Guardian of Devotion

Dayal Govinda Dasa - June 8, 2004 4:48 pm

Some words of caution:


"We must not be overconfident of our previous acquisition – so much I have acquired, my progress is so much. I must not be satisfied with my self-certificate,  self-satisfaction, the certificate of my own making. Mahaprabhu Himself said, “I am taking the name, I am showing so many tears in the name of Krishna. But why? It is all a false show na prema gandho ‘sti. My crying is only a show to canvas others to see what a great devotee I am.” So much you are to disbelieve your own self that you are a devotee. In this way we must be very careful, very, very careful!"
Dayal Govinda Dasa - June 8, 2004 4:51 pm

…and some of advice:

"Die to live means sacrifice or seva (service). Seva means death. Seva means to give one’s  own self for a particular cause, for Krishna. That this mad, mundane concocted self should be saved is not a very laudable thing. It is a mortal thing, and the depot of many reactions. So one should get rid of this centre as soon as possible, and enter into the land of confidence, goodness, fairness and sweetness. Try to enter that land with a sincere attitude. Your campaign must be partial. Taking one step forward and three steps back won’t do. There should be no such hesitation. You are finite and you want to get the advantage of the infinite? You are so small, and do you think that by sacrificing only a part of your smallness your aspiration for the whole can be fulfilled? Is it reasonable to expect such? No, it is not so easy."
NrsinghaDas - December 7, 2004 9:35 pm

So sincerity – sincere hankering after the truth – is needed if we are to go further. And that is made of sukrti – the grace of the divine agents who, by their nature, are wandering through this cursed land to help others who may not even know they are being helped.