Please remember and I beseech you again and again, please remember worldwide ISKCON grassroots Nama Sankirtana revolution. Revolution means revolution. It means we have to shed pounds, and gallons and gallons of blood to get the job done. We have to turn this movement inside out, upside down whatever we have to do but we have to put Nama Sankirtana back into its rightful place of dignity in the forefront of our movement. It is absolutely essential for the proper growth of our movement. Those who’ve understood this are awake to the need of the hour and those who’ve not understood it, are still sleeping.
It’s time to wake up and understand what is the responsibility of every man, woman and child in this movement, to take seriously that dharma which Lord Caitanya Himself inaugurated for the deliverance of all the fallen conditioned souls. For the rest of this Kali Yuga there is another 427 thousand years left to Kali Yuga. The Yuga dharma doesn’t change. The next yuga is Satya Yuga and for them contemplated peaceful meditation is where it’s at.
But in Kali Yuga you got to get it fired up! Every one of you fired up! Chanting and dancing from the heart like you really mean it, like you really want Lord Caitanya’s mercy, so that you can even think, you can even hope to go back home back to Godhead in this one lifetime. It’s not a joke, it is the real thing. For stand up and do what’s right, do the real thing, perform Nama Sankirtana daily, every day for as many hours as possible and you will get there, I guarantee it. Not that I guarantee it, but Lord Caitanya has guaranteed it. And help others to understand the need to augment the performance of Nama Sankirtana, to increase the performance of Nama Sankirtana, on regular daily basis in every major city all over the world.
That is what has to happen to make this ISKCON movement grow properly, otherwise what happens is you get a deformed child due to under nourishment. You understand this? Can you understand it? The way to feed the child in Kali Yuga, you have to water the creeper of devotion and you have to give the creeper of devotion proper nourishment. And it doesn’t just mean a few sneak to take Rama Rama and says a token gesture on the side. That is not connecting you back home back to Godhead. You may take another seven hundred lifetimes to get back to Godhead that way. It means getting fired up! And doing the real thing the Yuga Dharma Harinam Sankirtana. There is no other Yuga Dharma for anyone of us and there is no way to get Krsna prema in this Kali Yuga if you don’t do the Kali Yuga Dharma. That is the way to do it.
Trnad api su-nicena, that is what it means to be humble. Humble enough to recognize that you’re one of the fallen creatures that has to take advantage of the opportunity to perform Nama Sankirtana while you have the opportunity, who knows what kind of condition the demons are going to impose on us in some future date? Global tyranny is on its way, don’t think otherwise, you don’t know what is gonna happen in the future but right now we can take the opportunity, right now we have the facilities to congregate and dancing and chanting Hare Krsna Hare Krsna Krsna Krsna Hare Hare Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare and specially in Vrndavana where we get a thousand times the benefit of chanting Hare Krsna Hare Krsna Krsna Krsna Hare Hare Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare.
Taror iva sahisnuna means to stand up and do what is right against all odds. If your temple authorities tell you not to perform Yuga Dharma, not to perform Nama Sankirtana then I’m sorry they are not your authorities. If your guru tells you not to perform Nama Sankirtana then I’m sorry he is not your guru because he is not representing adi guru, Nityananda, who created the namahatta, marketplace of the holly name, by loudly propagating Nama Sankirtana. And if the guru is not satisfied by our performance of Nama Sankirtana then he is not our guru. Caitya guru is satisfied and the proper representative of caitya guru will manifest in due course to encourage you to do the right thing against all odds. Taror iva sahisnuna, amanina what is amanina meaning? It simply means “not to expect to be regarded”, “not to expect to be regarded”, is having the fitness for any other dharma in this age.
The soul has to go back home back to Godhead and the way that it is gonna happen is if the soul agrees to engage all of his psychophysical energies and his whole heart in the performance of sneha samyukta harinama sankirtana, sneha means with affection, samyukta complete engagement, full on! Fired up! And back home back to Godhead in this one lifetime. Don’t let anyone tell you that it can’t be done. Why did Srila Prabhupada stressed book distribution? Book distribution is for the purpose of philosophically convincing others to join Lord Caitanya’s Harinama Sankirtana party. If they come and they see that there is no practical demonstration of the life of all the transcendental knowledge in the books for them to participating, be a part of, then no wonder devotees are leaving, you know and going header and deader to looking for the higher taste because they are not getting the higher taste, they are not getting harinama ruci, they are not getting sudha nama ruci because they are not doing that activity which actually helps us to get sudha nama ruci.
The most powerful process for getting suddha nama ruci is the loud congregational chanting of the holy names, much more so than Nama Japa. Nama Japa is like taking tablets and Nama Sankirtana is like an injection when you really need it bad because you are really sick. And if you think you are not sick you are on illusion so you need to take the medicine. And medicine means proper dosage and proper frequency. Not just little token lip service and little make show, you know to, kind alike a, you know, and then anthropologically study about it in the scriptures and: “Oh that was back in Lord Caitanya’s time.”
So anyway, on that note I humbly request all of you that it’s very important that we understand this philosophy, we have to understand the philosophy. If you are chanting and dancing in Lord Caitanya’s Sankirtana movement then basically you understood the philosophy. And if you are not chanting and dancing in Lord Caitanya’s Sankirtana, then that means you simply have not understood the philosophy. Haribol!