“… an opportunity to worship my Sri Gurudeva”

“… an opportunity to worship my Sri Gurudeva”

by | Jul 27, 2018 | ACARYA SERIES, Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura, Guru Tattva, Uncategorized

Śrīla Bhaktisiddhānta Sarasvatī Ṭhākura Prabhupāda

“Today I have an opportunity to worship my Sri Gurudeva.
Last year, also, I had the good fortune of worshipping him, and today that auspicious occasion has come again.

By the mercy of Bhagavan, I had the fortune of being able to serve Srila Gurudeva for another year.
If Srila Gurudeva had wanted to deprive me of service to him, I would not have survived this past year.

Since I have been granted this one year, I must again, today, contemplate whether I have properly taken advantage of that opportunity and served him accordingly.

Srila Gurudeva said that we shall collectively engage in the service of Bhagavan. He used the word “we” which means he was not referring to one person alone.

Many persons egotistically profess, “I am Bhagavan’s exclusive servant” or “I have been selected to perform a particular service to Him because no one else is qualified to do it.”

But Srila Gurudeva’s words issue from a heart melted with loving compassion:

“Come! Let us forget our tendency to block each other’s spiritual progress; this is violence. Service to Bhagavan is superior to all else.”

By saying “superior to all else” he is not implying, “No one can do this service but me; I will not allow anyone else to do it.” My Srila Gurupada-padma’s nature contains no such violence.”

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Thanks to Sudevi dasi for sharing

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  1. Sacidevi dd

    Wonderful🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼😊

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