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108 -Benedictions for the Whole World


1. How will the world truly be benefited? Is Sri Bhaktivinoda Thakura's heartiest desire to benefit the entire world beyond understanding?


We are completely indifferent to the advancement and deterioration of our material situation, but we are naturally busy for the advancement of the living entity's spiritual life. We are even ready to throw the happiness of our life in the water to benefit our brothers. The primary engagement of Vaisnavas is to deliver their fallen brothers from the well of material existence. The more the Vaisnava's family expands, the more the atheist's family diminishes. This is the natural law of the universe. Let the love and devotion of all living entities flow toward the unlimited Supreme Lord. Let Vaisnava principles, which are the source of happiness, gradually spread from one end of the universe to the other. Let the hearts of those who are averse to the Lord melt with love of God. By the Lord's mercy, the association of devotees, and the influence of devotional service, let third-class people become first-class and take shelter of pure ecstatic love. Let the exalted madhyama-adhikdris renounce their doubts and their cultivation of knowledge and establish themselves in the  science of love. Let the whole universe echo with the sound of the congregational chanting of the holy names of Hari. (Sri Krsna-samhita, Introduction)


2. Did Srila Thakura Bhaktivinoda have a strong desire to preach the holy names of Hari all over the world and to thus fulfill Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu's mission?


Alas! When will that day come when the fortunate people of England, France, Russia, and America constantly and congregationally chant the names of Hari and glorify the names of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu, holding flags, mrdarigas, and karatalas in their hands? Alas! When will that day come when the white Western devotees stretch up their hands and, while chanting "Jaya Sri Sacinandana ki jaya," embrace the devotees of our country as brothers? When will that day come when they say, "O Vaisnava brothers! We have taken shelter of the lotus feet of Sri Caitanyadeva, who is the ocean of love. Now please embrace us!" When will that day come when pure transcendental love for the Vaisnavas is the only occupation of all living entities and, as the rivers mix into the ocean, all insignificant religions mix into the unlimited Vaisnava religion? (Sajjana Tosani 4/3)


3. Did Srila Thakura Bhaktivinoda appeal to all Vaisnavas and saintly persons to preach Mahaprabhu's sahkirtana-dharma all over the world?


O pure devotees! Vaisnava-dharma, preached by Sri Gaurahga, is the supreme treasury of all living entities. The religious principles that are being preached with pomp in every country are incomplete and full of faults. When those religious principles diminish and hide inside their fort, supreme religious principles will come forward and be spread all over the world. That happiest moment has arrived! Now everyone should encourage the preaching of Sri Nama Hatta with determination. All the hawkers, the devotees of Gaurahga, should carry the merchandise of the pure holy names on their heads. They should preach in India and the rest of the world about the purifying holy names of Hari and the topics of our beloved Sri Gaurahga. {Visnupriya Palll magazine)


4. How did Sri Thakura Bhaktivinoda start preaching through Sri Nama Hatta and how did he desire its future success?


The preaching work of Sri Nama Hatta has begun. Godruma which is one of the nine island of Navadvlpa, is the ideal and original place of Nama Hatta. At that place, a few Vaisnavas who are attached to the chanting of the holy names of Hari are arranging the preaching work of Nama Hatta. Those who are preaching the Lord's holy names by establishing an asrama in a remote village or in the city are the shopkeepers of the holy names. Those who are preaching the holy names village to village, carrying the merchandise of the holy names on their heads, are the hawkers of the holy names. In a brochure about Godruma, names of a few servants of Nama Hatta have been published. Perhaps Srlmad Gaurahga Prabhu, Who delivered the entire universe, desires to award the pure holy names to the people of the whole world. We hope that within a short time, Vaisnava-dharma, preached by Srlman Mahaprabhu, will purify the sinful Western countries. {Visnupriya Palli magazine)


5. What prediction was made by a mahdjana to indicate that the Hari's holy names would be glorified all over the world?


Those who selflessly preach the Lord's holy names will be worshipable everywhere. There is no doubt that the spiritual effulgence of the pure holy names will soon dissipate the darkness of false argument. We hope that very soon the Nama Hatta program will expand in a huge way. The positions and titles that have entered into the Sri Gaurahga-sampradaya will soon be destroyed, and ultimately the victory flag of the pure holy names will continue to soar in the Eastern and Western countries. (Visnupriyd Palli magazine)


6. What is the sign that Sri Caitanya's mission will spread all over the world in the near future?


The Vaisnavas will be glad to hear that a Muslim from the District of Noyakhali took shelter of Vaisnava-dharma after careful consideration. On the strength of great piety, that saintly person has attained such a reward. I hope that by the mercy of Sri Mahaprabhu all Muslims and mlecchas will soon accept this pure Vaisnava religion. There is no doubt that the use of mrdangas, karatalas, and kirtana melodies are forcefully entering other religions, and soon Sri Caitanya's mission will spread all over the world.

(Sajjana Tosani 2/9)


7. Is there any indication that Sriman Mahaprabhu's prediction will soon become successful?


The signs that the unique supreme religious principle, congregational chanting of Hari's holy names, will soon be preached all over the world are seen everywhere. Christians have started to relish chanting the holy names accompanied by mrdangas and karatalas. Soon they will take Sri Caitanyadeva's mrdangas and karatalas to countries like England. They will realize that Sri Krsna is the Supreme Brahman, the greatest of all. The Lord's holy names are unlimitedly glorious, and simply by the Vaisnavas' mercy we make spiritual advancement. The Christians will sing, "The two brothers Gaura and Nitai have come. By seeing Them, the eyes become fully satisfied." They will dance, accompanied by mrdangas and karatalas. Moreover, Christians who are striving for liberation are also establishing the supremacy of sanklrtana in some way or other. After seeing all these signs, we hope that the time has come for everyone to follow Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu's order. Although kirtana has not manifest in other sampradayas in a completely pure state, there is no doubt that within a short time, Sriman Mahaprabhu's prediction will bear fruit. Nothing becomes pure immediately. In the beginning, kirtana appears with contamination, then gradually becomes completely pure.

{Sajjana Tosani 4/3)


8. In what religion is pure brotherhood possible?


Singing the transcendental qualities of the Supreme Lord and establishing brotherhood with everyone based on love for God is the pure religious principle. Gradually, when the offensive portions of the established religions are destroyed, there will no be no more differences in the bhajana performed by the various sampradayas nor any quarrel between them. Then as brothers, the people of all varnas, castes, and countries will spontaneously chant the holy names of the Supreme Lord together. At that time, no one will hate anyone or consider others dogeaters; nor will anyone be overwhelmed by the pride of high birth. The living entities will not forget the principle of natural brotherhood.


Taking a pitcher filled with the mellows of love of God, Haridasa will then pour nectar into Srlvasa's mouth, and Srlvasa, after smearing the dust from Haridasa's feet on his body, will spontaneously dance while chanting, "O Caitanya! O Nityananda." (Sajjana Tosani 4/3)


9. How did Sri Bhaktivinoda pray to the Supreme Lord for the welfare of the entire world?


O God! Reveal Thy most valuable truths to all so that "Your own" may not be numbered among the fanatics and the crazed, and the whole of mankind may be accepted as "Your own."

(To Love God, Journal of Tajpur, August 25, 1871) 


10. How does the Supreme Lord call the devotees who have attained love of God?


I have carefully saved this storehouse of rasa for you. You alone are qualified for this. Do not worry or lament, because you have attained immortality. You have broken all shackles for Me. I can never repay the debt of your love.  (Caitanya-siksamrrta, Conclusion)