Walking with a Saint

Śrīla Nārāyaṇa Gosvāmī Mahārāja:   

I am telling you all; these morning walks must be published as a book, so that in the future everyone will be able to know all these truths. This is my idea.

September 22, 2008 Odessa, Ukraine

Vijaya-kṛṣṇa dāsa: How can we know when we have made gurudeva happy?

Śrīla Nārāyaṇa Gosvāmī Mahārāja: You will be happy by doing so. If gurudevais happy by your activities, then you will be happy by pleasing him. 

Śrīla Nārāyaṇa Gosvāmī Mahārāja: Try to remember the mood of each śloka I give you, as well as the meaning of every word of each śloka. You will then realize the truths therein, and after that any prayer or śloka that comes to you will come with realization.

January 2

Vṛndāvana dāsa: Gurudeva, you said that if we are not surrendering our mind and soul to guru, then after some time we won’t be able to maintain the facade of being a devotee?

Śrīla Nārāyaṇa Gosvāmī Mahārāja: Yes, this is quite true. I can give guidance and tell them what to do, but they will have to follow. I cannot walk for them. They will have to walk. Hare kṛṣṇa hare kṛṣṇa kṛṣṇa kṛṣṇa hare hare / hare rāma hare rāma rāma rāma hare hare.

February 2