por Rama Kanta Das,
Sri Srimad Gour Govinda Swami Maharaja
Oh, stupid mind, why have you come to this material world?
Having achieved this rare human birth, if you won’t do hari- bhajana then are you actually a human being?
You are not a human being.
mānuṣākāra hoile ki haya koro bhūta kara
You may have gotten the body of a human being, but your activities are those of a ghost.
Otherwise why are you not uttering the name of Sri Krishna Govinda?
A ghost cannot utter Krishna’s names. You have gotten a human body but if you are not uttering the name of Sri Krishna Govinda then your activities are like that of a ghost.
You can teach a parrot to chant, “Krishna, Krishna.” A parrot can utter.
But you are not uttering. You are so lazy!
Why are you so lazy?
Why are you not uttering the holy name, hare kṛ ṣṇa hare k ṣṇa kṛ ṣṇa kṛṣṇa hare hare hare rāma hare rāma rāma rāma hare hare?
Don’t become lazy.
Get up early in the morning, 3:00 am, 4:00 am.
What time are you getting up?
A quarter to four?
Get up at 3:00 – 3:30 am.
Take bath immediately and then come to the temple.
Chant, hare kṛ ṣṇa hare kṛ ṣṇa kṛ ṣṇa kṛ ṣṇ a hare hare hare rāma hare rāma rāma rāma hare hare, then the purpose of your human birth is achieved.
Why are you becoming lazy?
Not getting up early and not engaging yourself in bhajana.
What sort of activity is that?
The activity of a ghost.
All day and night, 24 hours, simply chattering, chattering, chattering like monkeys.
Only speaking about so many nasty things, politics or topics concerning sense gratification.
“That war will come...
“What will you do?”
“... this and that.”
Simply chattering, chattering like monkeys.
Can’t you utter, “Govinda”, “Hari”, “Krishna”?
From a lecture in Bhubaneswar, Orissa. 1 May 1995.