Wednesday, 30 January 2013

My Father Is The Best by HH Bhakti Charu Swami Maharaj

"Prabhupada used to say, “These Mayavadis they are so dry. They say don’t  eat, but we say eat as much as possible, mahaprasada.” Akantha puriya karo  prasada sevana. Now tell me, who is more fortunate: those who are not eating  or those who are eating? [laughter] So all their efforts, all their activities are so painful, so miserable, source of sufferings. They are  missing out on that. They are missing out on the loving exchange. They  cannot possibly have a loving exchange. How can you love something that  doesn’t have any consciousness, that doesn’t have any shape, that doesn’t have any form? So not only He has shape, He is the source of consciousness.He is a personality. He is a person and then we get to know the qualities of  that person. Oh, He is so beautiful! He is so strong. He is so powerful. He is so wise. He is so famous and He is so rich. Isn’t it wonderful to have a  relationship with a person like that? In simple words we can say, “Won’t it be wonderful to have a father?” Don’t we want to have a father who is the  richest, who is the most richest, who is the most powerful? Won’t you be  proud to have a father like that? And yes, we have a father. We have a father. The only thing is that we forgot about Him. We forgot our  relationship with Him. When we were young didn’t we think, “Oh, my father is the best.” [laughs] And in our reality our father IS the best. He is the best father! He is the richest, He is the wisest, He is the most powerful,  He is the most caring. And when we have the shelter of such a father, then why should we worry about anything?"

His Holiness Bhakti Charu Swami, excerpt from lecture on SB 3.9.21, 9th
February 2009, Ujjain, India

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