MONTHLY ARCHIVE OF UPDATES
Wed, 1 March 2017:
শ্রীহরিনাম দীক্ষা : গুরুপাদপদ্মের দান (ওঁ বিষ্ণুপাদ শ্রীল ভক্তি নির্ম্মল আচার্য্য মহারাজের হরি-কথামৃত)
"ত্যযুগের ধর্ম্ম, ত্রেতাযুগের ধর্ম্ম, দ্বাপরযুগের ধর্ম্ম কলিযুগের ধর্ম্মের আলাদা । সত্যযুগে লোক ধ্যান করে ভগবানকে পেতেন, ত্রেতাযুগে লোক যজ্ঞ করতেন, দ্বাপরযুগে ধর্ম্ম ছিল অর্চনা-পূজা । আর কলিযুগের ধর্ম্ম হচ্ছে হরিনাম সঙ্কীর্ত্তন ।"
Thu, 2 March 2017:
পূজনীয় বিসর্জন (ওঁ বিষ্ণুপাদ শ্রীল ভক্তি নির্ম্মল আচার্য্য মহারাজের হরি-কথামৃত)
"রামানুজ আচার্য্যের দুই বিশেষ শিষ্য ছিল । কি ভাবে তারা বিসর্জন দিলেন ? তারা কোন সুখের চিন্তা করতেন না, শুধু গুরু-সেবার জন্য চিন্তা করতেন আর গুরু-সেবার জন্য তারা জীবনটাও বিপন্ন করে দিলেন..."
Fri, 3 March 2017:Sri Vaishnava Calendar for 2017-2018 | Bengali
The calendar of auspicious days, festivals and fasting celebrated and observed at Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math for the following year (Sri Gaurabda 531, or 2017-2018) is now available online, both in English and Bengali.
Darshan of Sri
Sat, 4 March 2017:Distraction of Attraction
"Who can do the kirtan of the Lord? Those who can be humble and merciful to others, who can respect and give honour to others, and who can reject name and fame. It is necessary to become detached from the material world..."
Download the audio (2.6 Mb, 8 min | 21 February 2017 | Bengali)
Nabadwip Dham, First Programme
Sri Vaishnava Calendar
for 2017-2018 |
Sun, 5 March 2017:Parikrama on Service Plane
"You are very fortunate to be attending Sri Gaura Purnima Festival and Sri Nabadwip Dham parikrama this year. We all feel very happy to see this festival and we feel inspired to see your great desire to take part in it."
Download the audio (2.1 Mb, 7 min | 4 March 2017 | Bengali)
Mon, 6 March 2017:Parikrama: Rescue Raid
"It is our prayer to you—please come for this Nabadwip Dham parikrama. You do not need to worry about anything, try to come and stay here in the proper mood. It is my desire that you all come and join the parikrama every year."
Download the audio (2 Mb, 6 min | 4 March 2017 | Bengali)
Tue, 7 March 2017: (Sri Nabadwip Dham Parikrama Adhivas, tomorrow is Amalaki Ekadashi)Parikrama: Tolerant and Chaste
"Amidst so many difficulties we must do this Nabadwip Dham parikrama, and I am paying my countless dandavats to those who are taking part in this Nabadwip Dham parikrama. Again and again the Lord gives us tests just to see how much we can tolerate..."
Sri Nabadwip Dham:
Wed, 8 March 2017: (Sri Nabadwip Dham Parikrama, Amalaki Ekadashi)"Srila Gurudev said that even if somebody does not have legs and is unable to do Sri Nabadwip Dham parikrama, if they think about the parikrama, they get the same result." Today, His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Jagad-Guru Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj inaugurates the annual holy circumambulation of Sri Nabadwip Dham and takes the fortunate devotees from Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math, Koladwip, to the holy sites of Sri Antardwip, Sri Simantadwip, and Sri Rudradwip.
• The route of the first day: (crossing Sri Ganga Mata) Srila B.D. Madhav Maharaj's temple, Sri Nandanacharya Bhavan (the place of meeting of Mahaprabhu and Nityananda Prabhu), samadhi-mandir of Srila A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Maharaj, Sri Yogapith (birthplace of Sriman Mahaprabhu), Srivas Angan, Sri Acharya Bhavan, samadhi-mandir of Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Thakur, Chaitanya Math, Chand Kazi's samadhi, Sri Jagannath mandir, then parikrama proceeds through Simantadwip and Rudradwip.
• See also: photographs of the first day of parikrama in 2016
Sri Nabadwip Dham
Sri Ekadasi Guidance
(Sri Sri Prema Vivarta)
Thu, 9 March 2017: (Sri Nabadwip Dham Parikrama, Srila Madhavendra Puri's disappearance)• The route of the second day (parikrama of Sri Koladwip): Sri Buroraj Siva temple, Praudha Maya's temple at Paraatala, Sri Vishnupriya Devi's temple, and Srila Jagannath Das Babaji Maharaj's samadhi-mandir.
• See also: photographs of the second day of parikrama in 2016
Dham Parikrama: Day One
In honour of Srila Madhavendra Puripad:
Search for the Lost Servant
Srila Madhavendra Puripad: The Sprout of Love Divine
Fri, 10 March 2017: (Sri Nabadwip Dham Parikrama, day three)All is proceeding smoothly and happily at Sri Nabadwip Dham. Much to the relief of the pilgrims, the weather has been mild and cloudy during the parikrama, which eventually resulted in some heavy rains in the evening. Despite that, the devotees happily chant the Holy Name of the Lord around the Math and proceed with their services.
• The route of the third day (parikrama of Sri Godrumadwip and Madhyadwip): Sri Surabhi-kunja temple, bhajan-kutir and Gaura Gadadhar Deities of Srila Bhakti Vinod Thakur, Hari Hara Ksetra, Suvarna Bihar temple, Nrisingha Palli.
• See also: photographs of the third day of parikrama in 2016
Dham Parikrama: Day Two
Sat, 11 March 2017: (Sri Nabadwip Dham Parikrama, day four)Sri Nabadwip Dham parikrama finishes without any hindrances and happily as devotees return to the Math and prepare to celebrate the holy appearance day of Sri Gaurasundar. The fourth day also leaves a sad aftertaste because the parikrama has come to end and the devotees feel sad to leave the places of Sri Gauranga Mahaprabhu, Sri Nityananda Prabhu and Their associates. His Divine Grace mentioned in the evening class that those who really do Sri Nabadwip Dham parikrama, also fast the next day. At the end of the parikrama, Srila Acharya Maharaj requested devotees to come again next year and bring one more person along.
• The route of the fourth day (parikrama of Sri Koladwip, Sri Ritudwip, Sri Jahnudwip, Sri Modadrumadwip): Samudra-garh, Gaura Gadadhar Math (temple of Dvija Vaninath's Deities), Vidyanagar, appearance place of Srila Sarvabhauma Bhattacharya, Jahnudvip, Sri Saranga Murari's temple, Mamgachi (appearance place of Srila Vrindavan Das Thakur).
• See also: photographs of the fourth day of parikrama in 2016
Dham Parikrama: Day Three
Sun, 12 March 2017: (Gaura Purnima: Appearance Day of Lord Gaurasundar)Sri Gaura Purnima Festival
The festival celebrating the divine appearance of Lord Gaurasundar passes peacefully and joyfully in the association of the fortunate devotees, exalted Vaishnavs and the shelter of the lotus feet of Sri Gurupadpadma Om Vishnupad Jagad Guru Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj. (51 photographs, 3.3 Mb | 12 March 2017)
Dham Parikrama: Day Four
From the archive:The Golden Volcano of Divine Love
Srila B.R. Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj' book expounding on the pastimes and teachings of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, the most magnanimous and peculiar incarnation of the Lord. Sri Sri Prema Dhama Deva Stotram
"I offer my respects unto Sri Gaurangadev, who rose like a golden moon in Sri Mayapura in 1407 Sakabda, revealed the Pastime of accepting the garments of the renounced order, sannyas, in 1431 Sakabda in order to benedict the entire material universe, and disappeared beyond the ordinary vision of the people of this world in 1455 Sakabda. I offer my obeisances to that beautiful Golden Lord, Gaurangasundar, the divine form of Krishna prema."
তবে বন্দোঁ শ্রীকৃষ্ণচৈতন্য মহেশ্বর, নবদ্বীপে অবতার,
Mon, 13 March 2017: (Jagannath Misra's Festival)Jagannath Misra's Festival: Serving and Honouring Devotees (1)
"We are very happy today because we are going to celebrate the festival of Jagannath Misra's ananda-mahotsav. Today we are also making a special festival for our best friend Sripad Yudhamanyu Prabhu Seva Vikram..."
Download the audio (2.6 Mb, 8 min | 13 March 2017)
on the Right Track (1)
on the Right Track (2)
Tue, 14 March 2017:Jagannath Misra's Festival: Serving and Honouring Devotees (2)
"We are going to celebrate, but this celebration is not for our own happiness, it is for the happiness of the devotees, for the happiness of the Vaishnav Thakur. This is the main thing."
Download the audio (2.4 Mb, 7 min | 13 March 2017)
Wed, 15 March 2017:Mahaprabhu's Pastimes with Jagadananda Pandit
"When Sriman Mahaprabhu took sannyas, He followed all rules and regulations very strictly, but you have heard that Jagadananda Pandit always wanted to control Him..."
Download the audio (6.3 Mb, 19 min | 13 March 2017 | Incl. kirtan)
Thu, 16 March 2017:A Day at Hapaniya [From Affectionate Guidance]
"Today we have very happily come to Sripat Hapaniya Dham. Our destination is Goloka, even if we may not know where Goloka is. However, we must know that the abode of Goloka has personally become manifest in this world as the abode of the Divine Master, the residence of the devotees and the Temple where the Deities are worshipped. "
Fri, 17 March 2017: (Festival at Sripat Hapaniya Dham)Sripat Hapaniya Dham
"We come here to pay obeisance to Srila B.R. Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj because he is not an ordinary person. We come and pray to his family, we pay obeisance to them and beg them for mercy. That is why we come here."
Download the audio (6.4 Mb, 19 min | 28 March 2016)
Sat, 18 March 2017:Festival at Sripat Hapaniya Dham
His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Jagad Guru Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj is taking devotees to Sripat Hapaniya Dham, the holy birthplace of Srila B.R. Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj, to honour the installation anniversary day of Sri Sri Guru Radha Gopinath Deities.
(40 photographs, 2.6 Mb | 17 March 2017)
Sun, 19 March 2017:Division Is Wrong Vision
"'He is my disciple,' 'He is not my disciple, I will not give class to him,' 'You must not go to his class because you are my disciple'—these kinds of things are not good at all for our spiritual life. We must realise what Gurudev's conception is and follow that."
Download the audio (1.9 Mb, 6 min | 12 March 2017)
Mon, 20 March 2017:Understanding Mercy
"Mahaprabhu said, 'Be humbler than a blade of grass,' but He was also angry with Madhai, and Nityananda Prabhu gave mercy to him, but at another time Nityananda Prabhu kicked Sivananda Sen's head. Chastising does not mean that Gurudev does not like you."
Download the audio (1.6 Mb, 5 min | 12 March 2017)
Tue, 21 March 2017: (Appearance of Srila Srivas Pandit)Service Pastimes
"I know Gurudev is giving me strength, this is how I am doing it. Also, all the devotees have love and affection for me, so many letters are coming from them—my health is not strong, but due to this mentally I am becoming very strong."
Download the audio (1.7 Mb, 5 min | 12 March 2017)
for Mac OS
In honour of Srivas Pandit:
"First chant the Pancha-tattva's name, ask them for mercy, 'I am a very fallen soul—I have no quality or qualification to chant the Holy Name. Please give me your mercy so that I can chant the Holy Name.' They brought the Holy Name to this abode, so without their mercy we cannot chant it."
Aparadh: Seek Shelter
At Srivas Pandit's
Ei-bara karuna kara |
এইবার করুণা কর
কিরূপে পাইব সেবা
(ওহে) বৈষ্ণব ঠাকুর
Wed, 22 March 2017:Protecting Purity of Conception
"Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, Srila Prabhupad gave us some conception, some message, but maya always attacks us. If you listen to your Guru properly, if you serve your Guru properly, then you can easily understand everything. That is good for you."
Download the audio (3.2 Mb, 10 min | 12 March 2017 | Incl. kirtan)
Thu, 23 March 2017:Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math Family Reunion
"Devotees came for the parikrama from so many different countries, from every village and every corner this year, and we are very happy with that. We want to show that we are together, that we are not breaking our unity."
Download the audio (4.4 Mb, 12 min | 12 March 2017 | Gaura Purnima)
Fri, 24 March 2017: (Papa Vimochani Ekadashi)Power of Good Association
"You must see the sadhu with your ears. Every day you sing, 'Ramachandra-sanga mage Narottama Dasa: Narottam Das prays for the association of Ramachandra Kaviraj.' What does this mean? Why does Narottam Das always ask for the association of Ramachandra?"
Download the audio (1 Mb, 3 min | 12 March 2017 | Gaura Purnima)
Sri Ekadasi Guidance
(Sri Sri Prema Vivarta)
Sat, 25 March 2017:Sri Tulasi Parikrama
Recording of His Divine Grace Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj leading first Srimati Tulasi Devi parikrama earlier this year at the Tarakeswar Temple.
Download the audio (2.8 Mb, 8 min | 18 February 2017)
Commencing Sri Nabadwip Dham Parikrama
Sun, 26 March 2017:Initiation into the Holy Name (12 March 2017 | Gaura Purnima day)
"You have come here through some devotees, so I assume that you know the rules and regulations. These things are strictly prohibited. Do you understand? And you must follow Ekadasi. Do you agree to do this?"
Mon, 27 March 2017:Pancharatrika Diksa
"This Harinam maha-mantra (the Hare Krishna maha-mantra) is the main and only way to get Lord Krishna's service, but why do we take the second initiation (pancharatrika diksa, or gayatri diksa)?"
Download the audio (2.1 Mb, 7 min | 12 March 2017)
Tue, 28 March 2017:
ভগবানের চরণে পথ (ওঁ বিষ্ণুপাদ শ্রীল ভক্তি নির্ম্মল আচার্য্য মহারাজের হরি-কথামৃত)
"দিন তো চলে যাবে । সময় ফুরিয়ে আসবে, তখন চলে যেতে হবে কিন্তু কতটা ভগবানের সেবা করতে পারলাম ? কতটা গুরু-বৈষ্ণবের সেবা করতে পারব আর পরলাম ? কতটা ভগবানের সেবার দিকে নিজেকে নিযুক্ত করতে পারলাম । সেইটা সবসময় চিন্তা করতে হবে ।"
Wed, 29 March 2017:Sri Mangal Arati
Recording of His Divine Grace Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj leading the morning arati at Sri Ekachakra Dham: Kali-kukura-kadana, Yasomati-nandana, Jaya Sachinandana.
Download the audio (3.4 Mb, 10 min | 9 February 2017)
Thu, 30 March 2017:Srivas Pandit's Devotion
"Srivas Pandit: 'You can get a son, a daughter, a father, a mother in every birth, but you will not get the Lord in every birth Lord. This life is very important, you can get the Lord in this life, then why should I misuse it? Why should I not use this opportunity?'"
Download the audio (1.7 Mb, 5 min | 19 July 2013)
Fri, 31 March 2017:Internal Dissatisfaction
"If somebody has ego, they cannot find any fault in themselves. If we follow Gurudev's instruction clearly, we can easily find out whether we are going in the right or wrong direction. 'I am not practising properly, I am doing wrong,' this kind of feeling will always knock in you."
Download the audio (1.2 Mb, 4 min | 19 July 2013)
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