Thursday, February 5, 2009

Request to Preach

Srila Prabhupada made request to all of us to kindly preach. It's not just a matter of reading a statement by Srila Prabhupada, give it an appreciation then wait for few seconds and then next statement. No ! it's to be imbibed in our heart Just like Srila Prabhupada did. Srila Bhakti Sidhanta Saraswati Goswami Maharaj requested Srila Prabhupada to go west and preach however it couldn't happen immediately. It took close to 45 years but all this time Srila Prabhupada was mediating on how to preach to english speaking people and of course Srila Prabhupada single handedly made it. So similarly we must always remember the instructions of Srila Prabhupada, Guru, Gauranga and Krsna don't worry if it's not happening immediately endeavor with patience and enthusiam and surely by the mercy of Srila Prabhupada Guru and Krsna it will happen.

"I am an old man," he said. "I may die at any moment. But please, you all carry on this sankirtana movement. You have to become humble and tolerant. As Lord Caitanya says, be as humble as a blade of grass and more tolerant than a tree. You must have enthusiasm and patience to push on this Krsna conscious philosophy."

Prabhup├Ąda sat still and continued speaking to them gravely, asking them to stick together and push on the movement, for their own benefit and for others. Whatever they had learned, he said, they should repeat.

They realized, perhaps for the first time, that they were part of a preaching mission, a movement. They were together not just for good times and good vibrations; they had a loving obligation to Swamiji and Krsna.

From Srila Prabhupada Lila Mirta "Only He Could Lead Them"