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kali kali jani karu govinda radhe, jane kaal kali ane hi na de
Part - 1
We have a habit of postponing actions for our spiritual progress, yet we will immediately perform wrong actions. We are doing the reverse of what we should be doing.

In the Mahabharata there is a story that once a poor Brahmin went to King Yudhishthir to ask for charity. He said, “I have to get my daughter married. Please give me ten pieces of gold.” Yudhisthir said, “I am very busy today. Come tomorrow.” Bheemsen was standing nearby and he didn’t take this well. He thought, “Why did Yudhishthir tell him to come tomorrow? He could have told me to give him the gold.” Bheemsen decided to play a joke on Yudhishthir. He called the Prime Minister and said, “Today an extremely joyful event has occurred that we must celebrate.” The Prime Minister wondered what that joyful event could be, but he didn’t have the courage to question Bheemsen. He had it announced in the city that everyone should celebrate joyously, so the city was decorated and everyone was singing and dancing in celebration.

Yudhisthir observed this and he said, “What’s happening? It’s not Ram Navami or Janmashtami. Why is the whole city celebrating?” He called his Prime Minister and asked him, “What is happening?” The Prime Minster answered, “My lord, your brother ordered it.” Yudhishthir said, “Call Bheem!” Bheemsen came and Yudhishthir asked him, “What’s happening? What is everyone celebrating today?” Bheemsen said, “Brother, today we received the greatest news.” “Well, what is it?” “You have defeated death!” Yudhisthir said, “I defeated death? Are you in your right mind? What are you talking about?”

Bheemsen said, “What did you tell that Brahmin today? You said, ‘Come tomorrow’.” Yudhisthir said, “So?” Bheemsen continued, “Why did you say that? What if you don’t remain in this world until tomorrow? Then what? Your word would be proven false. You could have told me to do it.” Yudhisthir said, “Oh, I made a mistake! Call the Brahman.” When the Brahman came Yudhishthir asked him for forgiveness and gave him the gold.


An English translation of a discourse delivered in Hindi by:
Jagadguru Shri Kripalu Ji Maharaj
16 April 2010
Sitapaila, Nepal
© Radha Govinda Samiti
Part - 2
You should never delay practicing devotion. Today you have good understanding; tomorrow you may not. Maya is so powerful that even the understanding of great intellects like Brihaspati and Saraswati could be lost. A person starts by thinking, “God is so kind. He is so compassionate.” And he cries. But then, “How is He kind? This bad thing happened, then that happened, then my son died. This is all useless! God isn’t kind at all!” The effect of repeated thinking is so amazing that not even in one day or one hour but in one minute a person could become a demon or in one minute he could be elevated to the class of a Saint. For this reason, as regards spiritual matters, you should not trust your mind.

Never have the confidence that the correct understanding you have today will remain tomorrow. Great, great devotees have experienced spiritual downfall. You all must have heard the story of Ajamila. It is written in the Bhagavatam that he had complete control over his senses and was a scholar of all the scriptures. He fully embodied the principles of dharma. But after only glancing at a prostitute for a moment, he became the greatest example of a sinner. This was due only to his repeated contemplation.

When Ravan was dying, Lord Rama said to Lakshman, “He was scholar of all the four Vedas. You are a kshatriya, so go to him and respectfully stand near his feet with folded hands and ask him to give you some teaching at this time of his death.” Lakshman went and Ravan said, “Son, there are two things you must remember. Do what is good immediately, and postpone what is wrong for later. I thought many times of doing good, but I was extremely proud of my powers that had brought even great celestial gods like Yamaraja, Kuber and Indra under my control as servants. Then I thought I would do good later. But the wrong action I performed of kidnapping Sita, I did immediately. Now I am undergoing the consequence of that action. I am dying. So Lakshman, remember these two instructions I have given you.”


An English translation of a discourse delivered in Hindi by:
Jagadguru Shri Kripalu Ji Maharaj
16 April 2010
Sitapaila, Nepal
© Radha Govinda Samiti


to be continued next week...
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