MONTHLY ARCHIVE OF UPDATES

JULY 2017

 

Sat, 1 July 2017: (Disappearance of Sripad Ajita Krishna Brahmachari)
Spiritual Management
"I do not like somebody, he does not like somebody—it is not a question, we must engage everybody. Chaitanya Saraswat Math is not somebody's personal property—it is Gurudev's property, Guru Maharaj's property, and we must serve that Chaitanya Saraswat Math together. That is our main thing."
Download the audio (1.8 Mb, 6 min | 31 July 2011)

 


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."

SONG: Ohe Vaisnava Thakura | (ওহে) বৈষ্ণব ঠাকুর
"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. You can give Krishna, you have that power. Calling, 'Krishna!' 'Krishna!', I run after you."

SONG: Ki-rupe paiba seva | কিরূপে পাইব সেবা
"I am so wicked, how will I ever get service? I do not have any attachment to Sri Guru and Vaishnavs! Prabhu, you see no fault in others, you are the saviour of the fallen. Please deliver Narottam this time!"

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. My mind is intently fixed upon the remnants of Vaishnavs, and I am elated hearing the name of Vaishnavs."

 

Sun, 2 July 2017:
Zest for Sankirtan
"We must practise and run our movement very properly everywhere, in every corner, every city, every temple. It is not necessary to make a big dome—it is necessary to preach."
Download the audio (1.5 Mb, 5 min | 31 July 2011)

শ্রীশ্রীপ্রপন্নজীবনামৃতম্: নিবেদন
"পরিশেষে শ্রীগুরু-গৌরাঙ্গ-গান্ধর্ব্বা-গোবিন্দসুন্দরগণের শ্রীচরণে আমাদের ঐকান্তিক প্রার্থনা এই যে, তাঁহাদের অপার করুণায় এই শ্রৌতসিদ্ধান্তামৃতধারা মাদৃশ ত্রিতাপদগ্ধ জীবের হৃদয়ে নিরন্তর প্রবাহিত হইয়া পারমার্থিক শান্তি বিধান করুন ।"

শ্রীশ্রীপ্রপন্নজীবনামৃতম্: প্রকাশকের নিবেদন
"গ্রন্থই গ্রন্থকারের বাস্তব পরিচয় প্রদান করে । পরমানন্দস্বরূপ শ্রীহরিপাদপদ্ম লাভ করিবার আকাঙ্ক্ষা বৃদ্ধির সঙ্গে সঙ্গে শ্রীপ্রপন্ন-জীবনামৃত দেশবাসীর গৃহে গৃহে বিরাজ করিতে থাকুন । 'ঘৃষ্টং ঘৃষ্টং পুনরপি পুনশ্চন্দনং চারুগন্ধং' বিচারে এই গ্রন্থের আলোচনা দ্বারা সৎসিদ্ধান্তামোদী সজ্জনগণ ইহার ভাব-সৌরভ লাভ করিয়া পরমানন্দ অনুভব করিবেন আশা করি ।"

 

Mon, 3 July 2017:
United We Stand
"Srila Gurudev also said that no one can break this Chaitanya Saraswat Math. Some little disturbance came to our temple too, but we are still united. We must stay together, we must make our Chaitanya Saraswat Math all over the world."
Download the audio (1.6 Mb, 5 min | 31 July 2011)

 

Tue, 4 July 2017: (Sri Shayan Ekadasi)
Service Drive
"It is not necessary to become an acharya, it is not necessary to become a guru, it is not necessary to be a big pujari. If you can become foot dust of Chaitanya Saraswat Math, that is sufficient for you. Those who want to do something for their Guru, they can do it."
Download the audio (0.5 Mb, 2 min | 31 July 2011)

 


Sri Ekadasi Guidance
Guidelines on how to observe and honour this holy day: Ekadasi takes an indispensible part in the life of a sincere practitioner. At Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math, Ekadasi 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..."

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..."

ADDITIONAL READING:

"Observing Ekadasi" (by Srila B.N. Acharya Maharaj)
"Ekadasi Vrata: Make Your Guru Happy" (by Srila B.N. Acharya Maharaj)
"No Other Shelter" (by Srila B.N. Acharya Maharaj)
"Mahadvadasi" (by Srila B.N. Acharya Maharaj)
"Ekadasi and liberation" (by Srila B.N. Acharya Maharaj)
"Ekadasi Tithi: One of the Practices" (by Srila B.N. Acharya Maharaj)

 

Wed, 5 July 2017: (Sri Ekadasi paran is at 7:56-9:27 a.m.)
Smooth and Strong Preaching
"Preaching is the main thing. If the water in a river is not running, then the water becomes dirty. But if the water runs, the river is clean. If our Guru's preaching movement goes smoothly, then all bad illusory environment will be finished in a moment. "
Download the audio (1.6 Mb, 5 min | 31 July 2011)

 

Thu, 6 July 2017:
Clear Vision, Full Faith
"When Gurudev told me something, I always said, 'Yes, I will do it.' So, to this day I am still trying to serve all the devotees. Problems will come, but they will finish easily. This is what Gurudev told me, and I believe that. I believe my Guru—I have full faith in him."
Download the audio (1.6 Mb, 5 min | 31 July 2011)

 

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, falls on 23 July (Sunday) 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.

 

Fri, 7 July 2017:
Born to Thrive
"We must understand that we are a jiva soul and just as we always change our clothes, we also always change our bodies. What is this body for? It is not only for eating and sleeping and enjoying your whole life, and life after life, birth after birth..."
Download the audio (1.5 Mb, 5 min | 5 December 2011)

 

Sat, 8 July 2017:
Fundamentals of Krishna Consciousness
"I am telling to everybody: practise, keep good association, and maintain your family life. Family life is not a problem, but it must be Krishna's family. Make your family a family of Krishna, and avoid bad habits."
Download the audio (1.1 Mb, 3 min | 5 December 2011)

 

Sun, 9 July 2017: (Sri Guru Purnima; disappearance of Srila Sanatan Goswami Prabhu)
Sri Guru's Forgiving Mercy
"Gurudev is always merciful. I can give you an example of how merciful Gurudev is, I can tell you one story. Disciples always do wrong, but Gurudev is always merciful..."
Download the audio (2.4 Mb, 7 min | June 2010)

 


Previous posts, in honour of Sri Guru Purnima:

Sri Bhakti Siddhanta Vani
A quote of Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Thakur Prabhupad that is printed and hung on the wall at the veranda of His Divine Grace Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj and many of the temples: "If someone does not consider it necessary to faithfully follow their Guru and the Vaishnavs, their endeavour to serve the Lord is not service to the Lord—it is service to maya."

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)

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



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 in 2015, 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.

 

SONG: Sri Sad-Goswamy-Astakam | শ্রীশ্রীষড়্­গোস্বাম্যষ্টকম্
"I offer my respectful obeisances unto the Six Goswamis, namely Sri Rupa Goswami, Sri Sanatan Goswami, Sri Raghunath Bhatta Goswami, Sri Raghunath Das Goswami, Sri Jiva Goswami, and Sri Gopala Bhatta Goswami, who are always engaged in chanting the Holy Name of Krishna and dancing. They are just like the ocean of love of God, and they are popular both with the gentle and with the ruffians, because they are not envious of anyone. Whatever they do, they are all-pleasing to everyone, and they are fully blessed by Lord Chaitanya. Thus they are engaged in missionary activities meant to deliver all the conditioned souls in the material universe."

SONG: Ei-bara karuna kara | এইবার করুণা কর
"O worshippable Vaisnava, be merciful to me this time. O saviour of the fallen, without you there is no one. In every birth I aspire for the dust of your feet."

SONG: Ohe Vaisnava Thakura | (ওহে) বৈষ্ণব ঠাকুর
"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. You can give Krishna, you have that power. Calling, 'Krishna!' 'Krishna!', I run after you."

SONG: Ki-rupe paiba seva | কিরূপে পাইব সেবা
"I am so wicked, how will I ever get service? I do not have any attachment to Sri Guru and Vaishnavs! Prabhu, you see no fault in others, you are the saviour of the fallen. Please deliver Narottam this time!"

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. My mind is intently fixed upon the remnants of Vaishnavs, and I am elated hearing the name of Vaishnavs."

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

 

Mon, 10 July 2017:
Do You See What I See?
"Krishna's preaching movement will never be stopped—some illusory environment will come, it will try to stop our preaching movement, but we have to run ourselves. Those who have some kind of opposite character always search our faults, but Gurudev told me that I must glorify the Vaishnavs and their good side, their best side."
Download the audio (1.7 Mb, 5 min | 6 August 2011)

 

Tue, 11 July 2017:
News from Sri Nabadwip Dham & Caracas
(9-10 July 2017 | 21 photographs, 1.1 Mb)
Sharing photographs taken during the past two days: His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj is giving initiation to devotees in Caracas and giving evening darshan at his holy veranda at Sri Nabadwip Dham.

 

Wed, 12 July 2017:
Service Mentality
"'How to serve our Guru? How to serve his mission and his devotees?'—we must think about this properly. We must be careful. Krishna is powerful and He can remove us from service in any way if we make some offence, consciously or unconsciously."
Download the audio (0.9 Mb, 2 min | 6 August 2011)

 

Thu, 13 July 2017:
Desire to Serve
"If Gurudev wants something, I want to fulfil his desire. I always want to help the devotees, want to do something for my Gurudev. If Krishna gives me life, if Krishna gives me time to do it, then I will try my best."
Download the audio (1.4 Mb, 4 min | 6 August 2011)

 

Fri, 14 July 2017: (Disappearance of Srila Gopal Bhatta Goswami Prabhu)
"Wake up! Arise! Come with us!"
"Always speak about Krishna! Let us go together in this life! The Lord Himself sent our Guru (our Gurudev) to give us some advice, to awaken us. Krishna Himself came as a Guru to rescue us, but we cannot understand it, that is why we are suffering..."
Download the audio (2.7 Mb, 7 min | 7 August 2011)

 

In honour 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..."
Download the audio (1 Mb, 3 min | 7 September 2013 | Bengali)

 

SONG: Sri Sad-Goswamy-Astakam | শ্রীশ্রীষড়্­গোস্বাম্যষ্টকম্
"I offer my respectful obeisances unto the Six Goswamis, namely Sri Rupa Goswami, Sri Sanatan Goswami, Sri Raghunath Bhatta Goswami, Sri Raghunath Das Goswami, Sri Jiva Goswami, and Sri Gopala Bhatta Goswami, who are always engaged in chanting the Holy Name of Krishna and dancing. They are just like the ocean of love of God, and they are popular both with the gentle and with the ruffians, because they are not envious of anyone. Whatever they do, they are all-pleasing to everyone, and they are fully blessed by Lord Chaitanya. Thus they are engaged in missionary activities meant to deliver all the conditioned souls in the material universe."

SONG: Ei-bara karuna kara | এইবার করুণা কর
"O worshippable Vaisnava, be merciful to me this time. O saviour of the fallen, without you there is no one. In every birth I aspire for the dust of your feet."

SONG: Ohe Vaisnava Thakura | (ওহে) বৈষ্ণব ঠাকুর
"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. You can give Krishna, you have that power. Calling, 'Krishna!' 'Krishna!', I run after you."

SONG: Ki-rupe paiba seva | কিরূপে পাইব সেবা
"I am so wicked, how will I ever get service? I do not have any attachment to Sri Guru and Vaishnavs! Prabhu, you see no fault in others, you are the saviour of the fallen. Please deliver Narottam this time!"

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. My mind is intently fixed upon the remnants of Vaishnavs, and I am elated hearing the name of Vaishnavs."

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

 

Sat, 15 July 2017:
Do Not Be Misled
"Karmis, jnanis, yogis always look very nice, but they cannot fulfil your life. Devotional activities may not look so good, but if you take to this devotional path, you can get super benefit. In Kali-yuga, mayavadi conceptions are everywhere and very powerful..."
Download the audio (2.4 Mb, 7 min | 7 August 2011)

 

Sun, 16 July 2017:
Eternal Servants—Eternal Service
"(1) I am not Krishna, you are not Krishna—we are all servants of the servants, we are Krishna's eternal servants. (2) If somebody does service emotionally or in lieu of that asks for something, such service will also not last a long time. Devotional service lasts."
Download the audio (1 Mb, 3 min | 7 August 2011)

শ্রীশ্রীপ্রপন্নজীবনামৃতম্: উপক্রমামৃতম্
"অত্যন্ত অর্ব্বাচীন হইলেও আমি প্রাচীনগণের সুসম্মত কতিপয় শ্লোক সাধুগণের সন্তোষের নিমিত্ত এই গ্রন্থে আহরণ করিতেছি । হে পণ্ডিতগণ ! স্বভাবতঃ অতি লঘুব্যক্তি আমা হইতে প্রকাশিত হইলেও এই হরিগুণময়ী রচনা আপনাদের অভীষ্ট বিধান করিবেন । কেননা নীচজাতি পুলিন্দ কর্ত্তৃক কাষ্ঠসংঘর্ষণে উৎপাদিত অগ্নি কি সুবর্ণসমূহের অন্তর্মল বিদূরিত করে না ?"

 

Mon, 17 July 2017: (Disappearance of Srila Lokanath Goswami Prabhu)
Simple and Sincere
"It is not necessary to read so many books, it is not necessary to practise so many artificial things—if you have pure devotion in your heart, that is sufficient. Strongest faith and desire are necessary."
Download the audio (1 Mb, 3 min | 7 August 2011)

In Praise of Srila Narottam Das Thakur
In this chapter of Affectional Guidance, His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj is describing the meeting of Srila Narottam Das Thakur with his Guru, Srila Lokanath Goswami.

Prayers to Sri Vaishnav Thakur:

SONG: Ei-bara karuna kara | এইবার করুণা কর
"O worshippable Vaisnava, be merciful to me this time. O saviour of the fallen, without you there is no one. In every birth I aspire for the dust of your feet."

SONG: Ohe Vaisnava Thakura | (ওহে) বৈষ্ণব ঠাকুর
"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. You can give Krishna, you have that power. Calling, 'Krishna!' 'Krishna!', I run after you."

SONG: Ki-rupe paiba seva | কিরূপে পাইব সেবা
"I am so wicked, how will I ever get service? I do not have any attachment to Sri Guru and Vaishnavs! Prabhu, you see no fault in others, you are the saviour of the fallen. Please deliver Narottam this time!"

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. My mind is intently fixed upon the remnants of Vaishnavs, and I am elated hearing the name of Vaishnavs."

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

 

Tue, 18 July 2017:
Fools' Enjoyment
"When people are young, they think, 'Oh, now is the time to enjoy! We must enjoy while we are young, and when we become old, then we will do bhajan.' Such people are foolish, they only think about themselves and their own enjoyment..."
Download the audio (0.9 Mb, 3 min | 7 August 2011)

 

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, falls on 23 July (Sunday) 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 preparations that are known to be favourite to His Divine Grace include: natural orange juice (with just a little sugar), cholar dahl (split chickpea dal), alu bhaja (deep-fried potato), muri, puri/luchi with alu bhaja, aloo dum, samosa, pineapple chutney, puspanna, chaunsa mango.

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)

Проведите праздник – от всей души и всего сердца
«Я обращаюсь ко всем, кто живет в храме, к каждому центру: вы должны провести праздник в честь Шрилы Шридхара Махараджа. Если вы хотите показать, что хотите служить Шриле Шридхару Махараджу, тогда устройте хороший праздник в этот день».

 

Wed, 19 July 2017:
Continuous Service
"When service is necessary, service is the best. When it is service time, do service; when it is reading time, read; when it is sleeping time, sleep. Devotees always do service, everywhere. You can see what service is more appropriate and balance it yourself."
Download the audio (1.4 Mb, 5 min | 7 August 2011)

 

Thu, 20 July 2017: (Sri Kamika Ekadasi)
Tend to Your Foundation
"If you use good cement, the concrete will be very hard, but if you use bad quality cement, then the concrete platform will be loose and the building will break. Have the strongest faith—through the strongest faith make the strongest platform."
Download the audio (1.5 Mb, 5 min | 7 August 2011)

 


Sri Ekadasi Guidance
Guidelines on how to observe and honour this holy day: Ekadasi takes an indispensible part in the life of a sincere practitioner. At Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math, Ekadasi 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..."

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..."

ADDITIONAL READING:

"Observing Ekadasi" (by Srila B.N. Acharya Maharaj)
"Ekadasi Vrata: Make Your Guru Happy" (by Srila B.N. Acharya Maharaj)
"No Other Shelter" (by Srila B.N. Acharya Maharaj)
"Mahadvadasi" (by Srila B.N. Acharya Maharaj)
"Ekadasi and liberation" (by Srila B.N. Acharya Maharaj)
"Ekadasi Tithi: One of the Practices" (by Srila B.N. Acharya Maharaj)

 

Fri, 21 July 2017:
Practise Tolerance
"After Gurudev's disappearance, there have been many bad days, but we are tolerating everything. This is only a test from the Guru, from the Lord. They want to see how much you can tolerate for service. We must tolerate everything, and Krishna will see to it that everything is smooth in the end. Our duty is to proceed with our service."
Download the audio (3 Mb, 9 min | 28 July 2011)

 

Sat, 22 July 2017:
Eve of the Disappearance Festival
Many Vaishnavs, devotees, pilgrims and friends are coming to the central Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math in Sri Nabadwip Dham to observe and honour the holy disappearance festival of His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj and receive the darshan and spiritual nourishment of the holy lotus feet of Sri Gurupadpadma Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj. We are sharing a few photographs from the eve of the festival taken mostly during the evening programme. (12 photographs, 0.8 Mb | 22 July 2017)

 

Festival of Solemn Service
"Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj's disappearance festival is coming soon and all over the world devotees are making some ceremony on this day. No actual disciple wants to see their Gurudev's disappearance day—it is about the love and affection, about a good connection between the Guru and the disciple..."
Download the audio (2.9 Mb, 9 min | 28 July 2011)

 

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, falls on 23 July (Sunday) 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 preparations that are known to be favourite to His Divine Grace include: natural orange juice (with just a little sugar), cholar dahl (split chickpea dal), alu bhaja (deep-fried potato), muri, puri/luchi with alu bhaja, aloo dum, samosa, pineapple chutney, puspanna, posta bora, chaunsa mango, gokul pithe.

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)

Проведите праздник – от всей души и всего сердца
«Я обращаюсь ко всем, кто живет в храме, к каждому центру: вы должны провести праздник в честь Шрилы Шридхара Махараджа. Если вы хотите показать, что хотите служить Шриле Шридхару Махараджу, тогда устройте хороший праздник в этот день».

 

Sun, 23 July 2017: (Disappearance Festival of Om Vishnupad Srila B.R. Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj)
Holy Disappearance Festival of Srila B.R. Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj (25 photographs, 1.4 Mb | 23 July 2017)
Sharing photographs taken today at Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math, Sri Nabadwip Dham, as many honourable Vaishnavs and devotees come to attend and honour the holy festival of Srila B.R. Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj's disappearance that is presided over by Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj, the divine guardian and holder of the banner of Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math.

Exalted, Esteemed, and Inimitable
"We have no quality or qualification to glorify Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj. He is a super personality. Srila Sridhar Maharaj conquered, possessed the heart of Srila Prabhupad Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Thakur through his service and devotion."
Download the audio (3.1 Mb, 10 min | 26 July 2014)

 

~ Pranam-mantra ~

devam divya-tanum suchanda-vadanam balarka-chelanchitam
sandrananda-puram sad-eka-varanam vairagya-vidyambudhim
sri-siddhanta-nidhim subhakti-lasitam sarasvatanam varam
vande tam subhadam mad-eka-saranam nyasisvaram sridharam

"I offer my obeisance unto my lord, Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj, whose speech is most pleasing; whose divine form is adorned with garments the colour of the newly-risen sun; who is an abode of intense, ecstatic devotion; who is the sadhus' sole choice; who is an ocean of renunciation and knowledge; who is a treasure-house of perfect conclusions; who is resplendent with pure devotion; who is the best of Srila Saraswati Thakur's followers; who is the giver of all good; who is the leading general of the tridandi-sannyasis; and who is my sole shelter."

 


Suggested kirtans for the programme:

 
Sri Guru Parampara kirtan
Arati kirtan
Guru-vandana
Pancha-tattva-vandana
Vaishnava-vandana
Srila Prabhupad's kirtan
Nityananda-vandana
Mahaprabhu-vandana
Radha-Krsna-vandana
Viraha-giti
Closing
Vandana
Krsna haite chatur-mukha
Jaya 'guru-maharaja'
Sri Gurvastakam
Saranagati kirtan
Thakura vaisnava-gana
Sujanarvuda-radhita
Nitai gunamani amara
Emona durmati
Radhe Radhe Govinda
Ye anila prema-dhana
Sri Rupa Manjari-pada
Hari haraye nama krsna
Hare Krishna maha-mantra
বন্দনা
কৃষ্ণ হৈতে চতুর্ম্মুখ
জয় ‘গুরু-মহারাজ’
শ্রীগুর্ব্বষ্টকম্
শ্রীকৃষ্ণচৈতন্য প্রভু
ঠাকুর বৈষ্ণবগণ
সুজনার্ব্বুদরাধিতপাদযুগং
নিতাই গুণমণি আমার
এমন দুর্ম্মতি
রাধে রাধে গোবিন্দ
যে আনিল প্রেমধন
শ্রীরূপমঞ্জরী-পদ
হরি হরয়ে নমঃ কৃষ্ণ

 


Autobiography of Srila B.R. Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj
Srila Guru Maharaj's extensive recollections of his childhood and youth, as well as the coming to the lotus feet of his Gurudev and later on starting Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math.

 


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.

 

 


Festivals held in previous years:

2014
Morning programme. Arati, parikrama, kirtan, and the morning lecture led by Srila B.N. Acharya Maharaj.   Evening programme. August assembly of Vaishnavas attending the festival presided over by Srila B.N. Acharya Maharaj.

2015
Viraha Maha-mahotsav (15 photographs, 1.6 Mb)
His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj's disappearance day honoured and observed at Sri Nabadwip Dham with an assembly of Vaishnavs, dignitaries, and honourable devotees.

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.

 


This day in 2013 (Bengali):
• 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)

 

Mon, 24 July 2017:
Importance of True Guru
"In this age of Kali there are so many gurus, but it is rare to get a guru who thinks about the disciple's santap, tri-tap-jvala. We must understand the importance of the Guru. As long as we have the shelter of Gurudev, Krishna cannot destroy us."
Download the audio (1 Mb, 3 min | 26 July 2014)

 

Tue, 25 July 2017:
Second Initiations
His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj gives second initiation to several devotees and bestows special mercy upon Sachinandan Prabhu who has recently joined the servitors' group at Sri Nabadwip Dham.
(5 photographs, 0.6 Mb | 24 July 2017)

 

Wed, 26 July 2017:
Our Mission, Our Life
"If you surrender to your Guru perfectly, then you can easily understand what Gurudev wants. But if your surrender is not 100%, not 50%, if your surrender is not complete, then it is not easy to understand your Guru."
Download the audio (1 Mb, 3 min | 28 July 2011)

 

Thu, 27 July 2017: (Disappearance of Srila Vamshi Das Babaji Maharaj)
Encroaching and Poaching
"Somebody from another temple wants to stay here, but they will come to fish you—they will not come to help you, they will use you! Our Mission is Krishna-anusilana Sangha, a worldwide association, but somebody wants to break it. You must be very careful."
Download the audio (2 Mb, 6 min | 28 July 2011)

 

Fri, 28 July 2017:
SONG: Kabe habe bolo se dina amara | কবে হবে বল, সে দিন আমার
"Please tell me, when will that day be mine when my offences will be dispelled and taste for the pure Name will be infused within my heart by the power of mercy? When will I, forgetting my own happiness, feel compassion for all souls? "

 

Sat, 29 July 2017:
Path to Donkeyhood
"When you get involved with so much education, maya attacks you—it brings bondage for your spiritual life, and too much education turns you into a donkey. It is not my words—Srila Bhaktivinod Thakur said 'gadha.'"
Download the audio (0.5 Mb, 2 min | 29 July 2012)

 

Sun, 30 July 2017:
Loving Search for the Lost Servant (1): Knock and Bow
"I may make a mistake, somebody else can make a mistake or the manager can make a mistake, but why will we not go to the temple? Devotees always become tired and they go to their own homes and do there whatever they want, but this life is not meant for this."
Download the audio (2 Mb, 6 min | 29 July 2012)

শ্রীশ্রীপ্রপন্নজীবনামৃতম্: শ্রীশাস্ত্রবচনামৃতম্
"শ্রুতি স্মৃতি প্রভৃতি শাস্ত্রসমূহে প্রপত্তি যে-ভাবে নিরূপিত হইয়াছেন, তাহা শ্রীশাস্ত্রবচনামৃত নামক এই দ্বিতীয় অধ্যায়ে লিখিত হইল । হে ভগবান্, জীব যে কাল পর্য্যন্ত পরমাত্ম-বস্তু আপনা হইতে পৃথক্ মায়া-কল্পিত ইন্দ্রিয়-গ্রাহ্য এই জগৎ দর্শন করে, তৎকাল পর্য্যন্ত কর্ম্মফলময় দুঃখপূর্ণ সংসার নিরর্থক হইলেও তাহাকে ত্যাগ করে না ।"

 

Mon, 31 July 2017:
Loving Search for the Lost Servant (2): Mercy above Justice
"'If by chance a servant falls down and goes somewhere else, glorious is that master who captures him and brings him back by the hair.' We must try."
Download the audio (1.3 Mb, 4 min | 29 July 2012)

 

 

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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.'

 

Sri Sri Prema-Vivarta
“Krishna may not give you friends and relatives, or He may give them and then take them away. Accept all such conditions as a source of joy.”

We cannot see every pastime of Guru Maharaj, of Gurudev, and we cannot recognise them because we are always playing with maya.

"HUMILITY, TOLERANCE, GIVING HONOUR TO OTHERS | HUMILITY, TOLERANCE, GIVING HONOUR TO OTHERS"