MONTHLY ARCHIVE OF UPDATES

JULY 2016

 

Fri, 1 July 2016: (Today is Sri Yogini Ekadasi)
Surrender. Faith. Practice.
"Krishna Himself says in Srimad Bhagavad-gita, 'I created illusion, and unless you take shelter in Me this illusion will not be removed.' We do not know Krishna, we do not know Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, but we know our Gurudev..."
Download the audio (3.1 Mb, 8 min | 16 June 2001)

 


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.

"Sri Ekadasi" (Sri Sri Prema Vivarta)
"One day, Gaurahari left the Gundicha Temple and sat in the Jagannath Vallabha garden. It was pure Ekadasi, and the Lord spent the whole day and night chanting the Name of Krishna..."

"Observing Ekadasi"
"Mahaprabhu told everybody how to observe Ekadasi, and our Guru-varga also follow it. We must understand how to follow the Ekadasi day. Why do you leave your food? Not to please yourself, but to please the Lord."
Download the audio (1.6 Mb, 5 min)

"Ekadasi Vrata: Make Your Guru Happy"
"Mahaprabhu told us to follow the Ekadasi vrata and we follow it to please our Guru, to please our Guru-varga, and make Mahaprabhu happy."
Download the audio (1.7 Mb, 5 min)

SONG: Suddha-bhakata | শুদ্ধ ভকত-চরণ-রেণু
"I carefully observe the holy days related to Madhava, they are the mother of devotion."

SONG: Sri hari-vasare | শ্রীহরি-বাসরে হরি
"On the holy day of Sri Hari, Sriman Mahaprabhu, the life and soul of the universe, began dancing..."

 

Sat, 2 July 2016: Sri Puri Dham Pilgrimage, Day One
At Sri Chatak Parvat and Sri Tota Gopinath Temple
His Divine Grace is speaking at the bhajan-kutir of Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Thakur and Sri Tota Gopinath temple on the first day of Sri Puri Dham parikrama, telling the pastimes of Srila Haridas Thakur's disappearance and Srila Gadadhar Pandit.
Download the audio (4.9 Mb, 13 min | Bengali)

 

Sri Puri Dham Pilgrimage, Day One (32 photographs, 1.8 Mb)
Sharing first photographs from Sri Jagannath Dham: in the late afternoon, Sri Gurupadpadma Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj takes the devotees for a short parikrama to Sri Samudra maha-tirtha, samadhi-mandir of Srila Haridas Thakur, Sri Chatak Parvat, and Sri Tota Gopinath Temple.

 

Power of the Holy Name [Sri Puri Dham parikrama, evening class in Bengali]
His Divine Grace is speaking at the end of the first day of Sri Puri Dham parikrama and emphasises the fortune of the devotees to join the Holy Dham parikrama with maha-sankirtan, to be able to chant the Holy Name in this life, and tells the programme for the second day of the parikrama.
Download the audio (7.9 Mb, 20 min | Bengali)

 


Early this morning, His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj safely brought the devotees to the lotus feet of Sri Sri Nitai Chaitanya, and after the noon arati, prasad and a few hours of rest, took the devotees for the first part of the parikrama of Sri Puri Dham. Visited this afternoon:

Samudra,
the holy ocean
 
Samadhi-mandir of
Srila Haridas Thakur
 
Sri Chatak Parvat
Bhajan-kutir of
Srila Prabhupad
 
Sri Tota-Gopinath
Bhajan-kutir of Srila
Gadadhar Pandit

 

Sun, 3 July 2016: Sri Puri Dham Pilgrimage, Day Two
At Sri Alarnath
"In Sri Purusottam Dham, at the shore of the ocean and about twenty-four miles to the East of Puri, there is a town called Brahmagiri. Here, Brahma worshipped Lord Vishnu in Satya-yuga. Pleased with his worship, Lord Narayan appeared here..."
Download the audio (3.1 Mb, 8 min | Bengali)

 

Sri Puri Dham Pilgrimage, Day Two (46 photographs, 3 Mb)
Second day of the parikrama of Sri Puri Dham: Sri Gurupadpadma Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj takes the devotees to the bhajan-kutirs of Srila Jagadananda Prabhu, Haridas Thakur, Sri Gambhira, house of Srila Sarvabhauma Bhattacharya, Sveta Ganga, Jagannath Mandir, and the house of Srila Paramananda Puri.

 

    

Pastimes at Sri Puri Dham:
Mahaprabhu Enters Sri Puri Dham
First Visit to Sri Puri Dham
Lord Jagannath: Discovery
Lord Jagannath: Deity Appearance
Gundicha Marjan:
"Let Jagannath Come to My House"


Raghav's Bags
Misconception and Misbehaviour
At Ramananda Ray's Garden
Strong Desire
On the Way to Sri Puri Dham

 

Visited today:

Bhajan-kutir of
Srila Jagadananda
Pandit

Bhajan-kutir of
Srila Haridas
Thakur

Sri Gambhira

House of Srila
Sarvabhauma
Bhattacharya

Sri Jagannath
Mandir

House of Srila
Paramananda Puri

 

Mon, 4 July 2016: Sri Puri Dham Pilgrimage, Day Three
Disciple's Mood[Evening class in Bengali]
His Divine Grace is speaking at the end of the first day of Sri Puri Dham parikrama:
• day one summary, and programme for the next day • the fortune of making parikrama with the devotees • perfect mood of a disciple (humility, tolerance, giving honour to others) • avoiding offences • pastimes of Srila Jagadananda Pandit.
Download the audio (8.7 Mb, 39 min | 2 July 2016 | Bengali)

Sincere Practice [Evening class in Bengali]
His Divine Grace is speaking yesterday, at the end of the second day of Sri Puri Dham parikrama: reading from Sri Prema-Vivarta, mentioning among many points the pastimes of Sri Kasi Misra, Chhota Haridas, and the stories of Gita Samsar and the restless king.
Download the audio (16.8 Mb, 74 min | 3 July 2016 | Bengali)

 

Sri Puri Dham Pilgrimage, Day Three (30 photographs, 2 Mb)
Third day of the parikrama of Sri Puri Dham, and the devotees visit Sri Alarnath temple and a few temples at Bhuvaneshwar taking shelter of the lotus feet of Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj.

 

 

Visited today:

Sri Alarnath Temple

Sakhi Gopal Temple

Bindu Sagar Kunda

Sri Ananta Vasudev
Temple

Sri Lingaraj
Mandir

 


In honour of the disappearance day of Srila Gadadhar Pandit Goswami and Srila Bhakti Vinod Thakur:

The Worship of Srila Bhakti Vinod Thakur [Sri Gaudiya Darshan]
"Srila Bhakti Vinod Thakur did so much seva for the sampradaya of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu. He lived during a very heavy time period. He was a very exclusive devotee of Mahaprabhu and specifically worshipped Deities of Sri Sri Gaura Gadadhar...."

Pandit Sri Gadadhar Goswami [Sri Gaudiya Darshan]
"Pandit Goswami's life is a special offering of silent and complete self-sacrifice to his beloved. Only those who can taste unprecedented joy by appreciating the wonder within the ornament of contradiction in seeing the bag of a beggar on Laksmi Devi’s shoulder are fit to appreciate the extraordinary glory of Srimat Pandit Goswami's unprecedented personality..."

SONG: Ye anila prema-dhana | যে আনিল প্রেমধন
"Where are the saviours of the fallen souls? Not finding Sri Gauranga, who performed His Pastimes with all His associates, Narottam Das weeps."

 

Tue, 5 July 2016: Sri Puri Dham Pilgrimage, Day Four (Sri Gundicha Marjan)
Sri Puri Dham Pilgrimage, Day Four(37 photographs, 2.3 Mb)
The last day of the parikrama of Sri Puri Dham takes the devotees to the Grand Road next to the temple of Lord Jagannath, the bhajan-kutir of Prabhupad Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Thakur, the house of Sri Ramananda Ray, and Sri Gundicha temple.

 

Pastimes of Sri Saksi Gopal
"There were once two brahmans, an old and a young one. They both went on pilgrimage to many holy places and met in Vrindavan. The old brahman was very happy with the young brahman and promised in front of the Deity of Gopal to give his daughter to him."
Download the audio (1.3 Mb, 4 min | 4 July 2016)

Gundicha Marjan: A Seat for Bhakti Devi
"What is the meaning of this Pastime? We have so much dust in our hearts, we must remove this dust. Once we clean the place in our heart, we can invite Bhakti Devi, the Lord, to come there. Unless you clean the place, Bhakti Devi will not come."
Download the audio (2.8 Mb, 7 min | Kirtan & Bengali class)

Gundicha Marjan: "Let Jagannath Come to My House" [From the archive]
"Another meaning of Gundicha marjan is cleaning the heart, and Mahaprabhu Himself was showing how to do it. At first He swept, then poured water and then with His own cloth, uttariya, He washed the temple. He was showing how thoroughly you must clean your heart..."
Download the audio (1.5 Mb, 5 min | 5 April 2013)

 


Visited today:

Birthplace of,
Srila Saraswati
Thakur Prabhupad
 
Ramananda Ray's
home and garden
 
Sri Gundicha
Temple
 
Sri Indradyumna
Sarovar

 

Wed, 6 July 2016: Sri Puri Dham Pilgrimage, Sri Ratha Yatra
Sri Puri Dham Pilgrimage, Sri Ratha Yatra(52 photographs, 3.4 Mb)
Sharing the photographs taken today during the grand chariot festival of Lord Jagannath. Fortunate are the devotees who in this life get to serve, participate, see, or remember this wondrous day in the shade of the lotus feet of His Divine Grace—may his feet-dust be our only means of sustenance.

Srila Bhakti Vinod Thakur, Srila Gadadhar Pandit [Evening class in Bengali]
His Divine Grace Srila B.N. Acharya Maharaj is speaking on the unparalleled character and contribution of Srila Bhakti Vinod Thakur and Srila Gadadhar Pandit Goswami.
Download the audio (8.7 Mb, 62 min | 4 July 2016 | Bengali)

Online Library / Archive
Seventy-five years ago, on this day of Sri Ratha-yatra, Srila B.R. Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj entered and settled in Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math in Sri Nabadwip Dham. In honour of this worshippable day we are presenting a near-complete archive of Bengali, Hindi, English, Spanish and Russian books and publications of our Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math. May the message of our Guru-varga flow eternally throughout the fourteen worlds. [Permanent links are added to the Library section of the website.]

srimach-chaitanya-sarasvata-mathavara-udgita-kirtir jaya-srim
bibhrat sambhati ganga-tata-nikata-nabadwipa-koladri-raje
yatra sri-gaura-sarasvata-mata-nirata-gaura-gatha grnanti
nityam rupanuga sri-krtamati-guru-gauranga-radha-jitasa
"On the banks
of the Ganges in Koladwip, Nabadwip,
Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math stands resplendent.
The flag flies high, singing its glories around the world.
There, the residents chant the glories of Lord Gauranga
and aspire to serve Sri Sri Radha-Govinda
in the line of Sri Rupa."

 

Thu, 7 July 2016:
Darshan of Lord Jagannath
"By the mercy of Guru and Vaishnavs we completed the Ratha-yatra festival yesterday in a very beautiful and smooth way. Many thought, 'Oh, I will see the chariots tomorrow,' but tell me do we have the eyes to see it?"
Download the audio (2.8 Mb, 7 min | Vandana & Bengali class)

 

Fri, 8 July 2016:
Parikrama: Mood, Intention, and Prayer
"People spend so much money to do eye exercise on pretext of spiritual benefit, but I never want you to have a loss. I want you to get spiritual benefit. If the Guru cannot direct you to the right path, he cannot be a Guru."
Download the audio (2.3 Mb, 6 min | Bengali)

 

Sat, 9 July 2016:
মায়ার চিন্তা বা কৃষ্ণের চিন্তা ? (ওঁ বিষ্ণুপাদ শ্রীল ভক্তি নির্ম্মল আচার্য্য মহারাজের হরি-কথামৃত)
"আপনার যেটা দরকার প্রযোজন, সেইটা গ্রহণ করেন, এর বেশি দরকার নেই, তা ছাড়া আপনারা শন্তি লাভ করতে পারবে না । আমরা মায়ার কারা কিন্তু আমরা সবাই এক পরিবারের লোক—কার পরিবার? আমরা কৃষ্ণের সংসারের মানুষ, আমরা মায়ার সংসারের মানুষ নয় ।"

Practising Life and Mood [Bengali class]
His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj is speaking on the day after Sri Ratha Yatra:
• Mercy: Nityananda Prabhu's and Mahaprabhu's punishment • Devotees coming to Jagannath Puri for the darshan of Mahaprabhu • Satyavadi gram • Giving up meat and fish (and consequences of not doing it) • Obstacles to devotion • Daily practising life • False Gurus • Chanting the Holy Name all the time.
Download the audio (14.6 Mb, 43 min | Bengali)

 

Sun, 10 July 2016:
Appearance of Lord Jagannath
"Previously, Jagannath, Baladev, Subhadra were one Vishnu-murti, and His name was Nil-Madhav. He was served about a hundred kilometres away from Puri by one savar named Vishvavasu..."
Download the audio (5.7 Mb, 15 min | 18 August 2013)

 

Mon, 11 July 2016:
Nectar of Devotion
"We do not want to do Hari-bhajan—we do not want to worship, we do not want to serve—but Gurudev forcefully takes us, gives us proper adjustment, proper nourishment and engages us in service! Such is his power."
Download the audio (1.2 Mb, 3 min | 18 August 2013)

SONG: Dhana mora Nityananda | ধন মোর নিত্যানন্দ
"The feet dust of the Vaishnavs is where I sport and take bath, Vaishnavs' name is the water oblation, and Sri Bhagavata Purana is the ultimate medium to relish bhakti-rasa (nectar of devotion)."

 

Tue, 12 July 2016: (Disappearance of Sripad Ajita Krishna Brahmachari)
Absence Makes the Heart Grow Fonder
"It is better if you stay far and worship Me from far. You can worship My vigraha, then, through separation, you will feel even happier."
Download the audio (2 Mb, 5 min | 18 August 2013)

আমাদের একমাত্র উপায় (ওঁ বিষ্ণুপাদ শ্রীল ভক্তি নির্ম্মল আচার্য্য মহারাজের হরি-কথামৃত)
"কুটীনাটি যদি বাদ দিয়ে সরল ভাবে বৈষ্ণবের সেবা করেন, তাহলে দেখবেন আপনারা ভগবানকে লাভ করতে পারেন আর কোন দিন আর এই জন্ম-মৃত্যু-জরা-ব্যাধি ভোগ করতে হবে না । ভগবানের নাম ছাড়া কোন গতি নাই—এই কৃষ্ণনাম করলে অন্য কোন নামের ফল পাওয়া যায় ।"


In honour of Sripad Ajita Krishna Brahmachari:

A Miracle and Wealth of Our Mission [Srila B.S. Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj]
"Ajita Krishna Brahmachari was an ideal servitor of Srila Guru Maharaj. I am surprised to see his mood of service. I did something, no doubt, but he used ten times more energy for the service of Guru Maharaj! That was his peculiarity. That type of all-rounder brahmachari was the wealth of our mission."

The Tireless Servitor [Sri Gaudiya Darshan]
An article written by Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj in honour of the passing of Sripad Ajita Krishna Prabhu Seva Saurabh. It was first published in Sri Gaudiya Darsan on 19 September 1971.

The Best of All Servitors [Sri Gaudiya Darshan]
Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj's tribute to Sripad Ajita Krishna Das Brahmachari Seva Saurabh.

SONG: Ye anila prema-dhana | যে আনিল প্রেমধন
"Where are the saviours of the fallen souls? Not finding Sri Gauranga, who performed His Pastimes with all His associates, Narottam Das weeps."

 

Wed, 13 July 2016:
Selfless Dedication
"We are all here serving Chaitanya Saraswat Math, and we must not see our own interest so much. We must not take from Gurudev, we must only want to give something to Gurudev, then we will be able to serve our Gurudev's mission and also get the real result."
Download the audio (2.2 Mb, 6 min | 11 April 2013)

 

Thu, 14 July 2016:
Burning Your Bridges
"Maya always creates attachment. You have had this attachment to the family life not only in this birth, but for many lives, and that attachment is so strong that when you now want to leave it, the attachment does not want to leave you. Attachment is a kind of disease."
Download the audio (1 Mb, 3 min | 6 April 2013)

 

Fri, 15 July 2016: (Sri Shayan Ekadashi)
Transform Your Life
"Even if you stay in your house you can still practise properly. Last words of Gurudev were, 'Wherever you stay, you must maintain your spiritual life.' How should you maintain it? I will tell you now."
Download the audio (1.3 Mb, 4 min | 6 April 2013)

 

INVITATION to Srila B.R. Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj's Disappearance Festival

The holy disappearance day of our supremely worshippable Om Vishnupad Sri Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj, the founder and eternal guardian of Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math, is on 2 August (Tuesday) this year. We would like to extend a cordial invitation to all devotees and friends to join us in the special worship, lecture, reading of scriptures, kirtan, glorification, bhoga offering, prasad distribution, and other practices of pure devotion on this holy separation festival that shall be held under the guidance and in the shelter of the lotus feet of Om Vishnupad Jagad Guru Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj at our Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math in Sri Nabadwip Dham and our other Indian and worldwide centres.

* Some of the preparations that are known to be favourite to His Divine Grace Srila B.R. Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj include: cholar dahl (split chickpea dal), aloo dum, aloo posta, aloo bhaja (deep-fried potato), muri, luchi (puri) with aloo bhaja, samosas, pineapple chutney, puspanna, natural orange juice with just a little sugar, ripe chaunsa mango, gokul pitha.

 


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.

"Sri Ekadasi" (Sri Sri Prema Vivarta)
"One day, Gaurahari left the Gundicha Temple and sat in the Jagannath Vallabha garden. It was pure Ekadasi, and the Lord spent the whole day and night chanting the Name of Krishna..."

"Observing Ekadasi"
"Mahaprabhu told everybody how to observe Ekadasi, and our Guru-varga also follow it. We must understand how to follow the Ekadasi day. Why do you leave your food? Not to please yourself, but to please the Lord."
Download the audio (1.6 Mb, 5 min)

"Ekadasi Vrata: Make Your Guru Happy"
"Mahaprabhu told us to follow the Ekadasi vrata and we follow it to please our Guru, to please our Guru-varga, and make Mahaprabhu happy."
Download the audio (1.7 Mb, 5 min)

SONG: Suddha-bhakata | শুদ্ধ ভকত-চরণ-রেণু
"I carefully observe the holy days related to Madhava, they are the mother of devotion."

SONG: Sri hari-vasare | শ্রীহরি-বাসরে হরি
"On the holy day of Sri Hari, Sriman Mahaprabhu, the life and soul of the universe, began dancing..."

 

Sat, 16 July 2016:
Rejected and Dejected?
Time to change the perspective: "If you can see your bad qualities yourself, that is a good symptom. If we think we are pure and great Vaishnavs, it is a big problem. You have heard about Indra and Brahma, haven't you? There is also a story about Satyakam and Jabala..."
Download the audio (3.3 Mb, 9 min | 6 April 2013)

 

Sun, 17 July 2016:
Henpecked and Kicked
"I am not against married life, but I am against this stroin life. When a brahmachari gets married and becomes a servant of his wife, it is very bad."
Download the audio (1 Mb, 3 min | 11 April 2013)

 

Mon, 18 July 2016:
Proper Engagement
"Krishna is easy—He says He wants some laddu, then give Him a laddu and He will be happy, but you are giving Him a singara... This is not service, it is following your mind. It is necessary to have service temper."
Download the audio (1.5 Mb, 5 min | 14 November 2010)

ভোগী নই ত্যাগীও নই (ওঁ বিষ্ণুপাদ শ্রীল ভক্তি নির্ম্মল আচার্য্য মহারাজের হরি-কথামৃত)
"ভগবানের জন্য যদি সমস্ত কিছু করলে ভগবান সব ব্যবস্থাটা করে রাখবেন আর তখন কর্ম্মটাকে সেবা হয়ে যায় । কিন্তু কর্ম্ম করলে, কর্ম্ম-বন্ধনে পড়তে হয় আর কর্ম্ম-বন্ধনের ফল হচ্ছে নরক যন্ত্রণা । কিন্তু আপনাকে আমি এটাই বলছি না যে বাড়ি ছেড়ে দিয়ে আপনি যোগী হতে হবে আর পাহাড়ের মধ্যে গিয়ে বসে থাকুন..."

 

Tue, 19 July 2016: (Sri Guru Purnima, beginning of Chaturmasya)
Sri Guru-Tattva: The Captain of Your Boat
"If you serve your Guru properly, if you have devotion to the Guru, then you will be able to remove the bondage with the modes of material nature, and through that relationship with your Guru you can get service to the Lord and finally reach your destination."
Download the audio (8 Mb, 24 min | 22 July 2013 | Mostly Bengali)


Previous posts, in honour of Sri Guru Purnima:

Part 1: How to See the Guru: Mercy
Clear guidance on how to understand who the Guru is, and how a sincere disciple should see the Guru: the Guru is not only a mahabhagavata (a great devotee), he is nondifferent from Krishna Himself.
Download the audio (6.4 Mb, 14 min)

Part 2: How to See the Guru: Chastity
The main quality of a sincere disciple explained by several examples: one-pointed attention, rejecting the unfavourable, intense attachment to service and devotees, faith, and careful choice of association.
Download the audio (7 Mb, 15 min)

Gurudev! krpa-bindu diya | গুরুদেব! কৃপাবিন্দু দিয়া
Samsara-davanala | সংসার-দাবানল
Sri-guru-charana-padma | শ্রীগুরুচরণ-পদ্ম
Krsna haite chatur-mukha | কৃষ্ণ হৈতে চতুর্ম্মুখ



Previous posts, in honour of Srila Sanatan Goswami Prabhu's disappearance:

Sri Sanatan-Siksa
The first lecture in the cycle of lectures given by His Divine Grace Srila B.N. Acharya Maharaj last year, dedicated to the teachings of Sri Krishna Chaitanya Mahaprabhu to Srila Rupa Goswami Prabhu and Srila Sanatan Goswami Prabhu.

Sri Rupa-Sanatan Siksa (EPUB file, 0.5 Mb)
"Sri Chaitanya-charitamrita: Sri Rupa-Satana Siksa, read and expounded by His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj." An electronic version of the published previously online matter available now for download, reading and worshipping on phones, tablets, eBook readers, etc.

 

Wed, 20 July 2016:
Lord Supplies and Lord Enjoys
"I have created everything for Myself, not for you. So, if you take something without giving it first to Me, you are taking stolen things. If I give you something, you can take it, otherwise not... If somebody is surrendered to Me, I personally carry everything for them."
Download the audio (8 Mb, 6 min | 16 June 2001)

 

Thu, 21 July 2016:
Devotional Heart
"If we serve our Gurudev (serve not for our own interest, but for his interest), if surrender to Krishna, then we must get Krishna through that service. You do not need to think about yourself. If you think about Krishna, Krishna will thinking about you."
Download the audio (2.1 Mb, 6 min | 16 June 2001)

 

Fri, 22 July 2016:
Nistha: the Core of Devotion
"First of all and above all it is necessary to have sincerity, nistha. In Bengali and English, the meaning of sincerity is a little different—nistha is something more than sincerity. Nistha means if you do something you must do it every day."
Download the audio (2.2 Mb, 7 min | 11 November 2010)

 

Sat, 23 July 2016:
Extent of Devotion
"How much do we think about ourself and how much do we think about our Guru? You must think about it, you must calculate this percentage..."
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Sun, 24 July 2016: (Disappearance of Srila Gopal Bhatta Goswami Prabhu)
Srila Gopal Bhatta Goswami's Miracle
"You have heard about the Deity of Sri Radha-Raman in Vrindavan. When Gopal Bhatta Goswami lived in Vrindavan, he every day worshipped twelve pieces of Govardhan sila..."
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Mon, 25 July 2016:
Price of Devotion
"You cannot buy Krishna-bhakti even with millions of lifetimes of sukriti; but if you think right now, 'I need it!'—when you feel that kind of greed is coming through hearing Krishna-katha—you must immediately purchase it. This is the price for Krishna-bhakti."
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Tue, 26 July 2016:
Holy Darshan (7 photographs, 0.9 Mb)
Sharing several photographs taken yesterday during the evening darshan of His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj at Sri Nabadwip Dham.

 

 

Wed, 27 July 2016: (Disappearance of Srila Lokanath Goswami Prabhu)
Service Consciousness
"Gurudev always says that you can take something but if you take it you must be able to digest it. Everything that is created in this world exists for Lord Krishna. You can take something but not for yourself—you must use everything for the service of the Lord."
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Thu, 28 July 2016:
Srila Sanatan Goswami's Pastimes
"In Singapore, Malaysia it is not so cold, they always have the same temperature, but can you imagine how much Rupa Goswami and Sanatan Goswami tolerated in Vrindavan during their whole life?..."
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শ্রবণ-কীর্ত্তনে মতি (ওঁ বিষ্ণুপাদ শ্রীল ভক্তি নির্ম্মল আচার্য্য মহারাজের হরি-কথামৃত)
"আমরাদের কখন চলে যেতে হবে আমরা জানিনা । কখন, যে কোন মুহূর্তে আমরা চলে যেতে পারি ? সময় একটুও দেবেননা কিন্তু আমাদের বিশ্বাস নাই । আমার কবে সেই দিন আসবে আমার যে অপরাধগুলা শেষ হয়ে গিয়ে কবে আবার আমি এই কৃষ্ণকীর্ত্তন করতে পারব ?"

 

Fri, 29 July 2016:
Exclusive Opportunity
"If you take people who have no houses, no food, who sleep at some train station and give them prasadam, a nice room, they cannot stay here. Why? A great fortune is necessary. But we have at last got this opportunity. Do not lose your chance."
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Sat, 30 July 2016: (Sri Kamika Ekadasi)
Sweet Talk
"You can conquer people's mind if you speak to them sweetly. If you throw a lot of rice in the field, crows will come there; but if you mix the rice with some black ash and throw it in the field, crows will not come."
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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.

"Sri Ekadasi" (Sri Sri Prema Vivarta)
"One day, Gaurahari left the Gundicha Temple and sat in the Jagannath Vallabha garden. It was pure Ekadasi, and the Lord spent the whole day and night chanting the Name of Krishna..."

"Observing Ekadasi"
"Mahaprabhu told everybody how to observe Ekadasi, and our Guru-varga also follow it. We must understand how to follow the Ekadasi day. Why do you leave your food? Not to please yourself, but to please the Lord."
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"Ekadasi Vrata: Make Your Guru Happy"
"Mahaprabhu told us to follow the Ekadasi vrata and we follow it to please our Guru, to please our Guru-varga, and make Mahaprabhu happy."
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SONG: Suddha-bhakata | শুদ্ধ ভকত-চরণ-রেণু
"I carefully observe the holy days related to Madhava, they are the mother of devotion."

SONG: Sri hari-vasare | শ্রীহরি-বাসরে হরি
"On the holy day of Sri Hari, Sriman Mahaprabhu, the life and soul of the universe, began dancing..."

 

Sun, 31 July 2016:
Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math: Gate to Bhakti-Jagat
"The day after tomorrow is the disappearance festival of Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj. What did he make Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math for? What simple and sweet things did he give us for our spiritual life? It is necessary to understand this."
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A Temple Manager's Qualities
'To run a temple, you do not have to be a big guru. If you are gentle, if you have some quality, have sympathy, love and affection, for others, you can be a proper manager of a temple.'

 

Sri Sri Prema-Vivarta
“Gora Ray says to both householders and renunciants, 'Brothers, see to it that a day does not pass without chanting the Name.'”

I am bowing at your lotus feet: if you serve my Guru, I will serve you my whole life;
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