ALWAYS CHANT

Hare Krishna Hare Krishna
Krishna Krishna Hare Hare
Hare Rama Hare Rama
Rama Rama Hare Hare

AND BE HAPPY FOREVER!

AND BE HAPPY FOREVER

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Two Amazing Hari Katha


(Below is an excerpt of the lecture given by Sripad Bhaktivedanta Paramarthi Maharaji (picture below) on his recent visit to Malaysia.)
 
Have Full Faith in the Holy Names
 
“We must have strong faith in the holy names. The holy names will protect you and will give you bliss. Srila Bhakti Ballabh Titha Maharaja once related this story.

There once was a lady devotee who wanted to attend a temple function near her house. She dressed up very nicely, putting on beautiful ornaments as well. She then, got a rickshaw to the temple. Seeing such beautiful ornaments on the lady, the rickshaw wallah immediately took another route.

For the entire day, nobody heard from the lady. Everyone was really worried about her whereabouts as she was to be at the temple for the function. Soon there was a search party. People searched everywhere. Soon enough, some people heard a very faint voice in a deserted place. It called out, “O Gopal, O Govinda!”
The lady was calling out Lord Gopal's name throughout her ordeal. 

When the search party approached to where the voice was coming from, they saw an old well by the forest. On top of the well was a snake circling around the top edge of the well. And beside the well, was the rickshaw wallah,  dead. 

They saw the lady was inside the well and was constantly calling out the Lord’s name. She was soon rescued.

So you see, if you have full faith in the holy names, there is no need to fear”


(Below is another excerpt from Sripad Bhaktivedanta Paramarthi Maharaja’s lecture)

Trying to Change Providence

We always think that by hard endeavour, we are able to change our sorrowful situation. Each and every one of us is governed by providence to receive what we are supposed to get.

There was once a very great astrologer in a kingdom. Whatever he says, will surely come true. The king did not have any children yet at that time. But according to the astrologer’s calculation, the king will have a daughter. If that daughter grows up and marries, the astrologer’s son will be blind and he (the astrologer) will become blind and deaf.

The astrologer was devastated. He thought out a plan. So, he went to the king and told the king that whomever the young princess sets her eyes upon; she must marry that person in order to receive all auspiciousness. The king listened to the astrologer as he was always correct in his predictions.

When the princess grew up, she was put in a closed box, with only some holes for her to breath. On the cover of the box, there was an inscription that read, “Who ever opens this box, will marry the princess and will have the kingdom.”

The astrologer planned it so well, that the box should float in a river and at the opportune time, his own son will open the box and marry the princess. And if the son becomes blind, he will be taken care of as he will be married to a princess. As for the astrologer, he too will be taken care of as he is the father of the new king.

And so the princess inside the box was put in the river and the box floated. But it so happened, a heavy thunder storm came and the box floated taking another course along the river.

At the same time, there was a young prince in another kingdom. He was exasperated with his siblings as they were always squabbling for the throne. He thought he had enough of that and he decided to go on an adventure. He was a playful prince as well. He took along with him his pet monkey and bear in a boat, looking for an exciting voyage.

Soon enough, the prince’s boat came across the box with the princess inside, floating in the river. The curious prince decided to see what was inside the box. As he came near the box, he saw the inscription that read, “Who ever opens this box, will marry the princess and will have the kingdom.”

When the prince opened the box, he was delighted to see a beautiful princess. The princess was delighted to be rescued. They fell in love and decided to go back to the princess’s kingdom. But there was one problem though. The prince’s boat did not fit in the monkey, bear, princess and the prince. So, the prince decided to put his monkey and the bear inside the box and close it. He hoped that they would find their way somehow.

In the meantime, the astrologer was getting agitated. According to his calculation the box should have floated at its designated place. He was losing his patience, when he finally saw the box floating by.  
He quickly got his men to take the box and bring it home to his son.

Once home, he told his son to open the box. When the boy did so, an agitated monkey sprang up and gave the boy a swipe across his face causing him to become blind. And the equally agitated bear sprang up and pounded the astrologer’s head and swiped him across the face, causing him to become deaf and blind.

So you see, no matter how hard the astrologer tried to save himself and his son, he could not fight providence. What is written for you is what you will get.

But if you chant the holy names, follow Sri Guru’s instruction, and then, by their mercy you will be saved.”



Friday, March 16, 2018

Have Firm Faith in Service


Image may contain: 1 person, standing and outdoor.(Below is a very short excerpt of  a lecture given by Sripad Bhakti Sadhak Sajjan Maharaja, disciple of Srila Bhakti Sri-rupa Siddhanti Maharaji on his recent tour to Malaysia.)


"One should not have any doubt in the holy names or in the service of Thakurji or the Vaishnavas

Once there was a person who had a small shop living close by the temple. He used to supply 2 months of groceries without fail, throughout the year. Very soon his business grew. He is now the number one merchant.

Also there was a person who used to donate Thakurji's clothes everyday. Thakurji had new clothes everyday. This person too became very wealthy.

Both of them are still doing so much of service.

You see, if you have firm faith in the holy names, Vaishnavas and Thakurji, all auspiciousness will come to you. Of this there is no doubt."

(Note: Anyone who wishes to invite Maharaji to their country/hometown, may contact him or whatsapp him at + 91 93314 30138 )

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Chant the Holy Names! Chant the Holy Names!

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The day is beautiful
The birds are chirping
The mind wakes up to nature's beauty
All geared up what the day may unfold
Giving thanks to the Almighty
Come afternoon - Oh the sweltering heat!
Our sweat sticks to us
Our dealings sometimes soured
Mostly because of our own mind
Then, our morning resolution of thanks to Almighty
tossed out of the window
Again, gossip and complain prevails
Where's the morning's thankfulness?
Where's the morning's blessings?
Gone, Gone, Gone!
Night comes
Fatigued by the mind's battle
Deep into slumber we dream of something
Again, morning may come to some
The turmoil of the mind once again prevails
And it goes on and on
Oh! foolish mind
Don't waste any time
Chant, the holy names when you are awake
Chant, when you are to be engaged in an arguement
Chant, when the heat is too much to bear
Chant yourself to sleep
Then perhaps by the mercy of Sri Guru
you will find peace.
True peace. Bliss
a humble prayer by the most fallen:
ashalata devi dasi

Monday, July 10, 2017

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Monday, July 3, 2017

Total Dedication to Their Lordships


(On 17th June, Sri Sri Radha Govinda Gaudiya Math, Malaysia had the good fortune to host Sripad Bhakti Bibuddha Bodhayan Maharaja on his recent tour here, Below is an excerpt of the Hari-Katha given by Maharaji)

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Srila Gour Kishore das Bahaji Maharaja


Once Srila Gour Kishore das Babaji Maharaja called a doctor to come immediately to him.  
The doctor thought that Srila Maharaja must be ill. Therefore, he rushed to where Srila Maharaja was living.

As soon as the doctor arrived, Srila Maharaja ordered the doctor to treat his wooden Deities – Their Lordships, Sri Gaur Nitai.

The doctor thought this must be some kind of joke. How can an image of wood be treated? The doctor thought to himself. He assumed that Srila Maharaja had lost his mind.

But Srila Maharaja insisted and asked the doctor to check his Deities' pulses.
Seeing such determination and also to pacify Srila Maharaja, the doctor checked the Deities' pulses. As soon as he touched Sri Gaur Nitai,  the doctor felt the Deities were having a high temperature. In fact They were having fever!
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Sripad Bhakti Bibuddha Bodhayan Maharaja
The doctor gave some medicine to be offered for Their Lordships.

Srila Babaji Maharaja ordered the doctor to come again the next day and check on Them once more – just in case They were still sick.

So just see how much devotion, love and affection Srila Gaur Kishore das Babaji Maharaja has for Their Lordships and how They are reciprocating with him as well.

We should always chant and remember the sweet pastimes of Their Lordships. Otherwise we may have to come back again in this material world.


Saturday, May 6, 2017

Complete Dedication to Sri Guru



Below is an excerpt from Sripad Bhaktivedanta Siddhanti Maharaja’s class on the 6th May 2017 in Malaysia. 

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The Complete Dedication of Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Thakur Prabhupada’s Disciples.


"Srila Prabhupada’s disciples are very dedicated towards their spiritual master. One such disciple is Madan Mohan prabhu. He was a householder and whatever he earned for his upkeep, he used to spend half of the earnings for Srila Prabhupada’s mission. The other half is used to maintain his family.


He once planted a mango tree for the service of Srila Prabhupada. He told all his family members that the mangoes from the tree is only for the service of Srila Prabhupada. One day, while Madan Mohan prabhu was at work, his eldest son ate a mango from the tree. Madan Mohan prabhu's wife saw this and she told her son that she will tell the incident to the boy’s father.


As soon as Madan Mohan prabhu came home, his wife told him what had happened. Madan Mohan prabhu was really furious. He shouted at his son, “How dare you! How dare you eat this mango which is for the use of Srila Prabhupada’s service!”


He thrashed his son so badly. The whole family thought the boy would be killed. After a while Madan Mohan prabhu cried very bitterly at his altar and asked for forgiveness. He felt extremely sad that his son took the mango which was for the service of Srila Prabhupada.


After many years,  Madan Mohan prabhu’s son used to tell this story whenever I visited him. He said that what his father did was absolutely right because his father was very dedicated in the service of Srila Prabhupada.


There’s also the story where Madan Mohan Prabhu got all his daughters married off. He used to ask for money from his sons-in-laws.  Some of his elders told Madan Mohan prabhu that his action was wrong to ask money from his sons-in-laws.


But Madan Mohan prabhu used to say, “What is wrong in my actions. I have accepted my sons-in-law as my own sons. They have no time to do any service for Bhagavan. By taking their hard earned money, I am engaging their energy in the service of Bhagavan.”


In this way, his entire life was for the service of Srila Prabhupada and Bhagavan. 


Then there was Krsna Kesava prabhu who was the cook at the temple. He used to chop cabbages and potatoes so fast that within minutes he was able to cook for all the devotees at the temple. In 20 minutes the most! After many years, he used to think that Srila Prabhupada cheated him because he never got the opportunity to speak Hari Katha. All the other disciples of Srila Prabhupada were very highly learned and intellectual giants.


One day, in an assembly, all the stalwart devotees were about to give Hari Katha. At that time, Srila Bhakti Dayita Madhava Maharaja was there. Suddenly he said, “Today Krsna Kesava prabhu will speak.”


Krsna Kesava prabhu was shocked. He said that there was nothing in his mind at that time. He was wondering what to say. As soon as he finished his prayers to Srila Prabhupada, he started speaking non-stop such sweet Hari Katha. All knowledge was coming.


Later on, he realised that Srila Prabhupada did not cheat him at all. Instead, Srila Prabhupad engaged him in service for the Vaishnavas and that was what made him speak. In fact, Krsna Kesava prabhu said that he was not the one who was speaking. It was Srila Prabhupada.


So, just see. How very dedicated the disciples of Srila Prabhupada. They knew nothing beside Srila Prabhupada. 

Jay Srila Prabhupada ki jaya!"

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