MONTHLY ARCHIVE OF UPDATES

NOVEMBER 2014

 

 

Sat, 1 November 2014:
শ্রীচৈতন্য মহাপ্রভুর মূল শিক্ষা
শুদ্ধভক্তির ক্রমপন্থা, চতুঃষষ্টি ভক্ত্যঙ্গ, ভজনক্রিয়ার অনিষ্ঠিতার লক্ষণ, ভজনক্রিয়ায় পাঁচ প্রকার বিঘ্ন, চতুর্থ প্রকার অনর্থ, ত্রিতাপ জ্বালা, পঞ্চরোগ, বদ্ধজীবের চারপ্রকার দোষ, , দশবিধ নামাপরাধ, চতুর্থ প্রকার সাধুনিন্দা, ৩২ প্রকার সেবাপরাধ, দশবিধ ধামাপরাধ, কলির পাঁচ স্থান, ভক্তির প্রতিকূল, ভক্তির কণ্টক, ভক্তির অনুকূল, ভক্তিপোষক সঙ্গ, ও জয় ধ্বনি ।

 

Invitation:

Sri Ratha Yatra Programme, Malaysia (December 13)
Sri Chaitanya Sridhar Govinda Seva Ashram in Petaling Jaya, Malaysia, is humbly inviting devotees and well-wishers worldwide to join the annual festival of Lord Jagannath that shall take place on 13 December in the association of His Holiness Sripad Bhakti Kamal Tyagi Maharaj. Those who would like to join are most welcome to contact Jayasri Devi Dasi (+601 63386130, jsrikrita.at.gmail.com) or Abhimanyu Prabhu (+601 82847452, abhimanyuaruna.at.gmail.com). The temple's address is No.7 Jalan 18/16 Taman Kanagapuram, 46000, Petaling Jaya Selangor.

 

Sun, 2 November 2014:
Intolerable
Two stories that illustrate Mahaprabhu's character and His unappreciation of anybody showing disrespect towards His devotees.
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Sri Kartik Parikrama: Day Six
The Kartik Pilgrimage continues to many prominent places of Sri Vrindavan Dham: Seva Kunja, samadhi mandirs of Srila Jiva Goswami, Srila Rupa Goswami, Srila Krishnadas Kaviraj Goswami, Srila Lokantha Das Goswami, Srila Narottam Das Thakur, Srila Gopal Bhatta Goswami, Sri Brahma Kunda, and several other places.

 

Mon, 3 November 2014 (Sri Ekadashi):
Srila Gaura Kishor Das Babaji Maharaj
The transcendental pastimes and character of a great Vaishnav of our sampradaya: "'Why are you staying here in Radha Kunda? You must come to Nabadwip. My Lila is not in Vrindavan, now My Lila is going on in Nabadwip, so you must come here.' And he came here...."

Sri Ekadashi Guidance
Guidelines on how to observe and honour this holy day: Ekadashi takes an indispensible part in the life of a sincere practitioner. At Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math, Ekadashi and paran are observed with affection and without fail according to the dates given in the Calendar.

 

Tue, 4 November 2014 (Paran by 8:38 a.m.):
Sri Kartik Parikrama continues:
    ← Part One | Part Two →
The Parikrama Party continues its way up to the North of India, Haridwar, and visits numerous temples of the city, culminating the Sankirtan at
Har Ki Pauri at the evening arati offered to the holy Ganges. The photographs are dated 31 October.
 

 

Wed, 5 November 2014:
When the Family Is Against
Not everyone is placed within favourable to Krishna consciousness circumstances. His Divine Grace gives guidance to those who find themselves among those who try to obstruct their devotional practice.
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Sri Kartik Parikrama: Haridwar and Rishikesh
The Kartik Pilgrimage continues with a Nagar Sankirtan in Haridwar and then in Rishikesh.

 

 

Sri Kartik Parikrama: Varanasi
As the Kartik Pilgrimage draws closer to its end, the devotees return from Uttarkhand via Varanasi, Benares.

 

 

 

Thu, 6 November 2014:
Vigraha Is Not a Doll
"It is told: sraddhaya sri murtir sevan. It is going on everywhere, but you must have sraddha, full faith, when you give an offering to the Deity."
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Fri, 7 November 2014:
Take Care of Your Seed
"If you plant a marigold flower and then do not go there for ten days, do not give water, nourishment—how do you expect it to grow on its own?"
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Sat, 8 November 2014:
Sri Kartik Parikrama: Gaya
The last stop during the Kartik Pilgrimage: Sri Gaya Dham. The devotees head on with the Sankirtan, visiting the numerous eclectic temples of the city.
(56 photos, 5.5 Mb)

 

Sri Harinam Initiations
His Divine Grace Srila B.N. Acharya Maharaj extends his mercy to three fortunate souls of Mauritius.

 

 

 

Sun, 9 November 2014:
Saltamami
"If you lose your capital every day, you will eventually have a zero balance, and the next day it will be -1, then -2—then it will be lost for your life. You have got some sukriti, that is all right, but every day you must earn more through your service."
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Mon, 10 November 2014:
Morning Practice
"How many hours are necessary? Wake up early in the morning, practise, and then go to your work. But everything is impossible for those who do not do anything."
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Tue, 11 November 2014:
Floating On the Surface
"We just come and stay in Sridhar Maharaj's temple, Gurudev's temple and do not know any conception. We float on the surface, following the desires that enter our mind—we do not go deep; but we must understand what Sridhar Maharaj made this temple for."
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Wed, 12 November 2014:
আমাদের প্রতিজ্ঞা
"বিভাবরী-শেষ আলোক-প্রবেশ নিদ্রা ছাড়ি’ উঠ জীব, বল হরি হরি মুকুন্দ মুরারি রাম কৃষ্ণ হয়গ্রীব । ভুলিয়া তোমারে সংসারে আসিয়া পেয়ে নানাবিধ ব্যথা ।"
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Thu, 13 November 2014:
When One Feels Hopeless
"What is there to be hopeless about? You must think that when maya attacks you it is not maya's fault, it is your own fault. Why does maya attack you? Because you are not following properly."
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Fri, 14 November 2014:
Your Well-Wishers
"The Guru and Vaishnavs always think for the good of others and teach how to adjust properly, how to behave properly, how to follow the proper etiquette, how to learn humility, sincerity, dedication."
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Sat, 15 November 2014:
The Meaning of Sahajiya
"We cook to please Krishna, to make Krishna happy. It is not like you are doing some nonsense and think you are making Krishna happy. If you use Krishna's name, use Gurudev's name, but actually you cook and eat it yourself without offering it to Guru, Krishna, it is sahajiya."
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Sun, 16 November 2014:
Pratistha | Singing Songs and Doing Kirtan
"If you think that everything is for Guru, pratistha will not be able to disturb you."
"Singing a song and kirtan are different. If you know the meaning of the song, you will always get energy to do kirtan; if you just sing a song, you will not that energy."
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Mon, 17 November 2014:
Firm and Fearless
"When we go along the current it is not necessary to do much hard labour; but when the current is going against us, then we have to labour hard. We must practise hard for our spiritual life."
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A Glimpse from Sri Nabadwip Dham
A photo taken yesterday during the evening darshan of His Divine Grace Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj.

 

 

 

Tue, 18 November 2014 (Sri Ekadashi):
Do Not Waste Your Time
"When you come to Gurudev and practise under his guidance, you should think that having finished your 84 lakhs of lives you do not have to return there."
Listen online: or Download the audio (2 Mb, 5 min)

Sri Ekadashi Guidance
Guidelines on how to observe and honour this holy day: Ekadashi takes an indispensible part in the life of a sincere practitioner. At Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math, Ekadashi and paran are observed with affection and without fail according to the dates given in the Calendar.

 

Wed, 19 November 2014: (Disappearance of Srila Narahari Sarkar Thakur, Srila Kaliya Krishna Das)
Ye Anila Prema-Dhana Karuna Prachura:
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Practise and Believe
"If you remove material desires from your heart, you will get great happiness through that. If we practise, we will be able to believe, but our problem is that if we do not see something we do not believe in it."
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Thu, 20 November 2014:
Make a Temple in Your Heart
"You must give shelter to Radha-Krishna, Gurudev within your heart, and you can understand how wide you must open your heart to do that... You must throw your own happiness, your own life into the Ganges for the benefit of others."
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Fri, 21 November 2014:
Mahaprabhu's Pastimes
Srila B.N. Acharya Maharaj is briefly speaking on some of the Pastimes of Sriman Mahaprabhu: eating soil, playing with soot, relationship with Gadadhar Pandit, Sarvabhauma Bhattacharya, and Ramachandra Puri.
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Sat, 22 November 2014:
Sri Sri Gurvastakam
"I offer my obeisance unto the lotus feet of Sri Guru, the ocean of goodness who assumes the form of a cloud of mercy to deliver the souls burning in the blazing fire of material existence."
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Sun, 23 November 2014:
Disentangled
"It is not easy, but we have got this chance, and we must use the opportunity. Illusory environment is very strong, so if we do not practise properly, if we do not serve properly, any time we can lose our mind and leave this line."
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Bhuliya Tomare Samsara Asiya (Saranagati, Song 2)
"Forgetting You and coming to the material world, I have undergone all sorts of suffering. Now I have come before Your feet and will express my tale of distress."
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Mon, 24 November 2014:
Proceed Smoothly
Yesterday's Skype darshan to Veracruz, Mexico: "Try to always serve Gurudev, always keep connection with Gurudev, and always remember him and his pastimes, then everything will go smooth."
Download the audio (3.4 Mb, 7 min)

 

Tue, 25 November 2014:
Other Preachers: No Free Mixing
"We will not go to so many places or allow other temples in, because we do not mix with those who do not like my Guru, who criticise my Guru and think they are more than my Guru."
Download the audio (3 Mb, 6 min)

 

Wed, 26 November 2014:
'Practice Makes Happy'
"You chant the Holy Name, you always remember Krishna, remember Gurudev, you always practise properly and engage yourself in service to the Lord, so Krishna always makes you happy."
Download the audio (3 Mb, 6 min)

 

Thu, 27 November 2014:
A Sadhu's Character
"A sadhu should be humble, tolerant, and give honour to others." Two graphic stories that illustrate the extent of tolerance of a sadhu.
Download the audio (1.5 Mb, 4 min)

 

Fri, 28 November 2014:
Householders: Appearance Is Deceptive
"Until you have reached a particular stage, level of realisation, you cannot understand who is a devotee and who is not just by their external behaviour."
Download the audio (3.4 Mb, 7 min)

 

Sat, 29 November 2014:
Preaching Mahaprabhu's Conception
"Good preaching is not so many things. How did Chaitanya Mahaprabhu preach? He had three types of preaching—a high conception, a middle conception, and a simple conception." (Including the three types of faith, and the practising path cornerstones.)
Download the audio (4 Mb, 9 min)

 

Sun, 30 November 2014:
Games of Maya Devi
"Maya always searches for a chance to attack you, and if she gets an opportunity, you can be easily converted by the illusory environment."
Download the audio (3 Mb, 6 min)

 

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Continue Your Service,
By Hook or By Crook
'Maya will always try to take you away from the service, but you must forcefully keep yourself within service—that will be good for your spiritual life.'

 

Sri Sri Prema-Vivarta
“I want only to chant the Name of Krishna in the association of the sadhus—there is no other way to conquer samsara.”

Gurudev said, 'Not to use me! I will use you.'

"HUMILITY, TOLERANCE, GIVING HONOUR TO OTHERS | HUMILITY, TOLERANCE, GIVING HONOUR TO OTHERS"