Preacher of Pujari??

November 4, 2021 in Articles by Damaghosa dasa

Sri Vrindavana Dhama Special
The pujari’s position
Pita dasa : In Vrindavan, Prabhupada commented about the atmosphere and the birds and when he heard the arati ceremony, he said, “The highest service that a human being can perform is to be a pujari because, although the pujari has a material body, the pujari serves the Supreme Personality of Godhead. The pujari wakes the Lord up, bathes, dresses and feeds Him. These are activities of the spiritual world, but the pujari does them in this world. This is the perfection of human life. There is nothing higher than being a pujari.”
My God-brothers had always told me that the highest service was distributing books, but Prabhupada said that on the absolute platform the highest service is to serve Krishna eternally and being a pujari is a way to do that. If you are a pujari, you have attained your constitutional position even within samsara. Prabhupada said, “This person is liberated.”
Reference: Prabhupada Memories – DVD 45, Siddhanta Dasa
 
Some Conclusions-This story  or “memory” by Pita das may  or may not be what Srila Prabhupada said at that time in Vrndavana. I dont know, I never heard this before and its not on the vedabase either. If its true, then it is a nice story. What we do know is what Krsna tells us in His Bhagavad Gita…..
For one who explains the supreme secret to the devotees, devotional service is guaranteed, and at the end he will come back to Me.Link to this page: https://prabhupadabooks.com/bg/18/68
 
There is no servant in this world more dear to Me than he, nor will there ever be one more dear. Link to this page: https://prabhupadabooks.com/bg/18/69
 
                            Take your pick- Pujari  or Preacher?? 
             We all know what Srila Prabhupada told us to do…..Both
                            Take your pick- Pujari  or Preacher?? 
             We all know what Srila Prabhupada told us to do…..Both
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