MONTHLY ARCHIVE OF UPDATES

AUGUST 2016

 

 

Mon, 1 August 2016:
Will You Forget It Too?
"'Do not forget me, do not cheat me. You have promised me you would do Hari-bhajan, and that is why I have entered into a relationship with you.' Still, you forget it... You must understand what real bhajan is..."
Download the audio (1.3 Mb, 4 min | 5 August 2013)

 

Tue, 2 August 2016: (Srila B.R. Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj's disappearance festival)
Die To Live
"It means a surrendered mood. You must think, 'I have joined Krishna consciousness, and it is my life, this is what I am alive for, this is what I got this human body for.' Everything in this world is for the service to Krishna, and we must do everything for Him."
Download the audio (1.3 Mb, 4 min | 4 August 2013)

Make the Festival, with Heart and Soul
"I am telling to everyone who is staying in the temple, to every centre: you must make a festival for Srila Sridhar Maharaj. If you want to show that you want to serve Srila Sridhar Maharaj, then make a good festival on this day."
or Download the audio (2.3 Mb, 7 min | 15 July 2012)


Holy Darshan (5 photographs, 0.3 Mb)
Sharing photographs taken on 31 July during an online darshan that His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj bestowed upon the fortunate devotees in London.

 

News from Sri Nabadwip Dham (0.8 Mb)
The auspicious adhivas of Srila B.R. Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj's disappearance festival is marked by a happy news in our Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math family: His Divine Grace confers sannyas to Sripad Bhakti Sarbadha Vaman Maharaj. Also sharing the photographs from Sri Nrisingha Palli >>>

Photo Album: (35 photographs, 3.4 Mb)
A collection of selected photographs of His Divine Grace Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj is now added to the archive of photographs. (Part 1)

 

 


SONG: Jaya 'guru-maharaja' | জয় ‘গুরু-মহারাজ’
The arati song composed in glorification of Srila B.R. Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj and chanted daily at Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math all over the world.

SONG: Krsna haite chatur-mukha | কৃষ্ণ হৈতে চতুর্ম্মুখ
"Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj is the embodiment of perfect siddhanta and the ultimate refuge for the sadhus who follow Sri Rupa..."

SONG: Ye anila prema-dhana | যে আনিল প্রেমধন
"Where has Advaita Acharya, the Lord who mercifully brought the wealth of divine love to this world, gone?..."

 


Ma Muncha-Pancha-Dasakam
A heart-felt poem composed by His Divine Grace Srila B.R. Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj:
"Don't abandon me. Deliver this servant. O Krishna! O ocean of mercy for the destitute! Helplessly subjugated by material nature, I have fallen within this terrible world."
• Srila B.N. Acharya Maharaj reading: (Download, 1.5 Mb)
The poem in Bengali (original scan from Sri Gaudiya Darshan, 1967)

This day in 2013:
• Morning Bengali class of His Divine Grace Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj:
(Download, 13.8 Mb, 40 min)
• Morning kirtans:
(Download, 15.9 Mb, 47 min)
• Noon class of His Divine Grace Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj (includes a ten-minute archive recording of Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj's Bengali lecture at the end):
(Download, 11.5 Mb, 34 min)

 

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 pithe.

 

    

Со смиренными поклонами и молитвами лотосным стопам Ом Вишнупада Шрилы Бхакти Нирмала Ачарьи Махараджа и всем вайшнавам публикуем электронные версии первого и второго тома «Наставлений» на русском языке:
Скачать Том 1 (PDF, 5.2 Mb, есть также ePub и книга)
Скачать Том 2 (PDF, 5.2 Mb, публикуется в электронной версии)

 

Wed, 3 August 2016:
Tirobhav Festival, Nabadwip (25 photographs, 1.4 Mb)
Photographs from the festival in honour of Srila B.R. Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj's disappearance that went very beautifully and auspiciously at Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math, Sri Nabadwip Dham, in the shelter of the lotus feet of His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj.

Tirobhav Festival, Govardhan (7 photographs, 0.5 Mb)
A few photographs taken during the disappearance festival of Om Vishnupad Srila B.R. Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj at the temple of Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math in Govardhan.

 

Harinam Diksa (6 photographs, 0.4 Mb)
This morning, two fortunate ladies come to join our family and receive the Holy Name from the lotus hands and heart of Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj.

 

 

Thu, 4 August 2016:
Faith: Internal Substance
"Faith means anugatya and saranagati. We need to get some proper advice because our mind is blind and always disturbed. Always sing, 'When will Nityananda Prabhu give His mercy? When will all these material things be removed from my heart!?'"
Download the audio (1.2 Mb, 4 min | 5 August 2013)

 

Fri, 5 August 2016:
Bhakti-Yoga: Our Right and Duty
"We spend all day and night in the search of some food, we work the whole day just for food and some comfort in life, but we neither understand nor try to understand what our real problem is..."
Download the audio (1.4 Mb, 5 min | 5 August 2013)

 

Sat, 6 August 2016:
On Criticism
"Dear devotees, please accept my humble obeisance. I am sending this message in reply to the email about me that was sent to the devotees worldwide recently..."
Download the audio (1.5 Mb, 5 min | 6 August 2016)

Engage Yourself In Service
"I am telling it to everyone: always engage yourself in service. An idle brain is the devil's workshop. These are not games, it is serious. Life is very short, and we must take our service serious, we must take our life serious..."
Download the audio (1 Mb, 3 min | 1 July 2012)

 

Sun, 7 August 2016:
Family Foundation (1): Conception
"Your family may not always come to this line, but we all come from the same family. You get a father and a mother in every life, but we get an honest Guru only in this human body. So, you can preach to your family about this, explain what this human body is for."
Download the audio (1.1 Mb, 3 min | 1 July 2012)

ভগবানের কৃপা ও আপনার চেষ্টা (ওঁ বিষ্ণুপাদ শ্রীল ভক্তি নির্ম্মল আচার্য্য মহারাজের হরি-কথামৃত)
"যে এই মায়ার সংসার থেকে উদ্ধার হয়ে যেতে চান, তার নিত্যানন্দ প্রভুর কাছে কাঁদতে হবে । নিত্যানন্দ মানে গুরু-তত্ত্ব—গুরুদেবের কাছে কাঁদতে হবে । নিজই নিজের বন্ধু, নিজই নিজের শত্রু—আপনি যদি ভগবানের দিকে এক পা এগিয়া যান, ভগনাব আপনার দিকে দশটা এগিয়া আসবেন ।"

 

Mon, 8 August 2016:
Family Foundation (2): Behaviour
"We are all family members, but we are not giving honour to each other. If you yourself have the proper attitude and the proper behaviour, then others will learn good behaviour from you..."
Download the audio (1.2 Mb, 4 min | 1 July 2012)

 

Tue, 9 August 2016:
Chaturmasya
"Chaturmasya is good, but chaturmasya does not mean you must keep a beard, grow long hair and not eat something, but secretly do nonsense. This life is not for enjoyment only. You must be always careful with the food..."
Download the audio (1.1 Mb, 4 min | 1 July 2012)

 

Wed, 10 August 2016:
Family Foundation (3): Sacrifice
"I cannot tolerate it when devotees do not practise properly, when their behaviour is not proper, and when they leave their husband, wife. Do not live like cats and dogs. I am not against householder life, but if you get married, practise an honest householder life."
Download the audio (1.4 Mb, 4 min | 1 July 2012)

 

Thu, 11 August 2016:
Advantage of Adversity
"When some problem comes in your service, at that time more feelings, more desire and strength will come to you for your service, and you can reach your own destination quicker."
Download the audio (1 Mb, 3 min | 4 August 2013)

 

Fri, 12 August 2016:
Devotion Comes From the Heart
"The main thing is that devotion comes from the heart, it is not necessary to show anything. Devotional feelings come in the heart, you cannot understand such feelings..."
Download the audio (1.8 Mb, 6 min | 5-4 August 2013)

 

Sat, 13 August 2016:
Prasad and Service
"When you cook something, when you want to use something for the service, you must offer it to the Deities. It is a necessary process. You must remember also about Nama-aparadh and Vaishnav-aparadh, they are the worst."
Download the audio (1 Mb, 3 min | 5 August 2013)

 

    

Добавлен перевод недавнего письменного обращения Ом Вишнупада Шрилы Б.Н. Ачарьи Махараджа в ответ на критику, а также ссылки на документы о преемственности в Шри Чайтанья Сарасват Матхе:
В ответ на критику (от 6 августа 2016 года)
Преемственность
(Постоянная ссылка находится внизу на главной странице)

 

Sun, 14 August 2016: (Sri Pavitraropani Ekadasi)
No Other Shelter
"We are suffering, and we want to remove this suffering. The only way is to fully surrender to Krishna. There is no other shelter. If you take shelter of the lotus feet of Gurudev, take shelter of the lotus feet of Krishna, then all suffering will be removed from you."
Download the audio (1.1 Mb, 3 min | 17 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..."

 

Mon, 15 August 2016: (Paran is at 5:15-9:32 a.m.)
Appeal from His Divine Grace Srila B.N. Acharya Maharaj (14 August 2016)
Dear devotees, please accept my humble obeisance. I express my appreciation to all devotees and well-wishers who are helping me and helping protect the Mission of Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math, and I am writing with one more request... >>>

Призыв Шрилы Б.Н. Ачарьи Махараджа (от 14 августа 2016 г.)
Дорогие преданные! Примите, пожалуйста, мои смиренные поклоны. Я выражаю признательность всем преданным и доброжелателям, которые помогают мне и помогают защищать Миссию Шри Чайтанья Сарасват Матха, и я обращаюсь ко всем преданным с еще одной просьбой.... >>>

 

Devotees' Love
"Actually, a devotee's love and affection to Krishna is not like a shopkeeper's love. If you want to love Krishna, you will not ask Krishna for anything—you will worship Him, you will love Him."
Download the audio (1.4 Mb, 4 min | 17 June 2001)

 


 

In honour of the disappearance day of Srila Rupa Goswami and Srila Gauri Das Pandit:

Srila Rupa Goswami Prabhu
"He is actually an associate of Mahaprabhu. Before that, in Dvapara yuga, he was an associate of Krishna, and Krishna Himself sent him to teach us, the fallen souls. On his disappearance day we can ask him for some mercy so that we can continue our service to the Lord."
Download the audio (2.9 Mb, 9 min)

At Gauri Das Pandit's House
"Gauri Das Pandit was a grihastha devotee who lived in Kalna. His brother was the father of Jahnava and Vasudha. Once, Mahaprabhu and Nityananda Prabhu came to Kalna by boat and decided to visit Gauri Das Pandit's house..."
Download the audio (2.5 Mb, 8 min)

SONG: Ye anila prema-dhana | যে আনিল প্রেমধন
"Where are my Svarup, Rupa, and Sanatan? Where is my Raghunath Das? Where are the saviours of the fallen souls?"

 

Tue, 16 August 2016:
Proceed and Increase
"We are covered now by illusion, but if we surrender fully to Gurudev and he blesses us, then we can actually proceed and increase our devotional life. Chant the Holy Name, keep good association, come to Nabadwip."
Download the audio (1.6 Mb, 5 min | 17 June 2001)

 

Wed, 17 August 2016:
Come and Get
"Where will we get Krishna? In the lotus feet, or actually in the heart, of the Vaishnavs. I am inviting you all to our temple—come, join us. We have not come here for fooding and lodging, we have only come to say, "Say, 'Krishna'!! Please come with us!!"
Download the audio (1.8 Mb, 6 min | 19 June 2001)

 

"Tomorrow is Balaram's appearance day, it is necessary to make a festival. Buy some paneer, sweets, yogurt at the market—it is a special day for our spiritual life, and you must offer special things for Baladev..."

 

Thu, 18 August 2016: (The holy appearance of Lord Baladev, fast until noon)

sphurad-amala-kiritam kinkini-kankanarham
chalad-alaka-kapolam kundala-sri-mukhabjam
tuhina-giri-manojnam nila-meghambaradhyam
hala-musala-visalam kama-palam samide
"He is adorned with a shining spotless crown, bangles, and ankle bells; His curly hair plays on His lotus cheeks, and earrings embellish the beauty of His lotus face; dressed in fine clothes of rich blue colour like that of a cloud, He is as captivating as a snow-capped mountain; He is also carrying a great plough and a club. This Balaram—One who fulfils all desires—do I offer my prayers to."

Baladev Purnima: A Special Day
"In India, some devotees are worshipping Radha-Krishna's Jhulan Yatra today, but we are making a programme for Baladev, who is nondifferent from Gurudev and Nityananda Prabhu. This is our line, the line of Rupanuga Guru-varga."
Download the audio (3.7 Mb, 11 min)

Devotion Conquers—Ego Repels
Lord Balaram, Kaliya-daman Lila, Saubhari Muni, Sudama Vipra, the sun, a vessel, a drum, a pig, and a drop of water—all these are woven together to guide us towards perfect devotion.
Download the audio (10.4 Mb, 30 min)

Asraya Vigraha Sri Baladev
"Without the shelter of Nityananda Prabhu, without the shelter of Baladev Prabhu, we cannot think about Krishna. We must understand how to serve, how to give nourishment to Baladev."
Download the audio (3.5 Mb, 11 min)

SONG: Sri Dasa-Avatara-Stotram | দশাবতারস্তোত্রম্
"O Lord of the universe! You have assumed the form of Balaram! All glory to You! On Your white body You wear garments the colour of clouds and the color of the River Yamuna when she is frightened by the striking of Your plough."

শ্রীআশ্রয়বিগ্রহ-শ্রীবলদেবের মহিমা
ওঁ বিষ্ণুপাদ শ্রী শ্রীল ভক্তি নির্ম্মল আচার্য্য মহারাজের হরি-কথামৃত: শ্রীআশ্রয়বিগ্রহ-শ্রীবলদেবের মহিমা আর শ্রীগুরুচরণ-সেবের অর্থ: শিষ্যের জীবন আর একমাত্র প্রবৃত্তি; এবং শ্রীল ভক্তিবিনদ ঠাকুরের শরণাগতির ১৯ গান "সর্ব্বস্ব তোমার চরণে সঁপিয়া".
অডিও ডাউনলোড (35 Mb)

 

Fri, 19 August 2016:
Keep Good Connection
"When we take initiation from our Guru Maharaj, when we surrender to him, we should all follow his direction and his advice. Everybody should try to keep connection with Gurudev. Gurudev means his Mission, Gurudev means his lectures, his scriptures, books..."
Download the audio (1.6 Mb, 5 min | 23 June 2001)

 

Sat, 20 August 2016:
Fundamentals
"Chant the Holy Name. Avoid bad association. Surrender to Gurudev. Do not be afraid. Live without attachment. See everything in relation to the Lord. Be humble, tolerant, give honour to others, and pay dandavat to each other."
Download the audio (1.4 Mb, 5 min | 23 June 2001)

 

Sun, 21 August 2016:
Who Will Understand This? (Continuation of "My Grief")
"This relationship is not a two-day connection, this connection is not just to take initiation and go away, no. You must not only think like this, but you must understand it. What is the love of Guru? What do you receive from your Guru? You must always think about it."

SONG: Manasa deha geha | মানস দেহ গেহ
"Mind, body, house—whatever I have, I have offered everything at Your feet, Nanda Kisor. You may kill me, You may protect me—as You wish. It is your right to dispose of Your eternal servant as You wish."

 

    

Моя скорбь: «Сегодня по милости Шри Гурупадпадмы вы успешно завершили парикраму по Шри Навадвип Дхаме. Это очень радостный день, но в то же время это также и грустный день...»
Кто это поймет?: «Эти отношения не на два дня! Эта связь — не просто принять посвящение и уйти, нет. Вы должны не только думать так, но и понимать это. Что такое любовь Гуру? Что дает Гуру?»

 

Mon, 22 August 2016:
Good Association: Life Force of Devotees
"Good association is necessary, it is essential for our practising life. Good association will give life to us. Also it is necessary to fully surrender to the Lord and your Gurudev. We say, 'I am fully surrendering to my Gurudev,' but it is not so easy..."
Download the audio (1.5 Mb, 5 min | 7 August 2002)

 

Tue, 23 August 2016:
"Tell me about Krishna!"
"Today is the adhivas of Sri Krishna Janmastami, it is a very good day and we must tell something about Krishna's pastimes. Who knows Krishna? Only Krishna's parsad (associate), can understand Krishna's lila."
Download the audio (1.7 Mb, 5 min | 13 August 2009)

 

Wed, 24 August 2016:
Dear and Dearmost
"Today we are speaking about some of Krishna's childhood pastimes. We can actually get Krishna's mercy only through devotees. We always first take shelter of our Guru's lotus feet because otherwise, without this shelter, we cannot get any connection with this line."
Download the audio (1.9 Mb, 6 min | 13 August 2009)

 

SONG: Kabe Sri Chaitanya more | কবে শ্রীচৈতন্য মোরে
"When will Sri Chaitanya be merciful to me? When will I reach the shade of the Vaishnavs' feet? When will I give up this mundane ego? When will I honour the Lord's devotees?"

SONG: Vaisnava Thakura dayara | বৈষ্ণব ঠাকুর দয়ার
"O worshippable Vaishnav, ocean of grace, be merciful to this servant. Give me the shade of your feet and purify me. I clasp your feet."

SONG: Jaya Radhe, Jaya Krishna | জয় রাধে, জয় কৃষ্ণ
"All glory to Radha, Krishna, and Vrindavan! All glory to Sri Govinda, Gopinath, and Madan Mohan! All glory to Shyama Kunda, Radha Kunda, Govardhan Hill, the River Yamuna, and Mahavan!"

 

    

Шри Кришна Джанмаштами: предайтесь и практикуйте ежедневно: «Нужно понимать игры Кришны, и нужно быть нишкама: у нас нет другого пути, у нас не должно быть материальных желаний, и мы не должны просить Кришну о чем-либо».
Шри Кришна Джанмаштами: путь домой: «Мы так много едим, но голод не утоляется, у нас всегда есть какие-то материальные желания. Если вы предадитесь Кришне, Его преданному и будете повторять Святое Имя Кришны, то вы сможете попасть в свой настоящий дом».

 

Thu, 25 August 2016: (Sri Krishna Janmastami, fast till midnight, then anukalpa—no grains)
Appearance of Lord Krishna
"This festival is celebrated all over the world, and you heard that even in Nabadwip Dham many people do not know about Krishna consciousness, do not know about Rupa Goswami's line, but they know Krishna and they fast the whole day and night for Krishna."
Download the audio (2.1 Mb, 7 min | 14 August 2009)

 

Sri Krishna Janmastami Adhivas (8 photographs, 0.6 Mb)
Several photographs taken last night during the evening programme in honour of the appearance day of Lord Sri Krishna, held peacefully and beautifully in the shade of the lotus feet of Om Vishnupad Jagad Guru Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj in the company of dignitary devotees and Vaishnavs.

 


Emporium of All Rasa
"In Krishna-lila, everything is there—santa-, dasya-, sakhya-, vatsalya-, madhura-rasa—that is why Krishna is considered the Supreme Personality of Godhead."
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Sri Krishna Janmastami: Celebrate and Realise
"What we are making the Janmastami festival for? To show ourselves and our big ego? No, we are making this festival to give much nourishment to the devotees through Hari-katha, through Krishna-katha, by giving good things to them."
or Download the audio (9.3 Mb, 27 min)

Sri Krishna Janmastami: Surrender and Practise Daily
"We have to understand Krishna's Pastimes. We have to be niskama bhakta: we must have no material desire, and we must not ask Krishna for anything."
Download the audio (3.5 Mb)

Sri Krishna Janmastami: Path Back to Home
"We are taking so many things, but our hunger will not finish, there will always be some material desire. But if you surrender to Krishna, to His devotee, and if you worship Krishna, if you chant the Holy Name of Krishna, you will get real benefit, you can go to your real home."
Download the audio (10 Mb)


Sri Rupa-Sanatan Siksa
A series of posts expounding the Krishna consciousness conception of Mahaprabhu that the Lord imparted to Srila Rupa Goswami and Srila Sanatan Goswami. Also available for download as an epub file for offline reading.

 


SONG: Suno he rasika-jana | শুনহে রসিক জন
"The transcendental qualities of Sri Krishna are innumerable. Krishna is the spiritual master of the entire universe, a wishfulfilling desire-tree, and the captain of the boat in the ocean of material existence."
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SONG: He deva bhavantam vande | (হে) দেব ভবন্তং বন্দে
"The transcendental qualities of Sri Krishna are innumerable. Krishna is the spiritual master of the entire universe, a wishfulfilling desire-tree, and the captain of the boat in the ocean of material existence."
Download the audio (0.6 Mb)


SONG: Jaya Radha-Madhava | জয় রাধামাধব
"Glory to Radha-Madhava, the beloved of Srimati Radharani! Glory to Kunja-bihari, the Enjoyer of pastimes in the groves of Vraja."
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SONG: Yasomati-Nandana | যশোমতীনন্দন
"Sri Krishna, who is known as Kana, is Yasoda's darling son, Vraja's paramour, Gokula's delight, the gopis' life and wealth, the enchanter of Cupid, and the conqueror of Kaliya."
Download the audio (0.6 Mb)


SONG: Yasoda-Nandana Krsna | যশোদা-নন্দন কৃষ্ণ
Download the audio (2.2 Mb)


SONG: Hari he dayala mora | হরি হে দয়াল মোর
"O Hari! O my merciful Lord! All glories to You, the Lord of Radha! So many times I have avoided You, but this time please take me as Your own."
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OTHER SONGS RELATED TO TODAY:
Sri Guru Parampara | শ্রীগুরুপরম্পরা
Dasavatara Stotram | দশাবতারস্তোত্রম্
Janama saphala ta'ra | জনম সফল তা'র
Mayura mukuta | ময়ূর-মুকুট
Sri Damodarastakam | শ্রীশ্রীদামোদরাষ্টকম্

 

    

Шри Кришна Джанмаштами: Празднуйте осознанно: «Для чего мы устраиваем праздник Джанмаштами? Чтобы показать себя и свое большое эго? Нет. Мы устраиваем праздник, чтобы поддержать преданных, чтобы дать им пищу через Хари-катху, чтобы дать им что-то хорошее».

 

Fri, 26 August 2016: (Paran is 5:18-9:31 a.m. Appearance of Srila A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Maharaj.)
Srila Swami Maharaj Prabhupad
"Without his mercy we would not have been able to think anything today, but we are very happy and we are making today a festival for Srila Swami Maharaj, on his appearance day. Everybody must pray for his mercy."
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Sri Nandotsav:
"Today we are also making a big festival—we must make Nanda Maharaj happy."

~Srila B.N. Acharya Maharaj

 

namah om visnupadaya krsna-presthaya bhutale
swami sri bhaktivedanta prabhupadaya te namah
gurvajnam sirasi-dhrtva saktyavesa sva-rupine
hare-krsneti mantrena pascatya-prachya-tarine
visvacharya prabaryaya divya karunya murtaye
sri bhagavata-madhurya-gita-jnana pradayine
gaura-sri-rupa-siddhanta-saraswati nisevine
radha-krsna-padambhoja-bhrngaya gurave namah
"I offer my humble obeisances unto His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, who is Krishna's beloved associate and who came down to this plane from Goloka. Taking the order of his guru on his head, he is the saktyavesa (empowered) avatar of Nityananda Prabhu personified. He distributed the Hare Krishna mantra all over the Eastern and Western world, delivering and uplifting all fallen souls. He is the best of millions of Jagad Gurus, because he is the personification of divine mercy. He has distributed the sweet nectar of Srimad Bhagavatam and the transcendental knowledge of Srimad Bhagavad-gita all over the world. He is constantly engaged in exclusive devotional service to Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Thakura, Srila Rupa Goswami, and Sri Gauranga Mahaprabhu. I offer my humble obeisances unto Srila Prabhupada, who is like a bumble-bee always tasting the nectar of the lotus feet of Sri Sri Radha and Govinda."

 

Sat, 27 August 2016:
From Sri Nabadwip Dham (13 photographs, 0.9 Mb)
The class, kirtans and several initiations that took place at Sri Nabadwip Dham in the shade of the lotus feet of Om Vishnupad Jagad Guru Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj yesterday in the morning.

 

 

Sun, 28 August 2016: (Sri Annada Ekadasi)
Two Midnight Lessons
"Krishna is the only man, and everybody else is a servant. Krishna Himself shows that He is the Supreme Personality of Godhead. One day, Krishna played His flute and all gopis came to Him in the middle of the night..."
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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..."

 

Mon, 29 August 2016:
Yasoda's Darling Krishna
"You know that Krishna was born from Vasudev and Devaki, but how fortunate Nanda Maharaj and Yasoda Ma are! They got Krishna as their son and could serve Krishna..."
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Tue, 30 August 2016:
Our Condition
"Srila Guru Maharaj always says that we should sing this song because we do not realise what our condition is. Actually what is written in this song is a fact, this is our real life..."
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Wed, 31 August 2016:
Straight Line
"It is not necessary to go here and there—if you go straight in the line of Rupanuga-dhara, if you will serve to Srila Gurudev, if you can fulfil his desire, then you will get super benefit in your spiritual life. If we have full faith in our Gurudev, then nobody can break us."
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Devotees' Love
'In this age, people live in family life, they love each other, but in this world when somebody loves somebody, it is for their own selfish interest, but Mahaprabhu's interest, Mahaprabhu's love and affection is not like that.'

 

Sri Sri Prema-Vivarta
“If you want to maintain your love for Gauranga, then remember the story of Chhota Haridas.”

When a devotee surrenders, they cannot spoil anything—they cannot use their mind,
intelligence, ego, eyes, nose, mouth, tongue, ears for any other purpose.
They have to use everything for the service to the Lord, their Guru.

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