Barsana (From Save Braj Forum): Lecture from May 10, 2015 by Shri Ramesh Babaji Maharaj. Received from Gudda Baba.
Yesterday news came to us about a rich person who had been fighting a case with the people of Maan Garh. We were engaged in protecting the security of hills such as Pahari.
Over a large area of Braja they were using stone pressure (explosives) and because of that a court case was going on. But yesterday we were victorious!
The rich person offered 2 crores in bribery so that we would not come there and he could win the case and make his billions and trillions of rupees. But Rādhākantaji did not even spit at the 2 crore rupees. He did not even consider it.
So this is the mercy of the Lord upon the devotees of Maan Garh. Otherwise he belongs to a poor family. They consider money as mud. Otherwise that rich person wanted to use such trickery and win all the court cases and use his stone pressure machines on Braja’s hills. But he did not know that he (Rādhā kanta) is a candidate of Maan Mandir.
You cannot even entice any child at Maan Mandir with money, because they a receiving such education automatically by the mercy of the Lord.
Without even studying opulence comes. I have stayed more than 60 years here. My spiritual master said, ‘Don’t keep money.’
Until now I did not keep a single penny, a single coin. And here the expenditure is billions in one month. At least 15 lakh rupees expenditure is made daily at the Gośala. For the previous Yamuna yatra many crores of rupees were raised.
Three days ago Rādhākantaji said to me, ‘The Yamuna Yatra is starting the day after tomorrow and I have no money.’
What had happened was that another Yamuna Yatra was started to diminish Maan Ghar. And those people were very powerful. They called a famous person of India, Ravi Shankar and he gave a statement, ‘This is my yatra.’
They also called Hema Mālinī and Uma Bhāratī. In one way they won the battle. People asked me, ‘Now what are you going to do?’
I answered, ‘On the power of the Lord I walk, not on the power of human beings.’
One supporter said, ‘Not more than 5,000 people can go.’
I asked him, ‘Did you say this?’
He replied, ‘Yes, I said this.’
At Jantar Mantar (Political arena for demonstrations) one lakh people came.
These children did beat the policemen! All this is the mercy of the Lord; I said, ‘I have no money but a bigger crowd went on. Even yesterday I told this to Rādhākantaji.
The leaders, the ministers did not fulfill their promises. Just like the Congress party also made so many promises, but they did nothing.
I said, ‘Say to them, again the Yamuna Yatra will go.’ So the third Yamuna Yatra will become bigger than the second one because we walk by the power of the Lord, not by the power of limited human beings. No ordinary human being has power; nor will they ever have.
Just like with the battle to preserve the hills of Braja, by the power of the Lord we won that. Even the brother of Rādhākantaji was kidnapped. Even I was given poison, but nothing happened.
The service, which is done in the belief in the power of the Lord definitely becomes successful.
The same statement was made by the spiritual master, Ramkrishna Pandit Baba.
In 1929 Mahatma Gandhi came to Braja. He asked the Brajabasis, “Where is there a great Mahatma living here?” They sent him to Pandit Ramkrishna Baba.
So Gandhiji and Vallabhbhai Patel, the ‘Iron man of India,’ approached him and asked, “The freedom movement is going on since before 1857 and to this day it is not successful. Why has it not been successful?”
Then Pandit Baba replied, “In whatever work the Lord is not present, that project cannot have success.”
So after that meeting, Gandhiji took an oath and for the rest of his life he performed the kirtan, “Raghupati Raghava Rāja Rāma, Patita Pavana Sītā Rāma.”
During that time, the world-famous musician Vishnu Digambar Paluskar composed this song Raghupati Raghava Rāja Rama, Patita Pavana Sītā Rāma and he taught this to Mahātmā Gandhi.
Gandhiji also used to go to Allahabad. He would go there to the house of Nehru, next to Allabhad University, where I used to study.
Near my house there was the Congress Party’s office. My uncle, Devi Prasad Advocate, and my father were among the officials of Krsna Kunja. He had correspondence with Gandhiji and Jawaharlal Nehru. So they had direct knowledge of this.
Because of the kirtan of the Lord, India gained freedom. In whatever work the Lord’s presence is there, that work is successful.
The opposition to Gahvarvan was uprooted after 46 years; we were successful in protecting it. In the struggle to protect the hills of Braja, it was said that I was about to go to jail. From the court people received a warrant to arrest me. This judge is also sitting here? He was a respected judge, and never took a bribe. And then he convinced the people, who thought ‘Ramesh Baba should go to jail’; God made him a medium of protection and because of him nothing happened to me.
People were definitely thinking I was the root of all problems and that I should be sent to prison. But the Lord is also something.
So the education about the Lord is the greatest education.
Therefore when Rādhākantiji said, ‘I have no money,’ on the third day one man said, ‘Can I do some seva? ‘
I said, ‘Do.’
Then he obtained so many vegetables, enough for a million people. Such food was prepared that people saw that. Previously, I had no acquaintance with him.
This mercy was sent by the Lord.