Taking the dust from the lotus feet of a Pure Devotee and follow what he says…‏

April 23, 2014 in Articles, Damaghosa Dasa by KHD

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Hare Krsna to all
Pranams
All glories to Srila Prabhupada
Below we  have put three different things together.
1 Prabhupada explaining how spiritual life is easily done. Take the  dust from a pure devotees lotus feet and then–all our anarthas will be finished  !
2. Krsna is in everyones heart- and  especially for the  devotee we should not give Him trouble there
in the form of so many requests for Him to fulfill for our neediness.  Instead we should accept Krsnas
plan, that will make both Krsna and us , happy.
3.Dont be allured by the machine civilization thinking that “I can make so  much money in the city,
and that will make me happy” No. Get out of this soul killing civilization,  grow your own food, save time
and chant Hare Krsna. This is Krsna’s and Srila Prabhupadas plan.
Bas…….
Damaghosa das
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720527SB.LA                     Lectures                   Then  Prahlada Maharaja says, naisam matis tavad: “So long one does not approach a  pure devotee,” mahiyasam niskincananam, “great personalities, who has  no more any material interest,” niskincana, “and takes the dust of  his lotus feet on the head…” Naisam matis tavad urukramanghrim: “So  long one does not approach such personality, there is no  possibility of becoming Krsna conscious.” Naisam matis tavad  urukramanghrim. As soon as one approaches the pure devotee and takes  the dust of his lotus feet and puts it on his head, immediately,  anartha apagamah, he’ll be freed from all this nonsense.
 That means he’ll forget this idea that Materially we can  advance.”
This is the process. So we have to  approach a niskincana, who  has nothing to do with this material world. His only ambition is to serve  more Krsna. And if somebody approaches him and takes the dust of his lotus  feet, then he can understand…..
710215SB.GOR                    Lectures                  .. a  householder is praying to God, “My dear Lord, there may not be any theft  case, burglary, in my home this night. Please save me.” So one man is  praying prayer, praying like that. Another man is praying, the thief, “My  dear Lord, this night I shall commit burglary in that house. Please help me  to get something.” Now, what is Krsna’s position? (laughter)  Krsna is everyone’s heart. So Krsna has to satisfy so many prayersThe burglar and the thief and the householder, so many  prayers. ..
 Therefore Krsna advises to his  devotees that “Don’t plan anything. You rascal, you  nonsense, you don’t give Me trouble. (laughter) Please  surrender unto Me. Just go under My plan; you’ll be happy. You are making  plan, you are unhappy; I am also unhappy. I am also unhappy. (laughter)  So many plans are coming daily, and I’ll have to fulfill.”
   So except the [pure] devotee of Krsna,  everyone is simply giving Krsna trouble, trouble, trouble, trouble.  Therefore, they are called duskrtina. Duskrtina, most miscreant, the  miscreants. Don’t make any
plan. Accept Krsna’s plan. That will be simply giving trouble  to Krsna. Therefore, a devotee does not pray even for his  maintenance. That is pure devotee. He doesn’t give trouble to Krsna even for  his bare maintenance. If he has no maintenance, he’ll suffer,  fasting; still, he’ll not ask Krsna, “Krsna, I am very hungry. Give me  some food.” Of course, Krsna is alert for His devotee, but a  devotee’s principle is not to place any plan to Krsna. Let Krsna do. Simply  we have to do according to the plan of Krsna.  So what is  our plan? Our plan is, Krsna’s says, sarva-dharman parityajya  mam ekam saranam. Man-mana bhava mad-bhakto mad-yaji. So our plan is the same  thing. …..
CONCLUSION : Srila Prabhupada is a pure devotee of the Lord. So  his
plan and Krsna’ plan–SAME THING. So what is that plan?
Here is a short conversation Srila Prabhupada gave a little more  than a month before he left his body in Vrndavana.
 This is the  overall FINAL PLAN   that Srila  Prabhupada wanted us to follow.
Srila Prabhupadas FINAL PLAN
771008r2.vrn                                              Prabhupada: No luxuries. Live very simple life and you save time  for chanting Hare Krsna. Hamsaduta: Yes, Prabhupada. Prabhupada:  That is my desire. Don’t waste time for bodily comforts. You have got  this body. You have to eat something. You have to cover yourself. So  produce your own food and produce your own cloth. Don’t waste time for  luxury, and chant Hare Krsna. This is success of life. In this way organize  as far as possible, either in Ceylon or in Czechoslovakia, wherever…  Save time. Chant Hare Krsna. Don’t be allured by the machine  civilization. Hamsaduta: Yes, Prabhupada. Prabhupada: This is  soul-killing civilization, this kind way of life, especially European  countries. Anywhere you can inhabit it. It is not very difficult. A  cottage; you can produce your own food anywhere. Am I right? Hamsaduta:  Yes, Prabhupada. We will do it. Prabhupada: And money, spend for Krsna–for  Krsna’s palace, for Krsna’s temple, for Krsna’s worship, gorgeous, as  gorgeously as… Not
for false… This is the human civilization. And to organize  this, varnasrama will help you to divide the society–brahmana,  ksatriya, vaisya–as there is division in the body. That will help. Don’t  waste human form of body for sense gratification. I wanted to  introduce this. Now I have given you ideas. You can do it. You are  all intelligent. For Caitanya Mahaprabhu’s para-upakara… So you do  good to others. Not exploit others. Any human being who has been  bestowed by this body has the capacity to chant Hare Krsna. Give them  chance and make situation favorable. Is that clear? Hamsaduta: Yes,  it’s clear, Prabhupada. You have made everything  very clear.
►770527rc.vrn                                             Conversations .. Don’t bother about big, big buildings. It is not  required. Useless waste of time. Produce.  Make the whole field green. See that. Then whole economic  question solved. Then you eat … is beneficial. Even the stool is  beneficial. Therefore I am asking so much here and…, “Farm, farm, farm,  farm…” That  is not my program–Krsna’s  program. Annad bhavanti bhutani. Produce greenness everywhere,  everywhere. Vrndavana. It is not this motorcar …..

►750403mw.may                Conversations There are so many land. Come here and grow food. Grow fruit.  That is… That is the desire of  Krsna. Annad bhavanti  bhutani. Produce food and eat in sufficiently, be strong, and chant  Hare Krsna. That is our philosophy. Why  you are producing bolts and nuts, tire and tubes? Eat. Rascal. They do  not know that first of all you must eat. No, everyone is engaged in industry.  Why? Krsna does not say that “Take to  industry.” Krsna says, “Produce foodstuff.” Annad  bhavanti bhutani. If you produce foodstuff, then both your  animals, yourself, will be happy, becoming  strong. Why do they manufacture other  things?

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