Audio Katha Akash Dip dan Akash Dip dan, Kartik Vrata about - Prabhuji, 23 Oct 2020

Akash Dip dan, Kartik Vrata about – Prabhuji, 23 Oct 2020

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Recitation of the Spotless Purana – 12 June 1996

There are various types of dharma that are prevalent in this world. The dharma that doesn’t explain atma-dharma and the dharma of bhajan to Bhagavan is a useless dharma. In the name of dharma, people fight with each other. This is not dharma. Real dharma can never be forsaken. Therefore, what is our real dharma? We are not Hindus, Muslims, Christians, or Sikhs. What are we? We are the part and parcel of Krsna. Isvara amsa jiva abhinasi...

Srivasa Pandita’s Appearance Day

Do you know how strong a devotee Srivasa Pandita is? One day he was doing kirtana with many devotees in his courtyard, Srivasa-angana. While Mahaprabhu was dancing and singing with His associates, Srivasa Pandita's only son died. All of Srivasa's brothers' wives, and all the neighbors' wives, were weeping while Srivasa was attending the kirtana. At that time Caitanya Mahaprabhu said, "I'm not feeling so happy. Something is going on. What is it?" No one would tell Him the news because Srivasa Pandita had warned all those who were surrounding the boy and weeping, "If you weep loudly, and if the dancing and singing of Caitanya Mahaprabhu's kirtana is disturbed, I will jump in the nearby Ganges. They continued weeping, but not loudly. One of the devotees approached Mahaprabhu and whispered in His ear, "Today this boy has died, and inside they are all still weeping. The dead body is there." Mahaprabhu stopped His kirtana and asked, "Why did you not tell me this before?" He went inside and said, "O my dear boy, where have you gone? You are sleeping; at once wake up."

Srila Gurudeva's Vyasa-puja

pray to the lotus feet of that person in whose heart Gurudeva is present. They are lucky and very qualified. From within the heart of his pure disciples, Srila Gurudeva will travel all over the world, purifying and collecting the hearts of the living entities. He will make a center in their hearts and invite the Vrajavasis, Krishna and the Vraja-devis to all come there. ThereforeVyasadeva writes janmady asya. After appearing in any heart, the guru-varga begin their program to serve God. The guru-varga are sat-svarupa, sandhini sakti, the expansions of akhanda-guru-tattva. They endeavor to bring us to Krishna, the Vrajavasis and Vraja, where they establish us in our souls’ eternal service. Caitanya Mahaprabhu would go to the birthplace of Isvara Puri and collect the dust at the holy site. He would eat a small part of this dust daily and smear some on His body. He revered this deeply, knowing how the appearance place of the guru-varga is more auspicious than any other location. Srila Guru-pada-padma appeared on this dark moon night. Scripture explains: tamaso ma jyotir gamayah, how the living entities can go from the darkness into light. God sends His own rays of light into the dense darkness of this world to help the living entities. He sends His near and dearest loveful associates to this world to save souls suffering in maya. If God directly sent His own expansions, it would not be so helpful to the conditioned souls. Therefore He prays to svarupa-sakti, “If Your expansions go to the material world, they will liberate the entire universe. Please send them. They are very powerful and are more than capable to bring the lost souls to Me.” Tamaso ma jyotir gamayah—how to bring the jivas out of darkness into the light? This is only possible by the power of svarupa-sakti. Hence, by the desire of Krishna, Srila Gurudeva appeared in this world today, on the dark moon night. In the month known as Magha, Kumbha Mela takes place. Millions of people come and bathe in the conjunction of Ganga, Yamuna and Sarasvati at this time, hoping to receive nectar. Narottama Thakura sings, glorifying the pure devotees: gangara parasa hoile pascate pavana darsane pavitra koro—ei tomara guna “After bathing in the waters of the sacred Ganges many times, one becomes purified, but just by the sight of you, the fallen souls are purified. This is your great power.” hari-sthane aparadhe tare hari-nama toma sthane aparadhe nahi paritrana “The holy name delivers one who has committed an offense to Lord Hari, but if one commits an offense to you, there is no means of deliverance.” tomara hridoye sada govinda-visrama govinda kohena—mora vaishnava parana “Your heart is always the resting place of Lord Govinda, and Lord Govinda says, "The Vaishnavas are in My heart.” How are the pure Vaishnavas, God’s beloved associates? By bathing in the Ganga, one will gradually be cleansed, but when? There is no guarantee. Simply by darsana of maha-bhagavata Vaishnavas, one becomes purified from the sins accumulated in millions of lives. Millions and millions of people come to bathe in the Ganga during Kumbha Mela. When Mahaprabhu appeared, it was the time of a lunar eclipse, and millions of people came to bathe in the Ganga being afraid of the inauspicious effects of Rahu and Ketu, who come to spread poison and destroy previous pious merit. At such times people go take shelter of Ganga Devi for protection and they chant harinama. Similarly, when Srila Gurudeva appeared it was during the time of year of Kumbha Mela. He did not bring any mundane nectar that helps one eat, drink and be merry. He brought the nectar of vraja-rasa and bhakti-rasa. Millions of people bathe in the Ganga during Kumbha Mela. From North, South, East and West, they come to the bank of the Ganga to bathe, and of these millions of people, many thousands would assemble in Buxar, Bihar, where the Ganga is especially revered. Many sadhus would stay in the village of Tiwaripura, where Srila Gurudeva was born. Srila Gurudeva’s father would give charity to the poor and distribute prasadam daily. Every evening there would be a sankirtana festival and hari-katha in the Tiwari’s house. Daily, Srila Gurudeva’s parents went to the Ganga with a sankirtana party. After bathing in Ganga, they returned home, applied tilaka on their bodies and worshipped the Lord. If any sadhus or brahmanas came to the Tiwari’s house, Srila Gurudeva’s parents gave them prasadam and lodging. Today, on Mauni Amavasya, from morning to evening many people fast and observe a vow of silence. In the evening after performing this vrata, people break silence by speaking the names of God.

FORCING PEOPLE TO FOLLOW RULES AND REGULATIONS – Is it good?

Nityānanda Prabhu didn’t beat or smash everyone. He humbly requested, and prayed to everyone. He sweetly said, “Please accept My words! This is good for you.” People then naturally changed by the Lord’s sweetness. Similarly, the sādhus also possess such mercy. There is no need to make a person forcibly follow the rules and regulations. The śāstras state, “If you don’t follow these rules and regulations, you will go to hell and be duly punished there.” But Nityānanda Prabhu and Mahāprabhu never spoke like this. They only give the moods of kṛṣṇa-prema. Even if a Vaiṣṇava is born in a demoniac family, when his demoniac family members remember him, they will immediately become happy and pleased. Mahāprabhu gave the responsibility of making everyone the followers of vraja-bhakti. He especially wanted that the nature, desires, and love of the Vraja-devīs be given to everyone. Then everyone will automatically receive attachment for anurāgamayi-bhakti. Thus, there will be no need to smash or squeeze anyone. Everyone will spontaneously change.Some say, “I become very happy by remembering the Vaiṣṇavas.” But they don’t know the reason for their happiness. Anurāga will gradually dawn on their hearts because of their respect and love for the sādhus. When their natures change, they will offer from their hearts. And then, the mood of yugala-bhajana that the sādhu has in his heart will appear in their hearts as well. There will be no need for harināma, dīkṣā, instructions, advice, or orders. When a person follows vraja-bhakti, the fragrance of his devotion will permeate the entire atmosphere and change everyone’s natures. The followers of vaidhī-bhakti, karma, and jñāna try to control their senses by various means—but it is impossible to control the senses by such endeavors. Also, nobody will change as well. But everyone will automatically change in the association of the anurāgi-bhaktas. There will be no need to give separate classes. The anurāgi-bhaktas continuously speak about the glories of the Vrajavāsīs and the Vraja-devīs.

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