Nrsimha-deva wanted to give him benediction, blessings, "Whatever you like." He refused, he said "I'm not a mercantile devotee that I'll get some benefit from You, but first benediction I want that let me engage in service of Your servant, Narada Muni"

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"Nṛsiṁha-deva wanted to give him benediction, blessings" |"Whatever you like" |"He refused that. He said that" |"I am not a mercantile devotee that I'll get some benefit from You, but first benediction I want that let me engage in the service of Your servant, Nārada Muni"

Conversations and Morning Walks

1976 Conversations and Morning Walks

Nṛsiṁha-deva wanted to give him benediction, blessings, "Whatever you like." He refused that. He said that "I am not a mercantile devotee that I'll get some benefit from You, but first benediction I want that let me engage in the service of Your servant, Nārada Muni." Tava bhṛtya-sevām. "Because my spiritual master gave me blessing, therefore I see You. So my first business is to serve him." This is Vaiṣṇava conclusion. So he refused direct service, but he wanted blessing that he may be engaged in the service of his spiritual master. This is Vaiṣṇava conclusion.

Prabhupāda: Hare Kṛṣṇa. (Bengali) (break) ...Mādhava Mahārāja's sisya? No.

Bhavānanda: Mādhava Mahārāja?

Jayapatāka: Gosvāmī. He used to be in charge of the agriculture (indistinct).

Prabhupāda: Oh. (break)

Tamāla Kṛṣṇa: ...all of the buildings all the way around, it will look very nice.

Prabhupāda: Hmm?

Tamāla Kṛṣṇa: With those small little buildings all around, it will look very nice.

Jayapatāka: What small little buildings?

Tamāla Kṛṣṇa: We're planning to build them, one-story buildings. (break)

Jayapatāka: ...we should have a mosaic floor or a colored cement floor? What standard that should be?

Prabhupāda: Mosaic.

Trivikrama: Good standard. (break)

Prabhupāda: You can get mosaic tiles.

Jayapatāka: It is no cheaper. We make the mosaic ourselves. We manufacture here.

Prabhupāda: So digging must begin today? The men are there for digging? So Saurabha, you give one site plan immediately.

Saurabha: Yes.

Prabhupāda: And order bricks, that's all. Cement and sand we have got. (break) ...any living entity having a material body, he has got soul. Tathā dehāntara-prāptiḥ (BG 2.13). Now preach this movement. (break) Begin also building there, like this.

Tamāla Kṛṣṇa: That piece of land right here?

Prabhupāda: Huh.

Tamāla Kṛṣṇa: When do you want to begin it?

Prabhupāda: Immediately.

Tamāla Kṛṣṇa: What's this? (indistinct) (break)

Prabhupāda: Nṛsiṁha-deva wanted to give him benediction, blessings, "Whatever you like." He refused that. He said that "I am not a mercantile devotee that I'll get some benefit from You, but first benediction I want that let me engage in the service of Your servant, Nārada Muni." Tava bhṛtya-sevām. "Because my spiritual master gave me blessing, therefore I see You. So my first business is to serve him." This is Vaiṣṇava conclusion. So he refused direct service, but he wanted blessing that he may be engaged in the service of his spiritual master. This is Vaiṣṇava conclusion.

Tamāla Kṛṣṇa: He was indebted to his guru.

Prabhupāda: Yes. Certainly he must be. Certainly he must be. Because by the mercy, guru takes the compassion that "These are suffering in this material world." He goes door to door and tries to save him. And if one forgets guru and jumps over to serve Kṛṣṇa, he is not a devotee.

Tamāla Kṛṣṇa: Guru-druha.

Prabhupāda: He is not a devotee. Mad-bhaktya... There is a verse. Kṛṣṇa says that "Worship of My devotee is greater worship than to Me."