they were not fit to continue chanting throughout the entire day. When Śrīla Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura went there, they complained, “Jagannātha dāsa Bābājī Mahārāja is so close to you. Please ask him something for us. We have left our homes to learn something about Kṛṣṇa consciousness and chanting and hari-kathā. Instead of giving us hari-kathā, he is asking us to do this field cultivation.” Śrīla Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura felt their pulse and replied, “He has done correctly. This is your bhakti; this is your Kṛṣṇa consciousness cultivation. Because all of us are not fit to continue chanting all day, we require to ork, and we should serve according to the instructions given by Vaiṣṇavas and Gurudeva.”

August 15, 2000 Vṛndāvana

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