SRI KRISHNA SANKIRTAN WORLDWIDE PREACHING OF THE FOLLOWERS OF SARASWATI THAKUR
BHARATA BHUMITE HOILO MANUSUSYA JANMA JAR
JANMA SARTHAK KORI PARO UPAKARSRI CHAITANYA CHARITAMRITA
" It is the duty of everyone who has the great fortune to take birth in Bharat ( India ) to preach the glories of Sri Guru & Gauranga to every one in the world. This is the ultimate altruistic act that is beneficial for everyone ".
Sri Krishna Chaitanya Mahaprabhu predicted that his name would be preached in every town and village, thereby inundating the world in a flood of Krishna Prema. Srila Bhakti Rakshak Sridhar Deva Goswami traces his divine line of descent to Thakur Bhaktivinode . " What was sanctioned by Sri Chaitanya by his descent was intimately Known only to Swarupa Damodar. It was adored by Sanatana and served by Sri Rupa and his followers ( rupanugas ). Raghunath Das tasted that wonderful thing fully and enhance it with his own realization, and Sri Jiva supported it by quoting the scriptures. The taste of that divine truth is aspired for by Brahma, Shiva, and Uddhava, who respect it as the supreme goal of life.
And what is that most wonderful truth ? That the highest nectar of our life is the service of Sri Radha. It is the greatest gift ever known to the world. O Bhaktivinode, it is within your power to bestow her grace upon us. Please be kind and give us your mercy ".
LOVING SEARCH FOR THE LOST SERVANT
Srila Bhaktivinode Thakur discoverd and revealed the divine birthplace of Sri Krishna Chaitanya Mahaprabhu in Sri Dham Mayapur. He inaugurated the annual celebration of Sri Gaura Purnima in Sri Dham Mayapur, Nabadwip , Which is celebrated up to this day. He also predicted that one day people would come from all over the world to Sri Dham Nabadwip and chantó the name of Gauranga, " Jaya Sachinandan ,
Jaya Sachinandan, Jaiya Sachinandan ! " Now yearly thousands of people from all over the world come and celebrate the divine appearance of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu. Srila Saraswati Thakur instructed his followers to preach the message of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu especially in the English language. The specific mood of Nabadwip Dham was embodied and personified in Saraswati Thakur - the sweetness of Brindaban with the added element of magnanimous distribution. In that spirit Srila A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Maharaj set sail aboard the Scindia Steamship Jaladuta in pursuance of the order of Sri Guru. It was Saraswati Thakurís desire prior to his passing to live the next ten years of his life preaching in the west. Srila Sridhar Maharaja remarked that, " Bhaktivedanta Swami Maharaja gave our Sri Guru Maharaja his most cherished wish. Through Swami Maharaja Guru Maharaja took the message of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu to the western world."
Bhaktivedanta Swami Maharaja passage diary carries the heading "We carry Indiaís Message of Peace and Goodwill". His lugage comprised of Srimad Bhagavatams. As the ship sailed westward its most precious cargo was the Book Bhagwat & the Bhakta Bhagwat. It is stated in the Srimad Bhagavatam that wherever the Vaishnava sets foot becomes a holy place of pilgrimage ( tirthi kurvantitirthani svan stah stena gadarbrta ). A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Maharaja transformed the western world into a holy place wherever the preached and established a temple of Sri Sri Radha & Krishna . He said that the temples situated around the world are actually Vaikuntha Embassies. In that same line of thinking Sridhar Maharaja has said that a passport is not sufficient to enter any country . One must first have a passport, but then obtain a visa.
So we remind all of the bearers of this passport that they must approach a higher Vaishnava to gain admittance into the higher realm of service. It was the desire of Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Thakur that his disciples preach the mission of Shri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu in India and around the world. He once instructed the preachers of the Gaudiya Math as they prepared to take Mahaprabhuís message to the Western World.
" The happy day has come we are destined to spread the message of our Great Master to distant corners of the earth. The spiritual service to which we are dedicated has now passed the bud-stage and blown fully into a flower whose aroma we have to carry across the seas with that willingness which characterized Sri Hanuman when he leapt over the wide ocean with the message of Sri Rama. This extension of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhuís spiritual gift to foreign countries is our humble offering at his feet.
The Words of instruction of Sri Gaursundar are verily His beautiful body; the preachers of His Word through the ages are His secondary limbs, the teaching of Sri Gaurasundar is His potent weapon; and the Grace of Sri Hari himself established in the Word of Sri Chaitanya is His eternal associate. Therefore, for the purpose of truly presenting Sri Gaurasundar, the Lord of the Gaudiya, to foreigners, I am addressing these few words of mine to the preachers who are about to procced to countries beyond India:
The crest-jewel of the order of the saneaseis, Sri Prabodhananda Saraswati Goswamipad, instructed tose who have assumed the triple- staff of renunciation, in the following words: "
yatha yatha Gaurapadaravinde
vindeta bhaktim krta punyarasi
Radha padambhoja sudhambhurashi
(I am begging you good souls to give up everything , and practice love to the Lotus Feet of Sri Chaitanya who is unsurpsinggly Beautiful. Then automatically, subconsciously deep from within the core of your heart you will find the holy Lotus Feet of Sri Radha and her divine service.)