Hare Krishna Prabhujis and Matajis,
Please accept my humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada and Srila Gurudeva.
This is in continuation of the previous offering titled "Srila Mahavishnu Goswami Maharaj Vyasa Puja 2016", wherein we were hearing some of the glorifications of Maharaj, which were shared by the devotees in Sri Sri Radha Neel Madhav Dham, Rajkot on the auspicious occasion of his Vyasa Puja. Now we shall hear further.
HG Vaishnavseva Prabhuji: (Continuing with the explanation Maharaj gave for the poem shared to him by a Hindi poet in Dwaraka Prabhuji said)
yahān kisiko koi rāstā nahi detā
mujhe girā ke tum sambāl sake to chalo
So, Maharaj made us understand that after coming to devotional service, we cannot keep pulling others' legs or keep complaining about others. Once I had a misunderstanding with one devotee. So I went to Maharaj because Maharaj had always advised that there should not be any short-circuit in our relationship with devotees as short-circuit would lead to damage. So when we went to Maharaj, Maharaj said that he will hear to each one of us separately. First was my turn. So I went and complained about the other devotee. Maharaj heard everything nicely and said, "Vaishnavseva - you are perfect. There is no fault in you." I became very relieved and internally I was feeling happy that now the other devotee will get nice chastisement from Maharaj. So I came out and then the other devotee went in to meet Maharaj. I was waiting outside and dreaming about how Maharaj would be firing him. When that other devotee went inside, he also had complained about me and Maharaj had told him the same thing -"You are perfectly right." So he also happily came out thinking that I would get nice firing from Maharaj. So when he came out smiling, I was surprised. Then Maharaj called us both inside and fired us.
So, by this Maharaj taught us that we should not try to degrade others or defame others. But we should serve together unitedly, encouraging each other. As Kalacakra Prabhu was saying we don't know when we will leave our body, we don't know what will be our circumstances in the future. So it is important that we change ourselves right now, in the way Maharaj wants us to be. We should not delay in our commitments to Maharaj. Whatever be our promise to Maharaj, we should fulfill without delay. We are just instruments in hands of Maharaj and we should endeavor sincerely to serve his mission.
Krishna willing, we shall continue to hear further glories of Maharaj in the subsequent offering.
Thank you very much.
Yours in service of Srila Prabhupada and Srila Gurudeva,
Sudarshana devi dasi.
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