śrī śrī guru gaurāṅga jayataḥ!

Rays of The Harmonist On-Line Edition

Year 13, Issue 2
Posted: 12 April 2020

Dedicated to
nitya-līlā praviṣṭa oṁ viṣṇupāda

Śrī Śrīmad Bhakti Prajñāna Keśava Gosvāmī Mahārāja

Inspired by and under the guidance of

Śrī Śrīmad Bhaktivedānta Nārāyaṇa Gosvāmī Mahārāja

“By My Command, Be Guru And Save This Land”

by Śrīla Bhaktisiddhānta Sarasvatī Ṭhākura Prabhupāda


He who wants to be employed in the service of God should never cast a covetous eye on any worldly object.  Through vision of the partial appearances of the external, physical world, the vision of God is shut out.  No sooner does the world, or in other words anything perceptible by the senses, present itself than it at once causes forgetfulness of God; and thereafter all these persons who are connected with God look small. One who is moving forward on the path of devotion with the object of serving God should therefore, by all means, avoid the sight of worldly persons. Shri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, as a physician, prescribes the following for us: Do not associate with those who are addicted to the world, and to woman; never do it. Mahaprabhu has declared:

“By My command, be guru and save this land.
You were born as a human being in this land of Bharat,
so realize the significance of such birth and do good to others.
Give up malice and be full of kindness for all jīvas.”

[He instructs us as follows:] Do not practice the craft of a guru for the purpose of injuring others through malice. Do not adopt the trade of a guru only to become immersed in the slough of this world. But if you can indeed be My guileless servant, you will be endowed with My power and need not fear.

Adapted from The Gauḍīya, Year 20, Issue 7
By the Rays of The Harmonist team 

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