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May 20, 2016

SRILA GAUR KISOR DAS BABAJI MAHARAJ

Kartik
Govardhan, India
2014
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PHOTO CREDIT: WIKIPEDIA
(…) He is called the eternal associate of Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu. So very carefully you should understand who is a Vaisnav, who is a sadhu. These things. If you don’t believe, and you are shedding tears, a maha bagavat will tell you: “Don’t do this.” It is cheating activities, not bhajan and sadhan. How much is he chanting the Holy Names, what is he doing? Enter in this deep philosophy, chant the Holy Names: 

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

So now, coming in this way, Srila Gaur Kisor Das Babaji Maharaj, He performed bhajan and sadhan in the toilet. Someone ask: “Babaji Maharaj, why are you doing bhajan and sadhan in the toilet?” Babaji Maharaj told: “It is better to take the smell of the toilet, than the smell of bhisaya, because bhisaya means enjoy.” They ask: “Babaji Maharaj, this is my problem, many problems.” Especially indian people, they ask the sadhus: “Maharaj, give blessing, I have no son, you please give me an wife, wealth, money.” They don’t want to take from the sadhu Krsna-bhakti. They ask the sadhus just material things. For this regard Srila Gaur Kisor Das Babaji Maharaj told: “I prefer to do bhajan and sadhan in the toilet.” He perform bhajan and sadhan for three days, He closed the door of the toilet. A bad smell was coming. Then the police inspector came and knocked the door: “Babaji Maharaj, please, come out the toilet, otherwise you will die. We have to clean this toilet also”. And Babaji Maharaj told: “I can’t open. I am sick.” And he was chanting the Holy Names: 


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

This police inspector again knocked the door: “Babaji Maharaj, please, come out. Otherwise you will become sick and this bad smell is coming from the toilet!... Please, come out.” But Srila Babaji Maharaj again answered: “I am sick, I cannot open the door.” And at that time Vinod Bihari Brahmacari, Srila Kesav Gosvami Maharaj, came and knocked the door: “Babaji Maharaj, Babaji Maharaj, please, open the door!” Then again Srila Gaur Kisor Das Babaji Maharaj said: “I can’t open, I am sick.” Then Vinod Bihari Brahmacari told: “Babaji Maharaj, we have come from Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Prabhupad. He sent us to meet with you. Take darsan of you.” When Srila Gaur Kisor Das Babaji Maharaj heard the name of Bhaktivedanta Prabhupad, He opened the door: “Ooooh, you have come from Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati??” Then He met with them and gave blessing to Vinod Bihari Brahmacari. Srila Gaur Kisor Das Babaji Maharaj, told: “Vinod Bihari Brahmacari, I am giving blessing to you. Please, chant the Holy Names of Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu. I am taking all your responsibilities.” Srila Gaur Kisor Das Babaji Maharaj gave this type of blessing to Vinod Bihari Brahmacari. Guru seva means what? Not only running behind the Guru: “Gurudev, Gurudev, Gurudev!” No! Means to preach the Holy Names. If you say to everybody: “Please, chant the Holy Names: 


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

This is the best Guru seva! Chant the Holy Names and preach! (Verse)


You should chant the Holy Names, and you should preach them to others. Mahaprabhu instructed all His followers (to do this) (Verse). One day My Name will be all over the world, and one day everybody will chant My Holy Names: 


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

This is called the best Guru seva. Do you understand? Listen to Hari-katha, chant the Holy Names and preach to others. This is the process. And book distribution. I told you that Gurudev and Bhaktivedanta Swami Maharaj gave so much for the book distribution. Because people can read these books, understand the philosophy of our Gaudiya Vaisnavs. They can read, they can understand, because nowadays conditioned souls completely bewildered, they don’t want to know what is suddha bhakti. They are running behind the karma, jnana, yoga, tapasya, in this way. (…)

(Video: Braj Bala Didi - Australia. Transcription: Govinda Priya Didi - Lithuania)