Speaking for the Pleasure of Guru and Gauranga

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.

One Response to Speaking for the Pleasure of Guru and Gauranga

  1. Gour Govind Sevak Senan July 15, 2012 at 8:15 am #

    GVDas Prabhuji,
    i accept the fact that, as emphasized by Gurudev in the foregoing introductory statements, i am not qualified to hear the extremely confidential topic he had waited ten years patiently before he could speak on it in New Vrndavan for Radha-Vrndavancandra’s pleasure.
    But after whetting my appetite to hear the whole katha, i was thrown into despair when you ended your contribution above with only the introduction. Yes, i am unqualified to hear the rest. So were the audience he spoke to in New Vrndavan. Yet he did not stop with his mouth-watering introduction. He mercifully spoke the rest of the katha to that audience solely for RVc’s pleasure.
    So i’m humbly appealing to you to give us, nitya-baddhas though we be, the rest of the katha which, i promise, i’ll read [hear=sravanam] as a seva, NOT for MY enjoyment, but, as Gurudev fore-warns in his introduction, for the pleasure of Guru and Gauranga .
    When will that good fortune arise for this dog?
    Thank you.
    gourgovindsevak-senan …
    Vyanjuli-mahadvadasi … 15.O7.2O12.

Dedicated to the Life and Teachings of Srila Gour Govinda Swami