Krishna Karunya Prabhu and Prabhuji (Hindi): Prabhuji's katha - English translation:
We have come from taṭastha-śakti, from a manifestation of Baladeva Prabhu called Kāraṇodakaśāyī
Viṣṇu, who is situated on the marginal line, in the Kāraṇābdhi (Causal Ocean). The jīvas are coming
from this Casual Ocean. The jīva did not fall to this world from Goloka Vṛndāvana, nor from
Vaikuṇṭha. They are coming from the marginal line, from the glance of Kāraṇodakaśāyī Viṣṇu.
Among them, some are liberated. If they look towards Vaikuṇṭha, at once they will go there—without
delay. And those who look towards this world will come here. Why? Because jīvas are independent.
Kṛṣṇa has made them independent. And this independence of the jīvas that Kṛṣṇa has given is like a
precious jewel, and the jīvas can use it properly or misuse it. If they are using it well, they will quickly
go towards Vaikuṇṭha; and if they misuse it they will have to suffer.
The jīva has got some independence to go here or there. This is not the fault of Kṛṣṇa, but rather it is
their independence to look here and there. If they look towards Vaikuṇṭha or Goloka Vṛndāvana,
Yogamāyā will at once help them and they will go there. On the other hand, those who look towards
the material world will be attracted by Mahāmāyā. This is not Kṛṣṇa’s fault at all.
You cannot understand this in your present stage, but when you come in our stage, then you can
realize a little. Now you should chant, follow your guru, and follow all these principles.
You should chant and the responsibility is on me if you are not happy. So, chant, but by the process
that I am telling you about—then you must be happy. God is one and all the living entities are all
souls. The relation between the Supersoul and the individual soul is called prema. Caitanya
Mahāprabhu has come to give this prema to the whole world. We have forgotten, and that is why we
are suffering so much. And we will have to suffer. So, try to chant more, to be attracted, and to
associate more so that in this life you should give up all these things and be happy forever.
Although śāstra has said viśrambheṇa guroḥ sevā—one must serve the guru with a sense of intimacy—
you may commit some offenses if you attempt this at your stage. When you come to the level of
spontaneous devotional service, then you can do viśrambheṇa guroḥ sevā. Otherwise, you will have to
show Gurudeva respect, awe, and reverence.
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Even those persons who have no relation with transcendental devotion and transcendental moods,
whether in India or elsewhere, worship Tulasī. For instance, in America people are planting Tulasī
everywhere—in their gardens, rooftops, and so on. They have discovered that if Tulasī is planted
somewhere, then, by her influence, any dangerous germs in that vicinity are automatically killed.
Also, by wearing Tulasī beads around the neck, blood pressure is automatically controlled.
Nowadays there is no medicine for cancer. However, they are now researching and finding out that if
one takes Tulasī with Ganges water, and touches it to a śālagrāma-śilā, it manifests a potency that can
reduce the effects of cancer. In fact, it has even been stated in scripture that all types of diseases can
be eradicated just by the aroma of Tulasī.
Not only that, even on the subtle platform so much benefit can be derived by wearing Tulasī. For
instance, one may have many problems that would normally cause so much mental agitation.
However, by the potency and grace of Tulasī-devī, these problems become inconsequential.
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