Srila Prabhupada; Guru is not a fashion-First serve him-then you have right to ask questions – compiled by Damaghosa dasa

October 17, 2016 in Damaghosa Dasa by Laksman dasa

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Subject: Guru is not a fashion-First serve him-then you have right to ask questions
compiled by damaghosa dasa


761027SB.VRN Lectures 225040/530501
To accept guru means the disciple should be very very eager to
know. Sad-dharma prcchat. Adau gurvasrayam. Why you accept a guru? “It
is a fashion.” Fashion. Nowadays they accept a guru fashion. “Everyone
has guru. Everyone has a dog. Well, let me keep a dog.” Like that. A
pet dog. So similarly, to keep a pet guru, that is not One should be
very inquisitive: sad-dharma prcchat. And everywhere the same thing.
Pariprasna. Tad viddhi pranipatena pariprasnena sevaya. But don’t make
inquiries cheap: “Here is my guru, and he’s meant for answering all my
questions. Let me go on questioning, questioning, questioning.” No.
Sevaya. You must serve. You must be ready to serve him. Then you have
got right to make question. Otherwise not. Two things. First of all,
you must find out a person where you can fully surrender, pranipatena.
And then you can inquire, and the inquiry should be compensated by
seva. Yasya prasadad bhagavat-prasada. Sevonmukhe hi jihvadau svayam
eva sphuraty adah. The more you are inclined to render seva, the more
the truth becomes revealed.

Sri Murari Gupta tirobhava tithi [disappearance day]

October 17, 2016 in Yasoda nandana Dasa by Laksman dasa

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Murari Gupta’s deities of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu
Sri Murari Gupta Tirobhava tithi [disappearance day]
Sunday, October 16, 2016 [Mayapura, West Bengal, India time]

Srila Prabhupada explains the glories of Sri Murari Gupta
advaita ācārya, nityānanda, śrīnivāsa
gadādhara, dāmodara, murāri, haridāsa
āra yata caitanya-kṛṣṇera bhakta-gaṇa
bhakti-bhāve śire dhari sabāra caraṇa
SYNONYMS

advaita ācārya—Advaita Ācārya; nityānanda—Lord Nityānanda; śrīnivāsa—Śrīvāsa Paṇḍita; gadādhara—Gadādhara Paṇḍita; dāmodara—Svarūpa Dāmodara; murāri—Murāri Gupta; haridāsa—Haridāsa Ṭhākura; āra—other; yata—all; caitanya-kṛṣṇera—of Śrī Kṛṣṇa Caitanya; bhakta-gaṇa—devotees; bhakti-bhāve—with a devotional attitude; śire—on my head; dhari—I take; sabāra—of all of them; caraṇa—the lotus feet.
TRANSLATION

Bowing down with devotion, I hold on my head the lotus feet of Advaita Ācārya, Nityānanda, Śrīvāsa Paṇḍita, Gadādhara, Svarūpa Dāmodara, Murāri Gupta, Haridāsa and all the other devotees of Śrī Kṛṣṇa Caitanya..

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