"It is better to become a sweeper in the street than to become a false Vaisnava."
"Jobb utcaseprőnek lenni, mint hamis Vaisnavává válni."
2018. március 19., hétfő
SO WE HAVE TO BECOME VERY STRONG PREACHER. THEN THIS MOVEMENT WILL STAY
we have to become very strong preacher. Then this movement will stay.
If you simply take the temple worship, it will not stay very long.
(laughs) Yes. Mūrkhāyopadeśo hi prakopāya naśāntaye. (aside:)
Don’t come very near. If you advise rascals, they’ll be angry. No
good result. Mūrkhāyopadeśo hi prakopāya na śāntaye,payaḥ-pānaṁ
bhujaṅgānāṁ kevalaṁ viṣa-vardhanam. So we have to become
very strong preacher. Then this movement will stay. If you simply
take the temple worship, it will not stay very long. Just like…
Especially the leaders must preach.
Especially the leaders must preach.
And leaders means… IF THE LEADERS ARE GOOD, THEN IT WILL CONTINUE.
Mardana: If they are not preaching, they are not leaders. They are
LEADERS MEANS THEY SHOULD BEHAVE IN SUCH A WAY SO THAT BY FOLLOWING
THEM, OTHERS WILL BE BENEFITTED. THAT IS LEADER.
That’s a perfect definition, Śrīla Prabhupāda.
IF THERE ARE NO MORE TEMPLES, THEN THE BOOKS SHALL REMAIN.” “Books
will ALWAYS remain”
Chanting the Holy Name is the ONLY way now in KALI YUGA. Temple
worship was in Dvapara Yuga:
Vs 14 Bhakti-yoga: The Supreme Yoga System
this age of quarrel and hypocrisy, the only means of deliverance is
chanting of the holy name of the Lord. There is no other way. There
is no other way. There is no other way.” (Brhan-naradiya Purana)
Although we may TRY to revive the perfect varnasrama system, it is
NOT possible in this age. People are fallen, disturbed and
learned one, in this iron age of Kali men have but short lives. They
are quarrelsome, lazy, misguided, unlucky and, above all, always
disturbed.” (Bhag. 1.1.10) In this age, there will be insufficient
rainfall and food, and the government will plunder one’s income by
heavy taxation. All of these characteristics of Kali-yuga are
described in Srimad-Bhagavatam. People will become so disgusted that
they will suddenly leave their wife and children and go to the
forest. HOW CAN THE PEACEFUL VARNASRAMA-DHARMA BE REVIVED WHEN PEOPLE
ARE SO HARASSED IN THIS AGE? IT IS VIRTUALLY IMPOSSIBLE. THEREFORE
THE SYSTEM OF BHAKTI-YOGA, THE CHANTING OF THE HARE KRSNA
MAHA-MANTRA, SHOULD BE ADOPTED. The whole aim of bhakti-yoga is to
satisfy Visnu. Yajnaih sankirtana-prayaih: Visnu, Krsna, came Himself
as Caitanya Mahaprabhu to teach us the way of sankirtana.
7.76 Lord Caitanya in Five Features
PROGRESS IN SPIRITUAL LIFE, THE SASTRAS RECOMMEND MEDITATION IN
SATYA-YUGA, SACRIFICE FOR THE SATISFACTION OF LORD VISNU IN
TRETA-YUGA AND GORGEOUS WORSHIP OF THE LORD IN THE TEMPLE IN
DVAPARA-YUGA, BUT IN THE AGE OF KALI ONE CAN ACHIEVE SPIRITUAL
PROGRESS ONLY BY CHANTING THE HOLY NAME OF THE LORD. This is
confirmed in various scriptures. In Srimad-Bhagavatam there are many
references to this fact. In the Twelfth Canto (12.3.51) it is said,
kirtanad eva krsnasya mukta-sangah param vrajet: In the Age of Kali
there are many faults, for people are subjected to many miserable
conditions, yet in this age there is one great benediction–simply
by chanting the Hare Krsna mantra one can be freed from all material
contamination and thus be elevated to the spiritual world.
1 The Perfection of Yoga
YOGA SYSTEM, AS IT WAS RECOMMENDED IN THE SATYA-YUGA, THE GOLDEN AGE,
WAS TO ALWAYS MEDITATE ON VISNU. IN THE TRETA-YUGA ONE COULD PRACTICE
YOGA BY PERFORMING GREAT SACRIFICES, AND IN THE NEXT AGE,
DVAPARA-YUGA, ONE COULD ACHIEVE PERFECTION BY TEMPLE WORSHIP. THE
PRESENT AGE IS CALLED KALI-YUGA. KALI-YUGA MEANS THE AGE OF QUARREL
AND DISAGREEMENT. NO ONE AGREES WITH ANYONE ELSE. EVERYONE HAS HIS
OWN THEORY; EVERYONE HAS HIS OWN PHILOSOPHY. IF I DON’T AGREE WITH
YOU, YOU FIGHT ME. THIS IS THE SYMPTOM OF KALI-YUGA. THE ONLY METHOD
RECOMMENDED IN THIS AGE IS CHANTING THE HOLY NAME. Simply by chanting
the holy name of God, one can attain that perfect self-realization
which was attained by the yoga system in the Satya-yuga, by
performance of great sacrifices in the Treta-yuga, and by large-scale
temple worship in the Dvapara-yuga. That perfection can be attained
by the simple method of Hari kirtana. Hari means the Supreme
personality of Godhead; kirtana means to glorify.
I want that you give me the facility to write my books, but I can
attend some meetings of important people and elites. You have taken
the right view of the importance of my books. Books will ALWAYS
remain. That was the view of my Guru Maharaja, and I also have taken
it. Therefore I started my movement with my books. And we shall be
able to maintain everything with the sales of the books. The temples
will be maintained by the book sales, AND IF THERE ARE NO MORE
TEMPLES, THEN THE BOOKS SHALL REMAIN.
the PRACTICAL REALITY— IS— there was not only A BAD DISCIPLE—-
but——- LITERALLY—- MANY BAD DISCIPLES :
are two verses in the Canakya Sloka how a family or an institution
can be glorified or burned into ashes by one person. The Canakya
Pandit says that if there is one tree in the forest producing nice
aromatic flower, that one tree can glorify the whole forest by the
flavor of its flower. Similarly if there is one tree in whose cavity
there is a little fire, that one tree can burn into ashes the whole
forest. SO THIS SIMILE IS APPLICABLE ANYWHERE. In a family if there
is one good boy, he can glorify the whole family and similarly if
there is bad boy he can turn the whole family into ashes. SIMILARLY
IN THIS INSTITUTION IF THERE IS A BAD DISCIPLE HE CAN BURN THE WHOLE
INSTITUTION INTO ASHES. The Governing Body Commission’s duty is
therefore to see that every member is following the rules and
regulations and chanting sixteen round regularly on the beads. I hope
the GBC in cooperation with the Sannyasis in their touring program
will be able to keep vigilance systematically in order to keep the
Society as pure as possible.
4.28.48 P Puranjana Becomes a Woman in the Next Life
main business of human society is to think of the Supreme Personality
of Godhead at all times, to become His devotees, to worship the
Supreme Lord and to bow down before Him. The acarya, the authorized
representative of the Supreme Lord, establishes these principles, but
when he disappears, things once again become disordered. THE PERFECT
DISCIPLES OF THE ACARYA TRY TO RELIEVE THE SITUATION BY SINCERELY
FOLLOWING THE INSTRUCTIONS OF THE SPIRITUAL MASTER. At the present
moment practically the entire world is afraid of rogues and
nondevotees; therefore this Krsna consciousness movement is started
to save the world from irreligious principles. Everyone should
cooperate with this movement in order to bring about actual peace and
happiness in the world.
Prabhupada: We request you to chant HARE KRISHNA HARE KRISHNA,
KRISHNA KRISHNA HARE HARE, HARE RAMA HARE RAMA, RAMA RAMA HARE HARE,
and your life will be sublime.