by HG Manoram Chaitanya das

Dear God Brothers and Sisters,

Dandavats Pranams !

Jai Srila Prabhupada and Srila Gurudev.

Today is a very important day for all of us as it is the appearance day festival of our spiritual mentor, God father, Our Lord, Master and deliverer Srila Acarya pada.

We may be in different places but our hearts are together in celebrating this great day.

We all love gurumaharja and to love gurumaharaja means to love his children and that is none other than us. The best service we can all do for gurumaharaja is to love and feel for each other from deep within our hearts and that is the best offering for Vyasa Puja. Our movement is bonded not with laws and rules but only framed with human relationships, love and compassion.

Our God Brother in Mayapur once approached Guru Maharaj and asked him, "If you have free time, what will you teach your disciples?" probably, Prabhu expected him to say that gurudev would teach deep aspects of Radha Krishna Bhakti and secrets of the Bhagavatam and pastimes of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu. Surprisingly, Guru Maharaj's answer was very different. He said, "If I have time to teach my disciples, I would teach to respect their parents, elders, friends and Vaishnavas, teach them to help, serve and assist others in their service, teach them to forgive and forget others mistakes, teach them to show love, affection and compassion to their God Brothers and Vaishnavas, teach them to have a big heart to accept everyone without any conditions."

Gurumaharaj further continued and said if you love someone, someone will love you. If you show mercy, someone will be merciful to you. If you judge someone, someone will judge you. If you have trust and faith in someone, someone will have trust and faith in you. If you insult someone, someone will insult you. If you encourage someone to serve Guru and Krishna to their ability, someone will encourage you in this regard. If you harm someone, someone else will harm you too. If you show compassion on the face during another devotees sorrow or falldowns and secretively enjoy his state at heart, someone also will do the same to you.

Prabhu said that this was all worldly and materialistic aspects. Guru Maharaj immediately said that this is the problem with our devotees. We talk high principles of Bhakti and preach extensively about Krishna Consciousness, but fail to realize and imbibe these so-called simple but great human qualities, which are the very foundation of Vaishnava character.

Guru Maharaj also said the main impediment which retards the growth of a Vaishnava is his envy and ill feelings towards other Vaishnavas who are contributing their mite to serve Guru and Krishna.
Prabhu understood the in-depth feelings of Guru Maharaj and thanked him for enlightening him on this very important but most fundamental aspect.

So, Let us all begin with love for each other, respect for each other and compassion for each other and genuinely feel for each other's welfare. We need to cry when other devotees are in sorrow and deviate from the path. We must extend our support to everyone to the best of our ability.

All our programs should be defined with love, bhakti, and concern for others. We all know that Srila Prabhupada said that he made a house where the whole world can live in. Let us fulfill Srila Prabhupada's dream by building a strong family relationship, which will build a magnificent house.

Charity begins at home. Before we reach out to the people with our preaching, let us revolutionize ourselves with the teachings of Guru Maharaj to prabhu.

At the end of the day we have no one else other than devotees to cry and feel for us. Relationships between god brothers and god sisters become strong and simple when we start to think that we are nobody and good for nothing.

Kindly beg at the dust of your lotus feet not to take any offence from my offering. The world we live needs a positive change and it starts from us.

Many thanks for taking time to read my email.

Your worthless servant and godbrother,
Manoram Chaitanya das

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Comment by Vikrama Nithyananda Dasa (JPS) on May 12, 2011 at 2:18pm

Thanks for posting this article Manoram prabhu.

Jai Gurudev!!!

Comment by Shyama Caitanya dasa on July 31, 2010 at 4:32pm
Comment by mridulagopika devi dasi on June 18, 2010 at 4:24pm
Hare krsna,
It is a wonderful instruction from our gurumaharaj!!!!! thanks a lot for posting this here prabhuji!!!
Comment by Mayadhisa Chaitanya Das on May 26, 2010 at 9:06pm
I'm sure we have a lot to learn from GuruMaharaj always and these are the basic qualities we all should be trying to imbibe in ourselves! Its easy to show, atleast externally, when things are fine with us. But the real test of Maya devi comes when we are totally distressed and then we have to show love, care and respect to all others! Only by Gurumaharaj's mercy can we pass that test!
trying to serve
Comment by CANDRAVADANA GIRIDHARI DAS on May 25, 2010 at 3:40pm
hare krsna

Thanks a lot for wonderfull necter given by gurumaharaj ji for all devotee.
Comment by Supriya on May 22, 2010 at 8:59pm

Its a wonderful piece of information..Thank you for posting it here...its something i will always keep in mind..

Comment by Gopal Gaura Guru das on May 21, 2010 at 5:09pm
Dear Manoram Caitanya Pr,

Thank you for sharing Guru Maharaj's instructions on this central topic. I was thinking that GM himself exemplifies all these Vaisnava qualities to the utmost degree. Thank you for being so kind to share GM's instruction with us. I pray my mind takes note!
Ys Gopal Gaura Guru das
Comment by YHS Daamodara Dhananjaya Daasa on May 2, 2010 at 5:37pm
Hare Krsna, PAMHO, AGTSP & GM,
Thank you all for your support!
YHS, Dhananjay
Hare Krsna
Comment by Shabdahari Das on May 2, 2010 at 1:37pm
Wonderful post prabhu. Food for thought.
Comment by Sukanti Radha dasi on May 1, 2010 at 8:34pm
Very nice blog. Wonderful messages for realisation. Thank you for sharing.



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