MONTHLY ARCHIVE OF UPDATES
Thu, 1 December 2016:Monkey's Life
"Brahmacharis live in a temple, but sometimes because of the illusory environment or their bad karma, or because they do not practise properly, they leave the temple and go to family life, and I can tell you what kind of 'happiness' they get in family life."
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Fri, 2 December 2016:Our Plight and Path
"We become blind by getting some material things and cannot see which way is good, which way is bad, but if by some sukriti we can find a sadhu, the sadhu can break that bondage of the illusory environment, then we will get the nirmal dham."
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Sat, 3 December 2016:Ignorance Is Bliss?
"We do not want to learn, we do not want to follow our Guru. If we actually wanted to follow Gurudev's instruction, Mahaprabhu's instruction, we could easily get the result. There is one story about two very naughty brothers, Lalu and Kalu..."
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Sun, 4 December 2016:
বামনদেবের কথা (ওঁ বিষ্ণুপাদ শ্রীল ভক্তি নির্ম্মল আচার্য্য মহারাজের হরি-কথামৃত)
"দৈত্যরাজ ছিল বলি মহারাজ । সে বলি মহারাজ দেখতে পারলেন যে, সব অসুররা পরাজিত হচ্ছে, সবাই মরে যাচ্ছে আর উনি ভাবলেন, 'আমাকে বিরাট যজ্ঞ করতে হবে ।' এদিকে স্বর্গে অদিতি চিন্তা করলেন, 'হে প্রভু ! তোমার ইচ্ছায় এ সব হচ্ছে, তুমি একটু ব্যবস্থা করে দাও—আবির্ভুত হও !' আর সে অদিতির গর্ভেই ভগবান বামন-রূপে আবির্ভুত হলেন..."
Mon, 5 December 2016: (Anniversary Festival in Sri Puri Dham Temple)Possessiveness or Chastity?
"'It is my service,' 'It is his service,' 'It is my things,' 'It is your things.' When such mentality comes to us, it is foolishness, it is ignorance. We must understand clearly that it is not like this."
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Jaya guru maharaja karuna-sagara |
জয় গুরু মহারাজ করুণাসাগর
Sri Puri Dham:
Page 1 |
Tue, 6 December 2016:No Pain, No Gain
"...Suddenly, the jar began to speak, 'Hey! Where are you going? I know you are getting some austerity, you are very disturbed because your Guru is giving you so much service, but you listen to my story first.'"
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Wed, 7 December 2016:Guru-World: Apply Judgement
There are many kinds of guru in this world. Who is a Guru? There are many religions in this world. What is a religion? If you apply some judgement you can understand what is real.
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Thu, 8 December 2016:Power of Sankirtan
"Through the sound vibration of Hare Krishna maha-mantra all kinds of misconceptions, bad things go away. If you can use your energy for preaching purpose, it will be beneficial for us and beneficial for everybody also. We must do something for these poor people..."
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In honour of Srila Bhakti Kamal Madhusudan Maharaj:
karuna kara |
এইবার করুণা কর বৈষ্ণব
ধন মোর নিত্যানন্দ
Fri, 9 December 2016:Real Service Mood
"Whether the Deity is small or big, it does not matter. Mahaprabhu gave a Govardhan sila to Das Goswami Prabhu—it is a very small sila, but when he served it, he could see the pastimes of Radha-Krishna. It depends on the service mood."
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Sat, 10 December 2016: (Sri Moksada Ekadashi)Shameless Life—Shameful Future
"Now we have got this human body, but if we do not use it properly—if we do not use it for the service of our Guru—then we will have to go there again. There is no doubt. If you do not use your energy in the proper way, then one day you will find you have no energy left."
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Sri Ekadashi Guidance
(Sri Sri Prema Vivarta)
Make Your Guru Happy"
Sun, 11 December 2016: (Sri Ekadasi paran is 6:11-9:43 a.m.)Entering Service Life
"I think that you are a sincere seeker, Gurudev and Krishna sent you here through a good great devotee, and I am here to serve you. That is my duty. Gurudev gave me this duty to serve you..."
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Note: Some of the preparations known to be favourite to His Divine Grace Srila B.S. Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj: Rice, mung or chana dal, stir-fried karela, sak, posto bora, aloo siddho (boiled potato, mashed with chilli and salt), cauliflower pakoras, singara (samosa), mixed vegetable subji, paneer rasa, boiled potato, tomato chutney, achar (pickle), avocado salad (with a little salt and olive oil), cucumber salad, mango, paramanna (sweet rice), rasagullas, sandesh, a cake, vanilla ice-cream.
Mon, 12 December 2016:Sri Guru: Merciful Shelter (Translated from Bengali, spoken on 11 December 2011)
"We got this human body, but we did not do what a human should be doing. We were spending our life busy with eating, sleeping, mating, defending (dogs, goats, cats, sheep, etc. do all this and we did the same), but our Gurudev has brought us to this path..."
Tue, 13 December 2016:Practise Carefully (Translated from Bengali, spoken on 11 December 2011)
"That is why we have fallen into the illusory environment—we forget the Lord, we forget the real thing and run here and there... Remember this. It is my prayer to you all—you have all had darshan of Gurudev, but now it is necessary to practise."
Wed, 14 December 2016: (Sri Vyasa Puja Adhivas Festival)Practise. Serve. Believe. (Translated from Bengali, spoken on 11 December 2011)
"You have come here to serve the Lord and you have come to a real, bona fide Guru. This is your Math, you have received so much blessing from Gurudev. You must think that this Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math is a ship, and the captain of this ship is Gurudev. If we can stay on this ship, we can reach the place that this ship is taking us to."
Vyasa Puja Adhivas (Year 2011)
(Bengali class, audio)
Love for Guru: Service and Commitment
Thu, 15 December 2016: (Srila B.S. Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj's Sri Vyasa Puja Maha-Mahotsav)
Sri Vyasa Puja Adhivas Maha-Mahotsav
Several photographs taken yesterday at the lotus feet of His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj during the morning class and initiations.
(8 photographs, 0.6 Mb | 14 December 2016)
Sri Vyasa Puja, 2011: Morning Kirtans
"If you take that path, you have no fear from anywhere. Just run—whether your eyes are open or closed it doesn't make any difference, you won't fall down. We cannot guess from here how much joy and ecstasy is there, how much happiness and enjoyment."
Printed in March 2004, this book is an extensive compilation of lectures and discourses of His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj. The book is now added to the website Library for online reading and download.
Sri Vyasa Puja
Sri Guru's Order
Service: Proof of Love
His Example and Teachings
Sri Vyasa Puja Festival in 2015
Fri, 16 December 2016:Sri Vyasa Puja Maha-Mahotsav
Supremely fortunate devotees are celebrating the holy appearance day of His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj in the shade of the lotus feet of His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj.
(60 photographs, 3.6 Mb | 15 December 2016)
Sat, 17 December 2016: (Disappearance of Prabhupad Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Thakur)Srila Prabhupad's Glory (1)
"Acharya-vandana: If you can realise the meaning this song, you can get all glorification of Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Thakur. Sujanarvuda-radhita-pada-yugam: We sing it but we do not realise its meaning because if we realised its meaning, we would get taste singing it. We must sing it every day and be conscious of it."
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Sri Dayita Dasa Dasakam (Text and Audio)
Sun, 18 December 2016:Irreparable Loss
"We can pray, 'Wherever you are staying now, please shower your mercy upon us so we can be servants of the servants of your lotus feet, and so that we may not leave this line of devotion. Please, do not reject me. You can make me your foot dust...'"
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Jayare jayare jaya paramahamsa |
জয়রে জয়রে জয় পরমহংস
Mon, 19 December 2016:Srila Prabhupad's Glory (2)
"Mahaprabhu predicted this, and Prabhupad fulfilled it through Srila A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Maharaj, Srila Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj, Srila Gurudev. Now, in every village, all day, all night there is Hari-katha and kirtan going on."
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Tue, 20 December 2016:Srila Prabhupad's Glory (3): Current of Pure Devotion
"Nobody can give what he gave to the world. He is the holder of suddha-bhakti-mandakini, holy Mandakini River of pure devotion (the very source current of pure devotion) and he brings its flow into the world."
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Wed, 21 December 2016:Guru Consciousness, Service Consciousness
"If Maya Devi gives us her mercy and removes this illusory net, then we will be able to see the transcendental dham. You must go to a good doctor, otherwise you need an operation on your left leg and if you go to a wrong doctor, he will operate your right leg."
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Thu, 22 December 2016:Engage in Service, Not Maya
"One day my time will finish, but I have not been able to do anything for the Lord! I am sent here for His service, but I could not do anything for Him... Anyhow, by hook or by crook, we must engage ourselves in service of the Lord."
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Fri, 23 December 2016:Raghunath Das Goswami's Miracle
"Sometimes I think how merciful Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, Nityananda Prabhu are. It is a very big miracle how Raghunath Das Goswami came to Mahaprabhu's lotus feet. It is very miraculous and amazing."
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Sat, 24 December 2016:Darshan of Sri Ekachakra Temple
His Divine Grace Jagad Guru Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj visits the holy land of Sri Ekachakra Dham, nourishing and checking on the devotees' service.
(14 photographs, 1 Mb | 23 December 2016)
Sun, 25 December 2016: (Sri Vyanjuli Mahadvadashi, fast. Tomorrow paran is at 6:21-6:29 a.m.)Nityananda Prabhu's Land and Mercy
"Nityananda Prabhu's place is a very nice place, I like it very much and do not want to go from there. Go corner to corner, invite everybody, 'Please come to Gaura Purnima, please come to the festival at Nityananda Prabhu's birthplace.'"
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Nityananda Prabhu's Land
Knock, Knock! (Ahvana Poem)
touching your feet—please come!"
Strike While the
Iron Is Hot
Sri Ekadashi Guidance
(Sri Sri Prema Vivarta)
Make Your Guru Happy"
Mon, 26 December 2016: (Sri Vyanjuli Mahadvadashi paran is at 6:21-6:29 a.m.)"I am touching your feet—please come!"
"Gurudev says, 'I am folding my hands, I am touching your feet—please come at Gaura Purnima!' How many more times will you come to this world? Those who do this Nabadwip Dham parikrama with devotees do no have to wander any longer in these three worlds."
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Knock, Knock! (Ahvana
Tue, 27 December 2016:Commit Yourself to Practice
"Will the disease be cured just by coming to the doctor's house (or by the doctor coming to your house)? You must take the medicine—you must chant, always chant the Holy Name; wherever you are, chant the Holy Name of Krishna."
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Wed, 28 December 2016:Poison and Medicine
"If you chant, your disease will be cured. If I chant the Holy Name, what is it to you? You will not get benefit from it. It is not enough to hear about Krishna consciousness, it is necessary to practise it."
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Thu, 29 December 2016:Goloka Is Service Land
"Where is Goloka Vrindavan? In your house. How is it possible? It is possible if you serve the Lord every day. If you only say, 'Gurudev, Gurudev, mercy, mercy,' and only sit and chant, it will not do. You must always engage in bhajan, and bhajan means service."
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Fri, 30 December 2016: (Appearance of Srila Lochan Das Thakur)New Year Message (1): Preaching News
"Actually, this year we are doing very well, preaching. Devotees are also preaching all over the world, and I am very happy with their activities. I am always running, I cannot and I do not want to stop my service until my death. This is my service."
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In honour of Srila Lochan Das Thakur:
Ei-bara karuna kara |
এইবার করুণা কর
Dhana mora nityananda |
ধন মোর নিত্যানন্দ
Composed by Srila Lochan Das Thakur:
নিতাই গুণমণি আমার
Parama karuna |
পরম করুণ পহুঁ দুই জন
Ke yabi ke yabi bhai |
কে যাবি কে যাবি ভাই
Sat, 31 December 2016:New Year Message (2): Inner Quality
"Bad association can damage your faith and spiritual life. Even if you think that some association is not good and you stay alone, that is good, no problem. Next year we will be aware of this—we will not do bad association and we will not criticise others, we must tolerate."
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One More Year
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