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Home comfort

In his booklet, Home Comfort, Srila Guru Maharaj talks about going "back to God, back to home," then gives a wonderful description of what that home is like:

What is home? It is where we find that we are in the midst of our well-wishers. If we do not care for our own benefit, then there are so many who will take care of us — in fact the whole environment will take care of us — and that is home. That is the domain of the Absolute, and we can enter into His service, the highest position, and thereby see the affection, love, harmony, and beauty that exist there... and we are to go there.

Misusing our free will, we have been somehow led astray, but now we are being called, "Come home, back to God and back to home, the highest position, the land of love".... This Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math and the whole of the Gaudiya Mission are preaching only for that. "Go to the Center, use your life for total dedication to the Center, and the Center is all above justice. It is all-merciful, affectionate, loving, and beautiful."

The devotees of the Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math are not, to quote Srila Guru Maharaj, "drain inspectors." We are not searching for the filthiest things in our fellow devotees; we are searching for Krishna — Reality the Beautiful.

"In the transcendental realm, everyone is our friend. They will come to help us, to make us understand that devotional service is beautiful, and that Krishna consciousness is the best form of life. Our aspiration and purity of purpose is to be valued, not our external position. The recruiters from that side will consider our purity of purpose, not so much our present position and capacity."

Even in ordinary, mundane songs, home is described as a place, "where seldom is heard a discouraging word" — so you can just imagine how friendly the environment is in our real, transcendental home...

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