Caracas, February 25, 1975
Prabhupada: (translated into Spanish by Hrdayananda) So I thank you very much for your kindly receiving me in this temple, and I was very happy. So my request is that you continue your devotional service very faithfully and rigidly, then in this life you will be able to see Krsna face to face. That is a fact. So you follow the advice, as given by Rupa Gosvami, utsahat. The first thing is enthusiasm, that "I must see Krsna." You are seeing Krsna. The Deity of Krsna and Krsna is not different. But even personally we can see. Simply we have to continue the enthusiasm. Enthusiasm means to take things very seriously, utsahad dhairyat, and patiently. Although we are determined to go back to home, back to Godhead, so we should patiently follow the rules and regulations. So these are the six principles: enthusiasm and firm determination and patience and executing the regulative principles, tat-tat-karma-pravartanat, and sato vrtteh, means behavior must be very honest, no duplicity, and utsahad dhairyat niscayat tat-tat-karma-pravartanat, and sato vrtteh, dealing must be very honestly, no hypocrisy, tat-tat-karma-pravartanat, sadhu-sanga, and in the association of devotees. If you follow these six principles, namely enthusiasm, determination, patience, and executing the regulative principles and keep yourself honest and in the association of devotee, if you follow these six principle, then your success is sure.
So these are the six principle, positive. Sadbhir bhaktih prasidhyati: "By following these six principle, success is assured." Similarly, there are opposite number. What is that? Atyaharah, eating too much. Atyaharah means eating too much or unnecessarily collecting too much. And prayasah. Prayasah means too much endeavoring for a thing, mean unnecessarily taking some anxiety. Don't do that. Atyaharah prayasas prajalpah, and talking nonsense, gossiping some subject matter which has no concern with Krsna consciousness. We are accustomed to do that. We should avoid it. Atyaharah prayasas ca prajalpo niyamagrahah [NoI 2]. Niyamagrahah means the positive rules and regulation, simply make a show but not actually realize it. Niyamagrahah, laulyam, and to become very greedy, and jana-sangas ca, and mixing with persons who are not devotee. These six things should be avoided, and the first things should be followed. Then your success in devotional service is sure. (Hrdayananda begins to translate and pauses) Prajalpah, unnecessary gossiping. Just like people are wasting time taking one newspaper and talking for hours. These things should be avoided. And to associate with nondevotees. And greediness. These things should be avoided.
If you indulge in these six items, then your devotional service will be finished. And the first six principles means,
utsahad dhairyad niscayat
sato vrtteh sadhu-sange
sadbhir bhaktih prasidhyati
By these six principles, you will advance, and the other six principles, you will fall down.
So under the guidance of your leaders in this temple, especially Hrdayananda Maharaja, and if followed... One life, just take little trouble. It is no trouble; it is very happy life. But because we are accustomed to these material habits, we think it is trouble. No. It is not trouble. It is very pleasing. Su-sukham kartum avyayam [Bg. 9.2]. In the Bhagavad-gita it is... "To execute devotional service is very pleasing." I think...
Thank you very much for your... (end)
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