MONTHLY ARCHIVE OF UPDATES
Fri, 1 May 2015:The Ultimate Obstruction
"Always avoid Nama aparadh, Vaishnav aparadh. Always. Hari Nam is conscious, He is nondifferent from Krishna, and Nam always considers whether one is an offender."
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Near and Dear
তুমি কি চাও ?
Sat, 2 May 2015:Try and Cry
"'When will Nityananda Prabhu give His mercy to me? When will my material desires be removed from my heart? I have so many bad material desires! When will Nityananda remove them from my heart?' Always cry, always think about it."
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Sun, 3 May 2015: (Sri Nrisimha Chaturdashi)(Full fast during the day. After sunset—the time of Lord Nrisimhadev's appearance—the fast is broken with no-grain, or anukalpa, prasad. The grain prasad is honoured the next day at paran time.)
The Right Perspective
Nrisimha Chaturdasi, morning
Nrisimha Chaturdasi, noon
Sri Dasavatar Stotram
Pranam Mantra to Sri Nrisimhadev
ito nrsimha parato nrsimho
yato yato yami tato nrsimhah
bahir nrsimho hrdaye nrsimho
nrsimham adim saranam prapadye
"Nrsimha is here, Nrsimha is there—Nrsimha is wherever I go. Nrsimha is outside, Nrsimha is within my heart. I am surrendered unto that primeval Lord Nrsimha."
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Mon, 4 May 2015: (Paran 5:07–8:30 a.m)"Give up Deceit"
His Divine Grace Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj is reading from Sri Sri Prema-vivarta, Chapter 8: "If you go to satisfy the minds of others, you will only cheat yourself. Gora knows your thoughts, so how will you hide your heart from Him?"
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Tue, 5 May 2015:"Proper Renunciation"
His Divine Grace Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj is reading from Sri Sri Prema-vivarta, Chapter 9: "Brother, from now on, avoid dry renunciation. Bring proper renunciation into your heart and keep it there forever. Maintain the body by accepting things that are suitable and actually necessary for its preservation."
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(১) সাধুসঙ্গের সম্পদ • মনুষ্যজন্মের অর্থ • কৃষ্ণের সংসার • শরণাগতি : 'আমি টা তোমার, তুমি টা আমার' • (২) ভগবানের কথা আর সুকৃতি • শ্রদ্ধা • হৃদয় পরিষ্কার করতে হবে • সাধুসঙ্গ ও হরিনাম, হরিদাস ঠাকুরের মহিমা • কর্মীর বিভিন্ন বাসনা ও ভক্তের এক বাসনা • জীবন চক্রবর্তী ও সনাতন গোস্বামী • সংসার পরিক্রম • সত্যবাদি গ্রাম • নবদ্বীপে নিমন্ত্রণ ।
Wed, 6 May 2015:Under Control
To talk about others, enjoy nice food, clothes, sex, get angry, take pride in yourself, and nurture material desires is not spiritual life—spiritual life is when your Guru controls your life, not your mind.
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Thu, 7 May 2015:"Caste and Class"
His Divine Grace Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj is reading from Sri Sri Prema-vivarta, Chapter 10: "Caste and class are important in worldly religious ceremonies, but are of no importance to devotees of Krishna. When you give up your pride, you will give up the world, and when you give up the world, your heart will become pure."
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Fri, 8 May 2015:"The Light of Nabadwip"
His Divine Grace Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj is reading from Sri Sri Prema-vivarta, Chapter 11: "Within the universe, the earth is glorious; on the earth, the land of Gauda is glorious; and within Gauda, Sri Nabadwip is glorious. Its thirty-two miles are revered by the entire world."
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Sat, 9 May 2015: (Disappearance of Srila Ramananda Ray)"Glories of the Vaisnavas"
His Divine Grace Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj is reading from Sri Sri Prema-vivarta, Chapter 12: "Holy waters and earthen Deities gradually reveal dharma in the hearts of souls, but simply by seeing a devotee of Krishna, all obstacles go away and the supreme wealth—devotion to Krishna—arises in full."
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Sun, 10 May 2015:"Eagerness to see Sri Gaura"
His Divine Grace Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj is reading from Sri Sri Prema-vivarta, Chapter 13: "Those who have love for Gora undergo distress: that love pulls their hearts in opposite directions simultaneously. Everyone whispers that this is the miserable state of Gadadhar's associates."
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New Preaching Center in
Mon, 11 May 2015:As Soon As Possible
"You are getting the seed, but it is not enough to only get the seed—you must take care of it. You must always chant properly and practise properly. That is my advice. You think you are getting initiation and will go to Vaikuntha, but it is not possible without you practising."
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Tue, 12 May 2015:"Different Practices for Different Devotees"
His Divine Grace Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj is reading from Sri Sri Prema-vivarta, Chapter 17 (verses 31-90), mostly in Bengali, and then speaks on the meaning of human life, importance of sadhu-sanga, and the proper practice.
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Wed, 13 May 2015:The News
"You do not know but Krishna Himself has come to this world, appearing in Nabadwip under the name of Sri Krishna Chaitanya. He came to rescue us—to rescue the souls like you and me!"
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Thu, 14 May 2015: (Apara Ekadashi)Sweet Dreams
"If Krishna calls, I am going, but those who are sleeping will sleep through the whole of their life. They will not be able to get there—they will come and go and will always sleep."
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"I Want Purity"
Sri Ekadashi Guidance
Fri, 15 May 2015: (Paran 5:01–9:23 a.m., appearance of Srila Vrindavan Das Thakur)Under a Haritaki Tree
"Vrindavan Das Thakur's mother's name is Narayani, and she was a niece of Srivas Pandit. Mahaprabhu always held kirtans in the house of Srivas Pandit, and Narayani lived in that same house. When she was very little, she got Mahaprabhu's mercy..."
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মানবজীবনের সার্থকতা কোথায় ?
Sat, 16 May 2015:Sri Chandan Yatra (Video: 5 min, 58 Mb)
His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj is speaking on the first day of Sri Chandan Yatra at the temple of Mahaprabhu's Divine Waterplay, Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math, Sri Nabadwip Dham.
Programme (Photographs, 1.1 Mb)
Sun, 17 May 2015:Aloof and Focused
Spiritual guidance: control your senses, give up pride, accept all circumstances as arranged by the Lord and as a source of joy, be detached, and maintain proper vision.
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Mon, 18 May 2015:Sankirtan Movement
"A temple is a house. The householder devotees can cook and serve the Deity, and all the brahmacharis and sannyasis are not meant to only sit and do japa. Their place is in the street—chanting, dancing, and preaching!"
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Tue, 19 May 2015: (Deity installation anniversary, Dum Dum Park)শ্রীবিগ্রহ প্রতিষ্ঠা মহামহোৎসব (১) (Bengali)
First part of His Divine Grace Srila B.N. Acharya Maharaj's Bengali class at the recent home Deity installation programme. Summary: • the meaning of this birth • life is for service • serve the Lord, not to use the Lord to fulfil your desires • false renunciation • Krishner samsar • yajna-patnis' Deity service • Vamanadev and Bali Maharaj (surrender) • Raghunandan Thakur (faith) • Dhanur Das and his wife (chastity).
• অনিত্য মানবজন্ম ও সেবার জন্য জীবন • নিজের ইচ্ছার জন্য ভগবান ব্যবহার করেন না • ফল্গুবৈরাগ্য • কৃষ্ণের সংসার • যজ্ঞপত্নীর সেবা প্রবৃত্তি • বামনদেব ও বলি মহারাজ (শরণাগতি) • রঘুনন্দন ঠাকুর (বিশ্বাস) • ধনুরদাস ও তার স্ত্রী (সতীত্ব)
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Wed, 20 May 2015:শ্রীবিগ্রহ প্রতিষ্ঠা মহামহোৎসব (২) (Bengali)
Second part of His Divine Grace Srila B.N. Acharya Maharaj's Bengali class at the recent home Deity installation programme. Summary: • Churi Gopinath • power of the Holy Name • surpassing maya • an old lady and a dog • a barber and a devotee • Sripad Madhav Maharaj converting a scholar • Indra's curse • Ambarish Maharaj and Durvasa Muni • Satyavadi Gram • four regulative principles • invitation to Sri Nabadwip Dham and urging to take up the path back to Home, back to Godhead.
• চুরী গোপীনাথ • শ্রীহরিনামের বল • একটা বুড়ি ও একটা কুকুর • একটা নাপিত ও একটা ভক্ত • শ্রীপদ মাধব মহারাজ ও কলেজ অধ্যাপক • ইন্দ্রের অভিশাপ • অম্বরীষ মহারাজ ও দুর্বাসা মুনি • সত্যবাদী গ্রাম • চার কলির অবস্থন • নবদ্বীপে নিমন্ত্রণ ।
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Thu, 21 May 2015:Entering Exclusive Service
"Everyone is fortunate because there are going to be initiations in London; devotees want to engage themselves in service, want to serve more and more, and I am fortunate to help them. I am only a medium—that is my hope and fortune."
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Tarakeswar: New Temple
Contstruction (Photographs, 1 Mb)
শ্রীবিগ্রহ প্রতিষ্ঠা মহামহোৎসব (৩) (Bengali)
Fri, 22 May 2015:Our Only Duty
"It is necessary to clean yourself. In this world, you have no enemy, you have no friend—only you yourself are your own enemy. If you want to make other people happy, you are only cheating yourself. You must understand that your duty is to please Guru, Vaishnav, Bhagavan."
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Sat, 23 May 2015:His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila B.N. Acharya Maharaj speaking recently to Colombia (part 1):
"I see your face and I can understand you are practising properly and you are always following Mahaprabhu's instruction, Mahaprabhu's preaching and conception."
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Sun, 24 May 2015:His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila B.N. Acharya Maharaj speaking recently to Colombia (part 2):
Vrindavan Das Thakur: A Life of Chastity
"Vrindavan Das Thakur is a disciple of Sriman Nityananda Prabhu and is the main servitor of Nityananda Prabhu. He has so much chastity for Him..."
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Your Heart Close to Your Guru
Mon, 25 May 2015:Prema-vivarta: Sincerity, Renunciation
"Serve Gaura's devotees with perfect sincerity, and then, brother, you will reach Sri Krishna's feet. Chant 'Gauranga' and associate with Gaura's devotees. Chant 'Hare Krishna' and dance."
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A Glimpse from Sri Ekachakra Dham
Tue, 26 May 2015:"Contradictory Transformations"
His Divine Grace Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj is reading from Sri Sri Prema-vivarta, Chapter 14: "In a dream, I walked a long way and arrived at the shore of the ocean, where I saw Gora's wonderful dancing. Gadadhar and the devotees joyfully danced with Him, and they sang songs that were like showers of nectar..."
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Wed, 27 May 2015:Fallen Souls: Imitation, Ego, Faith
Imitation: "After passing the brahmachari age, it is your right, you can get married. It is not bad, but it must be an honest householder life."
Ego: "They do some service, but I am praying to the Lord that through their service ego will not come."
Faith: "When you go fishing, you see fish in some place, but when you throw the net some fish will swim away. Do not worry about that."
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Thu, 28 May 2015:Ganga Mata Goswamini
"There was once a young girl, a daughter of a good Odisha king, who got much mercy from Jagannath. She always served in the Jagannath temple—made garlands and did whatever other service there was..."
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Fri, 29 May 2015: (Today is Nirjal Ekadashi, full fast without water)Donations
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Preaching, Simple Practice
Sri Ekadashi Guidance
Sat, 30 May 2015: (Paran 4:56–9:22 a.m.)"Please Forgive My Offence"
"Everybody is different, and ego can come easily through some aparadh: service aparadh, Vaishnav aparadh, etc. Actually, when we go too close, it is very difficult, that is why we sing every day, 'Vando muni savadhana mate, I carefully offer my obeisance.'"
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Sun, 31 May 2015: (Danda Mahotsav in Panihati)Panihati
"We have been to Panihati for chira-dadhi mahotsav, it is the place where Srila Raghunath Das Goswami Prabhu received mercy of Sri Nityananda Prabhu. It is not so far from Dum Dum Park, and it is a very nice place, on the bank of the Ganges..."
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Festival in Sri Panihati
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Festivals in Sri
Panihati, 2009-2014 (105 photographs, 8 Mb)
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