Sri Sri Gauranga Mahaprabhu ki Jai!!

Dear Prabhujis and Matajis,
Hare Krishna. Please accept my humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada and Srila Gurudev. 

Wish you all a very very happy Gaura Purnima! On this day let us all pray to the Supreme Lord Gauranga Mahaprabhu to shower his causeless mercy upon all the living entities. It is very very enlivening to recite the holy scripture of Sri Caitanya Caritamrta on this most auspicious day and meditate on the transcendental pastimes of Lord Gaura Hari. 

I will just share with you all one beautiful purport from Srila Prabhupada on this occasion. While reading Sri Caitanya Caritamrta, there were several places where Srila Krsna das Kaviraj Goswami repeatedly exclaimed how wonderfully Lord Gauranga inundated the whole universe with Love of Godhead. I was honestly surprised at this statement because until 30-40 years back we rarely have any mundane proof of devotees of Lord Krsna existing beyond the shores of India. Moreover, the sankirtana movement spread all over the world only after Srila Prabhupada started his mission. I was struggling to understand the statement of Srila Kaviraj Goswami, that the Lord spread the Sankirtana movement all over the universe. Right when I got this doubt, Srila Prabhupada asked the same question in his purport, and also gave his transcendental answer. Sri Caitanya Caritamrta Adi lila 13.32: 

kīrtanīyā-gaṇe dila mālya-candana
svarūpa, śrīvāsa,  yāhāṅ mukhya dui-jana

The sankirtana movement went on from one part of the town to another, as the Lord wandered everywhere performing kirtana. In this way He inundated the whole world by distributing love of Godhead.

Purport: One may raise the question how all three worlds became inundated with love of Krsna, since Caitanya Mahaprabhu performed kirtana only in the Navadvipa area. The answer is that Lord Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu is Krsna Himself. The entire cosmic manifestation results from the Lord's first setting it in motion. Similarly, since the sankirtana movement was first set in motion five hundred years ago by Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu's desire that it spread all over the universe, the Krsna consciousness movement, in continuity of that same motion, is now spreading all over the world, and in this way it will gradually spread all over the universe. With the spread of the Krsna consciousness movement, everyone will merge in an ocean of love of Krsna. 
- (End of Purport).

This reminded me of a very similar one in Bhagavad Gita where Krsna says to Arjuna that all the enemies in the battlefield are already killed by Him. Arjuna was supposed to just act as an instrument.

BG 11.33
tasmāt tvam uttiṣṭha yaśo labhasva
jitvā śatrūn bhuṅkṣva rājyaṁ samṛddham
mayaivaite nihatāḥ pūrvam eva
nimitta-mātraṁ bhava savya-sācin

Therefore get up. Prepare to fight and win glory. Conquer your enemies and enjoy a flourishing kingdom. They are already put to death by My arrangement, and you, O Savyasācī, can be but an instrument in the fight.

This is a very important point to keep in mind for all of us who are aspiring to be a devotee, because in actuality whatever we 'seemingly' do, is effected by the Lord only. We may think that we are distributing books, running centre's, inspiring others by our discourses etc, but actually it is He who is doing everything. We are only instruments. And He is proving it time and again that as long as we are in that consciousness (that everything is being done by the Lord and we are only instruments), then the result will be an undoubtful success. 

A practical proof was shown by His Divine Grace himself. He said the following statement in his poem "Markine Bhagavata Dharma" on Sep 18th 1965 on board the ship Jaladhuta:

O Lord, I am just like a puppet in Your hands. So if You have brought me here to dance, then make me dance, make me dance, O Lord make me dance as You like. 

He said, "Please make me dance, make me dance." But what really happened? Just in ten years since he wrote these words, he made the whole world dance! This is the true mercy of Sri Sri Gauranga Mahaprabhu! Let us all pray to the Most Munificent Lord to help us keep this same consciousness and serve Him to the best of our ability. 

Thank you very much.
Yours in service of Srila Prabhupada and Srila Gurudev,
Kalacakra Krsna das.