viernes, 26 de marzo de 2010

First Qualify Yourself, de Sri Srimad Gour Govinda Swami

First Qualify Yourself, de Sri Srimad Gour Govinda Swami

You are not worthy. You are not qualified enough. First, qualify yourself. Make yourself worthy. Guru is giving you Hari — Krishna, but you should take care of him or else the reverse effect will be there. There are aparādhas to watch for and regulative principles to be maintained. Associate with sadhus, chant the holy name, hear Śrīmad Bhāgavatam — engage yourself 24 hours a day in the loving service of the Lord under the guidance of a bona-fide sādhu-vaiṣṇava guru. It is a razor-edged path, very sharp. If there is the slightest negligence you will fall down from the path. Guru has said all these things and you should follow, accept it as it is and make yourself worthy. But you are not doing anything. You are not following the instruction of guru. You are thinking, “Oh, now I have gotten everything.” If you think like that then you will lose whatever you have gained.

Devotee: Some devotees say that now that Srila Prabhupada has left they don’t know how to get his mercy and they are not sure what to do. In reply you said that if someone is really eager, their guru can appear in different forms to help. Can you explain?

Gour Govinda Swami: This is a most important question. You can see your guru if you have developed the right vision. Prahlad Maharaja saw the Supreme Lord in a stone pillar. But his father saw only the stone. You can see your guru if you are really eager to see him. “Yes, my guru is here. He is speaking to me.” If you are really thirsty you will cry for water and run, “Where is water? Where is water?” This is real eagerness. In the same way, if you are eager for your guru’s instruction then you will be able to see how he is there. He will give you instructions. He will definitely impart knowledge.

Devotee: In the form of sādhu and śāstra?

Gour Govinda Swami: Just like śāstra is always there and sādhu is always there, similarly, guru is always there. He is eternal. But you are not eager. You have no thirst, so how can you get water? You are not eager for water, so how can you get water? “Oh, I have gotten. I have no thirst.” This mentality is very dangerous. You think yourself so great. You are puffed up. You are not humble at all. In the Caitanya-caritāmṛta (ādi 17.31), Mahaprabhu says:

tṛṇād api sunīcena taror api sahiṣṇunā
amāninā mānadena kīrtanīyaḥ sadā hariḥ

This is a very important thing. Kaviraj Goswami says, make a garland of this verse, put it around your neck, and do hari-bhajana. Otherwise you are not doing hari-bhajana at all. You are not feeling lower than the grass, you are not more tolerant than a tree, you are not free of false pride, and you are not giving respect to all. So how will you do hari-bhajana? But you say, “Oh I am doing hari-bhajana. I am doing. I am doing.” This is not bhajana. (From a darshan in Bhubaneswar. 14 November 1991. Printed in KK Bindu #136)

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Anjali Dasi
Anjali Dasi
Brilliant, thank you!
02 de enero a las 12:13

Lilavati Devi Dasi
Lilavati Devi Dasi
I sometimes feel so strange, all my godbrothers and -sisters say: 'I can feel Gurudeva always with me.' but I don't feel like this. Only sometimes. But I think this feeling of separation is healthy to increase the thirst.
02 de enero a las 22:40

Lilavati Devi Dasi
Lilavati Devi Dasi
Srila Sridhar Maharaja always says, one should think to don't have it. Always remain on the negative side, that will attract the positive.

I I would say now: I have the full and deep connection, then I would not hanker for more. That is because it is not in our fist, it is extended down to us as mercy. By His sweet will it may withdrawn for some time, or be fully present. So I cannot 'have it' in this sense.
02 de enero a las 23:13

Nyoman Suastawa
Nyoman Suastawa
thank you for posting this..Hare Krsna
03 de enero a las 9:20

Anush Doekharan
Anush Doekharan
So true...
03 de enero a las 12:25

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