The result of chastity and sincere service to Sri Guru.

By Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj

Newcomers and old devotees will both give attention to being faithful and chaste in their life of service to Sri Guru and Sri Gauranga. Everyone has joined Krishna consciousness, but we need progress, and progress will come through chastity and sincerity. By any way, we should not will lose these two qualities and qualifications. No doubt, everyone cannot do so much service. According to their capacity, they will do seva, but Krishna will accept everything if they are sincere and enriched with full faith. So, sincerity is very important for everybody.

Enthusiastically many new devotees join, but they must be faithful to their Guru. Here, Guru is so important. Actually, you are thinking I am Guru, but I am thinking of my Guru. In this way our preceptorial line goes up to Srila Rupa Goswami Prabhu. You must think about my desires, what I need, and I must think about my Guru’s desires. This is our procedure to go to the Queen—Radharani. She is the chief commander, and Rupa Goswami Prabhu is under Her guidance. She (Sri Rupa Manjari) is controlled by Lalita Devi, but she also receives some direct guidance from Radharani that Lalita Devi does not know about. That is her position.

Everyone may not have special qualities or qualifications, but if they are sincere and faithful, Krishna must bestow His mercy upon them. That is our only hope.

If we think we are all qualified, that is wrong. It is not true. We are all unqualified. This is the truth. But if there is sincerity in our mood of service, then the result will come to us. You are all very happily giving your service to the Divine Master, and your expectation must be fulfilled. This is my prayer to my Guru Maharaj that he will give his blessings to you all. And I am always with you all. I have nothing hidden, only this prayer to Guru Maharaj that he will give you strength for your practising life.

Reference

Spoken on 17 May 1996.

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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