Sree Sree Guru Gaurangau Jayatah!
What benefit we shall derive by coming to the temple and hearing glories of Supreme Lord from the lips of the devotees? Wherever we see the benefits we will attend it. Nobody is to be taught to earn money. Everybody understands money is necessary. They are earning money day and night; whether in Singapore or America. They know that without money they cannot move. This is our necessity. Nobody is to be taught about this. Like that, when you understand to perform worship of Sri Krishna then you will give time to attend. This human birth is very precious, most valuable. After passing through cycles of births, different species, aquatic animals, trees, insects, after passing through 80 lacks of species, you get human birth. Human birth is very valuable. You can perform worship of Sri Krishna only in human birth. Even birth of demigods is not congenial for Harinam. No other creatures can perform Harinam. You can accept the supreme realty. You can perform bhajans. You can worship Sri Krishna. You have got this human birth, you should utilize this. How you can know about Krishna, RamChandra? How you can know? You can know only through the ears not through the eyes. You can see the real form of sadhus through the ears. You can see the real form, aspect of Krishna and Ram through the ears. But we have got no time to give the ears. Parikshit Maharaj heard from Sukadev Goswami continuously for seven days without taking any food, without sleeping, without taking water. Then he could get the ultimate end of life. But we have no time to hear. How can we get it? Even if you want to get material knowledge, you have to go to the masters, teachers. You have to hear them to get the material knowledge. For transcendental knowledge there is no other way except this ear. Our Param gurudev, Saraswathi Thakur, used to say “Transcendental realty can only be known through the ears. There is no other way.” You got this precious human birth but it will not last long. You got this opportunity, any moment you may lose, you may lose this opportunity. King Bharat relinquishing worldly life, went to the forest for worshipping Sri Krishna uninterruptedly. By chance he had affection for a deer. In that forest maya entered and he was thinking of the deer. At the time of death he was thinking who will maintain the deer, who will take care of the deer. Next birth he became a deer. anta-kale ca mam eva smaran muktva kalevaram. At the time of death whatever you think you will take birth accordingly. Great severe austerities he performed, king Bharat. But at the time of death he was thinking of the deer.
— Srila Bhakti Ballabh Tirtha Goswami Maharaj