Why Am I Touring The World?

Murwillumbah, Australia; Feb. 15, 2002

Tridandiswami Sri Srimad Bhaktivedanta Narayana Maharaja

[Srila Narayana Maharaja visited Murwillumbah, Australia from February

12-19. As he did in Germany two months earlier, in Murwillumbah he was

giving nightly classes on Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura's Jaiva Dharma. The

following is the introduction he spoke before beginning his February 15th



Why have I come here, and why am I travelling here and there? Why have I

invited everyone to come here, and why am I touring throughout the world?

What is my mood and mission, and why I am journeying in this old age?

Because not all of you can go to Vrndavana to meet me, I have come to you.

Local persons and foreigners, children, girls, boys, and old persons, are

all coming here to meet me. If I do not come, all will be weak. Everyone

will be engaged in sense gratification, and they will give no importance

religious topics and activities. They will forget all these things.

Sometimes, therefore, Krsna sends His many associates. For example, Narada

Rsi is always touring here and there, and this is the tradition of our

guru-parampara. This is why I have come. Don't sleep. Maya is everywhere,

like a tiger, to swallow you.

Try to know all the spiritual truths, and go on chanting and remembering.

This will save you. Your money and worldly qualifications can never help

you. We have come to remind you of this. Sri Nityananda Prabhu used to go

with Srila Haridasa Thakura to tell everyone, "You should chant the holy

name, and you will very easily cross the ocean of birth and death.

Everything will be okay and all problems will vanish. If you do not get this

result, I am responsible." I am also telling you the same thing. Chant, and

all responsibility will be on me if you are not happy. If you chant in the

correct process, in the process I have been explaining to you, you must be


Transcriber: Sripad Raghunatha dasa Adhikari

Editor: Srimati Syamarani devi dasi

Typist: Srimati Jayanti devi dasi