It is a great responsibility-at least maintain what I have given you–SP

August 27, 2017 in Articles by Damaghosa dasa

1.) Jan 15 1976 mayapur
So you have come from all parts of the world and living together in this temple. So train these small boys. I am very glad, especially to see that the small children from all other countries and Indian, Bengalis, all together, forgetting their bodily consciousness. That is the greatest achievement in this movement, that everyone forgets the bodily conception of life. Nobody thinks here as “European,” “American,” “Indian,” “Hindu,” “Muslim,” “Christian.” They forget all these designation, and simply they are ecstatic in chanting Hare Kṛṣṇa mantra. So kindly what you have begun, do not break it. Continue it very jubilantly. And Caitanya Mahāprabhu, the master of Māyāpur, He will be very much pleased upon you and ultimately you will go back to home, back to Godhead.
Thank you very much. (end)
2.) Dont pollute the mantra
So don’t spoil the movement by manufacturing ideas. Don’t do that. Go
on in the standard way, keep yourself pure; then movement is sure to
be successful. But if you want to spoil it by whimsical, then what can
be done? It will be spoiled. If you manufacture whims and disagree and
fight amongst yourself, then it will be another edition of these
so-called movements. It will lose the spiritual strength. Always
remember it. You cannot…. Now, actually, people are surprised: “What
this Hare Kṛṣṇa mantra has got power that it is changing so quickly?”
And on the other hand, it is to be admitted, unless it has got power,
how it is changing? So we have to keep that power. Don’t make it an
ordinary musical vibration. It is a different thing, spiritual.
Although it seems like musical vibration, but it is spiritual,
completely. Mantrauśadhi-vaśa. Even, by mantra, the snakes can be
charmed. So mantra is not ordinary sound vibration. So we have to keep
the mantra in potency, potent, by offenseless chanting, by remaining
pure. If you pollute the mantra, then it will lose its effect.”
Srila Prabhupada’s Room Conversation — April 27, 1976, Auckland, New Zealand

3.) It is a great responsibility you now have.” Maintain at least what I have given you…...So it is up to you to learn it and be able to present it nicely. Now you have everything, respect, philosophy, money, temples, books, all these things I have given, but I am an old man and my notice is already there. Now it is up to you all how to manage it. If you cannot increase it, you should at least maintain what I have given you. You cannot accuse me that I have not given you anything. So it is a great responsibility you now have.” Letter to Jagannatha Suta – August 26, 1975


Some Conclusions– In these 3 short statements Srila Prabhupada has give to us the success formula-by the pure chanting of this Hare Krsna Maha Mantra we can unite not only ourselves,but every county in the world-upon the spiritual platform. And finally, he has give us so much, don’t pollute the mantra with offenses, and if we cannot increase what he has give to us, then AT LEAST maintain what we do have.
Hare Krsna
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