Śrīla Bhakti Rakṣak Śrīdhar Dev-Goswāmī Mahārāj speaks on this day, the third day of Nabadwīp Dhām Parikramā, in 1982.

The Distribution of Love

Śrīla Bhakti Rakṣak Śrīdhar Dev-Goswāmī Mahārāj speaks on this day, the third day of Nabadwīp Dhām Parikramā, in 1982.

Today is the circumambulation of Madhyadwīp and Godrumadwīp (kīrtanākhyādwīp). Our party has gone there. Saṅkīrtan is the central service recommended by Mahāprabhu, especially for the Age of Kali. Saṅkīrtan means to listen and reproduce. To hear and tell. And the telling, the expression, the reproduction, is the more powerful thing. We are to exert to ourselves to the utmost for kīrtan. Kīrtan means to preach, and that has been recommended as the highest method of attainment, especially for beginners. Assert as much as you can, engage yourself in preaching, spreading the truth that you imbibe from the higher source. Thereby, you will be benefitted the most. Exert yourself to spread the news of the Lord, the Truth. Then His omnipotent supply from above will be lavishly extended to you. As much as you can sell, so much you will be furnished with materials by the capitalist. So go on. He is not a capitalist of the mundane world. He is a capitalist of real property: devotion, service, prema. That is the only property in this world. What can dispossess us of everything and fulfil all of our wants? What can compensate us and take the place of everything else? Only prema. No other thing can give us perfect health. Only prema: love. Love is above everything. Love is only the wealth in this world.

Mahāprabhu, Nityānanda Prabhu, Advaita Prabhu, and others came with this. They came and continue to come now and then to the world with these tidings that bring such a high prospect into our life. Coming, anyhow, into a human birth, if we do not try for that prospect, then we commit suicide; our actions amount to nothing more.

Śrī Gauḍīya Maṭh’s Dhām-parikramā invites everyone to try for that, to try to acquire that wealth. However small, or of whatever character it may be, its object is connected with that highest plane given by Mahāprabhu Śrī Chaitanyadev, the Lord of love and the distribution of love.

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