Six Goswamis, not loafers

    Posted on October 5, 2014

We should always know that great thinkers, great sages, rsis, they are sitting in the secluded place, in a forest, not idly. They are always
thinking how people should be benefited, how people should be benefited. Lokanam hita-karinau. Just like we sing daily about the Gosvamis.

nana-sastra-vicaranaika-nipunau sad-dharma-samsthapakau
lokanam hita-karinau tri-bhuvane manyau saranyakarau
radha-krsna-padaravinda-bhajananandena mattalikau
vande rupa-sanatanau raghu-yugau sri-jiva-gopalakau **

These gentlemen, some of them were big zamindar, some of them were learned scholars, some of them were ministers in the government service, but they left everything. And at Vrndavana they sat down? Nana-sastra-vicaranaika-nipunau. No, they were making research by
researching all kinds of Vedic literature how things should be presented to the people of this age so that they can take up the matter very seriously and easily and they can make progress. That was their business, not that they left home, become easy going, and take prasadam and go on sleeping.

Oh. No, no, no, no. They had no time to sleep. They were always thinking, lokanam hita-karinau, how people should be benefited. As much as the Lord is very much anxious for our benefit, similarly, the devotees of the Lord, they are equally anxious for the benefit of the public.

(From Srila Prabhupada's lecture on Bhagavad-gita 3.17-20 -- New York, May 27, 1966)

 

 

 

See also:

Don't think these boys' life is being spoiled
Effects of reading KRSNA book
Srila Prabhupada inherits a curse (and passes it on)
The difference between Western and Eastern culture
Srila Prabhupada's chilhood and Krsna's childhood
Part demon, part devotee
Effect of sincere chanting
Shining Devotees
Difference between demigods and demons
Srila Prabhupada's mercy on technologists
Why are there daily calamities?
No draft board in Krsnaloka
University education
Chanting "mango" and chanting "Krsna"
Not opening yoga schools, avoiding pseudo spiritualists
 

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