Original Way to the House of the Soul

Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj

(3 of November, 2006, Lahta, Saint-Petersburg)




...was extremely happy to come here and stay here with you all, I am very happy.


It is inconceivable for me I can come here. But everything happened.


Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu given clue for liberation and transcendental service.


Mukti that means liberation have different definition. Shankaracharya and other acharya, who is under thinking of Shankar philosophy, their mukti is nirvishesh, merging to nirvishesh brahma.

Their knower, jnana, knowledge, knower, and... jñāna, jñeya, jñātā.


Goswami Maharaj: Knowledge, knower and what is known.

Govinda Maharaj: Known. That will be demolished. That is their definition of mukti.


Their language is that triputi-vinash. Triputi-vinash means three is demolished, merged into brahma.


And our definition of brahma is different. And our definition of mukti, that is different. Our definition [of] brahma,


yasya prabhā prabhavato jagad-aṇḍa-koṭi-
koṭiṣv aśeṣa-vasudhādi vibhūti-bhinnam
tad brahma niṣkalam anantam aśeṣa-bhūtaṁ
govindam ādi-puruṣaṁ tam ahaṁ bhajāmi

[BS: 5.40]


This is our brahma’s definition. Srila Kaviraj Goswami very simply and clearly told:


brahma—aṅga-kānti tāṅra, nirviśeṣa prakāśe
sūrya yena carma-cakṣe jyotirmaya bhāse

[CC: Madhya, 20.159]


Example given Kaviraj Goswami like sun. From out, so long, we are seeing the sun a fireball, like that. But inside there so many play going on. Like that brahma is effulgent of Krishna-loka and Krishna. Here is Govinda told. But actually it is Krishna-loka.

[Phone rings]

Goswami Maharaj: Krishna-loka calling.

Govinda Maharaj: Hello?


Yes. I am speaking.

Yes, yes, I know.

Yes, I am well and I am going today.

Oh, so nice. One feet high.


Yes, but devotees are paying to rememberance your holiness.

Dandavat. OK.

No. I am from England to India this time.

OK, Maharaj.


 Dandavat, Maharaj, dandavat.


Janardan Maharaj.



Goswami Maharaj: Jay Bhakti Pavan Janardan Maharaj ki jay!


Govinda Maharaj: Yes, Maharaj, I disturbed. But it is... I am thinking this is Acharya Maharaj.


Goswami Maharaj: You were telling about sun, like Krishna-loka, Kaviraj Goswami tell brahma.


Govinda Maharaj: Now Maharaj told. Maharaj finished? You?...

Avadhut Maharaj: Yes, yes, yes. Everything. Even translate about snow.


Govinda Maharaj: And our mukti is different. Merge in brahma-loka—that is mukti of Shankaracharya and others. But our mukti:


muktir hitvānyathā rūpaṁ
sva-rūpeṇa vyavasthitiḥ

[SB: 2.10.6]


Anyathā rūpaṁ means what we have got now, that material existence, mixing with materiarly... materialism, from here to get relief. But that relief not merging to brahma-loka, but crossing the brahma-loka and getting in transcendental service platform, that is our mukti.


Not only after jyoti, jyotirmaya dham. But we are getting that transcendental platform and that is our real home and there is everything service and five kind of connection with Lord and satisfying the Lord from that position.


Only satisfaction of Lord, that is our duty. And happily we are getting that duty, full work. And that we will get sadhu-sanga, through sadhu-sanga. It is very easiest way, we have got it.


Then bhajana-kriya easily, the chanting and serving to the Lord. Everything easily coming to us.


Then mukti, she wants to serve the devotee, but devotee telling to mukti: “You please go little far from me, my mind is disturbed to see you, my servicing mood will be disturbed more with your darshan and negotiation.”


śrī-kṛṣṇa-smaraṇena deva bhavato dāsī-padaṁ prāpitā


“You are remembering Krishna, trying to serving Krishna, and I have got for service to you, that is for that I come to you to see.”


And devotee telling: “No, I not need your association, please go little far.”


And this is situation of our bhajan life, our practicing life. With sadhu-sanga it will be increase so glorious way. And all of the disturbance...


Disturbance always come to disturb us, but devotee not will be disturbed by that. This is the fact.


Maya not will leave easily to us, it is fact.


But if we will get some strength from sadhu, strength from the harinam, strength from our bhajan: shravan, kirtan, smaran, vandan, etc.


Then automatically we can cross over everything.


And we will get to service world easily with the devotee can serve there.


Actually how much we know, nothing knows. This world so [indistrinct], so many sun also, more than sun. So many things in this Brahmanda. How much we know? We know very little. Why we are proud with that knowledge?


But actually muni, rishi, like Vedavyas, what they research and what that knowledge they have got and very eagerly to give us that. Fortunately... All jiva soul not getting it, but some jive soul getting it by the grace of his divine association. And that association coming through sadhu.


Then spare time for the service to Lord. We have not seen anything, but we have got the knowledge transcendental through our teachers, through our scriptures, through our masters. Then we are fortunate, no doubt. But keep faith and do service.


Few days I stayed with you here this time. It was very happy time for me. But no retirement of my life, then again I am going to start something.


Service to my Guru Maharaj waiting for me, that service.


Krishna will manage, Krishna will arrange, Krishna will be satisfied with our mood [indistinct] of devotion. That is our expectation.


I expecting blessings of you all. Srila Guru Maharaj in the form of you always inspiring me for the service.


yāvat āchaye prāṇa, dehe āche śakti
tāvat karaha kṛṣṇa-pāda-padme bhakti

[CB: 2.1.342]


This is Vrindavan Das Thakur maybe. Until death not stop to serve. This is our lifestyle given [by] Guru-varga.


Behind me, behind you all, my Guru Maharaj will bless. And by the grace of Srila Gurudev we shall cross over so many disturbance or anything will come, not afraid for that.


Guru Maharaj bless you. And my blessings to you. Love and affection for you. What can I say?


I am always embracing you, and Krishna give me chance to more to do for you.

Captured by Ashutosh Krishna Das