Srila Prabhupada Saved So Many Dhritarastras




Date: March 19, 2005
Verse: Srimad Bhagavatam 1.13.23
Speaker: HG Yasomatinandana Das Adhikari

aho mahiyasi jantor
jivitasa yatha bhavan
bhimapavarjitam pindam
adatte grha-palavat

TRANSLATION: Alas, how powerful are the hopes of a living being to continue his life. Verily, you are living just like a household dog and are eating remnants of food given by Bhima.

PURPORT: A sadhu should never flatter kings or rich men to live comfortably at their cost. A sadhu is to speak to the householders about the naked truth of life so that they may come to their senses about the precarious life in material existence. Dhrtarastra is a typical example of an attached old man in household life. He had become a pauper in the true sense, yet he wanted to live comfortably in the house of the Pandavas, of whom Bhima especially is mentioned because personally he killed two prominent sons of Dhrtarastra, namely Duryodhana and Duhsasana. These two sons were very much dear to him for their notorious and nefarious activities, and Bhima is particularly pointed out because he killed these two pet sons. Why was Dhrtarastra living there at the house of the Pandavas? Because he wanted to continue his life comfortably, even at the risk of all humiliation. Vidura, therefore, was astonished how powerful is the urge to continue life. This sense of continuing one’s life indicates that a living being is eternally a living entity and does not want to change his bodily habitation. The foolish man does not know that a particular term of bodily existence is awarded to him to undergo a term of imprisonment, and the human body is awarded, after many, many births and deaths, as a chance for self-realization to go back home, back to Godhead. But persons like Dhrtarastra try to make plans to live there in a comfortable position with profit and interest, for they do not see things as they are. Dhrtarastra is blind and continues to hope to live comfortably in the midst of all kinds of reverses of life. A sadhu like Vidura is meant to awaken such blind persons and thus help them go back to Godhead, where life is eternal. Once going there, no one wants to come back to this material world of miseries. We can just imagine how responsible a task is entrusted to a sadhu like Mahatma Vidura.

Srila Prabhupadi ki jai. Mahatma Vidura was preaching to one Dhrtarastra; Srila Prabhupada taught millions of Dhrtarastras. Prabhupada says in one purport that people in the modern world are. . . there was one Dhrtarastra at that time, now practically everyone is a Dhrtarastra. There’s one very nice verse by Sankaracarya:

angam galitam palitam mundam
datanavihinam jatam tundam
vrddho yati grhitva dandam
tadapi na muncatyatapindam

One’s bodily limbs have all become worn out, all his hair is gone, teeth are all broken down, he cannot walk–he takes the stick and barely walks–yet he does not give up hope against hope. He never gives up the hope. Even to the last drop everyone wants to try to squeeze out sense enjoyment. This is the jivitasa, desire to continue to live in the same body.

There is a Bhumi-gita in 12th Canto of Srimad Bhagavatam where Mother Earth is singing, “Look at all these great kings are trying to conquer me forever and enjoy me. How powerful is the illusory energy of the Lord that these kings try to own me, and they see that so many other kings and emperors have come and gone, and their accounts, stories, and pastimes are simply historical accounts, katha-avasesah. They simply remain stories now: Napolean the Great, Alexander the Great, Vikramaditya, Candragupta Maurya, Yayati, Mandhata, Gaya, Khatvanga, there are many great rajarsis who conquered the whole world. They say that we will control our senses, and we will control our ministers, and we will control our subjects, and we will conquer and expand our kingdom. Then I will leave the kingdom for my sons and grandsons. In this way they all make plans, and yet nothing of them survives.”

Therefore this jivitasa, there is a verse called Bhumi-gita where it says:

drstvatmani jaye vyagran nrpan hasati bhur iyam aho ma vijigisanti mrtyoh kridanaka nrpah

They are the toys in the hands of death, these kings, but see how they want to conquer me.

So by stroke of some good fortune if one meets someone like Mahatma Vidura it harshly knocks out our slumber, sometimes harshly sometimes very peacefully, humbly. “Yena kena prakarena”, Prabhupada says whatever means you have to employ. Once we were on a morning walk in Vrndavana, and Prabhupada was saying, Caitanya Mahaprabhu, simply by seeing and hearing him people were chanting and dancing, tears of love were flowing from their eyes. He made animals chant and dance. So what am I supposed to do, I cannot do anything like that. But the principle is there to follow Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu. So I have to find my method, my means to preach and convert and transform the lives of the people. He walked everywhere but that does not mean I have to walk everywhere. But I have to follow the principle “yare dekho tare kaho krsna upadesa”, so I went out in the plane to different mleccha countries where they never heard the Name. I had to arrange marriages, I had to teach them everything from scratch.”

Saintly persons like Prabhupada and Mahatma Vidura they see the opposite person and employ the method just to deliver that person. Srila Prabhupada, every morning on the Juhu beach, used to use one gentleman, Dr. Patel, to put up foolish opposition arguments, all apasiddhanta, materialistic philosophy or some other bogus philosophies, and Prabhupada would smash him.

That was his utility. But we were inexperienced devotees so we could not tolerate the familiarity with which he was speaking and asking questions with Prabhupada. Prabhupada knew this but ignored it and he simply used him to preach to us how many bogus philosophies are there and how to defeat them. Prabhupada would blast everybody.

There was some particular saint in India who used to say you can worship whomever you like–Kali, Durga, Siva, Ganesh–yata mata tata path, as many ways, so many conclustions. Prabhupada would blast him. He particularly did not like the term “daridra-narayana”. Because Prabhupada said that Narayana is the husband of the goddess of fortune, to call him daridra [poor] is an insult to Naryana. How can you call him daridra-narayana when you would not call an ordinary materialistic leader daridra? Daridra Prime Minister, Daridra President, Daridra Mr. Bush. If you call Mr. Bush and say “Wretched Mr. Bush, how are you?” how would he feel? So here is Krsna, the master of Laksmi, the master of unlimited planets and you’re calling Him daridra, it’s a great insult.

The idea is that there is Narayana in daridra also, so you should help and serve daridra. So instead of serving Narayana in the temple, go and serve daridra. This kind of a bogus philosophy somebody was preaching. And Prabhupada said “No, daridra is daridra and Narayana is Narayana. Narayana is Laksmi-Narayana, Sriman Narayana. Narayana, you serve him, and daridra, you may feel compassion upon him, you may be kind to him, but do not equate daridra with Narayana. This is an insult to Narayana, a devaluation of Narayana.” Prabhupada would speak like this. One gentleman on the morning walk was coming every day. One day he just blew up and he started saying “You’re always criticising everybody, all the sadhus, all the saints, you’re always criticising,” he started shouting like this. So the devotees were ready to physically remove him but Prabhupada said nothing. He just kept quiet, he let him go on blabbing for a few minutes. Very quietly he said, “What can we do, we have a very difficult task. We have to save all these students from so many bogus philosophies. Therefore we have to point this out. We do not hate the sinner, we hate the sin. Krsna says:

na mam duskrtino mudhah prapadyante naradhamah mayayapahrta-jnana asuram bhavam asritah

Those who are duskrtinas, mudhas, fools, rascals, those whose knowledge is stolen by maya, they do not surrender to Me. So if one does not surrender to Krsna, he comes under these four categories. We are simply repeating the words of Krsna. Hare Krsna.”

So he said like this and kept quiet for about 10 minutes as we walked back to the temple. Then as usual during gurupuja we were offering flowers to him on the vyasasana. This man also used to come every day for darshan. He also offered flowers to Prabhupada and he put his head on Prabhupada’s feet and starting crying like a little baby. So Prabhupada put his hand on his head and said, “It’s all right.”

Next day, Prabhupada said “Now, we don’t want to talk. We will simply quietly walk. Bring Krsna book with you and we’ll read Krsna book on the beach.” So we were walking from one end to another we were reading Krsna book for almost 45 minutes. . . . It was very auspicious. He tried his best to use the danda, when he saw that this man is too foolish to understand, then he just withdrew, retreated. Prabhupada was so expert. He never ever spoiled a person. He never left a bad impression on a person. He was very careful of everyone’s tender creeper of devotional service and he did not want to hurt. If anyone offered him anything he would take it even if he could not use. And anyone could come and he would try to preach. . . however less intelligent man was there, Prabhupada would give him a full dose of mercy.

This is why the spiritual master or the pure devotees are called most

vanca kalpatarubhyas ca krpa sindhubhya eva ca patitanam pavanebhyo vaisnavebhyo namo namah

Mahatma Vidura is very merciful to Dhrtarastra. Dhrtarastra was very fortunate to have Vidura as his friend. He had another misfortune and that was that he was envious of the Pandavas. Envious of Pandavas means envious of Krsna also because Krsna liked the Pandavas. His misfortune was that he was envious of the devotees of the Lord, that is the greatest misfortune anyone can have. That was his problem. But because he was a part of Krsna’s pastimes, lilas, he was kind of an associate, parsada, of Krsna. He was functioning for Krsna’s pleasure to expand Krsna’s lila and to help Krsna’s mission of establishing dharma. By acting as an example of adharma he was helping Krsna to establish “yato dharma tato jaya”, wherever there is dharma there is victory. So therefore he was also awarded this wonderful association of Vidura. Vidura, like Sukadeva Gosvami, did not mince any words. Sukadeva Goswami says:

cirani kim pathi na santi disanti bhiksam. . .
kasmad bhajanti kavayo dhana-durmadandhan

Are there the not rags lying in the ground? Aren’t the trees giving shelter?

Aren’t there the caves for inhabitation? Why should a saintly person, those who are learned men, why should they worship or glorify intoxicated people, intoxicated with power or riches.

Dhrtarastra as long as he had some power, in spite of good association of Vidura, he could not be gotten out. But he always asked Vidura for help and Vidura always gave him the right advice, but he could not take it because that power of intoxication was there. So when that power was gone, now he’s eligible to understand Vidura.

This is very significant. In the 11th Canto there is a verse by a prostitute, Pingala. The brahmana avadhuta had 24 gurus and one of them was Pingala, a prostitute. She was waiting for a customer in the night, “This man will come, oh, he went away. This man will come. . . .” Like that she was counting, waiting, someone will come. But everybody just came and passed. Three or four hours she waited and waited like this. Then finally she said “Oh, what a fool I am! I am waiting for these human beings made of flesh and bone, mucus, bile and air, urine and stool. I’m waiting for these bodies which are perishable, full of lust, anger, and greed. If I would wait so intently upon the Supreme Lord then my whole life will be successful forever.” Then she said “Oh, it was so nice that my hope was frustrated.”

nairasyam paramam sukham asa hi paramam duhkham

The frustration in life is the highest happiness and the material hope, optimism, is a great misery because it leads one on to the material life like the carrot dangled in front of a donkey. That’s why the whole modern education and the whole modern environment is condemned by Bhaktivinoda

jada-vidya jata, mayara vaibhava,
tomara bhajane badha
moha janamiya, anitya samsare,
jivake koraye gadha

All this materialistic knowledge is the glittering glare of Maya and it is an obstacle to Your worship. It creates an illusory attraction for the material world and makes a donkey out of a living being. Sei gadha ho’ye, “I became a donkey like this and this same burden I carried on for a long time, my dear Krsna. Now old age has approached, and nothing feels good. Please my dear Krsna, now let me take shelter of Your lotus feet!” Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakur sings a song like this:

vidyara vilase, katainu kala,
parama sahase ami

I spent my time in the pastimes of scholarship with great adventure and enthusiasm. I never worshipped You, my dear Krsna, and now I have become old.

He is actually painting the picture of people like Dhrtarastra, or people like us, who are hoping against hope that we will enjoy till the last minute of our life. King Mucukunda explains the plight of life of all people in the material world. He says, “My dear Lord, I was worshipped as a king. And people used to come and say “Naradeva!” and they would offer me obeisances.

I was intoxicated by my power and my domain and I wasted my whole life, never recognizing You. You are always waiting as Bhagavan Kala, to grab the living entity, to eat away the living entity like the snake is ever alert to catch a mouse. Similarly, I was wasting away time and at the end I never recognized that your form of Kala is waiting to devour me. All these great kings conquered all directions. Then the kings that were equal to him start falling at his feet and praying to him. But actually when they go to their inner chambers, to the women, they dance like animals in their hands. So this body which is simply ultimately going to end up as a worm, as ash, as a bug, is now being addressed as “Naradeva”, is now being decorated with golden ornaments and carried around on big elephants. In this way, a man never understands the ultimate futility of life and wastes away his life.”

So Lord Caitanya is so kind. When Raghunatha Dasa Goswami finally ran away from his home and came to Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu, Caitanya Mahaprabhu became very happy. Actually Raghunatha was the son of a billionaire in those days, landlord. In those days his father and uncle earned 400,000 rupees a year. They collected 120,000 tax of which 800,000 they gave to the king, and 400,000 they enjoyed. One rupee in those days is like 1000 rupees today. You could buy 20 kgs of ghee with one rupee. Now it’s 200 rupees a kilo.

Raghunatha was like princely demigod, his wife was as beautiful as an apsara, and he was the only son between two brothers. He was the heart and soul of their family, but his heart was not into the family, he wanted to run away to Lord Caitanya. So when Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu came he went to Him and said “Please pull me out.” Lord Caitanya said, “Very soon Krsna will pull you out, not now. You go and live like a woman who has a lover other than her husband, ulta(?) unchaste woman. She’s very careful her husband doesn’t find out she has a lover so she serves the husband nicely. Similarly you should engage in material activities even though your heart is surrendered to Krsna so your parents won’t detect you are going to run away.”

The parents knew this son is going to run away so they had put about ten different watchmen around him. Even when he went to clean or pass stool there were people watching him all day and night. His mother was always telling the father “You better watch him, he’s going to run away, better tie him up, lock him in the room.” The father said “All this wealth and a wife as beautiful as an apsara has not tied this boy, what will all these other things do, how will these other things tie him up? This boy is blessed by Caitanya Mahaprabhu so sooner or later he’s going to go.” He knew that.

In the meantime Lord Nityananda came to a nearby town and Raghunatha Das was so shy and modest and saintly, he offered obeisances to Nityananda from a distance. And Nityananda said “Hey, thief, why are you hiding from Me, come here!” So he brought him and forcibly put his foot on Raghunatha’s head and in this way He blessed him and said, “Raghunatha, for Me and My associates and all the brahmanas here, arrange dahi and chira festival.”

So in Panihati Raghunatha Das Goswami immediately arranged a huge festival in which very nicely spiced dahi-chira with cardamon and bananas and camphor, very delicious preparation he prepared along with many other items and he fed thousands of people there and pleased Lord Nityananda on that day. Actually Caitanya Mahaprabhu also came and sat down with Nityananda Prabhu and He also ate. So both the Prabhus ate and at the end Raghunatha told Raghava Pandit, “Please tell the Lord to somehow or other deliver me from these shackles of household life and please give me the shade of the lotus feet of Lord Caitanya.” So Lord Nityananda told Raghunatha “Today Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu came and participated in our dancing and chanting. He ate this prasad, He’s very pleased with you and very soon you will be delivered.” By the grace of Nityananda then he got the opportunity.

Narottama Das Thakur says:

ara kabe nitaicanda karuna karibe
samsara-vasana mora kabe tuccha habe

visaya chadiya kabe suddha habe mana
kabe hama heraba sri-vrndavana

When will the day come when Nityananda will be merciful upon me, when will my mind be purified, when will I give up sense gratification, when will I actually see Vrindavana?

We may live in Vrndavana but unless we have given up materialistic hopes and desires we cannot see Vrndavana. We cannot stay in Vrndavana by purchasing some piece of land or purchasing a house, we can only stay in Vrndavana by purified mind, by the grace of Lord Nityananda. Nityananda Prabhu awarded the same benediction to Krsnadas Kaviraja: “Go to Vrndavana and stay there in the association of Rupa Goswami, Sanatana Goswami.”

Similarly Jiva Goswami also came to surrender to Nityananda Prabhu who told him “Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu has given your family Vrndavana. Your uncles are all staying in Vrndavana and they are serving the Lord there so you go to Vrndavana and serve the Lord there and the Lord will fulfill all that you desire.”

Krsnadas Kaviraja Goswami says “It was by the grace of Nityananda that I got the lotus feet of Rupa and Raghunatha, by the grace of Nityananda that I had darshan of Radha Madan Mohan, Radha Govinda, Radha Gopinatha. It is by His grace I’m able to associate with the great saintly devotees there and hear the pastimes of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu. So he attributed all his success, finally writing Caitanya Caritamrta also, to Nityananda Prabhu.

Similarly Vrndavana Das Thakur also attributes all his success to Nityananda Prabhu. He says by the grace of Nityananda Prabhu he has been able to write Caitanya-bhagavat. Krsnadas Kaviraja says:

krsna-lila bhagavate kahe veda-vyasa
caitanya-lilara vyasa-vrndavana-dasa

Vrndavana Das is the actual Vyasadeva of Caitanya-lila. In fact Caitanya-lila is so wonderful, so sweet, that there are more verses of Caitanya Mahaprabhu’s pastimes than Krsna’s pastimes. Krsna’s pastimes are there in Srimad Bhagavatam in 90 chapters. But there are two full volumes–in Caitanya-caritamrta alone there are 11,000 verses–and in Caitanya Bhagavat another 10000 verses. So we can spend our whole life simply studying Caitanya Mahaprabhu’s pastimes, Nityananda Prabhu’s pastimes.

At then end of writing Caitanya Bhagavat, Vrndavana Das Thakur became so ecstatic writing the pastimes of Lord Nityananda. Nityananda Prabhu was told by Caitanya Mahaprabhu to go to Bengal and distribute love of God there. So he started going to Bengal along with His personal associates and all of them were maddened in love of Krsna, they had lost all their external consciousness. While going to Bengal they would sometimes go ten miles off to the eastern side, simply chanting and dancing. And then they would ask somebody “Which way is Bengal, which way is Nadia, Navadvipa?” And the man would say “Oh, you’ve come ten miles this way. You have to go the other way.” Then they would walk back and go ten miles the other way. And again ask. “Oh, you’ve come back ten miles too far!”

Like that they were simply intoxicated. One devotee just stood still for nine hours, holding a flute, and others were just climbing the trees and jumping from one branch to another. They would sometimes jump on a really thin branch, and still it would not collapse and fall. It is said that when He came to Raghava Pandit’s house at Panihati, He stayed there for three months. And for three months everybody was just immersed in ecstasy. They forgot eating for three months, sleeping for three months, all people around forgot their body. Even the little children around were fasting for a month, simply dancing and chanting. By the grace of Nityananda He distributed this love and ecstasy so intensely that the whole country was flooded and even those who never chanted the name of Krsna all developed love of Krsna, ecstatic prema.

Nityananda Prabhu’s pastimes are so nicely narrated in Caitanya Bhagavat.
Once Nityananda Prabhu wanted to wear all kinds of ornaments so somehow or other His lila-sakti arranged all beautiful bracelets and golden chains and he was looking like a king. One dacoit saw this sadhu, avadhuta, dressed so opulently. And he said “If I rob Him, I will not have to rob for six months.” He had a big gang of very ferocious dacoits and planned “I will go to His residence in the night and when nobody is there I’ll attack Him and rob Him.”

So they went and surrounded the house at night. They were seeing these nice decorations of Lord Nityananda. They were thinking, “Oh, I’ll take this bracelet, I’ll take this earring,” they were planning, dreaming. Somehow or other there were some people coming and going in the house. It was late night and they started dozing and fell asleep. In the morning the sun rose and they woke up. They starting blaming each other “Oh, you fell asleep, you fell asleep!” So they went away came back the next night. And then they saw these big muscular guards with big weapons guarding Lord Nityananda’s house.

They were afraid, “There was nobody like this, how did He get these, now what to do?” Again they went. They said “Let all these guards go, we’ll come back after ten days.

They came back after ten days and there was heavy rain, such a heavy rain started, unseasonal. They were all flooded and lost vision because it was dark. They fell into a ditch full of very bad worms and reptiles and they were being bitten all over their skin. They were crying “Oh, save me, save me, save me!” They were going through such agony. They realized finally that “This Nityananda Prabhu is not an ordinary person. I’m an idiot, I’m a fool trying to rob Him. I will come tomorrow and surrender unto Him. Tomorrow morning I must come and surrender unto Him, O Nityananda please have mercy on me, save me. Even though I wanted rob You, I am the lowest of the low, please bestow Your kindness upon me.”

Somehow or other they were able to go home. Next morning, the leader of the dacoits came and fell at the feet of Lord Nityananda. “Oh, You’re so merciful, I’m the most heinous person, I wanted to rob You of all Your jewels. Now by Your mercy I have come to Your shelter, You have given me the right intelligence. You have accepted me, You have appeared to deliver all the souls, so please deliver me.” And Nityananda Prabhu accepted him and his gang members and they all became devotees of Lord Nityananda. So this is the special mercy of Lord Nityananda.

One time I was in one asrama and one senior, elderly Gaudiya Math member, Srila Prabhupada’s Godbrother, told me “In ISKCON people don’t understand much about how Caitanya Mahaprabhu is Krsna Himself. Therefore they have a separate altar for Caitanya Mahaprabhu. In our Gaudiya Math we put Radha Krsna and Lord Caitanya on the same altar.” I said to him simply by looking at that Deity nobody will know that Gauranga is Krsna. Prabhupada wrote books, 17 volumes of Caitanya-caritamrta glorifying Caitanya Mahaprabhu and broadcasting to the whole world, brhad-mrdanga, that Caitanya is Krsna. And because he also wanted to put Nityananda, because without the grace of Nityananda, no one can preach the glories of Caitanya Mahaprabhu. Nityananda has the power to bestow the lotus feet of Lord Caitanya:

heno nitai bine bhai, radha-krsna paite nai

nitai na bolilo mukhe, majilo samsara-sukhe
vidya-kule ki koribe tar

ahankare matta hoiya, nitai-pada pasariya,
asatyere satya kori mani

Without the grace of Nityananda, no one can understand Radha-Krsna’s pastimes. If one does not chant the name of Nityananda, then he is immersed in material life. What is the use of his learning, what is the use of his high parentage? When somebody becomes intoxicated with pride and forgets Lord Nityananda he starts to believe false things to be true, he believes his body to be soul and absorbs into material life.

Therefore Prabhupada, as the greatest preacher, established the glories of Gaura-Nitai all over the world so Nityananda’s mercy would be expanded to all the Jagais and Madhais of the world and they would all be delivered.

This is why Prabhupada established Krsna Balarama temple in Vrndavana because Balarama is the original guru, He’s the original preacher and teacher. And by His grace one gets the grace of guru-tattva and understands the mercy of Krsna.

So by our good fortune, we have received the grace of Prabhupada who is like Vidura. That’s an understatement–Prabhupada is like thousands of Vidura put together. Because Vidura told Dhrtarastra to go, leave home and go and do meditation. Dhrtarastra went and started meditating on impersonal Brahman.

And he passed his life way in a very auspicious way and merged in Transcendence. But Prabhupada saved us from the calamity of impersonalism.

Like he said:

Absolute is sentient
Thou hast proved.
Impersonal calamity
Thou hast moved.

This was Prabhupada’s contribution, “nirvisesa-sunyavadi-pascatya-desa-
tarine”. I never understood why Prabhupada called pascatya-desa as nirvisesa sunyavadi, because nirvisesa-vada and sunya-vada went from the East to the West. But it is fact that now pascatya-desa has become completely flooded with nirvisesa-vada and sunya-vada. Even their concept of God is actually nirvisesa-vada. Because they have no information of God, now they are identifying or equating God’s servant as God. That’s maya. To think that Jesus is God, or the guru is God, is also mayavada. So even they don’t know, they are nirvisesa-vadis. If at all they are Christians, most of them don’t even believe in God.

So Prabhupada gave us the highest truth, the most wonderful spiritual life.

When Raghunatha Das went to Caitanya Mahaprabhu finally, he ran way from home, then he said that “Krsna is very merciful upon you and He has pulled you out of this stool pit of sense gratification. Your father and uncle are the worms in the stool pit of sense gratification and being in absorbed in the stool pit of sense gratification they consider it a great happiness. Now Krsna has pulled you out of all this, and brought you to His lotus feet. You cannot estimate enough the grace of Krsna.”

The same mercy is extended to all of us as our hearts are also like Dhrtarastra. Even after hearing so many wonderful instructions of Srila Prabhupada, day in day out, we still don’t give up the hope against hope. So here in Navadvipa Dham, we pray to Prabhupada and Gaura Nitai. This the most powerful place for such benediction because Caitanya Mahaprabhu is the only one who can remove these desires out of our heart even though we are the least qualified person. Bhaktivinoda Thakur says “You please travel in the holy dhama of Navadvipa.”

cala gaura-vanam nava-khanda-mayam
patha gaura-hares caritani muda
lutha gaura-padankita-ganga-tatam
bhaja godruma-kanana-kunja-vidhum

Go and wander about in this Gaura-vana, Navadvipa, which is divided in nine parts. And always read the pastimes of Gaurahari. Roll yourself in the dust of the banks of Ganga which are marked by the lotus feet of Gauranga. In this way you worship the moon of the Godruma.

smara gaura-gadadhara-keli-kalam
bhava gaura-gadadhara-paksa-carah
srnu gaura-gadadhara-caru-katham
bhaja godruma-kanana-kunja-vidhum

Remember the wonderful pastimes of Gauranga Mahaprabhu and Gadadhara Prabhu and become a party man of Gaura-Gadadhara.

Srila Prabhupada ki jai! Gaura-premanande, haribol! Hare Krsna. Anybody has any questions or comments?

Hare Krsna. Sri Sri Radha Madhava ki jai. Sri Sri Pancatattva ki jai. Srila Prabhupada ki jai! Sri Mayapur Candrodaya Mandir ki jai!


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