MONTHLY ARCHIVE OF UPDATES

AUGUST 2018

 

Wed, 1 August 2018:
ভগবতধাম : পরমকল্যাণ ও সাধ্যবস্তু (ওঁ বিষ্ণুপাদ শ্রীল ভক্তি নির্ম্মল আচার্য্য মহারাজের হরি-কথামৃত)
"পরমকল্যাণ এবং সাধ্যবস্তু কী ? আমাদের এই শ্রবণ কীর্ত্তন করার অর্থ কী ? রাধাগোবিন্দের সেবায় নিজেকে অর্পণ করা, তাঁদের সেবায় নিজেকে নিয়োজিত করা । সেটা হচ্ছচে আমাদের পরমাবস্থা ।"

 

Thu, 2 August 2018: (Disappearance of Srila Gopal Bhatta Goswami Prabhu)
On Mission's Integrity
"Gurudev started a boat, Chaitanya Saraswat Math boat, why will you make another boat? This is Srila Sridhar Maharaj's temple, this Chaitanya Saraswat Math boat, and you should serve under the guidance of Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math."
Download the audio (1.3 Mb, 4 min | 28 July 2018)

 

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?"

 

Fri, 3 August 2018:
Highest Devotion
"Do you think that if somebody has all scriptures in their brain, if somebody reads so many books and knows everything, they are the highest devotee? No. Those who have these qualities are the highest kind of devotees—"
Download the audio (1.8 Mb, 5 min | 28 July 2018)

 

Sat, 4 August 2018:
"This Is Our Life"
"I am very happy that through somebody one by one jiva souls, fallen souls are joining Krishna consciousness and getting an opportunity to serve the Lord and Guru. Krishna is in your heart, so you must preach for Krishna, preach for your Guru."
Download the audio (0.5 Mb, 2 min | 28 July 2018)

 

Sun, 5 August 2018: (Disappearance of Srila Lokanath Goswami Prabhu)
Tolerance Is Unavoidable
"You have to tolerate it, and you have to have so much tolerance. I also cannot tolerate so many things, but what can I do? If I cannot tolerate something, it is not Vaishnav etiquette."
Download the audio (1 Mb, 3 min | 28 July 2018)

 

In honour of Srila Lokanath Goswami Prabhu:

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?"

 

Mon, 6 August 2018:
On Guard
"They are doing so much service, but everybody should not be proud because of their service. Gurudev is very powerful, Krishna is very powerful—how much we can do for them? We cannot do anything. This kind of feeling should come."
Download the audio (1.9 Mb, 6 min | 28 July 2018)

 

Tue, 7 August 2018: (Sri Kamika Ekadasi)
A Perfect Serviceholder
"Each of us must think deeply what is necessary for service. It is necessary to serve from the heart. Think in your room for one hour what you are doing and thinking. You have come to Krishna consciousness line and you must practise properly and perfectly."
Download the audio (1.8 Mb, 5 min | 13 July 2018)

 

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 11 August (Saturday) 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 throughout India and other worldwide centres under the holy guidance of Acharyas and senior Vaishnavs.

Some preparations and items 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, figs (dumur), 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)

 


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)
Yogini Ekadasi

 

Wed, 8 August 2018:
Sacred and Cherished Moment
"You know everything from devotees' association, therefore your land is fertile, which means your heart is clean and open, you can give Bhakti Devi a place in your heart..."
Download the audio (1.6 Mb, 5 min | 28 July 2018)

 

Thu, 9 August 2018:
Eternal Occupation
"'Whether you are sleeping, eating, or resting, always chant the Name of Krishna': If you chant without offences, Krishna will reveal Himself in your heart and you will be successful in your spiritual life."
Download the audio (1.7 Mb, 5 min | 28 July 2018)

 

Fri, 10 August 2018: (Adhivas of Srila B.R. Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj's Disappearance Festival)
Serve Under Guidance
"...They are all dearmost servitors of Gurudev and they are trying their heart and soul for the Mission. Serve under their guidance. If you can serve them, I will be very happy. Take care of the temple."
Download the audio (0.5 Mb, 2 min | 28 July 2018)

 

Related lectures from the archive:

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)

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».

The Root of Our Fortune
"Srila Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj came in this world to rescue us, and he created our Guru—by his grace we have got shelter of our bona fide Guru. So, we must worship his lotus feet."
Download the audio (7.6 Mb, 22 min | 22 October 2011)

 

Sat, 11 August 2018: (Disappearance of Om Vishnupad Srila B.R. Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj)
Observing Adhivas of Srila B.R. Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj's Disappearance Festival (14 photographs, 1 Mb | 10 August 2018)
As fortunate devotees gather at Sri Nrisingha Palli Temple to observe the holy disappearance day of His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj under the guidance of His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj, we share photographs taken during the evening arati on the Festival's eve.

 

~ 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."

 

From the previous updates:

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)

 


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.

2017
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.

 


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)

 

Sun, 12 August 2018:
Observing Srila B.R. Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj's Disappearance Festival (71 photographs, 4 Mb | 11 August 2018)
His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj presides over Vishva-Vaishnava Raja Sabha in honour of the holy disappearance day of Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj: a grand and well-attended programme of kirtans, lectures, arati, prasad-seva at Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math, Sri Nrisingha Palli.

 

Mon, 13 August 2018:
Meaning of Mercy and Service
"Those who have some relation with the Guru, who can understand and who can know Gurudev, are never actually separated from their Guru. It is those who are real disciples that can know the Guru. We always say, 'Gurudev, please give me your mercy.' Do you understand the meaning?"
Download the audio (4.2 Mb, 12 min | 10 August 2018 | Bengali)

 

Tue, 14 August 2018:
Serving and Understanding One's Guru
"What does service mean? It means not satisfying yourself—it means satisfying your Guru. It does not matter if I do not like something or I am not pleased—we must think whether Srila Gurudev is happy."
Download the audio (1.4 Mb, 4 min | 10 August 2018 | Bengali)

 

Wed, 15 August 2018:
Revealing Service
"Srila Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj is writing [about Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Thakur], 'You have revealed the service of Gaura.' And Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Thakur let everyone understand who will preach Rupa-Raghunath's line later..."
Download the audio (2.1 Mb, 6 min | 10 August 2018 | Bengali)

 

Thu, 16 August 2018:
Do You Agree?
"You must give me a room in your house. Let me stay there and feed me three-four times every day. The people were surprised, 'How is it possible? How can we give him a place at our house? How will we arrange food for him?'"
Download the audio (2.5 Mb, 7 min | 10 August 2018 | Bengali)

 

Fri, 17 August 2018:
সাধ্যবস্তুর মূল : ছয় বেগ (ওঁ বিষ্ণুপাদ শ্রীল ভক্তি নির্ম্মল আচার্য্য মহারাজের হরি-কথামৃত)
"আমি, প্রতি বছর ধাম পরিক্রমায় যারা আসেন তাঁদেরকে পঞ্জিকা দিয়ে দেই, তার মধ্যে সুন্দর সুন্দর ভাবে কথাগুলা আমি লিখে দিয়েছি—যদি আপনারা এগুলা আচরণ করেন তাহলে আপনাদেরই পরমকল্যাণ লাভ হবে ।"

 

Sat, 18 August 2018:
Rights for a Place
"...He said, 'I do not want a place in Mayapur, this is not a big thing for me—what I want is a place in your heart. Please, give me a place in your heart.'"
Download the audio (1.7 Mb, 5 min | 10 August 2018 | Bengali)

 

Sun, 19 August 2018:
সাধ্যবস্তুর মূল : ছয় দোষ (ওঁ বিষ্ণুপাদ শ্রীল ভক্তি নির্ম্মল আচার্য্য মহারাজের হরি-কথামৃত)
"ছয় বেগ আর ছয় দোষটা ছাড়তে হবে কিন্তু আপনি যদি ভাবছেন, “দুটাই করব,” এটা যথেষ্ট নয় । দুটা একসঙ্গে থাকবে না । ভক্তির অনুকূলটা স্বীকার করতে হবে আর ভক্তির প্রতিকূলটা বর্জন করতে হবে ।"

 

Mon, 20 August 2018:
Vaishnav Seva in Dakshinpara
(15 photographs, 1.3 Mb | 19 August 2018)
His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj bestows his causeless mercy upon the fortunate devotees from Dakshinpara and attends a Vaishnav seva programme in honour of an honourable devotee who passed away recently.

 

Tue, 21 August 2018:
For Your Own Good
"How are you to understand Nityananda Prabhu? When Gurudev punishes or chastises someone, he does it for their own good."
Download the audio (1.3 Mb, 3 min | 10 August 2018 | Bengali)

Kirtans at Dakshinpara
Vandana • Sri Guru charana-padma • Sri Krishna Chaitanya Prabhu daya kara more • Ohe Vaishnava Thakura dayara sagara • Nitai-pada-kamala • Emona durmati samsara bhitare • Sarvasva tomara charane sapiya • Ye anila prema-dhana • Jaya Radha-Madhava • Hare Krishna maha-mantra.
Download the audio (15 Mb, 41 min | 19 August 2018)

 

Wed, 22 August 2018: (Sri Pavitraropani Ekadasi)
Darshan of Sri Ekachakra Dham
(6 photographs, 0.5 Mb | 21 August 2018)
A wooden altar for Sri Sri Guru Gaura Nityananda Prabhu arrives and is installed beautifully at Sri Ekachakra Dham. Sharing photographs from the Dham.

 

Sri Hari Smaran Month: a special month marked by important festivals

23 August (Thu) — Disappearance of Srila Rupa Goswami, Srila Gauridas Pandit
26 August (Sun) — Appearance of Lord Baladev
3 September (Mon) — Appearance of Lord Sri Krishna (Janmastami)
4 September (Tue) — Nandotsav, Appearance of Srila A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Maharaj Prabhupad
16 September (Sun) — Appearance of Sri Lalita Devi
17 September (Mon) — Appearance of Srimati Radharani (Sri Radhastami)
21 September (Fri) — Appearance of Srila Jiva Goswami
22 September (Sat) — Appearance of Srila Bhaktivinod Thakur
23 September (Sun) — Disappearance of Srila Haridas Thakur

 


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)
Yogini Ekadasi

 

Thu, 23 August 2018: (Disappearance of Srila Rupa Goswami, Srila Gauridas Pandit)
Srila Rupa Goswami and Gauridas Pandit: Disappearance Day
"Today is the disappearance of Srila Rupa Goswami and disappearance of Srila Gauridas Pandit Prabhu, and Wednesday is Baladev Purnima, the appearance day of Baladev, also a very nice day..."
Download the audio (2 Mb, 6 min | 18 August 2013)

Ekadasi Programme in Bokaro (22 August 2018 | 12 photographs, 0.9 Mb)
Devotees hold observe Sri Pavitraropani Ekadasi and hold a Vaishnav seva programme in Bokaro. Sharing a few photographs taken during the programme.

 


Srila Rupa Goswami Prabhu (1)
"Tomorrow is Srila Rupa Goswami Prabhu's and Srila Gauridas Pandit's disappearance day. We want to say something about them because our Guru Maharaj Srila Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj and our Gurupadpadma are Rupanuga-dhara—they are holding Srila Rupa Goswami's flag."
Download the audio (1.4 Mb, 4 min | 29 July 2012)

Srimad Rupa-pada-rajah Prarthana Dasakam
"Srila Rupa Goswami is the mine of the most precious treasure, the leader of the associates of Lord Chaitanya. Despite my lowliness, when will—disregarding all my various qualifications and disqualifications—Srimad Rupa Prabhu grace me with the dust of his holy lotus feet?"

Srila Rupa Goswami Prabhu (2)
"We must all pray to Srila Rupa Goswami, 'Prabhu, wherever you are staying now, please forgive our offences. Please engage us to serve your servant, please tolerate us. Prabhu, please accept us as a dog at your lotus feet!'"
Download the audio (1.3 Mb, 4 min | 29 July 2012)

Srimad Rupa-Goswami-Prabhura Sochaka
শ্রীমদ্রূপগোস্বামি-প্রভুর শোচক
"O my very goal of life, Sri Rupa Goswami! He is extremely merciful, an ocean of great qualities. Whoever gets his mercy, gets the feet of Chaitanya and attains Radha and Krishna in Vraja Dham (Vrindavan). His nature is such that he gave mercy to the worst, most sinful, fallen, miserable souls. How much more can one mouth possibly say? Please accept me! May I always, at every moment, remember your lotus feet—please hear this prayer of mine!"

Srila Rupa Goswami Prabhu
"He is actually an associate of Mahaprabhu. Before that, in Dvapara yuga, he was an associate of Krishna, and Krishna Himself sent him to teach us, the fallen souls. On his disappearance day we can ask him for some mercy so that we can continue our service to the Lord."
or Download the audio (2.9 Mb, 9 min | 18 August 2013)

Rupa Sanatan: First Encounter
"Rupa and Sanatan stayed in Ramkeli-gram in Malda district, Gauda Mandal and worked for the emperor Hussein Shah. They heard that somebody tried to start kirtan, and, understanding that it had to be Mahaprabhu, they went to meet with Him."
Download the audio (2 Mb, 6 min | 13 June 2015)

Service Subordination
"We start service by the mercy of Nityananda Prabhu, by the mercy of Radharani. Without Their mercy we cannot do anything. One day, Sanatan Goswami came to Rupa Goswami. He asked him, 'For so many days I have not taken sweet rice..."
Download (1.7 Mb, 5 min | 21 September 2009)

Dignity of the Divine Servitor: Descent of Knowledge
"When in Vrindavana, Rupa Goswami wanted to offer his Guru, Sanatan Goswami, some sweet-rice. He thought, 'My Gurudeva likes sweet-rice. If I can secure some milk, sugar, raisins, nuts, etc., I shall be able to make some sweet-rice, offer it to Krishna, and then to my Gurudeva.' A little later, a young girl, perhaps twelve or fourteen years of age, came to Rupa Goswami's bhajan-kutir in Kadam Kandi..."

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.

At Gauri Das Pandit's House
"Gauri Das Pandit was a grihastha devotee who lived in Kalna. His brother was the father of Jahnava and Vasudha. Once, Mahaprabhu and Nityananda Prabhu came to Kalna by boat and decided to visit Gauri Das Pandit's house..."
Download the audio (2.5 Mb, 8 min)

Srila Gauri Das Pandit's Gaura Nitai
The story of how Srila Gauri Das Pandit's Deities manifested Themselves at his house in Kalna.
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SONG: Sri Sad-Goswamy-Astakam | শ্রীশ্রীষড়্­গোস্বাম্যষ্টকম্
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"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: Sri Guru Parampara | শ্রীগুরুপরম্পরা
"Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu is nondifferent from Sri Sri Radha-Krsna and is the very life of Sri Rupa's followers. Srila Svarup Damodar Goswami, Srila Rupa Goswami Prabhu, and Srila Sanatan Goswami Prabhu are dear to Visvambhar."

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. If anyone comes to you, their sins go away."

SONG: Vaisnava thakura dayara sagara | বৈষ্ণব ঠাকুর দয়ার সাগর
"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. Mercifully give me a drop of faith and bestow upon me the wealth of Krishna's Name."

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! It is not possible to conquer maya by engaging in maya. I see no other way to get relief except for the mercy of sadhus."

SONG: Ye anila prema dhana | যে আনিল প্রেমধন
"I will break my head on a rock, I will enter into fire. Not finding the association of Sri Gauranga, who performed His Pastimes with all these associates, Narottam Das weeps."

SONG: Sri Rupa-manjari-pada | শ্রীরূপমঞ্জরী-পদ
"The lotus feet of Sri Rupa Manjari are my wealth, my bhajan (service), my puja (worship), the wealth of my life, and whatever ornaments I may have. Her lotus feet are the very life of my life."

 

Fri, 24 August 2018:
Careful and Sincere
"There are so many enemies who are like many naughty managers within us. They can easily remove devotion and faith from our heart if we do not take proper care from the beginning. If you have some problem, you must careful with that."
Download the audio (1.1 Mb, 3 min | 18 August 2013)

 

Sat, 25 August 2018:
Your Consciousness
"Sometimes we love ourselves more than the Lord, more than the Guru—we love our body more than ourselves, more than our Guru. This is called illusory environment, and this illusory environment can be removed from our life..."
Download the audio (2.9 Mb, 9 min | 24 August 2018)

Holy Darshan (24 August 2018 | 8 photographs, 0.4 Mb)
His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj grants his holy darshan to the devotees in Venezuela, Colombia and Brazil and bestows the Holy Name to a seeker from Venezuela.

 

Sun, 26 August 2018: (Sri Baladev Purnima, appearance of Lord Baladev; fast until noon)
Vision and Hope
"In my critical condition, devotees are helping me, they are supporting me in one way or another, they do not forget me. It gives me hope. When you collected much money, you offered opulent food, but now you cannot provide that—do not be sad about it because even if you have nothing, you still have Tulasi leaves and Ganges water. That is sufficient."
Download the audio (1.8 Mb, 5 min | 24 August 2018)

sphurad-amala-kiritam kinkini-kankanarham
chalad-alaka-kapolam kundala-sri-mukhabjam
tuhina-giri-manojnam nila-meghambaradhyam
hala-musala-visalam kama-palam samide
"He is adorned with a shining spotless crown, bangles, and ankle bells; His curly hair plays on His lotus cheeks, and earrings embellish the beauty of His lotus face; dressed in fine clothes of rich blue colour like that of a cloud, He is as captivating as a snow-capped mountain; He is also carrying a great plough and a club. This Balaram—One who fulfils all desires—do I offer my prayers to."

Baladev Purnima: A Special Day
"In India, some devotees are worshipping Radha-Krishna's Jhulan Yatra today, but we are making a programme for Baladev, who is nondifferent from Gurudev and Nityananda Prabhu. This is our line, the line of Rupanuga Guru-varga."
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Devotion Conquers—Ego Repels
Lord Balaram, Kaliya-daman Lila, Saubhari Muni, Sudama Vipra, the sun, a vessel, a drum, a pig, and a drop of water—all these are woven together to guide us towards perfect devotion.
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Asraya Vigraha Sri Baladev
"Without the shelter of Nityananda Prabhu, without the shelter of Baladev Prabhu, we cannot think about Krishna. We must understand how to serve, how to give nourishment to Baladev."
Download the audio (3.5 Mb, 11 min)

Baladev Purnima: Double Festival in Russia
"Today, everybody is celebrating Sri Sri Baladev Prabhu's appearance day everywhere. Today is also the Deities' installation day in Saint Petersburg temple, our main centre in Russia. Even Madhavendra Puri showed us how important it is to serve the Deities..."
Download the audio (1.6 Mb, 5 min | 13 August 2011)

 

SONG: Sri Dasa-Avatara-Stotram | দশাবতারস্তোত্রম্
"O Lord of the universe! You have assumed the form of Balaram! All glory to You! On Your white body You wear garments the colour of clouds and the color of the River Yamuna when she is frightened by the striking of Your plough."

শ্রীআশ্রয়বিগ্রহ-শ্রীবলদেবের মহিমা
ওঁ বিষ্ণুপাদ শ্রী শ্রীল ভক্তি নির্ম্মল আচার্য্য মহারাজের হরি-কথামৃত: শ্রীআশ্রয়বিগ্রহ-শ্রীবলদেবের মহিমা আর শ্রীগুরুচরণ-সেবের অর্থ: শিষ্যের জীবন আর একমাত্র প্রবৃত্তি; এবং শ্রীল ভক্তিবিনদ ঠাকুরের শরণাগতির ১৯ গান "সর্ব্বস্ব তোমার চরণে সঁপিয়া".
অডিও ডাউনলোড (35 Mb | 11 August 2014 | Bengali)

 

Mon, 27 August 2018:
Sri Baladev Purnima (26 August 2018 | 3 photographs, 0.2 Mb)
His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj observes the holy appearance day of Lord Baladev at the temple in Nrisingha Palli in the circle of local devotees holding a quiet but sweet evening programme.

News from Kadigachha Temple
(26 August 2018 | 15 photographs, 1.5 Mb)
His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj visits the temple at Kadigachha and supervises the construction of a new Sada Siva Mandir.

Sri Baladev Purnima in Bokaro (24 August 2018 | 9 photographs, 0.6 Mb)
For the pleasure of His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj, devotees celebrate Sri Baladev Purnima (appearance of Lord Balaram) holding a special programme of kirtans, class and prasad distribution.

 

Tue, 28 August 2018:
Eternal Obligation
"We are coming and going, coming and going in this world, but those who are fortunate souls can get connection with a Guru. I am now giving you what Gurudev gave me—I am giving that connection to you."
Download the audio (2.1 Mb, 6 min | 24 August 2018)

Sri Baladev Prunima in Caracas
(26 August 2018 | 27 photographs, 1.9 Mb)
Devotees celebrate the appearance day of Lord Balaram in the association of family and friends in Caracas, Venezuela, and in the shade of the lotus feet of Sri Gurupadpadma and Sri Sri Parama Karuna Nitai Gaurachandra.

 

Wed, 29 August 2018:
Stick It Out
"Try and serve. Some of the devotees have left the Deities because they are very afraid, but if you stay with the Deities at a critical moment, the Deities will look after you later, do not worry about that. You must remember what I am telling you."
Download the audio (1.2 Mb, 4 min | 24 August 2018)

 

Thu, 30 August 2018:
Service Paraphernalia (29 August 2018 | 3 photographs, 0.3 Mb)
The end of the month is marked by an auspicious arrival of new service paraphernalia—His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj accepts a smaller and far more mobile car for innumerable preaching trips that His Divine Grace makes on a nearly weekly basis.

 

Fri, 31 August 2018:
সাধ্যবস্তুর মূল : ছয় গুণ (ওঁ বিষ্ণুপাদ শ্রীল ভক্তি নির্ম্মল আচার্য্য মহারাজের হরি-কথামৃত)
"সাধুগণ যে বৃত্তির দ্বারা জীবন নির্ব্বাহ করে সেই বৃত্তি স্বীকার করতে হবে । আপনারা বাড়িতে অষ্টপ্রহর, পালা কীর্ত্তন, লীলা কীর্ত্তন ব্যবস্থা করেন—তারা ওসব কীর্ত্তন করে কিসের জন্য ? পয়সা উপার্জন করবার জন্য । তারা হরিনামকে বিক্রি করে ।"

 

 

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Know Better, Look Deeper
'Who knows the Guru? Who can understand the Guru? Who can understand Krishna? Those who have got mercy from Lord Krishna, can understand Krishna; those who have got mercy from the Guru, can understand the Guru.'

 

Sri Sri Prema-Vivarta
“The mind of a false renunciant is always dry and dissatisfied. It is unfit for the Lord's Name, Form, Qualities, and Pastimes.”

Sometimes, because of our bad karma or some bad association, Maya Devi
takes our time and uses it for her service.

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