WHEREEVER YOU ARE, BE KRISHNA CONSCIOUS
VERSE 17



                Vaisnava na dekhiya bale Vaisnava niskriya
                Vaisnava `prabhura' sevaya sadai sakriya
                pranahina kanistha sei seva nahi kare
                pratisthara tare thake nirjanera ghare
                Vaisnava-Pranamya srila Nityananda raya
                mara khaya prema deya yathaya tathaya
                cakrapani gourahari setha karila sasana
                Vaisnava-vidvesi tabe haila damana




Translation- Those who have never seen a real Vaisnava devotee of the Supreme Lord say that Vaisnavas are inactive, or should not perform any ordinary activities. This is a completely wrong idea because the Vaisnava pure devotees of the Lord are always engaged in various kinds of activities in devotional service for the satisfaction of the Supreme Personality of Godhead.

Actually it is the lifeless, neophyte kanistha devotee of the Lord who does not perform activities in devotional service to the Supreme Lord. And instead these neophyte devotees, being influenced by material desires for recognition as a great saintly person in the eyes of the common man, go to some secluded place and engage in chanting the holy names of the Lord in an unauthorized fashion.

Take the example of Lord Sri Nityananda Prbhu, who is worshipable by all the pure Vaisnava devotees of the Lord. Even though He was beaten by the very people He was preaching to, still he always remained active, distributing pure love for Krsna(prema) anywhere and everywhere for the upliftment of the fallen souls in this material world.

Lord Sri Krsna Caitanya Mahaprabhu came to the rescue of Lord Nityananda, bearing his Sudarsana cakra weapon in His hand to those envious of His devotees, thus bringing them under His control. In this way, those inimical to the Vaisnava devotees of the Lord are always defeated by the mercy of Lord Caitanya.


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