MONTHLY ARCHIVE OF UPDATES
Thu, 1 March 2018: (Sri Nabadwip Dham Parikama, Day Four; tomorrow is fast until moon rise)From Sri Nabadwip Dham (Nrisingha Palli):
The parikrama of the holy Sri Nabadwip Dham finishes beautifully and the devotees return to the Temple with kirtan and somewhat mixed feelings of sadness and joy. The third day of the parikrama was spent in Sri Koladwip and the fourth day in Sri Godrumadwip, Jahnudwip, and Madhyadwip.
Srila Acharya Maharaj in tonight's class: "You have done the whole parikrama for four days. It is very rare to get that kind of sukriti to do this parikrama in sadhu-sanga. Many have money but they cannot come... Today is the adhivas (eve) of the appearance day of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu and we are going to celebrate it."
Sri Nabadwip Dham
Parikrama: Day Three
Fri, 2 March 2018: (Sri Gaura Purnima Festival, fast until moon rise, then no grains)Sri Nabadwip Dham Parikrama: Day Four
(69 photographs, 5 Mb | 1 March 2018)
Sharing photographs taken during the fourth day of Sri Nabadwip Dham parikrama. Visited on this day is Sri Ritudwip, Sri Jahnudwip, Sri Modadrumadwip: Sri Samudra ghat, Sri Sri Gaura-Gadadhar Mandir (Champahatti), Vidya Nagar Sarvabhauma Gaudiya Math, Sarvabhauma Bhattacharya's house, the Deity served by Sri Saranga Murari, and Srila Vrindavan Das Thakur's appearance place.
Sat, 3 March 2018: (Sri Jagannath Mishra's anandotsav, paran 6:03-9:54 a.m.)Sri Gaura Purnima Festival (65 photographs, 3.9 Mb | 2 March 2018)
Sri Gaura Purnima Festival passes beautifully in the shelter of the lotus feet of His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj, worldwide Acharyas, and dignitary Vaishnavs from all over the world. Fortunate are the souls who witnessed, heard of, or extolled the glories of this grand annual festival.
From the archive:
Misra's Festival: Serving and Honouring Devotees (1)
Misra's Festival: Serving and Honouring Devotees (2)
on the Right Track (1)
on the Right Track (2)
"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,
Sun, 4 March 2018:Sri Gaura Purnima Festival: Miraculous and Marvellous
"I believe that wherever I go, devotees will always stay with me. If I can make my Gurudev happy, that is sufficient for me. If, by the mercy of Guru, Vaishnavs, by the mercy of devotees, I die serving devotees—if I can give my last drop of blood for the devotees—that is my happiness."
Download the audio (4.5 Mb, 14 min | 2 March '18 | Bengali & English)
Mon, 5 March 2018:Sri Jagannath Misra's Anandotsav
(12 photographs, 0.8 Mb | 3 March 2018)
The festival finishes beautifully with Sri Jagannath Misra's Anandotsav at which devotees honour special prasadam in honour of Sriman Mahaprabhu's appearance in the house of Sri Jagannath Misra and Sri Sachi Devi. His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj repeatedly expresses his satisfaction with the festival.
Tue, 6 March 2018: (Deity Installation Festival in Sripat Hapaniya Dham)Sripat Hapaniya Dham: Highest Place
"Today is the pancham dol and it also the appearance day of Sri Sri Guru Gauranga Radha Gopinathjiu. This is a highest place and we must give respect to this place, Sripat Hapaniya Dham."
Download the audio (3.3 Mb, 10 min | 17 March 2017)
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)
A Day at
Hapaniya [From Affectionate Guidance]
Wed, 7 March 2018:Festival at Sripat Hapaniya Dham
(26 photographs, 1.5 Mb | 6 March 2018)
Sharing photographs from the annual festival in honour of the installation anniversary of Sripat Hapaniya Dham Deities, Sri Sri Guru Gauranga Radha Gopinath.
Sripat Hapaniya Dham: parikrama kirtan
Recording of the kirtan during the parikrama of Sripat Hapaniya Dham Temple, led by His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj.
Download the audio (4.7 Mb, 14 min | 6 March 2018) Sripat Hapaniya Dham: kirtans
• Sri guru charana • Sri Krishna Chaitanya Prabhu daya koro • Ohe Vaishnava Thakura dayara sagara • Nitai pada kamala • Emona Durmati • Gopinath (song 1) • Jaya Guru Maharaj • Sujanarvuda-radhita • Sri Gaura Mandala majhe • Jaya Radha Madhava.
Download the audio (20.2 Mb, 59 min | 6 March 2018)
Thu, 8 March 2018:Sripat Hapaniya Dham: Auspicious Place
"You are very fortunate—after so many days we have come in Hapaniya. This is a very auspicious place of our Guru-varga line, it is the birthplace of our Param Gurudev, Om Vishnupad Jagad-Guru Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj."
Download the audio (4.8 Mb, 14 min | 6 March 2018)
Fri, 9 March 2018: (Appearance of Srila Srivas Pandit)Joining Sri Dham Parikrama
"You are all truly very fortunate, there is no doubt about it—you have come and joined this Nabadwip Dham parikrama. Even if those who cannot walk sit in their room and think about Sri Nabadwip Dham parikrama, they too get the benefit of doing the parikrama."
Download the audio (2.6 Mb, 8 min | 7 March 2017 | Bengali)
In honour of Srila Srivas Pandit:
"The name Srivas Pandit's wife is Malini Devi. You know, one time Malini chastised Srivas Pandit. Once, Vishvarup Prabhu, Nimai's elder brother, came to their house to ask Srivas Pandit for help..."
Download the audio (1 Mb, 3 min | 29 July 2012)
Why Can We Not Get
Prayers to Sri Vaishnav Thakur:
Ei-bara karuna kara |
এইবার করুণা কর
(ওহে) বৈষ্ণব ঠাকুর
Ki-rupe paiba seva |
কিরূপে পাইব সেবা
Dhana mora nityananda |
ধন মোর নিত্যানন্দ
Sat, 10 March 2018:Awakening Your Consciousness
"'There is no place in all three worlds like Nabadwip, the place where Chaitanya Gosai appeared.' What is our necessity now? What is our duty? We must try to get chetan-vastu (consciousness) through sadhu-sanga (good association)."
Download the audio (2 Mb, 6 min | 7 March 2017 | Bengali)
Sun, 11 March 2018:Come and Hear
"As long as I have life in this body, I will go door to door telling, 'Krsna bolo, sange chala, ei matra bhiksa chai. I am begging you for one thing only: come with us and chant 'Krishna'! Come, come for Nabadwip Dham parikrama in the association of devotees!"
Download the audio (1.3 Mb, 4 min | 7 March 2017 | Bengali)
Mon, 12 March 2018:Priority In Service
"'I am not afraid to commit sin for my own interest, for my own enjoyment.' That is our nature, but when we are going to do something spiritual, we are always afraid... This is happening not only at present time, it was happening in Dvapar-yuga also."
Download the audio (2.8 Mb, 8 min | 22 February 2018)
Tue, 13 March 2018: (Sri Papa Vimochani Ekadasi)Slaughterhouse
"Sometimes I am lying down and thinking what does Kali Maharaj want? What does Gurudev want? What does Guru Maharaj want?"
Download the audio (1.2 Mb, 4 min | 22 February 2018)
Sri Ekadasi Guidance
(Sri Sri Prema Vivarta)
"Observing Ekadasi" (by
Srila B.N. Acharya Maharaj)
Wed, 14 March 2018:No Compromise
"I do not know any other conception, but my conception is very easy. If somebody is my godbrother and they are against me, that is not a problem, I can tolerate it, but if somebody is against my Guru, how shall I compromise with them?"
Download the audio (1.7 Mb, 5 min | 22 February 2018)
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.
Thu, 15 March 2018:Backstabbing
"I am not a politician, I am a straight person. Telling one thing and doing another thing behind—I cannot do that. If your enemy is in front of you, it is OK, you know he is your enemy, you can fight; but if it is like Vibhisan, or like Mir Jafar, then it is very difficult."
Download the audio (0.9 Mb, 2 min | 22 February 2018)
Fri, 16 March 2018:Deserve, Then Desire
"For service, you can accept anything, and anything can happen, but a fellow came and said, 'I want to be a trustee right now!' I told him, 'Prabhu, is it necessary to be a trustee to serve the temple?!'"
Download the audio (1.1 Mb, 3 min | 22 February 2018)
Sat, 17 March 2018:Fighting Against Misconception
"It is very difficult to preach in India. This year my preaching was actually against what Narottam Das Thakur told because Narottam Das Thakur told in one way and people use it in another way, they do Nama-aparadh..."
Download the audio (2.7 Mb, 8 min | 20 February 2018)
Sun, 18 March 2018:Kirtan Business
"There was one kirtaniya in Nabadwip, her name was Radharani. One day, she came to see Gurudev, but Gurudev was out of India at that time, preaching in the West. I said, 'Devi, can I ask you one question?'..."
Download the audio (1 Mb, 3 min | 20 February 2018)
Mon, 19 March 2018:Perfection and Profanation
"You think you will do kirtan for one day and everything will be perfect. No, it is completely not like that. Nama and Nama-aparadh look the same, but one will give you devotion, and another will remove devotion from you and give you something else (emotion)."
Download the audio (1.4 Mb, 4 min | 20 February 2018)
Tue, 20 March 2018:Just What the Doctor Ordered?
"Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, Gurudev send sadhus door to door, house to house to rescue you from the illusory environment and to send you for the service of Radha-Krishna in your proper place, but there are so many other misconceptions going on in this world..."
Download the audio (1.6 Mb, 5 min | 20 February 2018)
Wed, 21 March 2018:Exclusive Remedy for Sins
"Think how many hours of your time you spend on service of the Lord, how many hours you do service. We always commit some sin in our life... What is the remedy for our sinful actions?"
Download the audio (0.9 Mb, 3 min | 20 February 2018)
Thu, 22 March 2018: (Appearance of Sripad Ramanuja Acharya and Srimad Bhakti Hriday Bon Maharaj)Discipline Yourself (1)
"'I do not want any dhana, jana, kavita for my enjoyment—I do not want anything for my enjoyment. Krishna is the enjoyer, and my only prayer is I want some devotion.' If you want to get Krishna, how is it possible to get Him?"
Download the audio (1.2 Mb, 3 min | 20 February 2018)
Fri, 23 March 2018:Discipline Yourself (2)
"If think you are a devotee of Gauranga, it is not correct—you must practise what Mahaprabhu tells us. You must think what our main conception is, then you can get relief, and you will yourself feel pleased through your service."
Download the audio (3.4 Mb, 10 min | 20 February 2018)
Sat, 24 March 2018:Peddling Misconception
"We must do service for our Gurudev, we must not use our Gurudev for our own interest. The other day, a boy went for rice collection with me. He said, 'That mill's name is Radharani, but the owner does not want to give any rice!' I replied, 'That man calls his mill Radharani to use Radharani's name for his business, not for service.'"
Download the audio (2.2 Mb, 6 min | 20 February 2018)
Sun, 25 March 2018: (Sri Rama-navami: Appearance of Lord Ramachandra; fast until noon)Sri Rama Navami Festival
(27 photographs, 1.5 Mb | 25 March 2018)
In the shelter of the lotus feet of His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Jagad Guru Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj, devotees observe Sri Rama Navami, the appearance of Lord Ramachandra, in a sweet and well-attended festival. Sharing photographs from the noon programme.
First Programme at Sri Tarakeshwar Temple
(8 photographs, 0.6 Mb | 24 March 2018)
His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Jagad Guru Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj arrives at the holy Tarakeshwar Temple to hold the Festival in honour of the disappearance day of His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Jagad Guru Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj on the coming Wednesday, 28 March.
• "Lord Ramachandra became King
during Treta-yuga, but because of His good government, the age was like
Satya-yuga. Everyone was religious and completely happy."
Mon, 26 March 2018:In honour of the coming disappearance day of Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj:
"Our supreme Gurudev, Om Vishnupad Jagad Guru Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj accepted this day as the day to leave this world for his eternal abode, and he has left us, fallen souls, here to chant his glories..."
Download the audio (3 Mb, 9 min | 8 April 2017 | Bengali)
Tue, 27 March 2018: (Sri Kamada Ekadasi)Festival Adhivas (33 photographs, 2 Mb | 27 March 2018)
The preparation for the festival is in full swing and the day passes in multitudinous services. His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj gives initiations, supervises the festival preparations as the devotees happily decorate the temple, prepare bhog, set up the kitchen, clean, fix, and make sure all is ready for tomorrow's grand festival.
In honour of the coming disappearance day of Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj:
Make Service Your Goal, Means, and Sustenance
"Sacrificing his own life, forgetting his own happiness and comfort, Gurudev would go door to door preaching the message of Mahaprabhu: be merciful to the souls, chant the Holy Name, and serve the Vaishnavs. Besides this, there is no other religion."
Download the audio (3 Mb, 9 min | 8 April 2017 | Bengali)
Festival: Vision and Focus
"Gurudev's disappearance festival means Vaishnav seva. Vaishnav is the main focus for us. Appearance and disappearance look different, but following Vaishnavs' vision we think that on these two tithis Gurudev always takes worships from us."
Download the audio (1.8 Mb, 5 min | 16 April 2013)
Sri Ekadasi Guidance
(Sri Sri Prema Vivarta)
"Observing Ekadasi" (by
Srila B.N. Acharya Maharaj)
Wed, 28 March 2018: (Disappearance Day of Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Sundar Dev-Goswami Maharaj)Overpowered by Service
"You may have everything, but if you do not have mercy of your Guru, then you have nothing. Gurudev gave you all his blessings, and if we can serve him, we will get supreme benefit. You must always live remembering Gurudev's words."
Download the audio (4.1 Mb, 12 min | 8 April 2017 | Bengali)
Sri Rupa Manjari
Ye anila prema
Biography of Srila B.S.
Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj
Samadhi Mandir Verses
Srila Gurudev's Disappearance Festival, 2013
Srila Gurudev's Disappearance Festival, 2015 (morning)
Srila Gurudev's Disappearance Festival, 2015 (noon)
Thu, 29 March 2018:Disappearance Festival (31 photographs, 1.9 Mb | 28 March 2018)
His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj presides over the grand festival in honour of Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj's disappearance observed with care by the assembled Vaishnavs, devotees, friends and well-wishers, as well as innumerable fortunate souls all over the world.
Fri, 30 March 2018:Strive for Your Benefit
"Chant always, day and night. As long as we do not strive for Krishna, do not strive for service, our tongue will never be able to chant. Make your tongue right first, then the Name of Krishna will dance on it."
Download the audio (3.5 Mb, 10 min | 27 December 2014 | Bengali)
Sat, 31 March 2018:Guidance, Issue #14 (EPUB file, 0.9 Mb)
An ePub file for offline reading on mobile phones and tablets containing the lectures of His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj published here from January to March 2018. We pray this serves as a source of guidance, nourishment, and life to all the devotees and well-wishers worldwide.
All the previous Guidance issues, containing over a thousand lectures spoken by His Divine Grace, are available for download from the Library section of the website:
News from Sri Nrisingha Palli (9 photographs, 0.5 Mb | 30 March 2018)
His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj visits the nearly completed temple at Sri Nrisingha Palli and supervises the painting and remaining construction works.
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