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Realizations on the Bus

Post Author: Bhushan Nityananda dasa    Date: 2007-10-21 06:12:00
By Bhushan Nityananda dasa

Nityananda Gauranga Hare Krishna
All Glories to Shrila Vrindavana das Thakura
All Glories to Shrila Prabhupada
Gurudeva please accept my humble dandavats at your lotus feet
dandavats at lotus feet of all devotees

I read the post of Shrila Prabhupada on writing realizations, so I decided that I should write, I am totally unqualified and neophyte and ignorant so I beg the readers to forgive my mistakes and offenses My father had come to visit me from India. He wanted to go to see Niagara falls, I was afraid how would he go alone, he might get lost, so I thought of accompanying him.

On the bus unfortunately i got the seat right under the lcd screen.I was chanting and they started the movie. And I was distracted, but I did not want to stop chanting and instead watch movie. I started asking, oh my why am i in this place, i shouldnt be here. Here in usa, sometimes due to materialism i wonder why am i in this place, i should be in temple. But I remebered Gurudevas words that by holy names one can remeber Lordships easily.

So I did not stop chanting, I put more effort and was fighting with my mind, which was saying give up stop chanting, submit to the movie. but due to Gurudevas mercy I continued to chant , my mind was still distracted, but slowly and steadily I could focus on chanting and thus continuing, after some hours I became blissfull in remeberance of Lord Gauranga Krishna.

So many times, I was in a very bad situation; like always against some kind of temptation, where my mind always says go for it, forget Nitai Gaura, I cannot artificially supress it, but due to Lord Nityananda's mercy , i remembered Gurudevas instruction and instead of falling for such things, I chanted, and after some rounds, the effect of maya reduced and went away and I felt very blissfull and enthusuastic, upto such an extent that a friend of mine commented, "Are you on caffiene?"

Due to Gurudev's instruction and teaching I realized that, never stop chanting the holy name, whatever it is, always try to remember Nitai Gaura, even if it is very difficult make effort to chant and slowly remeberance of Gaura Nitai will come. Only the holy names Nityananda Gauranga and Hare Krishna MM can help as they have all potency to make the most fallen soul to a Vaishnava. Keep on chanting Nityananda Gauranga and Hare Krishna, the more the better :)

And also read, and serve devotees, even if mind is distracted in beginning do it, slowly taste will come by Lord Nityananda Prabhus mercy.
please forgive my mistakes

thank you so much
aspiring to be your humble servant
Bhushan Nityananda das

Nityananda Gauranga Hare Krishna

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