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Mangal Aarati and Naam Sankirtan

But in the third canto again, Devahuti was married to Kardama muni. And Kardama was Prajapati afterwards, you know. So Brahma insisted that he should have children. Kardama muni was very nicely situated in his own austerities, but even then, as living entities have the inner desire to marry, he wanted to marry. After 12 years of tapascharya, he had this desire. This is the best chapter for grihastas to go through. How to stay as Grihastha, and how to perfect our live. That’s why we have taken few things here and there. The main thing is to understand how our body is created. And Kapil deva, Devahuti’s son, is incarnation of Krishna. As soon as He was born immediately Kardama muni thought that now this is the time I should go away. I should leave the material matters now. And immediately he left to perfect his life.

Everybody has to go away. We may not leave our houses. We may not leave Australia. It’s the nest country, you think. So please, be situated in Australia. Be in your own house. But please take your heart out of the house. Stay there as a guest. Now we are guest as somebody, so we use all the facilities and nothing belongs to us and we are not worried about anything else. This is how the Vanaprashta life should be cultivated. And in order to have the impetus for stopping the material activities, we must come to these scriptures though Gurus and sages.

Mangal aarati is enlivening

We cannot be ISKCON fanatics. But I am very transcendentally proud to tell you that at the moment this is the only society, which has its own problems, but even then, this is the only society which is really genuinely propagating Krishna Consciousness. Otherwise, [Audience applauding] not only that but we have, our own specialties. Somebody tells that “You have so many problems in your society. We don’t have any problems you know. We have our temple, we open on Sunday, and just… clothes are already are on the deities, we just dust out, take out the dust and they are ready. And then we sit for …two hours we perform continuous kirtan, and we don’t have any problem at all.”

I told “You are correct. How can you have any problem?” In a dead society, you cannot have any problem. Suppose, I am suffering from cancer. So that means that I am alive, isn’t it, isn’t it? Dead man cannot suffer from cancer. In order to suffer from cancer you must be alive, that goes without saying. Or I may have some other disease, but I must be alive to suffer the disease. So problems in the society are bound to be there. Problems are disease but means that the society is alive. Otherwise there is no … there is no puja, there is no food distribution. There is nothing else going on, no kirtan, just half sleep you come half sleep you go, then what problems you are going to have. We are transcendently proud that wherever we have temple at the moment, mangal aarati is going on at 4:30 in the morning. And I visit so many temple, hundreds of temples, ISKCON temple, everywhere mangal aarati is exactly at 4:30. And we attend mangal aarati and I have eventually told them that your temple is alright, no problem. All other problems are just scratch. Mangal aarati is going on, you are alright. If your life also you want to perfect, please carry on mangal aarati. If you can at 4:30. Because of strenuous work or whatever, if you cant you fix your own time, but please perform some mangala aarati. We were in Minneapolis, and there are 8-10 I told you yesterday, and they were initiated, and now they are performing, everybody, they are working, and they are performing mangala aarati at 4:30 then they have humble chanting going on, then few pages from Bhagavatam they discuss, and this is morning program. It will rejuvenate your existence, and make ready to face the material demons during the whole day. You have face the demoniac living entities, or tendencies at least. This will give you the strength, and will fix you at the lotus feet of Krishna. Don’t waste your existence please.

This is the first thing, specialty, live symptom, in our temples. Which is the temple, show me, that from 4:30 in the morning, till 9 O clock, seven aaratis is there, seven times prasadam is there, and everything is going on. Which temple is doing? We have Jagann Mandir in Dwarka, Dwarkadhish mandir is very famous all over the world and may be all over the universe. It’s the best mandir we have. Nice lovely murthy we have, Dwarkadhish murty. But the mangla aarati is at 7 O clock. So I told Brahmins, pujaris that please, mangla aarati is supposed to be earlier in the morning, He said “No, that is in Vrindavana. Because he is cowherd boy in Vrindavana, he gets up early there. He is here king. He gets up late.” [laughs with audience]
Our mind is very fertile I told you. It will always find some suitable argument. I told him, “Is He sleeping or you are sleeping?” [laughs]

“No, No forget about it. 7 O clock, mangal aarati”

No place…there are beautiful places, nice structure is standing, but its only structure. We don’t have structure. Ours is a house, humble house or some hall or something. But lively bhakti is going on. This is our monopoly, I am very transcendentally proud to tell you. That, “Please, if you want to learn our own culture, and own devotional service, our own bhakti, how to develop, and to carry on, you please come to these temples.”

Naam Sankiran pleases Krishna

And you are in Australia, nice temple you have. Try to help the temple. Go to the temple. Don’t worry about insults or this or that forget about it. We go there to see the Lord and to increase our devotional service. Please carry on these activities. And not only… one temple is not enough. Sydney is so very big town, have another temple. And if you cannot have temple, then at least have the groups, naam hatta groups. Who stops you? Buy Prabhupada books, read one or two slokas and please carry on your own. There should be millions of groups here. And the more you propagate the more you will be engaged in active devotional service. Krishna says in Bhagavat Gita. That who spreads my message, he is very much dear to me. If you want to be dear to Krishna, this is the activity you have to propagate. Why one boy or two boy or three boy should do? Even one or two or three boys can do such as nice program, why cant you, everybody do something? Everybody of you are staying in the house, you have your neighbors, you know some people, you have some friends, call them for this, and this is the way to propagate Krishna Consciousness. This is sankirtan.

nama-sankirtanam yasya / sarva-papa pranasanam
It will completely destroy all the sinful reactions. Please attention to anything else. Those who direct you to naam sankirtan, they are real relatives. Otherwise the misguidance is rampant. Please, please, please. Save yourself from this. Nothing else is important. Otherwise Sukhdeva Goswami will not sing the glories of naam sankirtan. In the last verse, before he finished Bhagavatam, he thought that he did not glorify naam sankirtan, so giving two lines only.
[SB 12.13.23 (last verse of SB)]
nama-sankirtanam yasya / sarva-papa pranasanam

pranamo duhkha-samanas / tam namami harim param
[I offer my respectful obeisances unto the Supreme Lord, Hari, the congregational chanting of whose holy names destroys all sinful reactions, and the offering of obeisances unto whom relieves all material suffering.](SB 12.13.23)
nama-sankirtanam yasya come on, nama-sankirtanam [audience repeating], yasya / sarva-papa pranasanam

All and we are so very sinful, knowingly or unknowingly, we are committing so many sins.

nama-sankirtanam yasya / sarva-papa pranasanam

Not only that but duhkha-samanas tam, duhkha-samanas tam

tam means that sankirtan will mitigate all miseries.

duhkha-samanas / tam namami harim param

To that transcendental Hari I pay my obeisance and in order to fix in this, we must know our self and we must have some idea of Krishna also. Then Bhagavad-gita gives you some preliminary idea, about Isvara, the Supreme Absolute truth. He gives the idea about jiva. He again gives the idea, Krishna Himself, about prakriti the material manifestation, wherein we are passing our life. Then he gives the idea of importance of time and lastly he gives the idea about our own activities, karma. Please come to the pages of these scriptures. And if you come to Bhagavatam, know your own situation and that is we are discussing now. Its the last page, you know.

Chapter 27

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