222. Ohe ! Vaishnava Thakura !

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Just now the assembled devotees together sang the beautiful prayer, ” ohe! vaishnava Thakura”. As we sang, we all fixed our eyes every now and then on Srila Prabhupad. There are nice colorful flowers around him.

On his lap is a copy of the Vyasa puja book this year. Once the prayers concluded, one of the bhramachari boys started to read out few paragraphs regarding the importance of Vyasa Puja and the role of Sri Nityananta Prabhu. We are understanding the importance of the mercy of guru before our direct worship of bhagavan.

Namaha on a deeper level means to give up false vanity and ego. It basically means no to ego in front of one’s guru. We must give up the mentality that we are the doer and the enjoyer. Once we get this mentality, our true Vyasa puja starts.

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