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Where is his greatness?

Srila Prabhupada: Ramanujacarya has given quotation from sruti for every verse of Bhagavad-gita. (Someone enters and offers obeisances) You read from the...
Devotee: It starts off in big print, "Acaryadeva Tridandi Swami Srila Bhaktivilasa Tirtha Maharaja. All learned men are aware that in the dark days of India when the Hindu religion was in great danger..."
Srila Prabhupada: (laughs) This is nonsense.
Devotee: "...our Lord Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu was born at Sri Mayapura, destined to remove the dark clouds which had overshadowed true religious thinking by traveling alone on foot throughout the length and breadth of India. Preaching His gospel of love, He brought...(he goes on for a page).then "unparalleled and unprecedented transcendentalism by Sri Rupa and Sri Sanatana Gosvamis, followers of Sri Caitanya. In proper time, he got a great personality who readily shouldered the..."
Srila Prabhupada: Just see now. "He got a great personality." He is that personality. He'll also prove that.
Devotee: "...who shouldered the burden of the mighty mission of Srila Sarasvati Thakura. That great personality is President Acaryadeva, his holiness Sri Srimad Bhaktivilasa..."
Srila Prabhupada: But you... Jaya morena apne morol.(?) This great personality, why he is not accepted by other disciples? How he became a great personality?
Devotee: Yes. If one proclaims himself to be the king and no one...
Srila Prabhupada: No one accepts him.
Devotee: What kind of king?
Srila Prabhupada: That is called in Bengali, jaya mane apna morol.(?) Morol means the leader of the society, of the village. Here there are morol. So in the village nobody cares for him, and he declares that "I am morol."
Devotee: Tamala Krsna: That person is insane.
Srila Prabhupada: Nobody cares for him, and he is thinking that "great personality." Where is his greatness? Who knows him? Just see. So he is making a plan to declare himself a great personality.
Devotee:  It goes on to explain why he is such a great personality.
Srila Prabhupada: So why explain? If he is great personality, everyone should know. Why he is trying to explain? What is the use of explanation? If a great personality is unknown, and he has to be known by explanatory notes, then how he is great personality?

The conclusion is----- everybody wants to some extent,to be Krsna--except for the real acarya...bas
guru bhogi, guru tyagi , and guru sevi--which one do we want to be?
As you said  when guru kripa asked Prabhupada for the most important verse and he said...
   yasya devi para bhakti yatha deve tatha gurau
 tasva ete kathetha hi artha prakavanta mahat manah---------------a little faith in God and Guru is all we need.
Hari bol prabhu-- hope you are well
Damaghosa das


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