MONTHLY ARCHIVE OF UPDATES

JUNE 2018

 

Fri, 1 June 2018:
বড় আশার বাধা (ওঁ বিষ্ণুপাদ শ্রীল ভক্তি নির্ম্মল আচার্য্য মহারাজের হরি-কথামৃত)
"পরমপূজ্যপাদ শ্রীলভক্তিসিদ্ধান্ত সরস্বতী ঠাকুর একটা কথা বলিয়াছেন, সেই কথারা সবসময় মনে রাখিতে হইবে । কথাগুলো মন দিয়ে শুনিবেন । এগুলো খুব গভীরের কথা, অত্যন্ত আশ্চর্য কথা । এই কথাগুলো প্রথাও বইটা লেখা নাই, এগুলা গুরুপাদপদ্ম-গুরুবর্গের মুখ থেকে শ্রবণ করা ।"

 

Sat, 2 June 2018:
Hari-katha in Kulgachia: "What sort of wealth makes you so rich?"
"He wears torn clothes, lives in a mud house but throws a touchstone into the sand. Nobody throws such valuable things away. No doubt he has something more valuable! I place your feet on my head desiring a particle of that wealth."
Download the audio (2.4 Mb, 7 min | 6 May 2018 | Bengali)

 

— · Sri Ratha Yatra Pilgrimage Invitation · —

gaura amara ye-saba sthane
karala bhramana range
se-saba sthana heriba ami
pranayi-bhakata-sange

"In the company of loving devotees, I behold all the places my Gaurasundar roamed during His ecstatic Pastimes."
Dear Godbrothers and Godsisters, Devotees and Friends,
We humbly bow at your holy feet and on behalf of His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Jagad-Guru Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj extend a cordial invitation to please come and join the annual ten-day pilgrimage to Sri Purusottama Ksetra (Sri Jagannath Puri) that shall take place from 8 to 17 July this year.
The ten days' programme includes the parikrama and darshan of such holy places as the samadhi and bhajan kutir of Srila Haridas Thakur, Chatak Parvat (Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Thakur's bhajan kutir), Sri Tota Gopinath Deity worshipped by Srila Gadadhar Pandit Goswami, Sri Gambhira (Kasi Misra's house where Mahaprabhu stayed), house of Srila Sarvabhauma Bhattacharya, birthplace of Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Thakur, Srila Ramananda Ray's house and garden, Sri Gundicha Temple, Svetaganga Kunda, as well as a bus tour to Bhuvaneswar, temples of Alarnath, Sakshi Gopal, Ananta Vasudev and Sri Lingaraj (Lord Siva), and the grand annual chariot festival of Sri Baladev, Sri Subhadra and Sri Jagannathdev on 14 July 2018.
Those who wish to join the pilgrimage are humbly requested to arrive in Dum Dum Park, Kolkata, before 8 July and contribute $75 to cover the travelling expenses that include a return Kolkata-Puri train ticket (second class sleeper coach), as well as a day-long bus trip to Bhuvaneshwar.

Sri Jagannath Puri Temple Address
Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math,
Bidhava Ashram Road,
Gaurbat Sahi, Bidhavashram,
Puri, Pin 752001
Phone: (06752) 231413
and +91 9937479070

If you have any enquiries,
you can get in touch with us at
info.at.scsmathinternational.com


Sri Purusottam Ksetra Dham Pilgrimage, previous years:

Year 2008
(79 photos)
(7.9 Mb)

   

Year 2009
(163 photos)
(17 Mb)

   

Year 2010
(89 photos)
(11 Mb)

Year 2012
(84 photos)
(8.2 Mb)

   

Year 2014
(28 photos)
(2.5 Mb)

   

Year 2015
(45 photos)
(2.6 Mb)

Year 2016
(140+ photos)

   

Year 2017
(100+ photos)

   

 

Sun, 3 June 2018:
Hari-katha in Kulgachia: Lord's Department
"If you keep faith in the Lord, if you think about the Lord, the Lord looks after everything. You have heard the stories of Sudama Vipra, Vidura, and others. It happened in Mahaprabhu's time also..."
Download the audio (1.1 Mb, 4 min | 6 May 2018 | Bengali)

 

Mon, 4 June 2018:
Hari-katha in Kulgachia: Beautiful Kirtan
"We want saranagati (surrender). Always read the Saranagati kirtans—there are very beautiful kirtans in this book by Srila Bhaktivinod Thakur. I can remember one kirtan now, it is the most beautiful kirtan..."
Download the audio (1 Mb, 3 min | 6 May 2018 | Bengali)

 

Tue, 5 June 2018:
Sunday Programme in Johannesburg (South Africa)
(11 photographs, 1.1 Mb | 3 June 2018)
For the pleasure of His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj, devotees are sharing photographs taken during a recent weekly Sunday sankirtan and temple programme at Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Ashram in Johannesburg, the heart of South Africa.

 

Wed, 6 June 2018:
Hari-katha in Kulgachia: Question from Ladies' Quarter
"One time, I remember I went to Russia. I gave class in the morning and in the evening, one of the sannyasis said, 'Let Acharya Maharaj take a question now.' Suddenly, all ladies stood up from their seats and one of them said..."
Download the audio (1.3 Mb, 4 min | 6 May 2018 | Bengali)

Festival 'Holistico Ser Infinito' in Morelia (Mexico)
(19 photographs, 1.1 Mb | 3 June 2018)
For the pleasure of the holy Guru-varga, devotees in Morelia, Mexico, participate in a large public festival in the city, chanting the Holy Names of the Lord and preaching for Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math. Sharing here a few glimpses of the festival and devotees' preaching activities.

 

Thu, 7 June 2018:
Hari-katha in Kulgachia: Entering Higher Abode
"It is very hard for the people of this world to come to this path. Many people go to Vaikuntha because many people want liberation, and the abode of liberation is in Vaikuntha, but it is very difficult to cross the Viraja and enter into higher abodes."
Download the audio (1.3 Mb, 4 min | 6 May 2018 | Bengali)

 

Fri, 8 June 2018:
Hari-katha in Kulgachia: Internal and External
"We must not live a family life, but maintain the role of householders. People can look at you and say that you are a householder, but you must not have attachment to family life or to this world in general. If you have attachment to this world, you will not get the Lord."
Download the audio (0.8 Mb, 2 min | 6 May 2018 | Bengali)

 

Sat, 9 June 2018:
Hari-katha in Kulgachia: Twisted Turn
"That is maya for you. First she shows you something sweet, then she will slowly, slowly suck your blood and finish you in the end. That is the point—when the husband dies, the wife sucks his blood, and when the wife dies then her son sucks her blood..."
Download the audio (2.2 Mb, 7 min | 6 May 2018 | Bengali)

 

Sun, 10 June 2018: (Sri Parama Ekadasi)
ভক্তিজগতের পরীক্ষা (ওঁ বিষ্ণুপাদ শ্রীল ভক্তি নির্ম্মল আচার্য্য মহারাজের হরি-কথামৃত)
"বৈষ্ণবের ছব্বিশটা গুণ আছে । সেই গুণটা আপনার মধ্যে আছে কি না ? সেইটা আপনাদেরকে নিজেই নিজের দিকে বিচার করতে হবে । এই জগতে লোকগুলো আছে যে বলে ভক্তি জগৎ নেয় । কিন্তু সেটা কি সত্য কথা ?"

 


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)

 

Mon, 11 June 2018:
Hari-katha in Kulgachia: Seek Shelter and Guidance
"We must always listen to favourable talks. Where will you read Bhagavatam? You must understand that Hari-katha must be listened to through Guru-parampara. The Lord Himself says, 'Give up all religions and surrender to Me, I will look after you.'"
Download the audio (2.2 Mb, 7 min | 6 May 2018 | Bengali)

 

All Glory to Sri Sri Guru Gauranga

— · Sri Kartik Pilgrimage Invitation · —

Most respected Vaishnavs, Devotees and Well-Wishers,

We are offering obeisance at your holy feet and extending this letter of invitation.

Continuing the tradition of the annual Kartik month pilgrimages from Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math started in 1950s by His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj for the service and pleasure of His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj, His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj, the current Successor President and Sevaite Acharya of Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math, is organising an extensive two-and-a-half weeks' tour of Dwaraka, Mathura, Vrindavan and Govardhan from 29 October 2018 to 16 November 2018. It is His Divine Grace's earnest and express desire that anyone wishing to join this Parikrama is most welcome to come.

The schedule of the Parikrama:

  • 29 October (Mon) — train Kolkata (Howrah)-Dwaraka.
  • 30 October–3 November — parikrama of the holy places in Dwaraka.
    • 2 November (Fri) — grand festival of Srila B.R. Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj's appearance (will be observed in Dwaraka).
  • 3–15 November — Govardhan and Vrindavan.
    • First, travelling to Govardhan via Mathura, parikrama of Sri Govardhan Dham.
    • 8 November (Thu) — grand festival of Sri Govardhan Puja (Govardhan).
    • After Sri Govardhan Puja festival, travelling to Sri Vrindavan Dham; parikrama of Sri Vrindavan Dham and the holy places nearby.
  • 15 November (Thu) — night train from Mathura to Kolkata.
  • 16 November (Fri) — arriving in Kolkata (Howrah) in the afternoon.

Those who wish to join the holy parikrama are humbly requested to get in touch with us via any of the email addresses below. The total cost to be contributed towards the tour is $200, which includes all travel and accommodation expenses during the tour.

We pray that you find an opportunity to bless us with your association.

Dates
29 October 2018-16 November 2018
Contact address
info.at.scsmathinternational.com

 

Tue, 12 June 2018:
Hari-katha in Kulgachia: Closing Appeal
"You must all chant the Holy Name, come to the Math, always serve the Lord, then I will feel great peace and joy. How can you make me happy? Take shelter of a real Guru, and serve the lotus feet of the Lord, then I will be extremely happy."
Download the audio (2.6 Mb, 8 min | 6 May 2018 | Bengali)

 

Wed, 13 June 2018:
Half-Hen Logic
"If you pay obeisance to the Lord and not to the Lord's servant, the Lord will not take that obeisance. That is why when we do puja, we first do Guru-puja. If you do not take shelter of asraya-vigraha, you cannot take shelter of visaya-vigraha—He will not accept you."
Download the audio (2.4 Mb, 7 min | 2 July 2013)

 

Thu, 14 June 2018: (Anniversary festival at Dum Dum Park, Kolkata)
Greatness of Gaudiya
Question: Gurudev, could you explain what Gaudiya is? What does the word 'gaudiya' mean?
Download the audio (1.6 Mb, 4 min | 2 July 2013)

 

Fri, 15 June 2018:
Anniversary Festival at Dum Dum Park (Kolkata)
(9 photographs, 0.6 Mb | 14 June 2018)
His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj presides over the annual anniversary festival in honour of the installation of Their Lordships Sri Sri Guru Gauranga Radha Madanmohan jiu at the Temple of Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math in Dum Dum Park, Kolkata. The festival passes smoothly and sweetly in the assembly of Vaishnavs from Kolkata and nearby areas.

Prasad-Seva at Anniversary Festival at Dum Dum Park
(9 photographs, 0.4 Mb | 14 June 2018)
Following the late morning class, kirtans and noon arati, His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj distributes special festive prasadam to all gathered Vaishnavs, devotees and guests. Sharing a few glimpses of the holy assembly.

Kirtan
His Divine Grace chants "Jaya Radha Madhava" and Hare Krishna maha-mantra at the end of the kirtans during the anniversary festival at Dum Dum Park, Kolkata.
Download the audio (1.6 Mb, 4 min | 2 July 2013)

 

Sat, 16 June 2018:
Simple, Sweet and Pure
"We can easily put on a show and convert people for a few days or a few years, but it is very difficult to actually take them from the illusory environment to their destination. Make yourself pure through practising, then you will be able to digest these simple things."
Download the audio (1.7 Mb, 5 min | 2 July 2013)

 

Sun, 17 June 2018:
নিত্য-সেবা (ওঁ বিষ্ণুপাদ শ্রীল ভক্তি নির্ম্মল আচার্য্য মহারাজের হরি-কথামৃত)
"গৃহে থেকে ভগবানের সেবা করা যায় । সারা পৃথিবীর লোক যে একবারে সংসার ছেড়ে দিয়ে আসতে হবে এমন কথা নেই । আমরা যে কোন অবস্থায়ই থাকি না কেন, আমাদের প্রত্যেক দিন নিষ্ঠা সহকারে ঠাকুরের নিত্য-সেবা করতে হবে ।"

 

Mon, 18 June 2018:
Embarking on New Life
"Somebody is very poor, somebody comes to earn money or knowledge, etc., but we do not come for that. We have come to our Guru through his love and affection. If we can please him through service to him, that is our happiness."
Download the audio (1.4 Mb, 4 min | 2 July 2013)

 

Tue, 19 June 2018:
Remedy for Stagnation
"You must be always alert that maya is near you. As soon as we start to neglect our daily service—if we keep even a little distance, we do not do so many activities and start some material works—then slowly, slowly that service will be removed. How to keep it?"
Download the audio (1.3 Mb, 4 min | 2 July 2013)

 

Wed, 20 June 2018:
Service Life—Not Leisure
"Even when you are very sad, will you leave the Lord's service? Will you give up the Holy Name? I do not think that this is all an austerity. Whatever the Lord sends, it is good. It is not like I will leave my service because of that or will have ego."
Download the audio (1.8 Mb, 6 min | 22 May 2018 | Bengali)

 

Thu, 21 June 2018:
Servitor's Chastity
"First it is necessary to be sincere, then detachment must come, then taste. After these three, chastity comes. Very few people have chastity—those who have chastity do not know anything except Krishna consciousness, do not understand anything except it."
Download the audio (0.7 Mb, 2 min | 22 May 2018 | Bengali)

 

Fri, 22 June 2018:
অভিমানের পরিবর্তন (ওঁ বিষ্ণুপাদ শ্রীল ভক্তি নির্ম্মল আচার্য্য মহারাজের হরি-কথামৃত)
"অভিমান-বুদ্ধি সব কিছু আমাদের নষ্ট করে দেয় এবং সেবা থেকে বিচ্যুত করে দেয় । অভিমানটা ছাড়তে হবে । আমরা ভোগও করব না, ত্যাগও করব না, আমরা সেবক । খুবই কম লোকের থাকে যে টা ছাড়া কিছুই জানেন না, টা ছাড়া কিছুই বুঝেন না ।"

 

Sat, 23 June 2018: (Sri Ganga Puja)
Painless Existence
"I can ask you one question. How many thousands of living entities do you kill every day in order to stay alive? How many jiva souls do we kill each time we breathe, cook, drink water, etc. And all fault is yours. What is the only way to escape this sin?"
Download the audio (1 Mb, 3 min | 22 May 2018 | Bengali)

 

In honour of Sri Ganga Mata Goswamini and Srila Baladev Vidyabhusan Prabhu, from the archive:

Ganga Mata Goswamini
"There was once a young girl, a daughter of a good Odisha king, who got much mercy from Jagannath. She always served in the Jagannath temple—made garlands and did whatever other service there was..."
Download the audio (1.6 Mb, 5 min | 24 September 2009)

From Sri Guru and His Grace:
"Srila Baladev Vidyabhusan's contribution to the sampradaya is no less important than that of the other great stalwarts in the line. Baladev Vidyabhusan was very akin to the Madhva sampradaya, but when he came in connection with Visvanath Chakravarti Thakur, he showed great interest in Gaudiya–Vaisnavism. He has also commented on the Srimad Bhagavatam and Jiva Goswami's Sat-sandarbha, and that enlightened thought is a valuable contribution to our sampradaya. We cannot dismiss him, he is our Guru."

 

Sun, 24 June 2018: (Sri Nirjal ekadasi)
Sri Govinda Parivar
His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj's letter on the initiating Gurus offering fundamental guidelines for all members of Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math on the proper mood, creed, and behaviour.

 


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)

 

Mon, 25 June 2018:
Prasad's Purifying Power
"Do you remember what is called prapancha? Prapancha means five diseases. First you must remove these five diseases, then you can take medicine. Suppose I give you some random medicine—will it work? First you must diagnose the disease."
Download the audio (2.6 Mb, 8 min | 22 May 2018 | Bengali)

Sri Govinda Parivar
Una carta de Su Divina Gracia, Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj acerca de los Gurus iniciadores ofreciendo una guía fundamental para todos los miembros del Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math acerca del humor, la convicción y el comportamiento apropiados.

«Шри Говинда-парибара»
Письмо Его Божественной Милости Ом Вишнупада Шрилы Бхакти Нирмала Ачарьи Махараджа на тему инициирующих гуру, содержащее в себе оснопологающее руководство для всех членов Шри Чайтанья Сарасват Матха о том, какими должны быть наши идеалы, настроение и поведение.

 

Tue, 26 June 2018: (Chira-dadhi mahotsav of Srila Raghunath Das Goswami: Festival at Sri Panihati)
Sri Pahinati Festival Adhivas (25 June 2018 | 36 photographs, 3.1 Mb)
His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj places his holy lotus feet at Sri Panihati Dham and sets up the camp of Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math and Sri Sri Guru Gauranga Gandharva Govinda Sundar at the annual venue of the holy festival in honour of Srila Raghunath Das Goswami and Sriman Nityananda Prabhu. Sharing photographs from the morning programme on the holy adhivas day (eve) of the festival.

 

Srila Raghunath Das Goswami Sochaka | শ্রীল-রঘুনাথদাস-গোস্বামি-
(This kirtan is usually sung on the day of Sri Panihati Festival)
"When Raghunath Das heard that Rupa and Sanatan had gone to Vrindavan, he gave up all rights to his estate and the comforts of a life like that of Indra, and went to Mahaprabhu."

Panihati
"We have been to Panihati for chira-dadhi mahotsav, it is the place where Srila Raghunath Das Goswami Prabhu received mercy of Sri Nityananda Prabhu. It is not so far from Dum Dum Park, and it is a very nice place, on the bank of the Ganges..."
Download the audio (3 Mb, 8 min | 3 November 2010)

Treading the Wrong Path
Trying to cut a shortcut and fostering chauvinism will not take you far: without getting mercy of Gurudev, your attempts to reach the goal will be thwarted; by discriminating against householders you can end up in hell.
or Download the audio (1 Mb, 3 min | 3 June 2015)

Srila Raghunath Das Goswami: Breaking Free
"He wanted to take a roundabout zigzag route, avoiding Nityananda Prabhu and going directly to Mahaprabhu, but every time he went to Mahaprabhu, Mahaprabhu rejected him and sent him back to his home...."
Download the audio (1.7 Mb, 5 min | 25 October 2015)

Real Mercy, Real Service
Real mercy: "Getting mercy means getting service: if you have service, you have mercy."
Real service: "Practise properly, keep proper association, and always avoid the Nama aparadh, seva aparadh, dham aparadh, Vaishnav aparadh. Chant the Holy Name properly, without deceit, and with proper attention and service mood."
or Download the audio (1 Mb, 2 min | 30 May 2015)

দণ্ড মহৎসব (ওঁ বিষ্ণুপাদ শ্রীল ভক্তি নির্ম্মল আচার্য্য মহারাজের হরি-কথামৃত)
"আপনারা বহু ভাগ্যের ফলে আজকে এখনে রঘুনাথদাস গোস্বামীর দণ্ড মহৎসব করতে আসলেন । দণ্ড মানে কি ? শাস্তি । এই শাস্তি এই জগতের শাস্তি নয়—এই শাস্তি যদি কেউ পেলে, ভগবদ-ধামে যাওয়া যায় ।"

মায়ার চিন্তা বা কৃষ্ণের চিন্তা ? (ওঁ বিষ্ণুপাদ শ্রীল ভক্তি নির্ম্মল আচার্য্য মহারাজের হরি-কথামৃত)
"আপনার যেটা দরকার প্রযোজন, সেইটা গ্রহণ করেন, এর বেশি দরকার নেই, তা ছাড়া আপনারা শন্তি লাভ করতে পারবে না । আমরা মায়ার কারা কিন্তু আমরা সবাই এক পরিবারের লোক—কার পরিবার? আমরা কৃষ্ণের সংসারের মানুষ, আমরা মায়ার সংসারের মানুষ নয় ।"

আমাদের একমাত্র উপায় (ওঁ বিষ্ণুপাদ শ্রীল ভক্তি নির্ম্মল আচার্য্য মহারাজের হরি-কথামৃত)
"কুটীনাটি যদি বাদ দিয়ে সরল ভাবে বৈষ্ণবের সেবা করেন, তাহলে দেখবেন আপনারা ভগবানকে লাভ করতে পারেন আর কোন দিন আর এই জন্ম-মৃত্যু-জরা-ব্যাধি ভোগ করতে হবে না । ভগবানের নাম ছাড়া কোন গতি নাই—এই কৃষ্ণনাম করলে অন্য কোন নামের ফল পাওয়া যায় ।"

~· FESTIVALS IN SRI PANIHATI : ARCHIVE PHOTOGRAPHS ·~

 

 

2009-2014
(105 photographs, 8 Mb)
Photographs of the festivals taken over the past several years when our Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math joined under the caring guidance of His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj.

 

2015
(10 photographs, 1 Mb)
Photographs taken at the annual chida-dahi festival in Panihati, where Srila Raghunath Das Goswami Prabhu received mercy of Nityananda Prabhu.

 

2016
(17 photographs, 1.3 Mb)
Surrounded by his associates, servitors, and devotees, His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Jagad-Guru Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj takes part in the annual festival of flat rice and yoghurt in honour of Srila Raghunath Das Goswami.

2017
(10 photographs, 0.6 Mb)
His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj is attending the annual preaching festival in Sri Panihati distributing the mercy of the Lord in all fourteen directions.

 

Wed, 27 June 2018:
Chida-Dadhi Mahotsav at Sri Panihati
(26 June 2018 | 41 photographs, 3.3 Mb)
Photographs from the grand flat rice and yoghurt festival at Sri Panihati held annually in honour of the pastimes of Srila Raghunath Das Goswami and Sriman Nityananda Prabhu.

 

Thu, 28 June 2018: (Anniversary Festival at Sri Parama Karuna Temple, Caracas)
Inner Wealth
"It is very difficult to be a sadhu, and it is very easy to pretend to be a sadhu. Live in a family, but do not live a family life. You must always chant the Holy Name. You have all heard about Vasudev Vipra. How did he live? You must listen to it with your very heart."
Download the audio (1.6 Mb, 5 min | 22 May 2018 | Bengali)

Preaching on International Yoga Day
(23-24 June 2018 | 26 photographs, 1.8 Mb)
Devotees take part in a Presentation at La Estancia Art Center on the International Yoga Day observed in Caracas, Venezula last weekend. Sharing photographs of the numerous preaching activities during the two days.

 


From the archive:

"Nitai Gaurachandra! Nitai Gaurachandra!"
"...We are very fortunate that we can chant Their Names. Now is the age of Kali, so many things are coming, but if you chant Nitai Gaurachandra all your offences will be removed."
Download the audio (1 Mb, 3 min | 26 June 2010)

Parama Karuna Nitai Gaurachandra
"I am always with you, and truly my love and affection are always with you—I cannot forget your service, your love and affection, and how Nitai Gaurachandra constantly bestow Their mercy on you all."
or Download the audio (3.3 Mb, 10 min | 15 June 2011)

Glorious Parama Karuna
"It is such a glorious and happy day! Gaura Nitai wanted to come but They were searching who They would come with. When They finally got Gurudev's good association, They suddenly caught Gurudev's hand and came to Caracas."
or Download the audio (1.8 Mb, 6 min | 3 June 2015)

SONG: Parama karuna | পরম করুণ পহুঁ দুই জন
"Nitai and Gaurachandra are the two most merciful Lords. There are no benefactors in the three worlds as merciful as Them. Hearing of Their glory, birds and animals cry and stones melt."

 

Fri, 29 June 2018: (Disappearance of Srila Shyamananda Prabhu, Sripad Rishabdev Prabhu)
Example for the World
"You are tolerating so much in this situation—you are suffering so much, facing a very bad and difficult condition—and you set an example for the entire world. I am sure that you will get the result and you will be successful. I will give you one example of service mood..."
Download the audio (3.5 Mb, 10 min | 28 June 2018)

 


In honour of Sripad Rishabdev Prabhu:

Sripad Rishabdev Prabhu: A Miracle Personality
His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Jagad-Guru Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj is remembering the character and disappearance of Sripad Rishabdev Prabhu: "I have seen so many miracles in my life, and Rishabdev Prabhu is also one kind of a miracle personality. If you see what your scriptures say (they show so many rule and regulations) and if you see Rishabdev Prabhu's case, you will not be able to harmonise it."

Sripad Rishabdev Prabhu's Message
"Dive deep, do not be satisfied with the surface understanding. It is necessary for us to go to the core, and this is beyond all visual, mental, and objective understanding... I have no hope, or even necessity, to know Krishna, but if I can serve guru or the servant of the guru, then I feel this is the perfection."

VIDEO: Sripad Risabdev Prabhu's Message (~40 Mb | 23 min)
Sripad Risabdev Prabhu is speaking a few weeks before his departure on 17 June 2000 sharing his memories of Srila A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Maharaj Prabhupad and the sum and substance of his practising life in Krishna consciousness.

 

 

Sat, 30 June 2018:
Anniversary Festival in Caracas (28 June 2018 | 50 photographs, 3.2 Mb)
Photographs from the fifteenth festival in honour of the installation anniversary of Sri Sri Parama Karuna Nitai Gaurachandra Prabhu in Caracas, Venezuela, sharing auspicious glimpses of the innumerable services fortunate devotees engage in throughout the day.

 

 

 

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Amara Jivana
Sada Pape Rata
Prabhupad Srila Saraswati Thakur said, 'Every day, when you leave your bed, first broom, dust your mind and make it clean through this song.'

 

Sri Sri Prema-Vivarta
“Chant the Name that Gaura taught and by doing so get the benefit of chanting all other Names.”

Separation from devotees is very sad, but sometimes through separation pleasure comes—separation can bring one closer.

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