Venue: Jagganath Puri
Dated: December 26, 2018
Occasion: Annual yatra, day two
Today is disappearance day of Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Thakur. We mostly sing a bhajan by Narottam Das Thakur.
Je anilo Prem dhana karuna prachura…
This is his own experience. He wanted to meet the associates of Caitanya Mahaprabhu; who had entered the nityalila of the Lord. Now I can’t meet them. This was thought of Narottam Das Thakur and he wrote this bhajan. Those acaryas have brought prema dhana and they distributed the prema dhana but they have left this world. So remembering Narrotam Das Thakur and Bhakti Siddhant Sarasvati Thakur we will sing.
je anilo prema dhana.
Bhakti Siddhanat Saraswati Thakur is my Param Guru. Srila Prabhupada is my Guru. Bhakti Siddhant Saraswati Thakur was born in Jagannath Puri. His house is on the Grant road. His father Bhakti Vinoda Thakur was district magistrate that time. When Bhakti Siddhanta Sarasvati Thakur was born, Bhakti Vinoda Thakur said, “its mercy of Vimaladevi so he was named as Vimalaprasad. He was also called as Ray of Vishnu. Filled with power of bhakti- Bhakti Siddhanta. He established Gaudiya Matha. He had 1000s of disciples. He wrote many books and commentaries. Abhaya Caran when he met Bhakti Siddhanta Sarasvati Thakur in Calcutta in 1922 in a dharma sabha, Bhakti Siddhanta Sarasvati Thakur said to him, “You look very intelligent; you must preach the message of the Lord in the West in English language.”
Srila Prabhupada used to live at Prayag Raj. He was a grahasta and had his Dye pharmacy. Bhakti Siddhanta Sarasvati Thakur was in Vraja mandal parikrama in 1922. One day there was an announcement that there are two options, those who want to go for parikrama can go for parikrama, and those who want to stay back, Bhakti Siddhant Sarasvati Thakur will have katha. Prabhupada waited that time to hear katha from Bhakti Siddhanta Sarasvati Thakur.
Abhay Babu was getting initiated in 1933, Bhakti Siddhanta Sarasvati Thakur said, “I know him. He hears katha with all attention.”
Bhakti Siddhanta Sarasvati Thakur once met Abhay baba at bank of Radhakunda and said, “Print and distribute books.”
Bhakti Siddhanta Sarasvati Thakur has his bhajan kutir in Jagannath Puri on the way to Tota Gopinath. Today also it’s there. There is chatak parvat. Caitanya Mahaprabhu saw it and thought its Govardhana and ran towards it.
A.C. does not mean air conditioner, but it means Abhaya Caranaravinda Bhakti Vedanta Swami Prabhupada. Bhakti Siddhanta Sarasvati Thakur said to Prabhupada in 1936, “If you ever get money, print books.”
Bhakti Siddhanta Sarasvati Thakur’s samadhi is in Mayapur in Caitanya Guadiya Matha. If Bhakti Siddhanta Sarasvati Thakur was not there then there would be no ISKCON. And even we would not have been there. Bhakti Siddhanta Sarasvati Thakur established 64 gaudiya Matha.Out of them 60 matha are in India and 4 are out of India. There was a prediction that devotees from all over the world will come to Mayapur and sing.
Jaya Sachinandan Gaura Hari.
Did you take darsana of Jagannath?? Hari Bol. Did you hear ?? Hari Bol. Did you think ?
When today we had gone for darsana to Jagannath temple, we saw Vatavruksha. Did you also see? Hari Bol. There was special darsana there.
vatsa patrasya puteshayami balam mukundam mansa smarami. U must have seen… bala Mukunda. Mukunda means one who gives mukti. He is sucking His own great toe. The Lord thinks all my devotees serve my feet, my feet must be very sweet. So the Lord Himself is sucking His own feet. I want to meditate on that form. This was the prayer of Maitreya Muni.
He had benediction that he will live for 7 kalpa. The Lord is called vithala tu veda kumbhar. One poet has sung this oh vitthal kumbhar meaning Potter. U make pots and you break your own pots. You are a mad potter. We all are his pots. Some small and some big.
So Maitreya Muni was given benediction but that became curse for him. He was alone floating on water of annihilation. The water was not silent but full of big waves and currents, he was being thrown all over. He saw one tree in that water. He came near that vat vruksha. There he saw a small baby.. kara ravinde padaravinde..
He was having darsana. I want to say that same tree is there in the court yard of jagannath temple. Meaning this dhama is eternal.
Even during annihilation, dhama is as it is, eternal. There is no bhutva bhutva praliyate… There is no creation or destruction of dhama.. it’s eternal.
We will go tomorrow to Tota Gopinath. He is very attractive and attracts our hearts. So He is called Mana Mohana. Kamadev attracts everyone but Krsna attracts him also..so Lord is called cupid of the cupid.
Kandarba koti kamaniya vishsesa Shobha.. Kamadev had arrow of flowers in his hand. He attacks the youth. You must have seen the sign, a heart and within there is a arrow. so that arrow is of Kamdev. Then gaye kama se…!!
But the Lord attracts such cupid.
Tota Gopinath Temple, Radha Rani is there playing veena also Lalita is there. Baladev is having white complexion and to his sides are Revati and Varuni. Pancha tattva.. Gadadhara is ansa of Radharani. So together Caitanya Mahaprabhu and Gadadhar are called Gaura Gadadhara. Like Radha krsna.
There are many Gaura Gadadhar temples. So that Gadadhara. Oh I m Radha Rani as i am female, but I can’t stay with Krsna all the time, so she appears as Gadadhar.
Then they spent lot of time together. They both were friends and stated at Mayapur. Fulflged radha rani is in cmp. And in ansa form she comes as Gadadhar.
Balarama hoile Nitai…
Vishvarupa is also Balarama.
*Dauji ka bhaiya Krsna kanaya..*
Dauji means elder brother. Visvarupa was elder brother of Caitanya Mahaprabhu. So Radha Rani has two forms and also Balarama also has two forms.
*Caitanya Mahaprabhu was travelling and preaching for 6 years.*
Same time he was doing
Hare Krsna name Gaura karila prachar
After His yatra, He stayed for 18 years in Jagannath puri. But Gadadhar Pundit never left Puri. He stayed at Tota Gopinath temple. He used to recite Bhagavatam Katha and to hear cmp used to go from Gambhira to Totagopinath.
Caitanya Mahaprabhu was a good listener and he used to hear with all attention. When Gadadhar would recite Katha, He would have astavikar and His Bhagavatam would become wet with His tears.
There are so many acharyas, pure devotees of the Lord in the world. Jesus, the son of God.. Some people take him as God. Good, it’s a good sign, we are happy. But in Gaudiya sampradaya there are so many sons also daughters of God. Hari Bol.
They have one Jesus and we have 1000s of Jesus. Gaudiya sampradaya is enriched with so many acaryas. They are not just saddhan siddha but they are nitya Siddha.
Prabhupada says when king comes his body guards and his whole entourage also comes.
So out of those acaryas one is Gadadhar and few of them are very special. They are not jivatma. Caitanya Mahaprabhu and Nityananda are God. Advaita Acharya is Sasha Shiva. Gadadhar is Radha rani. Srivas is Narada muni… Shaktyavesha avatar.
So we learn from their teachings and instructions. And we all are getting Benefitted with ISKCON establishment. All the acaryas came with prema dhana. Caitanya Mahaprabhu said, “I can’t distribute so many fruits of Krsna prema. Help me in distributing Krsna prema.” The acaryas are distributors of Krsna prema. Now the responsibility of distributing Krsna prema lies on all of you. So only you are called for yatras.
Amar agya guru haiya tara yei desh
jare dakho tare kaho Krsna upadesh.
At another time Caitanya Mahaprabhu said…
bharat bumite janma jara..
kari kara paropkar…
‘Paropakaram Vahanti Nadya, Paropakaram Duhanti Gaaya,
Paropakaram Phalanti Vriksha, Paropakaram Idam Shareeram’
Meaning ‘Rivers flow for Paropkar, Cows give milk for Paropkar, Trees bear fruits for Paropkar, similarly this body is also meant for Paropkar’. Paropkar –welfare of others without expecting anything in return by them. ”
Ami to kangal Krsna Krsna Bali….
People will come to you please give us Krsna. So those who have Krsna should give Krsna to those who don’t have.
Srila Prabhupada used to play with Saraswati small daughter of Malati mataji. She had a doll. Prabhupada used to hide that Krsna doll and Prabhupada used to ask her where is Krsna?? Saraswati used to say…
Prabhupada you have Krsna, please give me Krsna. So those who have Krsna can give Krsna to others.
Caitanya Mahaprabhu entered in the deity of Tota Gopinath and stopped His lilas.
Eka kale kotha gela gora nataraj…
Narottam Thakur writes. Where Caitanya Mahaprabhu has gone??
Caitanyaa Mahaprabhu used to hear Bhagvat katha from Gadadhar. Like that Srivas Thakur wanted to hear Bhagvat from Gadadhar. But Gadadhar said, “I want to read for you, but my Bhagavat is torn and not in good condition. So please get one copy for me.”
Caitanya Mahaprabhu got Bramha Samhita in South India and Krsna Karnamrita in Satara. Srivas thakur brought a copy but as he returned Gadadhar was no more. Caitanya Mahaprabhu used to hear Dhruva caritra.
Hye Radhe Braja Devakicha Lalite…
Hye Radhe where are you..? With this bhava Sad Goswami used to move in Vrndavan. Caitanya Mahaprabhu was also in same bhava, Oh! Krsna where r you? He started digging sand…. He got the mukut of Krsna. He again started digging and found face of Krsna. He called gadai gadai come here and both of them pulled the deity out. And Caitanya Mahaprabhu gifted that deity to Gadadhar. And named him Tota Gopinath. Tota means garden as He was found in garden.
So Gadadhar was pujari of Tota Gopinath. And Caitanya Mahaprabhu one day entered Tota Gopinath.