Speaking for the Pleasure of Guru and Gauranga
From a darshan by HDG Srila Gour Govinda Swami Maharaja on the 29th May 1995 New Vrindavana, USA.
The Goswamis have discussed very, very deep philosophy, it is not easily understood. Generally it is not discussed amongst neophytes. It is normally discussed amongst very elevated devotees, paramahamsas, who can understand it. Others cannot understand it; therefore generally it is not discussed. Very, very advanced devotees may understand it, or they may not!
You may ask the question: why am I speaking all these things when most of the devotees are neophyte? They cannot understand it, so why are you speaking all these topics! Therefore you may call me a fool or a mad-man. Yes, I may be a fool or a mad-man, I accept that, that is my certificate! I’ll accept it as my certificate, yes very good. I am a fool or a mad-man, but somehow I had this desire. In 1986 I first came to America. That year I had a program, the tickets were already booked to come here to New Vrndavana. I had the desire, “I’ll go to New Vrndavana and speak on Nava-Vrndavanasangama.”
An Unfulfilled Desire
I had that desire from 1986, but Krsna did not want it to be spoken until now, therefore as ill luck would have it I fell sick. I could not come here, I returned. I came to Gita Nagari and my sickness became more severe, so I went back. I could not come here, thus that desire was unfulfilled.
So this time I thought, “let me speak before Radha-Vrndavanacandra. They may fulfil my desire.” Therefore I am speaking for Them and those who are very fortunate, by the mercy of Radha-Vrndavanacandra, can understand it. I think that and I beg at Their lotus feet, let Radha-Vrndavana candra shower Their mercy on you then you may understand it.
Seva Through Your Ears
It is a fact that this seva is done for the pleasure of Krsna, for the pleasure of Guru and Gauranga. This is my seva, my service. It is not my mind’s pleasure, but seva for the pleasure of Guru and Gauranga, the pleasure of Krsna. That is said, sravana kirtana, hearing and chanting, by hearing you are carrying out seva. Seva through your ears to Guru and Gauranga and to Krsna. You should not hear for your pleasure, no! We should hear for the pleasure of Guru and Gauranga. One who speaks, he should speak to give pleasure to Guru and Gauranga, Krsna. For Their pleasure, I am doing it. This is the purpose.
Sent in by Goloka Vrindavana dasa.