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Dedication as Positive Renunciation

Once our Puri Math had won a court case. Param Gurudev and Guruji were in Guwahati. Param Gurudev told Guruji to go immediately to Jagannath Puri. He bought the ticket and was ready to leave right away.

He had a water bottle whose handle was broken. Guruji took a rope made of coir, tied it to the bottle and hung it on his shoulder.

When Param Gurudev saw this, he exclaimed, “You are traveling by air like this!”

He is such a renounced person that he never paid heed to the mundane world. Among all qualities of Guruji, his biggest quality is surrender towards Paramgurudev. Our Guruji was made acarya not only because he is educated, but because he is totally surrendered. Our Guruji never said anything other than his Gurudev’s words.



He always said, “I heard from my Gurudev like this” or “My Gurudev said such and such words.” He is always singing his glories.

He said, “My Gurudev has instructed me to only repeat the words of Guru, Vaishnav, and Scriptures wherever I go, and that I should not speak anything out of my own mind. This alone will bring auspicious to me.”

—Bhakti Bibudh Muni Maharaj (2015)



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