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Sri Srimad Gour Govinda Swami on Srila Prabhupada’s Mud Hut in Bhubaneshwar
Oct. 11, 1989 Darshan with devotees
Srila Gour Govinda Swami: Ah, that’s my revered spiritual master (Srila Prabhupada’s) mercy, yes. That’s his mercy, that’s his causeless mercy. Anyhow, he was so merciful, he came here (Bbsr, Orissa). Stayed here 17, days in that room. He gave me a chance to serve. He’s so merciful.
There was nothing here, it was all jungle. Only this mud hut. …Still Srila Prabhupada stayed here. He didn’t stay in any guest house arranged for him. Srila Prabhupada told, “No, I’ll stay here. Only I require this electricity”; for his dictaphone, nothing else. He was so happy here. I don’t know how he got happiness here. I have nothing, I have no money, I had no men, nothing. Still he was so happy staying here. My humble service he accepted. Anyhow, he’s so merciful.
And he established a center here in spite of all objections of his senior disciples (at that time). This is mercy. And he gave me many important instructions, he whispered into my ears in that room (mud hut). Not recorded. Every word was recorded at that time, the tape recorder was always on, you see?, but he drove out even his secretary, get out, get out. Just whispered in my ear. He gave me so many instructions. Why he is so merciful to me I don’t know. What I’ve done for him? I have not done anything for him. Still I am carrying out his order best as I can.
I always feel the presence of my spiritual master. I never feel myself separated from him, therefore I feel myself secure. And every day, I could remember when I am staying here (in Prabhupada’s mud hut).
I am not staying in that main Temple building, I am staying here in this mud hut next to Srila Prabhupada. My Guru Maharaja stayed here, and I feel his presence. How can you say that the Guru disappears?…So we keep this thatched house, As It Is, we never, just some remoderning may be there but, thatching must be there, because he stayed here in this house. Tirtha! This is tirtha.
Yes, isn’t it?… Prabhupada was here, he stayed here therefore it is a tirtha; a place of pilgrimage, his merciful dust is here, Prabhupada’s dust, isn’t it? …..
» Posted By Murali Krsna das On Aug 14, 2012 @ 4:36 pm
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