Vrndavana, April 27, 1975
Prabhupada: ...caksur unmilitam yena tasmai sri-gurave namah. I could have spoken in Hindi, but with the permission of Sripada Nrsimha-vallabha Gosvami, because most of my students here present, they could not understand the Hindi speaking, so it is my duty to inform them the substance of his speech in English so that you can appreciate how much he has eulogized our movement. You haven't got to be disappointed because some of the envious person, they are not accepting you as Vaisnava. Sripada Nrsimha-vallabha Gosvami, quoting from many authorized scriptures, he has proved that in the matter of engaging oneself in the devotional service, there is no check, there is no impediment. That is confirmed in the Srimad-Bhagavatam: ahaituky apratihata. That he has very nicely explained, quoting many authoritative statement from scriptures. And another thing... It is a fact that nobody can check Krsna-bhakti. It is transcendental; it is not material. Unless one acts on the platform of spiritual activities, one cannot understand why bhakti is apratihata. Pratihata means checked by impediments. So that is for material things. Just like a living being, a soul, he is checked by this material body. Otherwise a living being can go anywhere, sarva-gah. The spirit soul is free to move anywhere, but because we are now covered by the material body, we are checked. But devotional service is on the transcendental platform; it cannot be checked. Therefore in the Srimad-Bhagavatam it is explained, ahaituky apratihata yenatma samprasidati.
So I am very much pleased. I will not take much time. The aratik time is now. You do not be disappointed by the activities of some envious person. Bhagavata-dharma is meant for the nonenvious person. Paramo nirmatsaranam [SB 1.1.2]. Nirmatsara. Anyone who is contaminated by envy, he cannot become Vaisnava. He may be a envious animal, but Vaisnava is paramahamsa, paramo nirmatsaranam. He is not envious. Para-duhkha-duhkhi. Vaisnava, para-duhkha-duhkhi. Sri Prahlada Maharaja says, "My Lord Nrsimhadeva, I have no problems." Naivodvije para duratyaya-vaitaranyah tvad-virya-gayana-mahamrta-magna-cittah [SB 7.9.43]. "Personally, I have no problem. But I am sorry, very sorry because..." Tato vimukha-cetasa: "Those who are bereft of Your devotional service, for them I am sorry." So Vaisnava is sorry for others' difficulties. Otherwise Vaisnava has no difficulty. He is aprakrta. So,
He is on the Brahman platform. He is not on the material platform. Material platform means I am envious of you; you are envious of me. This is material platform. So as soon as one becomes envious of something, he is on the material platform. He is not Vaisnava. Vaisnava is on the spiritual platform. He is udara, para-duhkha-duhkhi, as Prahlada Maharaja... Soce tato vimukha-cetasa maya-sukhaya bharam udvahato vimudhan [SB 7.9.43]. The materialistic persons are described as vimudhan, fools, rascals. They do not know. And the Vaisnava platform is not vimudhan. Panditah sama-darsinah. That is described.
That is pandita. That is brahma-bhutah stage. Samah sarvesu bhutesu mad-bhaktim labhate param [Bg. 18.54].
So these are... There is authoritative statements in all the sastras, but if we do not care for sastra and sadhu and devotees, we manufacture our own way of life, that is different things. We have nothing to speak about that. On the whole, I am very much thankful to Sripada Nrsimha-vallabha Gosvami that he has come, taking so much trouble. He is old man. And he has advised you that you stick to bhakti principle, and that will make your life successful. You have come so far, distant place, in Vrndavana, from America, Australia, Africa, spending so much money. So... Of course, there is no consideration of material profit and loss. But your anxiety, laulyam, that will make you successful in receiving the mercy, unalloyed mercy of Krsna. So you have nothing to be disappointed. You go on with your prescribed duties, chant Hare Krsna maha-mantra, and observe the rules and regulations as they have been given to you. Chant your numerical strength of beads and your life will be successful.
Thank you very much. (end)
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