25th September 2002 - Finland continues

Please accept our humble obeisances! All glories to Sri Sri Gaura-Nitai, all
glories to Srila Prabhupada, all glories to Guru Maharaja!

sri-krsna-caitanya-prabhu-nityananda-sriadvaita-gadadhara-srivasadi gaura-
bhaktavrnda. hare krsna hare krsna krsna krsna hare hare hare rama hare rama
rama rama hare hare.

Tattvavada prabhu was giving Sunday lecture, and it was my chance to drive
Guru Maharaja from airport. Visit to Norway went peacefully. Devotees have
nice restaurant there, but not actual temple. Guru Maharaja had one program
there, and devotees participated enthusiasticaly.

Next morning Guru Maharaja gave one more very nice lecture, from Srimad
Bhagavatam 2.3.21. It is one of these verses instructing how all our senses
should be engaged in bhakti.

Guru Maharaja vastly spoke about different yuga-dharmas, in Satya-yuga the
process is quite oriented to jnana, in Treta-yuga quite oriented to karma,
in Dvapara the element of bhakti increases (although it is there in previous
age also) "We should know that simply to offer material elements alone is
not Deity worship, that is just empty ritual...and Lord will not accept that
offering."

And he mentioned that our process of sankirtan is actually only bhakti,
jnana is not needed, no dravya.. little physical necesities, but one should
have devotion when one chants.

We perform Deity worship also. Guru Maharaja said that there is whole
collection of stories, especially from previous yuga, about intimate
exchanges between devotees and Deities, but lilas are continuing even at
present and there were few most enlivening stories from Mayapura`s Lord
Nrsmhadeva.

Very nice lecture for everybody, but for those more connected to Deity
worship a MUST.

That morning Guru Maharaja did only fire-yajna, as usually on traveling
days, and after lunch went to airport and further towards Amsterdam.

Sorry, our temple`s office worker was devotionally writing down this question
darsan, but the result was not proper and we have to go trough it again.
We will send this within a couple of days.

All the lectures will be copied to MP3 and sended to Vidyagati prabhu, after
a week or so.

Your servant
Muniraja das

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