Connecting disciples of His Holiness Jayapataka Swami
Wednesday 29th February 2012 Day 4
Guru Maharaj started today at 8.30 Am from our temple in Mayapur and first went to Sri Chand Kazi samadhi to speak at the Hindi party.
GM narrated the past time of how Chand Kazi had stopped the Sankirtan party and later in the night, Lord Narasimha apperared in his dream and warned him never to do so again and scratched Chand Kazi with his nails. Though it was a dream when he woke up it was still there.
We should make our determination to serve the Lord under all the conditions stronger. Human life is short.
After this past time, GM informed the devotees that he had received a
letter from H.H Sivarama Maharaj informing him that the Hungarian
parliament has accepted ISKCON as a bonafide religious organization among the only 32 in country.
But we still have the court case in Russia where the State prosecutors are trying to ban the Bhagavad Gita As It Is terming it as extremist literature and today was also the hearing of our land in Kurukshetra in Harayana High Court. So, GM said in this holy place of Navadwip dham we should pray to Lord Caitanya for favourable out come so that Srila Prabhupada's desire for a temple where Bhagavad Gita was spoken comes true and also pray that the verdict in Russian Bhagavad Gita courtcase comes in our favorl. GM had all the devotees chant the below prayer, followed by chanting Panca Tattva Mantra and Hare Krishna Maha Mantra.
"My dear Lord Caitanya, we are surrendered souls to you. His Divine Grace Srila A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada wanted to develop the place where Bhagavad Gita was spoken. And the matter has been tied up by the high court, if it is your desire please allow this to favorably end this case for fulfilling Srila Prabhupada desire and to preach Bhagavad Gita."
GM said the Hindi party is fortunate to have H.H Radha Raman Maharaj to
From there, GM headed to Pratap Nagar to meet the Russian Party and reached there at 11 Am. The Russian devotees had just finished honoring prasadam.
Gm here spoke on how in our devotional service to Lord we should approach Krishna as a servant, friend, parent or lover. Gopis are lovers in Vrindavan and the queens in Dwarka are serving as wife. Some devotees are in the mood of a friend or parent.
GM there spoke about Mahatpur. It is named after the Pandavas, who for a while during their exile stayed here. The further glories of Mahatpur is
that anyone who see's the Mahatpur gets Bhakti.Even those who tell about Mahatpur they get freed from sins.
Even Madhavacharya had come to Mahatpur and had a vision of Lord Caitanya, where in Lord Caitanya instructed him to bring people back to Bhakti from the folds of Mayavada. Lord Caitanya also told him in future he would take initiation in his sampradaya and instructed Madhavacarya to always remember him and spread the message on how deity form of the Lord is very important.
Ramajunaja too had come here and saw Lord Narayana along with his consorts Sridevi and Bhu devi. But we have not yet found where is the place of that Viakuntha vision and need little more research to locate this site.
From here GM reached the samadhi and bhajan kutir of Srila Jagannath Das Babaji at 1 pm to meet the Bengali devotees. The temple hall was fully packed and kirtan was in full swing. GM first took darshan of Srila
Jagannath Das Babaji and Deities he worshipped. GM then spoke in the temple hall about different past time of Srila Jagannath Das Babaji and his extreme humility.
From there GM headed to Srila Sarvabhauma Bhattacharya's house which was almost one and half hour drive to speak at the international party. H.H.Maha Vishnu Maharaj was leading the kirtan and devotees who were dancing raised dust from the ground, which later GM commented as being extreme good fortune to dance here as the dust here is from Nitai and Gauranga's lotus feet.
GM said here in Vidyanagar, Saraswati resides and Vidyanagar is place to
get knowledge of Krishna and memorize sloka. He also said the trees here are from the time of Lord Caitanya and are said to have no comparison in the creation.
Its difficult to get Krishna bhakti but Lord Caitanya is giving it very
easily. Krishna stole butter and gave to monkeys, Nitai and Gaura they
plundered the treasure house of Prema and distributed it to all.
Then GM narrated the past time of how when Lord Caitanya when came back to Navadwip as a sanyasai, he had stayed at the house of Vidya Vacaspati,brother of Srila Sarvabhauma Bhattacharya. He wanted to meet his mother but the news of Gauranga's return had created a chaos in Navadwip and all the residents were taking any means to reach here to meet the Lord Chaitanya. That day the Ganga became black in color (due to the color of hair) as all one could see was devotees swimming to cross the river.
GM informed the devotees here about the Hungarian legislation and thanked H.H Gopal Krishna Maharaj for his tireless effort to resolve this case at all levels. GM then prayed for Kurukshetra and Bhagavad Gita case in Russia.
From here GM went to a disciple's house where he had his lunch along with other Sanyasis and Godbrothers. From here, we headed back to Mayapur and reached the temple at 8.30 Pm
End of JPS Navadwip Mandal Parikrama diary for day four.
Yudhistir Govinda Das
The servants in the care of Guru Maharajah
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