“…Nrsimhadev is Always his Protector”
By Madhumayi Radha d.d.
While searching for material to promote Nrisimha Caturdasi I stumbled upon the most perfect paragraph written by Srila Prabhupada in a purport of the Srimad Bhagavatam:
The Supreme Personality of Godhead in His transcendental form of Narahari, Nrsimhadev, is always ready to kill the demons who always create disturbances in the minds of the honest devotees. To spread the Krsna Conscious movement, devotees face many dangers and impediments all over the world, but a faithful servant who preaches with great devotion to the Lord must know that Lord Nrsimhadev is always his protector.
(Srimad Bhagavatam 7.8.51 purport)
Intrigued by the offer in this statement of Srila Prabhupada of having Nrisimhadeva to be our protector and although we all are familiar with the meaning of the word “preaching”, I thought to research further and went on the internet to check various meanings of the word.
The definition that I found got me thinking. The online Dictionary defines the verb “to preach” as “to advocate or impart religious or moral truth, right conduct, etc. in speech or in writing.” This means that preaching entails writing, printing and publishing books, developing training courses, and teaching. I reflected on this for a few minutes saw that by definition it can be understood that everyone else who assists a preacher will also have the Lord as his protector. I realized that by this assurance in the Bhagavatam so many of us have the opportunity to be under the protection of Lord Nrisimhadeva.
This meant that even if we are not able to go out there and distribute hundreds of books every month, or be writers that publish brilliant books each year, or scholars that travel and give seminars all over the world, still we can preach. I thought, “imagine that, we can preach and Lord Nsrimhadev will always be our protector.”
After my research and inspired by this reassuring and uplifting Bhagavatam verse, I felt inspired to share with you the campaign that the Congregational Development Ministry(CDM) is championing and thus giving you another opportunity to actively support Srila Prabhupada’s preaching family.
By subscribing to a small monthly donation, of which there are four different levels: Silver, Gold, Platinum and Diamond, you are assisting the CDM and our Minister HH Jayapataka Swami to carry out the instructions of His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Srila Prabhupada to spread Krsna Consciousness all over the world. Just as each honeybee has a part to play in their hive, each one of us have a part to play in this movement in order to inundate the world in the sweet honey-like nectar of the Holy names of the Lord.