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Mandira Ma, Marga Gama
Because we love Krsna, we also love His parts and parcels. On the streets everywhere, the living entities are suffering in material existence. Therefore we want to give them a taste of Krsna consciousness and what it means to go back home, back to Godhead. We are distributing Shrila Prabhupada's books in great quantities because we want to make Krsna happy. Krsna knows these living entities have rebelled against Him, and it is making Krsna sad. To relieve the anxiety of the Lord and give Him pleasure, we want to bring the conditioned souls back to His lotus feet.In the Brhad-bhagavatamrta by Sanatana Gosvaml, when oopa Kumara tinally goes back to Ooloka Vrndavana, Krsna sees him coming along the road toward His pastimes. The Lord runs toward him, embraces him in ecstasy, and falls down on the ground unconscious, thinking about His friend who has come back after such a long time. Can you imagine that? Krsna, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, who has got millions and billions of devotees, falls over unconscious after embracing His devotee.
We cannot understand how satisfied Krsna is when a devotee comes back to Him, let alone how much more satisfied Krasna is with the person who has shown that devotee how to come back to Him. Krsna says in the Bhagavad-gltd, "There will never be anybody more dear to Me than he who teaches tnic snnlimp sprr^t of HpvrtHnnql ^pryirp rn t-np devotees " If you become instrumental in bringing a soul back to Godhead, your going back to Godhead is assured. We distribute these books with the idea of giving people a chance to go back home, back to Godhead. Imagine how happy Krsna is. He is happy because eventually these people will go back to Him. For each person we succeed in bringing back to Godhead, Krsna becomes ecstatically overwhelmed with love. We sometimes talk about krpa-siddha, the mercy of the Lord. By bringing some conditioned souls back to the lotus feet of Krsna, you will get the mercy of the Lord because He is so concerned that the devotees go back home, back to Godhead, and bring as many people as they can with them. This is the wonderful mission of Lord Chaitanya's movement, and Shrila Prabhupada has arranged ISKCON in such a fantastic way, so that anyone who contacts ISKCON will get the opportunity to go back home, back to Godhead. Please distribute these books and preach this Krsna consciousness movement like anything! Don't sit around in the temple all day! The Brhad-dranyaka Upanisad states: tamasi ma jyotir gama, "Come out of the darkness and come to the light." We have a new Vedic mantra: mandira ma mdrga gama, "Get out of the temple and get on the street." Mandira ma — get out of the temple; mdrga gama—go out on the streets and hring Krsna consciousness to all the conditioned souls.
Don't let material desires deviate you trom sankirtana even for a moment. Don't think that there is anything better to do. Sankirtana is the best service for everybody. When this service is going on, everything in the temple is transformed to spiritual bliss. Places where no sankirtana service goes on, I don't want to visit even in dreams, what to speak of physically. Since we want to keep visiting the temples in our zone, please go on with this service. Go on more and more, satisfying Krsna, Shrila Prabhupada, and your spiritual master, and Be happy