My Guru Maharaja

My Guru Maharaja

Srila Prabhupada offen referred to ''My Guru Maharaja''. Srila Prabhupada always gave credit for His preaching success to His Guru Maharaja. Below is small Compilation entitled "My Guru Maharaja'' on various subject-matters which we have not posted before...........
Prabhupada: My Guru Maharaja gave me a task and always I was discouraged by my god-brothers, but I did not forget him even for a moment, and I was determined to follow my duty, even though sometimes I did not like to do it. 
Letter to: Satsvarupa  -- Vrindaban 5 November, 1972
Prabhupada: My Guru Maharaja used to say that in the world there is no problem, no scarcity. The only problem is that the people are not Krsna conscious. That is the problem. 
 Room Conversation -- July 17, 1972, London
Prabhupada: I consider you all as representative of my Guru Maharaj to help me in this helpless condition. My Godbrothers did not help me but my Spiritual Master has helped me. So do not think that I can ever forget you even for a moment.
Letter to: Kirtanananda  --  San Francisco 7 April, 1967
Prabhupada: We should always be very careful to give full respect to those who have so carefully handled this Divine Fruit of transcendental knowledge before us.  Even a slight change will spoil it.  That is why I have always been so careful to give you only those things which I have heard from my Guru Maharaj.
Letter to: Satsvarupa and Hansadutta  --  Vrindaban 29 August, 1967
Prabhupada: Whatever I am doing, it is due to the work of my Guru Maharaj. Actually, He is the power behind me, and I am only instrument.
Letter to: Bali Mardan  --  Tittenhurst Park, England October 4th,  1969
Prabhupada: My Guru Maharaja, was always enthusiastic in opening the centers in busy cities. Our centers are not practically secluded ashrams for so-called peaceful meditation. We are for activities and fighting like the battle of Kurukshetra. Chatianya Mahaprabhu's mission is to awaken the sleeping humanity under the spell of Maya.
Letter to: Bali Mardan  --  7, Bury Place London, England November 16, 1969
Prabhupada: My guru maharaj used to spend lots of money on doll exhibitions on Srimad-Bhagavatam. So I am sure that if we make doll exhibitions very prominent many tourists and visitors will throng in our temples. 
Letter to: Jayatirtha:  --  Vrindaban 14 September, 1974
Prabhupada: My Guru Maharaja, if somebody would write some article, he would hear, he would simply see how many times there is Krsna and Lord Caitanya. Then he'll pass, "Yes, it is all right." [laughter] . 
The Nectar of Devotion -- January 10, 1973, Bombay
Prabhupada: I also do not feel separation from my Guru Maharaja. When I am engaged in His service His pictures give me sufficient strength. To serve the Spiritual Master's word is more important than to serve him physically.
Letter to: Syamasundara  --  Los Angeles 19 July, 1970
Prabhupada: By our expending energy for Krsna, that is appreciated, not the actual result of our energy. But if there is lack of energy being devoted for some purpose, then everything will be delayed and possibly stopped. Better to seize the iron while the fire is hot, that my Guru Maharaja used to tell me.
Letter to: Dhananjaya  --  Bombay 31 December, 1972        
Prabhupada: My Guru Maharaja used to say that "If people do not come to hear this philosophy, don't be discouraged. You sit down in a room and try to preach. The four walls will hear you. Don't be disappointed." 
Lecture-Day after Sri Gaura-Purnima -- March 5, 1969, Hawaii
Prabhupada: My Guru Maharaja used to say that "This material world is not fit for living for any gentleman." He used to say. "No gentleman can live here."
Srimad-Bhagavatam 7.9.15 -- February 22, 1976, Mayapur
Prabhupada: Therefore my Guru Maharaja used to say, "Poor fund of knowledge." Whenever he used to designate these Mayavadi philosophers, he would say, "Poor fund of knowledge."
Initiation  -- May 21, 1969, New Vrindaban
Prabhupada: My Guru Maharaja used to say, "Do not go to Vrndavana with return ticket." So therefore it is very confidential.
Srimad-Bhagavatam 6.1.61 -- August 28, 1975, Vrndavana
[Conclusion: If one has actually seen Vrindavana, one would not want to leave Vrindavana]   
Prabhupada: My Guru Maharaja used to say that although this process is guaranteed, but don't wait for another life. Finish this business in this life.
Srimad-Bhagavatam 1.7.20–21 -- September 17, 1976, Vrndavana
Prabhupada: My Guru Maharaja has declared that the real life of a man is preaching. If one has at all got any life in him then he will preach. 
Letter to: Upendra  --  Bombay 4 January, 1971
Prabhupada: My Guru Maharaja said that  Instead of earning livelihood by showing the Deity in the temple, it is better to take the profession of a sweeper in the street and live honestly. He said like that. The sweeper, he is working hard, toiling, and getting some money and living. This is honest living.
Room Conversation  -- September 21, 1973, Bombay
Prabhupäda: My Guru Mahäräja used to say—that "Don't try to see God. Do in such a way that God will see you." Similarly, don't try to advise God, but follow the advice of God. That is our way.
Morning Walk -- January 22, 1976, Mäyäpur
Prabhupada: That is the version of my Guru Mahäräja. The whole so-called human society means a bunch of cheaters and cheated. That's all.   So don't be cheater; don't be cheated. That is intelligence.
 Morning Walk -- March 14, 1976, Mayapur
Prabhupada: My Guru Maharaja, sometimes he used to lament because so many disciples he had, but nobody was coming out very nice preacher. He was lamenting, "So only kanistha-adhikaris. We are keeping simply people in the kanistha-adhikara and engaging them in the arcana-marga." So that is not required. 
The Nectar of Devotion -- November 4, 1972, Vrndavana
Prabhupada: We have learned from our Guru Maharaja that preaching is very, very important thing, and when one is actually an experienced preacher, then he is able to chant Hare Krsna mantra without any offense. 
Srimad-Bhagavatam 1.7.19 -- September 16, 1976, Vrndavana
Prabhupada: Yes. My Guru Maharaja used to say that don't accept spiritual life for living. Just like we are sending the sankirtana party. If we take it, "Oh, it is very easy method for living without working. We are getting money for our livelihood," this is not wanted.
Bhagavad-gita 3.6–10 -- December 23, 1968, Los Angeles
Prabhupada: My Guru Maharaja used to say, If there is one moon in the sky that is sufficient to dissipate all darkness. There is no need of thousands or millions of stars. So our movement, if anyone, through all men in the world, can understand Krsna consciousness, he will do tremendous good to the people. 
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