Friday, 30 November 2012

Three simple, yet profound statements by Srila Prabhupada

Dama Ghosha Dasa (Seattle, USA) 
1. Adi 6.85  
Some accept Him (Lord Chaitanya) whereas others do not, yet everyone is His servant.One who does not accept Him, however, will be ruined by his sinful activities.
2. Conversations      
Reporter (2): What will happen to the movement in the United States when you die?
Prabhupada: I will never die.
Devotees: Jaya! Hari bol! (laughter)
Prabhupada: I shall live for my books, and you will utilize.
3. Lectures, July 4, 1970, San Francisco        
Pressman: Do you know how many followers there are in the United States now?
Prabhupada: Unlimited. (devotees roar) Some of them admit and some of them do not admit. That's all. (laughter) Everyone is eternally servant of God, but some of them admit and some of them do not admit. That is the difficulty. But anyone who does not admit, he is servant of somebody. That is a fact. He cannot be master. Everyone is servant. But one who knows that "I am servant of Krishna," his life is perfect. That's all. Please try to understand this point that everyone is servant. Even your president is servant of the nation. So nobody can say that "I am no one's servant." He is servant, but he does not know that actually he is the servant of the Supreme Lord. That is his ignorance. We are just eradicating this ignorance, that "You are servant, but you admit that you are servant of God. That will make your life successful." That's all. Therefore I say that there are unlimited followers. Some of them admit and some of them do not admit. That is the difficulty. But if anyone comes to me, I shall make him to admit.
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We can see from the above statement in  Chaitanya Charitamrita that Krishna das Kaviraj explicitly states that Lord  Sri Krishna Chaitanya Mahaprabhu is the Supreme Personality of Godhead.
And those who accept Him will be saved and those who do not, will be ruined.
This same principle can be applied to Chaitanya Mahaprabhu’s predicted Senapati Bhakta, or Field Commander - A C Bhaktivedanta Swami Srila Prabhupada.  Srila Prabhupada has been chosen by Lord Gauranga to represent Him in the coming years of Kali yuga.  As Srila Prabhupada once said, after him, only Lord Chaitanya can save one.
Therefore the conclusion is this - Lord Chaitanya and Srila Prabhupada are the ones whom we must surrender to, because without  both of them, we are ruined.

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