Sannyasa who never stand still.
Initiation into the sannyasa order
Appearance day of Nrsimhadeva
etam sa asthaya paratma-nistham
adhyasitam purvatamair maharsibhih
aham tarisyami duranta-param
I shall cross over the insurmountable ocean of darkness of ignorance simply by taking shelter of the lotus feet of Lord Mukunda, who gives all kinds of liberations and was worshiped by many great previous acaryas.
Srila Prabhupada said there would be adverse circumstances presented by the atheists, but we will get Lord Nrsimhadeva's protection.
He said that we who are taking sannyasa are in our prime youth and have ample opportunity to do much more than he did. He said he took sannyasa at the fag end of his life, but a little is better than nothing.
He said there were two restrictions in sannyasa life. One is that as a preacher, one will meet poor men and rich men, and when meeting a rich man and seeing his opulent wealth, we must not think, Oh, I have given up everything but I wish I could enjoy these things. The other restriction is that when we see a beautiful woman, we must not think, I had a beautiful wife and now this beautiful woman if I could enjoy her. In other words do not have any regrets about taking sannyasa. Aside from these two restrictions, there are no others.
Taking sannyasa provides special privileges for preaching. That is our only business.
He told me to take my present spiritual name, with dasa, and add Goswami. Then he asked me my name. I said, Satsvarupa dasa Goswami. He handed the danda stick to me at the ceremony. At the end of the ceremony, while getting off the vyasasana, he said, finally, Now go and preach.
He said he was bold in coming to the U.S. We have to be like that, bold. Even getting off the boat in the U.S. he was thinking, Where will I stay? But Krishna protected me in so many ways. He said he was confident because he had 200 sets of three-volume Bhagavatams.
Sannyasa means to travel. He told about a class of sannyasa who never stand still. Even if they stand to talk with you, they move back and forth.
Notes on being a Goswami from Srila Prabhupada's taped lecture on Bg. 6.26
This Goswami title (Swami and Goswami are the same thing) if one takes this title but can't control the senses, he is cheating. Sanatana and Rupa Gosvamis weren't Gosvamis as ministers in government, but after they met Lord Caitanya.
There are six pushing impetuses. It is like when you have to go the toilet room you have to answer. There are six pushing agents that have to be controlled:
(2) Anger sometimes in uncontrolled anger one will kill even his own men.
(3) Mind the mind dictates, You must go at once and yes, immediately you go. Has to be controlled. (Yogis think there is only control of mind, but there are all these impetuses.)
(4) Tongue tongue dictates, I want to taste some sweet balls, which I like very much this has to be controlled.
(5) Belly the belly is already filled up, still I want to fill it up more.
(6) Genitals and when there is pushing of the tongue and belly, the next underneath is the genital I require sex. If I eat too much, talk too much, etc., then I cannot check the genitals.
One who has control over all these pushing machines and can remain steady (dhira) he can make disciples. Everything depends on training the whole yoga system means training. You are going to solve the problems of life and you want it very cheaply? No.
If you want the nicest thing, then you have to pay for it. By the grace of Lord Caitanya the payment has been made easy: chant Hare Krishna. Everything becomes easy. All this controlling system becomes very easy. Chanting Hare Krishna brings all the perfection of self-realization. That is a fact. In this age when people are so fallen, nothing else is possible. It is practical and easy one can realize one's self. You can experience how you are making progress just as when you eat, your hunger is satisfied.
Remember The Teachings of Lord Caitanya, page 29, Only the bare necessities of the body should be accepted and putting the bodily necessities second, one should primarily cultivate Krishna consciousness by chanting the holy name of God.
The preacher is the dearmost devotee of the Lord.
Reference: ISKCON in the 1970s
Author: Satsvarupa Das Goswami