Being cautious within the illusory environment.

By Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj

This year so many devotees have come from outside of India, and they are very enthusiastic for Nabadwip Dham Parikrama. I am very happy. Maybe this is my last year or not, I do not know, but we will join the festival and try not to make offences.

What are the seva-aparadhas, Dham-aparadhas, and Nam-aparadhas? It is necessary to know. You already know and are studying  the Nam-aparadhas, but it is also necessary to know the Dham-aparadhas, and it is also necessary to know the seva-aparadhas. We should try to know the Nam-aparadhas, Dham-aparadhas, and seva-aparadhas as much as possible because we are always living within the illusory environment. We are not free from illusion, so as much as possible we will try to follow the instructions of sadhu, Guru, and sastra. The sadhu—sadhu means Vaisnava—Guru, and scriptures have given some instructions, and we shall try to follow that.


Spoken in March of 2008.

Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj is the foremost modern representative of the teachings of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu. Both definitive and progressive, his exemplary life, practice, and teachings brilliantly illuminate the path of divine love. For more information on Srila Govinda Maharaj, please visit his biography page.

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