Same Mission, Same Sri Guru

[Excerpted from Srila Bhaktivedanta Narayana Maharaja's Nectar Sprinkles on Australia]


On February 18, Srila Maharaja concluded his final Caitanya-caritamrta class in Vraja-vallabha's home in Uki, N.S.W. with the following affectionate words:

Tomorrow we will leave here for Brisbane.

Then, after two or three days, we will go to Bali, and then Singapore. After that our group will return to India. The devotees who live here have served all the visiting devotees so well. There was no problem at all. You have all helped in my preaching, and so I am very indebted to you. I am especially obliged to the devotees who have come from such a great distance, like America and Canada, to help me.

I have come here to serve my Gurudeva, Srila Bhaktiprajnana Kesava Gosvami Maharaja, as well as my siksa-guru Srila Bhaktivedanta Swami Maharaja. I am happy that to some extent I am successful in my mission. So many sincere devotees, who were feeling themselves so far from Krsna consciousness, have come in my association; and I have tried to help them all.

For some reason however, some people are opposed to my preaching activities. In that regard there is nothing I can do; I am helpless. I can only beg forgiveness from them. I had no intention to do anything wrong to them. I came only to preach this real philosophy of life, which Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu wanted to give, and which Swamiji wanted to give.

But even in these auspicious activities of preaching, some may be upset. They are thinking that they are serving their Guru Maharaja, Srila Swami Maharaja by such opposition; but actually they are ignorant, not understanding that my mission is the same as that of Srila Swami Maharaja. I want to give them an opportunity to understand properly. And I pray that Sri Nityananda Prabhu will help them. I had no intention to disturb anyone, but as they are feeling some pinching in their heart, some suffering by my coming here, then I beg their pardon. I pray that by approaching them, they will be very kind to me and forgive me. I want to gather all devotees, wherever they may be in the world, and without consideration of caste and creed, I want to help them all. This is actually the duty of all devotees.

So I am very much obliged to you all, that you are enduring so many discomforts here. Although you are all rich and have so many material facilities in your own homes, you gave up all these things, and you are meeting with me in these forest and hills. And these three weeks have passed as a moment's dream, so I am indebted to you all.

Nectar Sprinkles on Australia
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