Power of Attorney

Power of Attorney

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Sudarshana devi dasi

Hare Krishna Prabhujis and Matajis,

Please accept my humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada and Srila Gurudeva.

In Srimad Bhagavatam verse 1.7.6 Suta Goswami says

anarthopashamam saakshaad / bhakti yogam adhokshaje
lokasya ajaanato vidvaams / chakre saatvata samhitaa

"The material miseries of the living entity, which are superfluous to him, can be directly mitigated by the linking process of devotional service. But the mass of people do not know this, and therefore the learned Vyasadeva compiled this Vedic literature, which is in relation to the Supreme Truth."

His Divine Grace has given many wonderful classes on the above verses and some of the key points which His Divine Grace re-iterates are as follows.

1. Our body, material civilisation - all are anarthas - unnecessary, not needed.

2. Realising the above truth we should come to spiritual platform - perform bhakti yoga to Krishna.

3. The learned Vyasadev, following the instructions of his spiritual master Narada Muni compiled Bhagavatam with great compassion for the ignorant masses.

4. On same lines it is duty of everyone born in the land of Bharatavarsha to become Krishna conscious and preach the message to others. 

We might think of excuses - "I am not qualified to teach others...etc." So knowing our hearts Srila Prabhupada very nicely says in his class in Hyderabad about how he could become successful in his attempts. His Divine Grace with great humility says,

"We have got our centers in Iran also. In Tehran, I am just coming from there. We have got so many Mohammedan students, and they have also taken to it. In Africa they have taken to it. In Australia they have taken to it. All over the world. So that is the Caitanya Mahaprabhu's mission.

 

prthivete aache yata nagaraadi graama
sarvatra pracaara haibe mora naama

 

This is the prediction of Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu. As many towns and villages are there all over the world, this Krishna consciousness movement will be spread. So there is no credit for me, but it is only a teeny attempt, and humble attempt. So if one man could do, if you say, some success, why not all of us? Caitanya Mahaprabhu has given power of attorney to all Indians. bharata-bhumite haila manushya-janma yaara [Caitanya caritamrta. Adi 9.41]. He's speaking to the manushya, not to the cats and dogs. So manushya-janma yaara janma saarthaka kari'. First of all, try to understand what is the purpose of life. That is called janma saarthaka. Janma saarthaka kari' kara para-upakaara."

On our own, we might not have the capacity or ability to do anything. But His Divine Grace has assured that Mahaprabhu has give power of attorney to all. So by taking shelter of Sri Guru, Srila Prabhupada and Gauranga, and following their instructions, we should try to carry on Their mission, to the best of our ability.

Hare Krishna. 
Thank you very much,
Yours in service of Srila Prabhupada and Srila Gurudeva,
Sudarshana devi dasi.