MONTHLY ARCHIVE OF UPDATES

DECEMBER 2014

 

 

Mon, 1 December 2014:
রাস-পূর্নিমা ও সাধকের জীবন
ওঁ বিষ্ণুপাদ শ্রী শ্রীল ভক্তি নির্ম্মল আচার্য্য মহারাজের হরি-কথামৃত: ষড়ঙ্গ শরণাগতি হইবে যাঁহার, তাঁহার প্রার্থনা শুনে শ্রীনন্দকুমার ।
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Announcement:

Srila B.S. Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj's Appearance Day
Next Monday, 8 December, we are celebrating the grand appearance day of Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj, and we are cordially inviting all devotees and well-wishers to join the celebration, either at our central Math, Sri Nabadwip Dham, India, or at the centres worldwide.
সোমবার ৮ম ডিসেম্বর শ্রীগুরুপাদপদ্ম ওঁ বিষ্ণুপাদ শ্রীশ্রীমদ্ভক্তিসুন্দর গোবিন্দ দেবগোস্বমী মহারাজের শুভাবির্ভাব তিথি । এই মহোৎসবে আপনাকে সবিনয়ে সাদর আমন্ত্রণ জানাইতেছি ।

 

Tue, 2 December 2014 (Sri Ekadashi):
The Power of Surrender
"If Krishna protects you, no one can destroy you. Krishna says, 'If you think for Me, I will think for you.' You think that your children and other people will look after you, but no, it is not so."
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Wed, 3 December 2014:
ওঁ বিষ্ণুপাদ শ্রী শ্রীল ভক্তি নির্ম্মল আচার্য্য মহারাজের হরি-কথামৃত (১ম ডিসেম্বর ২০১৪)
Bengali class of Srila B.N. Acharya Maharaj given on 1 December 2014:
Part 1: Download the audio (10 Mb, 29 min)
Part 2: Download the audio (9 Mb, 26 min)
Part 3 (Kirtans): Download the audio (10 Mb, 28 min)

 

Thu, 4 December 2014:
Success, Attachment, Fearlessness
"Maya Devi always takes our time to engage us for herself. Success in our spiritual life depends upon the devotee—how many percent can you give to your Guru, to the Lord?"
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Fri, 5 December 2014:
শ্রীএকাদশী তিথি
ওঁ বিষ্ণুপাদ শ্রী শ্রীল ভক্তি নির্ম্মল আচার্য্য মহারাজের হরি-কথামৃত: মাধব-তিথি ভক্তি-জননী, যতনে পালন করি ; কৃষ্ণবসতি বসতি বলি’ পরম আদরে বরি
Srila B.N. Acharya Maharaj is speaking in Bengali on the significance of observing Sri Ekadashi Tithi, one of the 64 practices of devotion.
Download the audio (12 Mb, 33 min)

 

Sat, 6 December 2014:
Make Krishna Your Friend
"It is necessary to have desire to get it. Krishna Himself said, 'If you have desire, one day mercy will come.' If you make one step to Krishna, Krishna will make ten steps to you."
Download the audio (1.2 Mb, 4 min)

 

Sun, 7 December 2014:
Gurudev's Vyasa Puja Is Coming
"Gurudev's lila is going on, but only the fortunate souls can see it, that is why we must engage everybody in service on his appearance day. Whatever capacity we have—in kaya, mana, vakya, body, mind, and speech—we must serve his appearance day, his birth day."

 

Mon, 8 December 2014: Appearance Day Of Srila B.S. Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj
Sri Vyasa Puja: Adhivas Day
Photographs taken yesterday, on December 7, at Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math, Sri Nabadwip Dham: noon arati, prasad seva, and the evening class—presided over by His Divine Grace Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj.
(31 photos, 3.7 Mb)

Biography of Srila B.S. Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj
A glorification article that sprang forth from the interpretation of the Pranam-mantra of His Divine Grace and was originally published as an Appendix to the Revealed Truth.

 

Golden Reflections
Published in 1992 to celebrate the Golden Jubilee of Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math, the book presents a series of reflections of Srila B.S. Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj on how the Math was founded and developed over the course of time, as well as affectionate guidance for the practitioners on how to proceed in their spiritual life.

বাংলা হরিকথা
Srila B.N. Acharya Maharaj's Bengali lecture given on the holy day of Sri Vyasa Puja of Srila B.S. Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj on 23 December 2010:
Download (16.4 Mb, 46 min)

Srila B.S. Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj's Arati Kirtan:
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Some of the preparations that are favourite to His Divine Grace Srila B.S. Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj and are included into the Festival Menu:
Rice, mung or chana dal, stir-fried karela, sak, poshta bora, cauliflower pakoras, mixed vegetable subji, paneer rasa, boiled potato, tomato chutney, achar (pickle), cucumber salad, paramanna (sweet rice), rasagullas.


 

Tue, 9 December 2014: Parikrama to Sri Bamunpara
শ্রীশ্রীমদ্ভক্তিসুন্দর গোবিন্দ দেবগোস্বমী মহারাজের শুভাবির্ভাব তিথি
"গুরুদেবের অনেক বোঝা আছে, কিন্তু আমাদের তার বোঝা তা কিছু নিতে পারি, তাহলে তা ভালবাসা বলা হয় ।"
"Guru has so much burden, if we can take some of this burden, that is called love and affection." Festival Bengali class spoken by His Divine Grace Srila B.N. Acharya Maharaj.
Download (6.2 Mb, 17 min)

Video Clips
A compilation of short clips filmed during the morning parikrama around the temples and Nagar-sankirtan to the Ganges on the holy appearance day of Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj at Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math, Sri Nabadwip Dham.

 

 

Wed, 10 December 2014: Disappearance Day Of Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Thakur

Sri Sri Dayita Dasa Dasakam (Text and Audio)
A poem composed by Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj after the disappearance of his Divine Master Bhagavan Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Thakur Prabhupad: "O Dina-nayana, wherever that great soul may be, please quickly take this servitor there."

Ye Anila Prema-Dhana Karuna Prachura (Sung on disappearance days of Vaishnavs)
"Where has Advaita Acharya, the Lord who mercifully brought the wealth of divine love to this world, gone? I will break my head on a rock, I will enter into fire—where shall I go to reach the reservoir of all qualities, Sri Gauranga?"
Listen online or Download the audio (2.6 Mb)

Disappearance Day of Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Thakur
Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj is speaking on this day in 2010 at Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math, Sri Nabadwip Dham, in Bengali and English: "We can pray to Srila Saraswati Thakur, 'Do not reject me, please make your feet dust.' What he gave to the world, no one can compete with him."
Download the audio (11.9 Mb, 35 min)

Sri Vyasa Puja Celebration
Photographs taken on December 8, at Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math, Sri Nabadwip Dham during the festival celebrating the appearance day of Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj.
(76 photos, 9.4 Mb)

 

Thu, 11 December 2014:
Love for Guru: Service and Commitment
"We are always busy with our own interest, with our own enjoyment, but we must understand: who do we love more, our Guru or ourselves? We must realise it for ourselves in our heart. If we love our Guru more, then we must serve more—we must give more time for our Guru."
Download the audio (4 Mb, 11 min)

 

Fri, 12 December 2014:
গুরুদেবের চরণে প্রীতি
"নিজ চিন্তা করি নি—যদি আমি মরে যাই, আমি মরে যাই, কিন্তু আমার গুরু ভালো থাকবেন, ভগবান ভালো থাকবেন—সেই চিন্তা আমাদের করতে হবে, সেই তা হয়েছে প্রীতি, সেই তা হয়েছে ভালবাসা । যে প্রীতিটা আমাদের বিষয়ে আসবে, সেই প্রীতিটা ভগবানের চরণে আসতে হবে, গুরুদেবের চরণে আসতে হবে, তাহলে আমাদের কিছু ভক্তি লাভ হবে ।"
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Sat, 13 December 2014:
Sri Bamunpara Pilgrimage
Every year, on the day following the Vyasa Puja of Srila B.S. Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj, devotees come to Sri Bamunpara, the birth place of His Divine Grace, Nadan Ghat, the place of Srila Gurudev's childhood pastimes, as well as the nearby Sri Haritaki tree (famous for a Pastime of Lord Nityananda and Srila Vrindavan Das Thakur) and Srila Vrindavan Das Thakur's house. (56 photos, 7.8 Mb)

 

Today:

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, 14 December 2014:
Gurudev: His Example and Teachings
"Gurudev conquered the whole world with his love and affection. Many people throughout the world do not know English language or cannot fully understand it, but they could understand Gurudev through their heart."
Download the audio (5.2 Mb, 15 min)

 

Mon, 15 December 2014:
Service: Proof of Love
Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj speaking to the devotees from Hungary two days before the Vyasa Puja of Srila B.S. Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj: "Every year we make this festival together, and we must promise on this day: Gurudev is giving us life for one more year, and for one more year we will engage ourselves in service to our Guru."
Download the audio (3.2 Mb, 10 min)

 

Tue, 16 December 2014:
Gurudev: His Example and Teachings (Video)
"Gurudev conquered the whole world with his love and affection. Many people throughout the world do not know English language or cannot fully understand it, but they could understand Gurudev through their heart."

 

Wed, 17 December 2014:
Pure Line: Disciples, Quarrels, and Prasadam
"We joined the Krishna consciousness line, and our line must be very pure—we will be most humble, most tolerant, and give all honour to others. It is very important."
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Thu, 18 December 2014: (Sri Ekadashi)
A Visit to Kakarvitta and Siliguri
Devotees travel to the Siliguri temple in the north of West Bengali, the district of Darjeeling, and then make a short trip to a preaching center in Kakarvitta, Nepal, and back.
(15 photos, 2.1 Mb)

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.

 

Fri, 19 December 2014: (Paran by 9:20 a.m.)
Fulfilment of Life
"We are swimming in an ocean, and somebody throws some log into the ocean to help us reach the shore, then we must try to get there. We can try to practise—this is what Guru Maharaj, Gurudev established this Math for."
Download the audio (7 Mb, 20 min; English and Bengali)

 

Sat, 20 December 2014: (Disappearance of Srila Mahesh Pandit and Srila Uddharan Das Thakur)
Ye Anila Prema-Dhana Karuna Prachura:
Listen online or Download the audio (2.6 Mb)

Laziness
"You can die at any time—are you going to do something after death? Next life? Do something now."
Download the audio (1.3 Mb, 4 min; English and Bengali)

 

Sun, 21 December 2014:
The Guard and the Guardian
The guard: "I will keep those who are against you far away from your zone; I will not allow them to enter."
The guardian: "It is not necessary to be a very big scholar, or to be Rupa Goswami or Sanatan Goswami. It is sufficient to be a gentleman..."
Download the audio (1 Mb, 3 min)

 

Mon, 22 December 2014:

Kirtans chanted on 3 December 2014 at Sri Nabadwip Dham by His Divine Grace Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj:
Sri Guru charana-padma • Sri Krishna Chaitanya Prabhu daya kara more • Ohe Vaishnava Thakura dayara sagara • Parama karuna pahu dui jana Nitai Gaurachandra • Gaurangera duti pada yara dhana sampada • Gaya Gora madhur svare • Jaya Radha-Madhava
Download the audio (9.4 Mb, 28 min)

 

Tue, 23 December 2014:
Do Not Fear Service
Some may be afraid they can be given service that they cannot do, but is there anything to be afraid of?
Download the audio (1.6 Mb, 5 min)

 

Wed, 24 December 2014: Disappearance of Srila Jiva Goswami Prabhu, Srila Jagadish Pandit
Srila Jiva Goswami Prabhu
"I have no power to say what kind of devotion to his Guru Jiva Goswami had. Jiva Goswami's service cannot be compared to anyone's service. Whatever order he would get, he would place it on his head and do it all the time—his mind never went to any other place."
Download the audio (8 Mb, 23 min)

Srila Jiva Goswami Prabhura Sochaka
A song composed by Srila Narahari Thakur in glorification of Srila Jiva Goswami Prabhu's life, character, and service. Bengali verses and English transliteration.

 

 

Ye Anila Prema-Dhana Karuna Prachura:
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Thu, 25 December 2014:
Service without Attachment
"Sometimes it may come to your mind that what you are doing is bhajan, service, but it may be all karma. If you follow your Gurudev, serve the Vaishnavs, then you can easily call it service."
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Fri, 26 December 2014:
Stuck
"We must clean ourselves through sravan, kirtan, Hari-katha, otherwise no matter how much we labour, the result will not come."
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Sat, 27 December 2014:
সাধুসংঘ, ভুলগুলি ও গুরুদেবের তুষ্টি
ওঁ বিষ্ণুপাদ শ্রী শ্রীল ভক্তি নির্ম্মল আচার্য্য মহারাজের হরি-কথামৃত ।
Srila B.N. Acharya Maharaj speaks in Bengali about good association, ability to admit one's mistakes, chastity, and service for Gurudev's pleasure.
Download the audio (4.4 Mb, 13 min)

 

Sun, 28 December 2014:
Vandana
"Why do we recite the vandana of Vaishnavs, Nityananda Prabhu, Gauranga Mahaprabhu, Radha-Krishna, Tulasi Devi? Vandana means ahovat korte, calling them, praying them for mercy, 'Prabhu, we are going to chant your glorification. Please give us some mercy.'"
Recited by Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj:
Download the audio (0.9 Mb)
Recited by Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj:
Download the audio (0.8 Mb)

 

Mon, 29 December 2014:
Control the Root
"This is my advice, my prescription. If you follow this prescription, you will be successful in your spiritual life."
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Tue, 30 December 2014:
Back to Home, Back to Godhead
"'এ ঘোর-সংসারে পড়িয়া মানব না পায় দুঃখের শেষ, সাধুসঙ্গ করি' হরি ভজে যদি তবে অন্ত হয় ক্লেশ'—ওহে দীনজন শুন ভাল কথা উল্লসিত হবে হিয়া !"
A recent comprehensive Bengali lecture of His Divine Grace Srila B.N. Acharya Maharaj about karma, rare human birth, jiva soul's nature, the meaning of life, as well practising life, service mood and affection to one's Guru.
Download the audio (14.3 Mb, 42 min)

Kirtans
Chanted on 27 December 2014 by His Divine Grace Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj:
Sri Guru charana-padma • Sri Krishna Chaitanya Prabhu daya kara more • Ohe Vaishnava Thakura dayara sagara • Nitai-pada-kamala • Gaurangera duti pada • Gaya Gora madhur svare
Download the audio (11 Mb, 32 min)

 

Wed, 31 December 2014: (Tomorrow is Ekadashi)
One More Year Passed
As one more years draws to its end, His Divine Grace Srila B.N. Acharya Maharaj muses on the value and meaning of life, quoting several Vaishnav songs: "Life is shaky—it is here now, and then it is gone. Serve the Lord's feet!"
Download the audio (2.2 Mb, 7 min)

 

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Squandering Your Fortune
'If you want to have some business, you need capital, but if every day you lose your capital, you will end up bankrupt. Because you have some previous sukriti you are now staying in the temple, but if every day you lose that sukriti, one day your balance will become zero.'

 

Sri Sri Prema-Vivarta
“Only those whose days pass in the association of sadhus take shelter of the Name constantly.”

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