Murwillumbah, Australia; Feb. 15, 2002
Tridandiswami Sri Srimad Bhaktivedanta Narayana Maharaja
[Srila Narayana Maharaja visited Murwillumbah, Australia from February 12-19. As he did in Germany two months earlier, in Murwillumbah he was giving nightly classes on Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura's Jaiva Dharma. The following is the introduction he spoke before beginning his February 15th discourse.]
Why have I come here, and why am I travelling here and there? Why have I invited everyone to come here, and why am I touring throughout the world? What is my mood and mission, and why I am journeying in this old age?
Because not all of you can go to Vrndavana to meet me, I have come to you. Local persons and foreigners, children, girls, boys, and old persons, are all coming here to meet me. If I do not come, all will be weak. Everyone will be engaged in sense gratification, and they will give no importance religious topics and activities. They will forget all these things.
Sometimes, therefore, Krsna sends His many associates. For example, Narada Rsi is always touring here and there, and this is the tradition of our guru-parampara. This is why I have come.
Don't sleep. Maya is everywhere, like a tiger, to swallow you. Try to know all the spiritual truths, and go on chanting and remembering. This will save you. Your money and worldly qualifications can never help you. We have come to remind you of this.
Sri Nityananda Prabhu used to go with Srila Haridasa Thakura to tell everyone, "You should chant the holy name, and you will very easily cross the ocean of birth and death. Everything will be okay and all problems will vanish. If you do not get this result, I am responsible." I am also telling you the same thing. Chant, and all responsibility will be on me if you are not happy. If you chant in the correct process, in the process I have been explaining to you, you must be happy.