Lectures and Sermons of Shree Shree Bijoy Krishna Goswami (Gosaiji)

Sadguru Shree Shree Bijoy Krishna Goswami (Gosaiji)

Sl. No. 20 - Inauguration - (Whatever verily is vast is delight, whatever is limited does not give everlasting happiness)

Kakiniya Brahmomandir
Sunday, 2nd Kartik 1293 Bengali Calender [1887 A.D.]

In analysing human nature it is found that it has a liking for certain conditions since childhood. Take certain objects to a child and you will find him trying to pick up the bigger ones leaving the smaller ones. Human nature prefers larger objects of nature like mountains, hills, oceans etc. We also find that there is an attraction for the beautiful things since childhood. Give a coloured piece of cloth to a child and he will dance with joy. The moon in the sky is beautiful, so the child extends his hand and asks for it. This desire for beauty increases with the growth in age. Humans, then become attracted to various beautiful things. Humans are also attracted to all that brings them well being. My mind naturally tends to move towards the one who wishes me well, who loves me. If a person having no love and affection for a child extends his hands to take him in his lap, the child will never come . The child will jump into the lap of the person whom he finds to have love for him. Again human beings have attraction for things that are old. The heart becomes attracted by a dilapidated building, by an old object. How pleasant it is to be with a person, who is a long time acquaintance. We find in everybody a liking for old structures, for one’a ancestors. The child too prefers to be with the one whom he sees for long. Where is the fulfilment for the human soul,which has been attracted since childhood towards all that is large, beautiful, ancient and that brings welfare? What is so large, so beautiful, so good, so old that is incomparable to anything else? The attraction for all these goes on increasing with advancing age. In the process of searching for large objects in this world, one finds everything to be limited. Then in the course of his search man reaches beyond the world —the Omnipresent, Absolute being. That is how the saints had said, Bhumaiva sukham, nalpe sukhamasti (Means : Whatever verily is vast is delight, whatever is limited does not give everlasting happiness). The word Brahman means large. There is nothing as large as the Supreme Lord. That is why people love the Supreme Lord, the Absolute being.

Who is more beautiful than the Supreme Lord? He has covered the entire nature by a grain of His beauty and just by seeing this we are charmed. Who is as beautiful as Him? Where can one find more goodness than in Him? A drop of His goodness has covered the entire world, to make it so sweet! Where can one find a thing as old as Him? Can our heart that has been wanting Him since childhood leave Him once He is found? During my childhood, the one for which my mother used to extend her hand towards the moon, is my Brahman (the Absolute Being). Do I love Him? No, my heart runs towards Him spontaneously. Can I worship Him? He is the Brahman of my soul. He is Satyam Shivam Sundaram (the Truth, Goodness, Beauty), dear to all. We have come to that thing. The God of our soul, the paripoornamandam (absolute bliss) is present here. We are near Him. Here He is present. Let us invoke that thing of our soul and humbly prostrate to Him.