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He Helps Us Become Sincere

In 1995 there was an event in New Model, Ludhiana in Sri Sanatan Dharma Mandir. Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu’s Sankirtan Mandal was observing 8th Sri Harinam Sankirtan Congregation. 

One day when I was standing outside the temple, one car came and stopped near me. Sri Satish Jain, who was the son of Ray Jain, chief trustee of Sri Krishna Mandir, Shastrinagar, Ludhiana, got down from that car. Being acquainted with each other for a long time, we met each other affectionately and together we proceeded to Srila Guru Maharaj’s room for his darshan. Srila Guru Maharaj was sitting alone in his room. Sri Satish placed some fruits etc before Guru Maharaj and offering dandavat pranams spoke prayerfully, "Maharaj, kindly grace me."

"What grace you desire? Is there any need for money?" Guru Maharaj asked.

"No Maharaj. Your bountiful grace is there," Satish said.

"What else do you want?" Guruji asked.

"Let my Hari Bhajan go on well, this is my desire," Satish said.

"Since when are we coming to your house?" Guruji asked.

"5-6 years are more," Satish said.

"Are you observing Ekadasi Vrata? Did you give up eating onion etc? Guruji asked this in a slightly grave and loud voice.

Sri Satish felt ashamed and joining hands in prayer sat quietly.

"When you do not accept the words of sadhu then how can one make progress in bhajan?" Guruji asked.

From then on Satish gave up eating onions and such other non-edible items and started observing Hari vasara tithi Ekadasi vrata. 

—Jagannath Dasadhikari (Jagiri Das Kochar), Ludhiana

Translated from Sri Krishna Chaitanya Sandesh July-Oct, 1997 (Year 17, Issue No.4, Page 66-67) 


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